What did Jennifer Grey mention about Johnny Depp in her memoir, "Out of the Corner"?
by Ana Walia | Sat, 07 May 2022 15:00:01 GMT
Jennifer Grey and Johnny Depp were engaged for nine months. Image Source: Huff Post  

Jennifer Grey has a few things to say about the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial which is ongoing. 

Actress Jennifer Grey, who was briefly engaged to actor Johnny Depp in 1989, has spoken about the defamation trial that is ongoing between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard over an op-ed that Amber Heard wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she described herself as a survivor of domestic abuse. 

Jennifer Grey, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, mentioned that she finds it extremely saddening with whatever is happening and she wishes everybody well. She also added that she wished it were resolved while she was promoting her memoir, "Out of the Corner".

Jennifer Grey and Johnny Depp were engaged for nine months after she broke up with Matthew Broderick and after the couple was involved in a car crash in Ireland which led to two people being dead. Jennifer Grey shared that Johnny Depp proposed to her after two weeks of dating, but after nine months, she broke up with him by leaving a note in his hotel room.

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During the interview, she said that Johnny Depp was the solution to her troubles, describing him as "kind, caring, and passionate," that he was "crazy" about her, and that she was in desperate need of a rebound relationship. After surviving a vehicle accident with her former partner, the Dirty Dancing actress described their relationship as a "very soft landing."  She added that she was bleeding out inside and in 1989, Johnny Depp saved her and just made her not feel what she was feeling at the time.

In her memoir, the actress wrote that her first date with Johnny Depp was funny, quirky, and sweet as they ate, drank, smoked cigarettes and had fun. She in her memoir mentioned that they were introduced by her publicist Tracey to whom Johnny Depp mentioned that he had a crush on Jennifer but she was hesitant to go out with him but she did anyway. Jennifer Grey added that she had no doubts that Johnny Depp had a had a lot of potentials to be a huge movie star, but she never had a clear vision for herself. Jennifer Grey says that she concentrated all of her attention on him, coaching, advising, and inspiring him to see the endless possibilities and to throw himself in headfirst. She revealed to People magazine that the former couple's relationship definitely had some heat. She went on to say that she had never met a guy like him before and that being with him made her feel like she was getting rewarded for the crap she had been through. (Car Crash). 

Jennifer Grey stated that the couple moved in together and had adopted a dog as a practice baby and also to keep the actress company when Johnny was away filming. Everyone in Jennifer Grey's life adored Johnny Depp and loved how happy he made her. But their relationship could not last and Jennifer Grey decided to leave with a note that said "done" in his hotel room after he did not show up, even though he said that he'd meet her. 

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Although the actress revealed in her memoir that Johnny Depp was a dream, at one time in their relationship, the actor was insanely jealous and paranoid, which was one of the factors that led to the two of them splitting up. She reports that Johnny Depp began skipping flights back to Los Angeles after oversleeping and picking fights at a bar. She went on to say that his bad temper and sadness stemmed from him feeling unhappy and helpless to leave "Jump Street" when all he wanted to do was perform in movies. Jennifer Grey wrote that Johnny Depp had become moodier and less present, and all she could think about was how or if she would ever reclaim the easy-going, witty, dedicated, and adoring man.

Johnny Depp, in his defamation trial, stated that he had never struck a woman in his life and that the accusations made by Amber Heard had tarnished his reputation and career opportunities. He lost a couple of projects after the op-ed was published. Even though the op-ed did not mention his name, he said it was quite obvious who Amber Heard meant to point fingers at with that op-ed two years later after she obtained a temporary restraining order against him after accusing him of domestic violence in 2016.

The court returns on May 16th!