Us Weekly: Jennifer Grey claims she never uses Botox


I don’t really watch Dancing With the Stars unless one of my other shows is on a commercial break. Which is how I got to see Jennifer Grey dancing very beautifully last night – NCIS was taking a long commercial break (by the way, NCIS was really good last night!). I like that Jennifer Grey is on DWTS – although I think the show would probably be more interesting if they only let people on with zero dance training. Still, it’s good to see Jennifer again, even though I barely recognize her. She famously had a career-killing nose job after she did Dirty Dancing. But it’s not just the nose job that’s making her face weird these days – she really looks like an entirely different person, doesn’t she? So it’s a bit rich to see her on the cover of Us Weekly proclaiming that she’ll never Botox. Baby, please. Settle down.

Out of the spotlight for more than 20 years, it wasn’t easy for 80s icon Jennifer Grey to return to the dance floor at age 50.

“Before the show, I thought, Oh, I should get some Botox, get rid of the wrinkles under my eyes,” the Dancing With the Stars frontrunner tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now). “When you put a lot of makeup, the lines become very apparent.”

But she says her husband of nine years, actor Clark Gregg, told her “not to touch anything, to be who I am, because I look great.”

And Grey — who famously underwent two nose jobs in the 1990s; the second operation left her unrecognizable — is glad she listened.

“Aging is inevitable and the idea that we can be eternally youthful is the pitfall of our society,” says Grey, mother to daughter, Stella, 8. “When my body and face were perfect as far as youth, I wasn’t happy. If you try to hold on to something you don’t have anymore, you can’t be happy in the moment.”

For more – including her “strong connection” to her late Dirty Dancing costar Patrick Swayze; how she conquered her scary battle with thyroid cancer; exclusive details on how she stays fit and why the Dancing Queen has no plans “on leaving the floor” – pick up the new Us Weekly today.

[From Us Weekly]

Well… sure. Okay, she didn’t have Botox right before she went on DTWS. But she’s done something to her face other than the nose job. That’s all I’m saying. Beyond that, though, her figure is amazing! And she really is a gorgeous dancer.

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 07: Actress Jennifer Grey attends the screening for the film 'Redbelt' at the Egyptian Theatre on April 7, 2008 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5:  Actor Clark Gregg (L) and wife actress Jennifer Grey arrive at a celebration for 'A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend,' written by Felicity Huffman and Patricia Wolff, at Iconology on February 5, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 10:  Actress Jennifer Grey and husband Clark Gregg arrive at Chrysalis' 5th Annual Butterfly Ball at the home of Fred and Carla Sands on June 10, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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  1. Taya says:

    I can’t believe Baby is 50. Where did the time go?

  2. Raven Sparrow says:

    It’s not just her nose, I think she did something to her eyes…they are not like before.And they don’t look natural. And her mouth too, something’s changed there as well.

  3. Kelley says:

    She’d be able to smile properly and completely if there was no Botox involved … ha … Kim Kardashian says her tits are real, too, remember. 😛

  4. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    I don’t like saying this because I really want to like her, but didn’t she and Patrick Swayze hate each other and fight like cats and dogs during the filming of Dirty Dancing? Even if they made up, it just seems a little opportunistic to milk that particular relationship.

    Maybe I’m just being too cynical.

    She does look fabulous, but her face looks frozen solid, so I don’t know what she’s on about. Is this like a Terri Hatcher claim about The Tox (she’s not currently using it, so she can claim not to botox?)

    Love to see her dance tho.

  5. jen says:

    Something about her irks me. She seems like the type who would be nice to your face & then totally backstabby.

  6. Lady D says:

    The dance her and Derek did Monday night blew me away. Utterly breathtaking. The only time I watched that show was to see this Kate Gosselin everyone (and I do mean everyone) was talking about. I was stunned by their performance. They did a really nice job Tuesday, but you should try to see their superb Monday performance. Just wow. I’m going to have to watch this show more often. This year anyway. I saw the “Situation” last night too. What a baby he is.

  7. SammyHammy says:

    She is really light on her feet! What beautiful dancing.

  8. guesty says:

    she’s such an incredible dancer…

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    US ‘shopped her to look like Tina Fey?

  10. RHONYC says:

    ferris bueller’s sister is 50?

  11. la_chica says:

    sadness over the destruction of her original nose. It made her so unique and really compelling to look at.

  12. Katie says:

    I didn’t realize she was married to that guy! He is has smaller parts in tons of stuff. Interesting.

    I will always like her b/c of Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller. Always.

