- Jennifer Gray and Matthew Broderick were involved in a car accident in 1987 that killed two women.
- Grey, 62, shared details about the accident with Entertainment Tonight.
- She also talked about the crash in her new memoir, “Out of the Corner.”
Jennifer Gray recalled the car accident in 1987 in which she and Matthew Broderick were involved, which killed two women.
Gray, 62, spoke about the incident in an interview with Tonight’s Entertainment Paige Gawley published Thursday after the release of her new memoir, “Out of the Corner.” She wrote in the memoir that the car accident happened a few weeks before the premiere of “Dirty Dancing” while the couple were driving together in Ireland.
“The car accident in Ireland was, I’d say, the three biggest traumas of my life, maybe the first,” Gray told ET. “It’s very hard to describe when you’re having a near-death experience and being present with other people’s deaths. Being alone on a country road in the middle of nowhere with no one else around or conscious was pretty terrifying.”
Gray went on to say that the car accident caused “so many other things” in her life.
“I was the only living witness as Matthew had survived, but he was unconscious, had amnesia and was badly injured. I thought he was dead,” Gray told ET, adding that she was initially unaware that there were any fatalities. goods.
“I didn’t even know there were two other women who died tragically at that time. It’s just something you just don’t come back from the same way,” Gray said.
Gray also defended Broderick, who was driving the vehicle, adding that they were sober at the time of the accident.
“I didn’t have any information that people think I have because they wanted an answer and there was no answer because it was an accident,” Gray told the outlet. “And [Broderick] was a great driver and no one was drinking. It was just an accident. And it was tragic, and I think about the family in Ireland all the time.”
Gray and Broderick broke up in 1988, Our magazine reported.
After breaking up with Broderick, Gray dated that same year and got engaged to Johnny Depp before ending the relationship nine months later.
“There was some heat. It was a damn bonfire,” Gray said People† “It was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? I’ve never seen a man like that.'”
She recently spoke in an interview with Depp about the libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard ET.
“All I can say about that process is that it breaks my heart for everyone involved,” Gray told ET. “I just think it’s sad and I wish it was resolved and I wish everyone the best.”