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Did Jennifer Grey and Johnny Depp Date? Inside Their Love Story That Includes a Broken Engagement

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 09, 2022
08:10 P.M.

American actor, producer, and painter, amidst other things, Johnny Depp once had a romance with Jennifer Grey, who opened up about their time together.


The private of the Caribbean star has been dragged to court by Heard, who is also an actor and activist, when she alleged that she was physically abused.

The actor who was previously engaged to Jennifer Grey, an actress who recently published her new book "Out of the Corner, A Memoir," has been accused of several things and things are just about to get messier in court.

Jennifer Grey at the Los Angeles premiere of "Untogether" at Frida Restaurant on February 08, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Grey at the Los Angeles premiere of "Untogether" at Frida Restaurant on February 08, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Grey's book revealed some of the intimate, deep, and painful experiences of her life. From a fatal accident that took the lives of others to her father identifying as gay at the age of 85.

The author also talked about Depp, whom she met in 1999 on a blind date. She described Depp as "crazy jealous and paranoid in her book."

Johnny Depp in a scene from the film "Cry Baby," in 1990. | Source: Getty Images

Johnny Depp in a scene from the film "Cry Baby," in 1990. | Source: Getty Images

When asked about her take on the ongoing court trial between Depp and Heard, Grey did not have much to say. However, she sympathized with both parties, and she wished everyone well.

She admitted she was looking for a rebound when she met Depp on a blind date and was wowed because he liked her and had a deep romantic side.



Many find it surprising that Depp and Grey were romantically involved. However, in her book, Grey pinpoints that she met Depp a year after breaking up with her then-boyfriend, Matthew Broderick.

These were the words Grey used to describe Depp in her memoir when they went on a blind date with him:

"We ate, talked, drank Jack Daniel's, laughed our asses off, took cigarette breaks midcourse. He was so ridiculously beautiful. And surprisingly open, funny, quirky and sweet…."


She had a good first impression of the actor. However, these two did not refrain from moving fast with their relationship when two weeks after seeing one another, Depp proposed.

The "Dirty Dancer" star said they got a Pekinese-poodle puppy who was a "practice baby." It also was a companion to the actress whenever her lover was away, which became often as he frequently traveled.

Things started to get sour between the couple when Depp was constantly in trouble. He regularly got into fights in bars and with cops.


Another turn-off for the actress was when he started missing his flights back to L.A. because he overslept, and when he came home, he was very jealous and paranoid about all that happened in his absence.

Grey had had enough just before her 29th birthday when Depp went for a meeting and never communicated with her or came back. That was the last straw, and she called off her engagement.



Grey was married to Clark Clegg from 2001 to 2021. This has been her longest-lasting romantic relationship. The 62-year-old actress has a daughter - Stella, with the Avengers star.

Stella and her father, Clegg, have starred in a movie together in 2013 titled "Trust Me" and in an episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Jennifer Grey and Clegg officially called it quits in 2021 via their different social media accounts, where they revealed that they were splitting, and it was amicable.

They posted a picture of themselves hugging and gave the impression that things were all good between them.

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