Jennifer Grey claims ex-fiancé Johnny Depp was ‘crazy jealous and paranoid’

Jennifer Grey, who starred in Dirty Dancing, has spoken up about her short engagement to Johnny Depp. Grey met the Pirates of the Caribbean star on a blind date arranged by Grey’s agency in 1989, two years after Dirty Dancing was released.

In her biography Out of the Corner, she described their first date as follows: “We ate, spoke, drank Jack Daniel’s, laughed our a$$es off, had smoke breaks midcourse.” He was unbelievably attractive. And shockingly open, witty, eccentric, and lovely…”

She said that Depp proposed to her after two weeks of meeting her, and the couple adopted a pekinese-poodle dog named Lulu. She wrote that Lulu was their practice baby and somebody to keep her company while Johnny was away.

She further wrote Johnny was travelling every week back and forth from Vancouver, but had begun to get into problems more and more frequently: fights in bars, battles with cops.

“He’d began failing to catch his planes home to LA having slept late or, when he got back home, he’d be amazingly desirous and distrustful about what I’d really depend on while he was no more. I credited his surliness and misery to him feeling hopeless and frail to get off [the TV series] 21 Jump Street.”

She severed her commitment with Depp not long before her 29th birthday celebration, after he left for a gathering and didn’t return or reach her for a long time. He’d started missing flights back to LA because he’d overslept, or when he did arrive home, he’d be insanely jealous and worried about what she had been up to while he was gone. She ascribed his bad temper and discontent to his being unhappy and helpless to get off [the TV show] 21 Jump Street.

She ended her engagement to Depp soon before her 29th birthday, when he departed for a meeting and did not return or contact her for several hours.

Depp is now on trial for slander against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In a 2018 Washington Post op-ed against domestic violence, Heard allegedly hinted that he abused her.

Heard, for her part, has filed a complaint against Depp, accusing him of directing a “smear campaign” against her and labeling his case as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.” She has requested $100 million (£78 million) in damages as well as protection from Depp’s allegations.

On Monday (25 April), Depp’s four-day testimony came to a conclusion, during which the actor said that the only individual he has ever mistreated in his life is himself.

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