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‘Dirty Dancing’ Star Jennifer Grey Describes the Disintegration of Her Matthew Broderick Relationship


Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey walk together.
Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Grey and Broderick met on the set of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In her memoir Out of the Corner, she says when she first met him, he “had the world on a string.” Broderick was at the top of his career and had just won a Tony for his appearance in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. He was also fresh from his starring role in the movie War Games.

Grey didn’t initially connect with Broderick on a romantic level. She says he didn’t come across like most actors she had encountered. According to her, Broderick had an attitude that was more like “a grumpy grandpa.”

However, the more time Grey and Broderick spent together, the more they began to form a romantic interest. She was surprised when their on-screen sibling relationship turned into an off-screen romance. There was one problem, however. Broderick seemed to be in a relationship with another woman. Grey says he insisted the woman was just a “family friend” who liked him, but she also says she knew better. (Here’s

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey was in a high-profile celebrity relationship with Matthew Broderick that reportedly had many highs and lows. Although they seemed like a perfectly happy couple, the actor says there were moments that she felt “stuck.” Here’s what she said about the decline of their relationship.

How Jennifer Grey and Matthew Broderick met

Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Grey and Broderick met on the set of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In her memoir Out of the Corner, she says when she first met him, he “had the world on a string.” Broderick was at the top of his career and had just won a Tony for his appearance in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. He was also fresh from his starring role in the movie War Games.

Grey didn’t initially connect with Broderick on a romantic level. She says he didn’t come across like most actors she had encountered. According to her, Broderick had an attitude that was more like “a grumpy grandpa.”

However, the more time Grey and Broderick spent together, the more they began to form a romantic interest. She was surprised when their on-screen sibling relationship turned into an off-screen romance. There was one problem, however. Broderick seemed to be in a relationship with another woman. Grey says he insisted the woman was just a “family friend” who liked him, but she also says she knew better. (Here’s what Dolly Parton says when people ask if she cheated on her husband.)

Grey fell in love with Broderick but told him she couldn’t be with him. He later broke up with the woman he said was a friend and they began dating. Grey says they had a lot in common and she felt like she was “home” when they were together.

Jennifer Grey says she ignored signs of relationship trouble  

Grey and Broderick began seriously dating, and he eventually moved in with her and her roommate in New York City. She says he was sometimes “moody” but was also very “charming and hilarious.” Despite what she describes as his “moods,” she says she was “crazy in love” with the actor.

Although she was madly in love, Grey says she began noticing red flags. She says when she visited Broderick on the set of Project X, he seemed to “stiffen” when she tried to kiss him. She also says he seemed uncomfortable. (Here’s what Jennifer Lopez says about being ignored in a relationship.)

According to her, there always seemed to be a woman around who had some feelings for Broderick. Grey reports receiving a “less than friendly vibe” from Helen Hunt, who appeared in a movie with Broderick. Grey was also aware of another actor, Penny Miller, who seemed to have a thing for him as well.

Grey says Miller threatened to quit Biloxi Blues if she visited the set, which she thought was strange. When she asked Broderick if they were intimate, he told her they weren’t. She says …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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