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Madonna has Jennifer Grey’s love life to thank for “Express Yourself.”
In 1986, the “Dirty Dancing” star was courting Matthew Broderick, whom she met on the set of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The two turned engaged at one level. But after 4 years, the couple known as it quits.
And it was throughout that point that Grey turned friends with the Material Girl.
“We did ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’ together,” the “Dirty Dancing” star instructed People journal on Friday about their 1989 movie.
It didn’t take lengthy for Madonna to make a shocking revelation to Grey.
“She told me she wrote ‘Express Yourself’ about me breaking up with Matthew,” the 62-year-old recalled. “She played it for me in her car… I got in her Mercedes where she had a really good sound system and she was like, ‘Listen to this song I just did. It’s about you.’”
According to Grey, all of it made sense when she learn the music’s lyrics. She famous how her character’s identify from “Dirty Dancing” might have been given a shoutout.
The lyrics learn: “You deserve the best in life/So if the time isn’t right, then move on/Second best is never enough/You’ll do much better, baby, on your own.”
And Grey did transfer on from Broderick. After their breakup, she dated Johnny Depp.
“There was some heat,” Grey beforehand instructed the outlet about her romance with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star. “It was a f—king bonfire. It was literally like, ‘Are you f—king kidding me? Are you f—king me?’ I’ve never seen a guy like this. And energetically, what it was like being with him, it was like, ‘Oh, I’m being totally, totally compensated for the s—t I just went through.’”
But in wanting again at her previous relationships immediately, Grey mentioned there are not any exhausting emotions. She opens up about her life and profession in an upcoming memoir “Out of the Corner,” which hits bookshelves on May 3.
“I learned so many things about myself from my relationship with Matthew,” she defined. “First of all, we were really young. We were in our mid-twenties when we got together. And from where I sit now, that’s pretty young. And we were, I don’t know, I can only speak for myself. I was really in love with him. And I was with a guy who had just, whose star had just, it was, he was in such a high moment of his career because he had done ‘War Games’ before I met him and he’d won the Tony and ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and he’d done ‘Torch Song Trilogy.’”
“And he was just this genius, smart, funny, cute,” Grey continued. “I don’t know. There was just something so Jewish in New York about him that I just felt like… When you read a little bit more about my family, [it] felt like home and all that that entails, and you keep reading, you’ll figure out a little bit more. My feeling about him is love.”