The Dirty Dancing star was engaged to both Depp and Matthew Broderick back in 1988.
Jennifer Grey is talking out about her ex-fiancé, Johnny Depp, in the middle of his defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
The Dirty Dancing actress appeared on The Tamron Hall Show via Skype on Tuesday to discuss her new memoir Out of the Corner, and she was asked about being engaged to both Depp and Matthew Broderick in the same month in 1988.
According to the Entertainment World, when Hall showed the audience a cute photo of Depp and Grey at the time, the actress said she didn’t recognize the Depp in the photo from the Depp she’s seen in videos from his defamation trial, which has been streaming live on Court TV and Law & Crime since April 12.
“I will say that I haven’t watched any of it. I don’t even know how to. I don’t even know how to get Court TV. I don’t even know where it would be. But from clips or things that I’ve come across, I don’t recognize the person. It’s nothing to do with anything that I’ve ever experienced, and it makes me sad. I don’t understand what’s going on, and I just want everyone to be okay.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018 about her experiences as a domestic violence survivor. The shocking and intimate details about Depp and Heard’s relationship that have been revealed, including allegations of domestic violence and substance abuse, have gained widespread media attention.
Grey discusses her romance with Depp in her new memoir, which she told Extra she hasn’t spoken to in 30 years. “There was some heat. It was a f—ing bonfire,” she wrote in an excerpt obtained by PEOPLE. “It was literally like, ‘Are you f—ing kidding me? Are you f—ing kidding me?’ I’ve never seen a guy like this.”
As for Broderick, whom Grey-met while filming Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the actress said she didn’t give him a heads up about the book or his part in it. “I had to write my version of the story. Everyone has a right to tell their story, and all I do is talk about my choices, my part, how it affected me,” she explained. “All I know is, he and every single person that I’ve written about in the book, I loved.”
She continued, “He didn’t do anything to me; I made choices. I wanted to be with him. I wanted to stay. It was really about, ‘Wow, how did I make those choices which put me in the corner?’ And now I can look, and instead of thinking of it as anybody having put me in the corner, every single thing that has happened has formed me.”