“There were strong feelings at the time, but I have since forgiven him and feel no anger toward him.” A spokesman for Broderick, who had an extraordinary Broadway run with “The Producers,” told The Post: “Matthew is willing to meet up with them. The family is seeking some sort of closure.” The meeting will take place sometime next year, after the birth this autumn of Matthew and wife Sarah Jessica Parker’s first baby. 5, 1987, as the career of the 25-year-old Greenwich Village native was taking off.Broderick was in Northern Ireland, vacationing with his then-girlfriend, “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey, when the tragedy occurred. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg,” he said at the time.Broderick and Grey both survived, with Grey only suffering minor injuries and Broderick ending up in hospital for several weeks.
As they drove in a rented BMW along a country road in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Broderick inexplicably veered into the opposite lane. Broderick was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced up to five years behind bars.
He smashed head-on into the car driven by Gallagher, 30, with her 63-year-old mom as a passenger. Broderick told authorities he had no recollection of the crash and didn’t know why he was in the wrong lane. He was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined just $175 – which had the victims’ stunned family calling the case “a travesty of justice.” “There was a note after the accident from him saying how sorry he was – but no other contact,” Martin Doherty said.
After confessing that they were high school classmates who used to skip class together to sneak off and smoke in a school stairwell, the pair cautiously admitted that they "went back and forth for a few years," dating on and off. Surprising Celebrity Hookups In fact, the two were close enough that Broderick got to know Sedgwick's mom, Patricia, who was in the Long before Michael Weatherly became Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo on 'NCIS," and Jessica Alba was the founder of the Honest Company, they were engaged to each other after starring on the show "Dark Angel" together. Years after their youthful relationship, star went on to marry actor Kevin Bacon in 1988, with whom she shares two children -- Travis, 27, and Sosie, 24.
(Photo by Gregg De Guire/Wire Image) However, both Broderick and Sedgwick staunchly denied Cohen's query about whether or not they knew each other "connubially" (i.e. Broderick tied the knot with Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997.
“It was extremely difficult coming to grips with what happened, but in time I felt better about that terrible experience.
, where they revealed that they used to date in high school.
Cohen — SJP’s BFF — then asked if Broderick even wanted to attend the high-fashion event, which takes place in the spring.
PHOTOS: Stars on Broadway “You know, I kind of do,” he said, laughing, before recalling his reason for missing the gala in 2015. It didn’t seem right to just not show up at the theater and say, ‘I’m at the Met Ball.’ But then I read that there’s trouble in our relationship.
Related: Sarah Jessica Parker On Fame, Family Life And Matthew Broderick The accident took place after the filming of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', when Broderick and co-star Jennifer Grey were secretly dating.
While on holiday in Northern Ireland, Broderick crossed into the wrong lane, killing the drivers of the other car instantly.
The couple’s “bohemian approach” to marriage and having their own spaces really suits them well since “he’s incredibly untidy whereas she needs a meticulously organized dressing room suite for her clothes,” explained the insider.