Jennifer Grey wins 'Dancing With the Stars' -- but will her husband keep cooking?
Grey, 50, overcame an injury-filled season to win with a series of perfect scores, delivering a fresh "favorite dance" waltz after some coaching from judge Carrie Ann Inaba that helped Grey add depth to her performance.
Week after week, husband Clark Gregg of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," daughter Stella and friend Jamie Lee Curtis cheered her on, joined at times by dad Joel Grey and others. Heck, Jennifer almost deserved to win simply for the amazed looks each week on 8-year-old Stella's face after Mom's performance blew her mind.
"I've done nothing but sleep and take care of my injuries," said Grey, who'd faced multiple neck surgeries and thyroid cancer a year ago. "They have been so amazing. My husband has been taking care of everything and my daughter has become so much more self-sufficient. It's been great for everyone.
"I found out my husband can cook!," she told People.
Partner Derek Hough, 25, notched back-to-back wins and landed the mirror-ball trophy for the third time. He won last season with Nicole Scherzinger and in Season 7 with Brooke Burke, who was later partnered with Tom Bergeron as a "DWTS" cohost.
Asked on the finale what she'd miss about the competition, Grey answered concisely: "The dancing."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough perform their final dance, an "instant cha-cha," on the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday. Credit: Adam Larkey / ABC/Associated Press