  13. Riley says:

    I think her husband is a cutie. I’ve been watching new adventures of old christine when I am up at 11:30 because I have seen every episode of Golden Girls and Will and Grace countless times and need a break. While I think new adventures of old christine is a little weird— no divorced couple would ever spend that much time together— I do think Clark Gregg is cute. About Jennifer, she looks pretty now but it is a shame that her nose is so very different. I hope she really is as comfortable as she claims. She was terrific in Ferris Bueller and of course Dirty Dancing. I bet she has the chops to make more good movies.

  14. gee says:

    A face lift would make her face look drastically different like it does. I love her though, no matter what.

  15. Anguishedcorn says:

    I can’t even recognize her as Jennifer Gray. But now I understand how she can claim to use Botox with a straight face… she can’t use her face muscles.

  16. Kitten says:

    I can’t believe she’s 50. Her face doesn’t look THAT frozen to me, it seems like she has subtle ‘tox?
    Also, how anyone can watch DWTS (or NCIS for that matter) is beyond me.

  17. Feebee says:

    Incredible tango and she’s an all round excellent dancer. But there’s something not quite genuine about her, can’t put my finger on it but it’s annoying. She’ll probably win but I’m hoping for one of the non-dancers to pull off an upset. Derek winning again with a semi ring-in won’t be fun.

  18. Riley says:

    yeah looking at her pictures again she has definately had some cheek implants as well as the nose jobs.

  19. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Nobody puts BABY in a corner!

    She had work done including Botox. She cant be that wrinkle free just by having nose jobs in the 90’s!

    I miss her DWTS every week but I’m glad she’s getting some publicity. I always liked her too.

  20. Shi-gatsu says:

    Jennifer Grey entered a Jennifer Grey look-a-like contest and won 4th place.

    Seriously – I don’t like what she did with her face

  21. lilred says:

    I think she had her eyes done.

  22. a says:

    she was so beautiful BEFORE her nose job. it’s a shame that actresses have to keeping altering their faces.

  23. TaylorB says:


    Well, wow! God that makes me feel old. Facelift or not that woman is fit, I wish my bod was that good and I am in my 30s. Good for her.

  24. redlips says:

    What an absolutely awesome dancer….why would she lie about botox? Face lift, maybe. Botox, nah!

  25. flourpot says:

    She looks harsh. Waaay too much work done on her face. Poor Baby.

  26. Marjalane says:

    Not sure why I don’t like her….maybe because EVERY week on DWTS she cries, or she has a boo-boo, or she reveals her trauma in some way or another. It’s pathetic that she claims to have no experience; besides the movie she made about DANCING, her dad is Joel Grey- the dancer, and I would bet she probably had someone come to her house and coach her since she says she had been planning on doing the show for the past few years! And maybe it’s semantics- she didn’t use botox, she uses one of the other “fillers”.

  27. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Her nose was fine and she should’ve left it alone because now she just blends in with whoever. Unless it said “Jennifer Grey” in the caption, I would’ve had no idea who this woman was.

  28. Persistent Cat says:

    @Kitten, I’m with you (about those shows sucking). I think I might be the only woman alive who hated Dirty Dancing. I was in London earlier this year for work and the women I was with all went to see the musical but I passed and went shopping by myself. I hated the movie, was pretty sure I’d hate the show.

  29. jessica says:

    I thought the same thing.. Tina Fey! lol

  30. Someone Else says:

    It’s always bummed me out that she only seems to be remembered for Dirty Dancing. Spewing lines like “I have my father’s gun and a scorching case of Herpes” endeared her to me long before.

    Glad to see she’s made a comeback. She’s been missed.

  31. Tia C says:

    I agree with Kitten about DWTS and NCIS. The fact that they are so popular is indicative of the collective decrease in IQ in our already intellectually challenged society.

    *stepping off unsolicited soapbox*

    Love her, but Jennifer Grey has definitely done something more to her face than just a nosejob. Although her eyes do look the same to me as they did before, I suspect she is telling an outright lie regarding the lack of botox. If it wasn’t botox, it was somethin!!

  32. tango says:

    I like Jennifer Grey and like a lot of you, was very sorry to see she had a nose job. It did make her more “traditionally” pretty but took away what was so unique and interesting about her face. I loved her in Ferris Bueller and think she could’ve had a better career if she just left her nose alone.
    I don’t think she should be on DWTS because she obviously has dance training. She had it for Dirty Dancing and at one time was a student at a dance school when she was younger. It’s only to be expected since her father was a famous actor and dancer on Broadway that he’d also make sure his child had similar training. So to me, she’s a ringer. And just like American Idol, I hate when true amateurs are pitted against those with years of experience because it’s only to be expected those more experienced will do better and get better scores. And how exactly is that a true competition?

    DWTS has pretty much given the trophy to Jennifer Grey. Pending some sort of show ended injury, I feel she’s going to win this thing. And since it’s so obvious, it’s really taken any thrill out of watching.

