‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Gray says Johnny Depp was ‘so beautiful’ it was ‘inhuman’ when they got engaged in the late 1980s

Jennifer Gray and Johnny Depp in 1989.Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images; Ke.Mazur/WireImage

  • Jennifer Gray told Drew Barrymore that in 1989 Johnny Depp was “so beautiful” it was “inhuman”.

  • In the late 1980s, she was engaged to Depp for nine months.

  • She said she felt like God threw her into “a Johnny Depp souffle.”

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Gray reflected on her nine-month engagement to Johnny Depp on Thursday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

“You have to understand, Johnny Depp, 1989 Johnny Depp, so beautiful, you’ve never seen a more beautiful… it’s almost inhumane,” Gray told host Drew Barrymore.

Gray also told Barrymore that she was engaged to Depp and Matthew Broderick at different times in 1988.

The star of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was the first to date Broderick. The two were engaged, but a car accident in Ireland in 1987 that killed two people and nearly killed him was too much for their relationship and they split in 1988. In her memoir “Out of the Corner”, Gray explained that she met Depp through her agent and they got engaged about two weeks after their romance.

“It was really a sign that there was trouble on my part,” Gray told Barrymore of being engaged to two men in the same month. “I just thought God rescued me from a bad situation and lovingly threw me into a Johnny Depp souffle.”

In an excerpt of her book viewed by Insider, Gray shared a message from a journal she kept shortly after meeting Depp.

“On August 12, I wrote in my diary: ‘I’m in love, pretty sure for the first time in my life… He’s kind, funny, smart, moral, thoughtful, respectful,'” she wrote.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images

She also mentioned that the two had a dog named Lulu. “She was our practice baby and someone who kept me company when Johnny was out of town,” she wrote in an excerpt from the book originally published by The Independent.

But according to Gray, the relationship was short-lived, partly due to Depp’s behavior.

“He started missing his flights to LA because he overslept or, when he got home, he would be insanely jealous and paranoid about what I had been up to while he was gone,” she said in the book. She admitted to breaking off the engagement via a note she left in his hotel room one day after he left for a meeting one morning and did not return or attempt to contact her.

“Out of the Corner” is now available.

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