Jennifer Grey’s actor husband Clark Gregg has filed for divorce after 19 years together, according to a report in The Blast. The couple separated in January and announced their split in July via social media. However, the Avengers actor officially filed for divorce last week.
Meanwhile, the Dirty Dancing star, 60, took to Instagram last month to address the situation. The pair tied the knot in 2001 and share a daughter Stella, 18, together.
“After 19 years together, we separated in January, knowing we’d always be a family who loves, values and cares for each other,” she wrote. “We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close and are deeply grateful for the life we’ve shared and the wonderful daughter we’ve raised. – Jennifer & Clark. P.s. totally crying as we post this.”
Many fans were quick to praise the couple for their openness, with one writing: “Sending positive energy and prayers that you both are happy and healthy and always moving forward.” Another added: “I’ve been divorced from my son’s father for 23 years. We are still close friends. You three will do this with class. Love to the three of you.”
The news comes after Lionsgate announced that a Dirty Dancing sequel is officially happening. Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer confirmed the highly-anticipated sequel is going ahead with Grey starring in and executive producing the film. There’s no word yet on who else will be starring in it, but American director Jonathan Levine will be directing the film.
Feltheimer told Deadline the new movie will be very much like the original, saying at the time: “It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise’s fans have been waiting for and that have made it the biggest-selling library title in the company’s history”
The first Dirty Dancing movie was released in 1987 and it didn’t take long before it became a classic around the world. The film stars Grey as the heroine, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, and Patrick Swayze as hunky dance instructor Johnny Castle, and the pair fall in love. The movie won an Oscar and Golden Globe for the original song ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ and grossed $218 million at the global box office.
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