Dirty Dancing icon Jennifer Grey defined her ’80s relationship with Johnny Depp “a f***ing bonfire,” revealing it was the “first time” she experienced love in her life – despite being previously engaged to Matthew Broderick.
“There was some heat,” the 62-year-old actress told People of Depp. The two dated for about a year during late 80s, the New York Post reports.
“It was literally like, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me? Are you f***ing kidding me? I’ve never seen a guy like this.’”
Grey opened up about past loves including Depp and Broderick – who she started dating in 1985 while filming Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – while promoting her upcoming memoir, Out of the Corner.
Broderick and Grey broke up soon after the end of the shootings, but journalists tormented her with tons of personal questions.
But while weathering the storm, Grey moved on to Depp, who she was set up with on a blind date by her agent.
She admitted that her relationship with Depp, now 58, made up for the hardship she faced.
“If a mirage could have been a person in the summer of 1988, that mirage would have been Johnny Depp,” she wrote in her memoir.
“Energetically, what it was like being with him, it was like, ‘Oh, I’m being totally, totally compensated for the sh*t I just went through,’” Grey told People.
The actress wrote in her memoir that she accepted Depp’s proposal when he asked her to marry him just two weeks into dating.
“On August 12, I wrote in my journal, ‘I’m in love, pretty sure for the first time in my life … He’s kind, funny, smart, moral, thoughtful, respectful,’” Grey wrote in a chapter of her book cleverly titled “Mrs. Broderdepp.”
Their engagement lasted nine months, but then the two broke up because of Depp’s fast-rising career.
Grey claimed that Depp become increasingly frustrated as he started to become known as a Hollywood heart-throb. She broke up with him through a note she left in his hotel room after he left for a meeting one day and never returned, according to People.