Jennifer Grey Recalls the Moment Her Father Joel Grey Was Outed as Gay to Her

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Jennifer Grey is looking back at a pivotal moment in her life. In a new interview with People to promote her memoir Out of the Corner, the actress recalled the moment she learned about her father Joel Grey‘s sexuality. Click inside to read more… Joel came out in 2015 at the age of 82.

He split with Jennifer‘s mother, Jo Wilder, in 1982 and Jennifer said she’s still very close with both of them. “I speak to them every day,” she explained. “But I believe in writing the book, I had to ask myself, is it possible I didn’t know?” The Dirty Dancing star was dating Matthew Broderick in the late 80s and during a visit to his home while he wasn’t there, Matthew‘s mother told her: “You know your dad’s a fag.” “Perhaps she was offended by my lack of knowing,” Jennifer said. “I don’t know what she was thinking.

She was, um, she was a tricky personality. I don’t know how else to put it. Like, she was a truth teller, truth bombs. A Cassandra.

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