‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Gray says Johnny Depp, Amber Heard’s defamation trial makes her ‘insanely unhappy’


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Jennifer Gray is heartbroken over the authorized saga involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

The “Dirty Dancing” star, who beforehand dated the actor, opened up about her life and profession in a brand new memoir titled “Out of the Corner.” In it, she detailed her relationship with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, calling their union “a f—ing bonfire.”

“I have known him for 30 years,” Gray, 62, informed “Extra” host Rachel Lindsay on Monday. “I haven’t talked to him. I haven’t seen him… The whole thing makes me insanely sad for everybody involved. These are people who are damaged and continuing to damage each other. It’s sad. I don’t have an opinion, except it breaks my heart… I just knew him in a very different time.”

Depp is suing his ex-wife in Virginia for libel over an op-ed she wrote in December 2018 for The Washington Submit describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” The article doesn’t point out the 58-year-old by title, however his attorneys say it defames him nonetheless as a result of it’s a transparent reference to the extremely publicized allegations the 36-year-old made when she filed for divorce in 2016 and obtained a short lived restraining order in opposition to him.

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Jennifer Grey said she's heartbroken by Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's ongoing legal saga.

Jennifer Gray mentioned she’s heartbroken by Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ongoing authorized saga.
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Depp claimed he by no means bodily abused Heard, whereas the actress alleged she was assaulted on greater than a dozen events. Heard’s testimony will proceed on Might 16 as soon as the trial – which has already stretched on for 4 weeks – resumes after a one-week break.

Gray first dated “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” co-star Matthew Broderick in 1985 and the pair had been even engaged at one level. They ultimately known as it quits and Gray moved on with Depp.

Gray described Depp to Lindsay, 37, as “funny and sweet and just so charming and quirky and weird and self-effacing and just so unique and gorgeous, and he was obsessed with me and romantic.”

Depp and Gray first met in 1989 after being arrange on a blind date by the actress’ agent.

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Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Gray
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“We ate, talked, drank Jack Daniel’s, laughed our asses off, took cigarette breaks midcourse. He was so ridiculously beautiful. And surprisingly open, funny, quirky and sweet,” Gray wrote in her e-book.

Depp frolicked out of city throughout their relationship as his profession started to develop, and the 2 bought a Pekingese-poodle named Lulu.

“She was our practice baby and someone to keep me company when Johnny was out of town,” she wrote.

Gray additionally alleged that Depp at instances can be “crazy jealous and paranoid.”

Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey at the Academy Awards, circa 1987.

Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Gray on the Academy Awards, circa 1987.
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“Johnny was commuting every week back and forth from Vancouver, but had begun more and more regularly to be getting into trouble: fights in bars, skirmishes with cops,” Gray defined.

“He’d started missing his flights home to LA having overslept or when he did come home, he’d be crazy jealous and paranoid about what I’d been up to while he was gone,” she continued. “I attributed his ill-temper and unhappiness to him feeling miserable and powerless to get off [the TV series] ’21 Jump Street.'”

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Representatives for Depp didn’t remark when reached by Every day Submit Digital.

Gray additionally wrote in her memoir that getting along with Depp was like “being totally, totally compensated” for her previous relationships.

“It was a f—ing bonfire,” Gray wrote. “It was literally like, ‘Are you f—ing kidding me? Are you f—ing kidding me? I’ve never seen a guy like this. And energetically, what it was like being with him, it was like, ‘Oh, I’m being totally, totally compensated for the s— I just went through.'”

Every day Submit’ Lauryn Overhultz and The Related Press contributed to this report.


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