Excerpts from Jennifer Grey’s forthcoming memoir, “Out of the Corner,” shed light on her former relationship with Johnny Depp, portraying him as “crazy jealous and paranoid,” according to reports from The Independent.
Grey, best known for her role in “Dirty Dancing,” delves into her experiences with Depp in her memoir.
The book reveals Depp’s “ill temper” and describes him as “crazy jealous and paranoid,” offering a glimpse into their tumultuous romance.
The Independent obtained excerpts from the memoir that provide insights into their relationship dynamics. According to the publication, Grey discloses that her agent set her up with Depp in 1989, approximately two years after the release of “Dirty Dancing.”
At the time, Depp was gaining fame through his role in the television series “21 Jump Street” and would go on to star in “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990.
Grey reminisces about their first date, sharing moments of laughter, conversation, and Jack Daniel’s. She describes Depp as “ridiculously beautiful” and unexpectedly open, funny, quirky, and sweet.
The memoir reveals that Depp proposed to Grey within two weeks of meeting her. However, their relationship quickly became complicated.
According to Grey’s account, Depp was frequently commuting between Vancouver and Los Angeles, but he began encountering trouble. He got into fights at bars, had skirmishes with the police, and started missing flights home, attributed by Grey to his perceived unhappiness and powerlessness in relation to his role on “21 Jump Street.”
The turning point in their relationship occurred when Grey decided to call off their engagement just before her 29th birthday. Depp left for a meeting and remained uncontactable for an extended period, which prompted Grey to end their relationship.
The release of details from Grey’s memoir coincided with Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Depp filed a lawsuit against Heard in response to her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”