Jennifer Gray says Madonna wrote ‘Categorical Your self’ concerning the actress’s breakup with Matthew Broderick

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Madonna has Jennifer Gray’s love life to thank for “Express Yourself.”

In 1986, the “Dirty Dancing” star was relationship Matthew Broderick, whom she met on the set of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The 2 turned engaged at one level. However after 4 years, the couple referred to as it quits.

And it was throughout that point that Gray turned friends with the Materials Lady.

“We did ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’ together,” the “Dirty Dancing” star informed People magazine on Friday about their 1989 movie.

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Jennifer Grey and Madonna starred in 1989's

Jennifer Gray and Madonna starred in 1989’s “Bloodhounds of Broadway.”
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It didn’t take lengthy for Madonna to make a shocking revelation to Gray.

“She told me she wrote ‘Express Yourself’ about me breaking up with Matthew,” the 62-year-old recalled. “She played it for me in her car… I got in her Mercedes where she had a really good sound system and she was like, ‘Listen to this song I just did. It’s about you.’”

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In accordance with Gray, all of it made sense when she learn the tune’s lyrics. She famous how her character’s identify from “Dirty Dancing” might have been given a shoutout.

The lyrics learn: “You deserve the best in life/So if the time isn’t right, then move on/Second best is never enough/You’ll do much better, baby, on your own.”

Jennifer Grey said Madonna told her she wrote

Jennifer Gray stated Madonna informed her she wrote “Express Yourself” about her breakup with Matthew Broderick.
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And Gray did transfer on from Broderick. After their breakup, she dated Johnny Depp.

“There was some heat,” Gray beforehand informed the outlet about her romance with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star. “It was a f—king bonfire. It was literally like, ‘Are you f—king kidding me? Are you f—king 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—t I just went through.’”

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However in wanting again at her previous relationships at this time, Gray stated there aren’t any exhausting emotions. She opens up about her life and profession in an upcoming memoir “Out of the Corner,” which hits bookshelves on Might 3.

“I learned so many things about myself from my relationship with Matthew,” she defined. “First of all, we were really young. We were in our mid-twenties when we got together. And from where I sit now, that’s pretty young. And we were, I don’t know, I can only speak for myself. I was really in love with him. And I was with a guy who had just, whose star had just, it was, he was in such a high moment of his career because he had done ‘War Games’ before I met him and he’d won the Tony and ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and he’d done ‘Torch Song Trilogy.’”

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

Actor Matthew Broderick and actress Jennifer Gray on the Academy Awards, circa 1987.
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“And he was just this genius, smart, funny, cute,” Gray continued. “I don’t know. There was just something so Jewish in New York about him that I just felt like… When you read a little bit more about my family, [it] felt like home and all that that entails, and you keep reading, you’ll figure out a little bit more. My feeling about him is love.” 

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