Jennifer Grey is ready to spill her tea.The actress, of course, became one of the most recognizable stars in the world during the 1980s thanks to her performances in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Red Dawn, and in particular, Dirty Dancing.
She also had a profound influence on the culture of the time; she recently revealed that her break-up with Matthew Broderick inspired Madonna‘s song “Express Yourself.”The 62-year-old star will tell all in her forthcoming memoir Out of the Corner due on bookshelves on May 3.
Just ahead of the release of the book, Grey opened up about one of the most traumatic moments of her life: having her father outed as gay to her.Grey’s dad, incidentally, is Oscar-winning actor Joel Grey, known for his performance in Cabaret as well as on stage in Wicked.
Joel married Jennifer’s mother Jo in 1958; the couple divorced in 1982. He officially came out to the world in 2015, and revealed that his family had long known about his attraction to men.Of course, Jennifer didn’t always know about her dad.