Jennifer Gray Says Madonna Wrote ‘Express Yourself’ About Her Breakup With Matthew Broderick – Up News Info News in France and abroad

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Madonna has Jennifer Gray’s love life to thank for ‘Express Yourself’.

In 1986, the ‘Dirty Dancing’ star was dating Matthew Broderick, whom she met on the set of ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. The two got engaged at some point. But after four years, the couple called it quits.

And it was around this time that Gray became friends with the Material Girl.

“We did ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’ together,” the ‘Dirty Dancing’ star says people magazine Friday about their 1989 film.

‘DIRTY DANCING’ STAR JENNIFER GRAY SAYS SHE BECAME ‘INVISIBLE’ AFTER SECOND NOSE JOB: ‘I WAS NOT ME ANYMORE’

Jennifer Gray and Madonna starred in “Bloodhounds of Broadway” in 1989.
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It didn’t take long for Madonna to make a startling revelation to Grey.

“She told me she wrote ‘Express Yourself’ about my breakup 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 made. It’s about you. »”

According to Grey, it all made sense when she read the lyrics to the song. She noted how her “Dirty Dancing” character’s name may have been shouted out.

The lyrics read, “You deserve the best in life/So if the time ain’t right, then move on/Second best is never enough/You’ll do much better, baby, all on your own.”

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Jennifer Gray said Madonna told her she wrote "express yourself" about her breakup with Matthew Broderick.

Jennifer Gray said Madonna told her she wrote ‘Express Yourself’ about her breakup with Matthew Broderick.
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And Gray left Broderick. After their breakup, she dated Johnny Depp.

“There was a bit of heat,” Gray previously told the outlet of her romance with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star. “It was a f—king bonfire. It was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me? Are you fucking me?’ I’ve never seen a guy like that. And energetically, what it was like to be with him was like, ‘Oh, I’m totally, totally compensated for the shit I just went through.’”

But looking back on her past relationships today, Gray said there were no hard feelings. She talks about her life and career in an upcoming memoir “Out of the Corner,” which hits bookstores on May 3.

“I learned so much about myself through my relationship with Matthew,” she explained. “First of all, we were very young. We were in our mid-twenties when we got together. And from where I’m sitting now, it’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 was coming, whose star was coming from, it was, he was at such a high point in his career because he’d done ‘War Games’ before I met him and he’d won the Tony and ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and he had done ‘Torch Song Trilogy.’ “

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Actor Matthew Broderick and actress Jennifer Gray at the Oscars, circa 1987.

Actor Matthew Broderick and actress Jennifer Gray at the Oscars, circa 1987.
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“And he was just this genius, smart, funny, cute,” Gray continued. “I do not know. There was just something so Jewish about New York about him that I just felt like… When you read a bit more about my family, [it] felt like home and all that that entails, and if you keep reading you’ll find out a bit more. What I feel for him is love.”

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