In her memoir Out of the Corner, Jennifer Grey says Johnny Depp proposed to her two weeks after they met.
The Dirty Dancing star says her agent set her up on a blind date with Depp in 1989. On their first date they “ate, talked, drank Jack Daniel’s, laughed our asses off, (and) took cigarette breaks midcourse.”
Gray says she was smitten with Depp right away. It seems like a far cry from the ‘drowning’ texts he shared with actor friends regarding Amber Heard.
“He was so ridiculously beautiful,” she wrote in the memoir. “And surprisingly open, funny, quirky and sweet.”
“Johnny was commuting every week back and forth from Vancouver, but had begun more and more regularly to be getting into trouble: fights in bars, skirmishes with cops,” she wrote. “He’d started missing his flights home to LA having overslept or, when he did come home, he’d be crazy jealous and paranoid about what I’d been up to while he was gone. I attributed his ill temper and unhappiness to him feeling miserable and powerless to get off [the TV series] 21 Jump Street.”
According to Gray, one day Depp left for a meeting and didn’t come back or contact her for many hours. That’s when Gray says she decided to break off their engagement – just before her 29th birthday.
Depp is currently in the middle of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
He alleges that Heard implied that he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.
In recent testimony in the case, Depp said: “The only person that I have ever abused in my life is myself.”
Heard has filed a counterclaim, accusing Depp of allegedly orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”. She has asked for $100 million in damages.