  33. skibunny says:

    If not botox she’s used everything else available on the market or at the plastic surgeon’s office.
    I agree with some of the other posts on here. I get the backstabbing vibe too!

  34. hellen says:

    Her eyes were always slightly cat-like (which made her smile so charming) but I think there is more to her appearance than the nose job and the obvious Botox. I think maybe she also had something done to her teeth -they don’t show in those photos, but something about her lower facial structure is different.

  35. PrimeO says:

    @ #9 (Praise St. Angie!):

    “US ’shopped her to look like Tina Fey?”

    I thought the exact same thing.
    Looks like Tina Fey on that cover!

  36. Kim says:

    She probably doesnt but she has a boat load of fillers in that face! This is new thing where celebs have Juviderm or other fillers but not botox so they claim I have no botox. Start asking if they have botox or fillers or platsic surgery – they will lie as most of them do BUT the omission of what they do have via saying i dont have Botox isnt fooling anyone.

  37. NayNay says:

    I don’t know for sure, but it looks as if she had work done on her face, and not just on her nose.

  38. Wanda says:

    I really believe her claims of no botox. If you ever seen her Dad, he never looked his age at all. Some people always look eternally youthful. Consider her role in “Dirty Dancing” she was playing a much younger person in the role and completely pulled it off. She still looks the same to me and I adore her.

  39. Maritza says:

    Whatever she did she looks great! I never miss DWTS, it’s my favorite show. To qualify the contestant only needs not to have experience in ballroom dancing, which she doesn’t. Dirty Dancing was years ago so her learning a choreography for a movie doesn’t make her an expert. Ballroom dancing is much harder than people think.

  40. KateNonymous says:

    I would hope that if anyone learned the dangers of messing with your face, it would be Jennifer Grey.

    Honestly, what I mostly notice is cheekbones (maybe something there?) and eyes–which I think is mostly a drastic change in how she’s wearing eye makeup in these photos.

  41. Rachael says:

    Who cares who gets Botox anymore? What year is it? Newsflash: tons of regular not rich people get botox everyday. So sorry dudes, but that means that rich celebrities get it on the way to Whole Foods. Why do we still call it out? It’s not like getting a facelift. I just don’t see the big deal and EVERYONE gets it and lies about. I’m 33 and middle class and I know 30 people that have gotten it, so that tells me that ALL rich old people get it.

  42. I Choose Me says:

    Don’t think she’s toxed but I’d bet she’s had a facelift or dermabrasion and definitely cheek implants or some type of filler. Her eyes look the same to me though, they were always kinda squinty and so does her mouth. Shame about her nose. It looked good on her – gave her face more character. As for her body – holy wow! And that dance routine was fantastic.

  43. Marjalane says:

    Yeah, you know what- DWTS is a stupid show, but if you have young kids (pre-teens) it’s one of the VERY few shows you can watch with them and enjoy together. We had to move to DWTS after Idol became so unbearable.

  44. Jeri says:

    There doesn’t look like there is any movement in her face unless she has been mega photo shopped.

    I like her but you can’t put too much faith in these statements about Botox (maybe another type injection?)or plastic surgery.

    It’d be nice to believe them but so often their looks betray their words.

  45. Alarmjaguar says:


    Oh, and NCIS rocks!

  46. Catherine says:

    Never liked her, never will.

  47. Renee says:

    WOLVERINES! @Alarmjaguar: I’m so glad I’m not the only one.

  48. bagladey says:

    There’s something about Jennifer Grey that I don’t like and I don’t know what it is, but I saw that tango and it was really good. Why does she just say nothing and avoid the subject of cosmetic surgery, instead of denying it, when her whole face says otherwise? Who the f**k does she think we (the public) are?

  49. Spring says:

    I thought she was just beautiful in Dirty Dancing.

    The plastic surgery that ruined her is ancient history, I know, but still — SUCH A SHAME.

  50. CB says:

    LIAR! Shiny forehead, no forehead wrinkles and squinty eyes when she smiles? These photo say it all. Pants are on FIRE!

  51. Trashaddict says:

    Cheek implants? But I do recall that her dad’s cheeks kind of stick out, too.

  52. original kate says:

    she’s had more than just a nose job or two. we aren’t blind, jennifer.

  53. Patty says:

    Jennfer has too much professional dancing experience and should have never been accepted on DWTS! I watch every week and am nauseated as well as my company with her rude tactics and her trying to extract sympathy votes with involving Patrick Swayze and how much this would have meant to him. I wonder how Patrick’s wife felt about that one? Now last night we had her drag Matthew Brodrick into her scheming. I wonder what Jessica thinks. Please!!! The whole concept of that show and what makes it fun and interesting is watching stars with NO dancing skills learn from their professional partners and improve. She should go home and dance with Daddy!

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