‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo Opens up About Relationship with Patrick Dempsey

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Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey will go down in history as a TV show legendary couple. However, in 2015 the actor who played Derek Shepherd left Grey’s Anatomy for good breaking the hearts of fans everywhere.

Ellen and Patrick Haven’t Spoken in 3 Years

Actress Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey, has opened up about her current relationship with her Grey’s Anatomy co-stars including Patrick Dempsey. Ellen revealed she hasn’t spoken to Patrick Dempsey since he left the show in 2015. His departure on the show was depicted in a horrible accident. It resulted in death from an injury to his brain. Ironic as he played one of the top brain surgeons in the country.

Despite not having talked for the last three years, Ellen said she doesn’t have hard feelings for the actor and instead spoke of how talented he is. On Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series, Ellen said that she thinks the pair made the best television they could together.

“We haven’t spoken since he’s left the show,” Ellen said. “I have no hard feelings toward him. He’s a wonderful actor, and we made the best TV you can make together.”


Ellen Pompeo went on to say that her Grey’s Anatomy co-star just needed to step away from the show. It was so he could find himself because the show takes up so much of the actor’s lives.

‘Grey’s Anatomy Co-Stars’ Share Mutual Feelings

Patrick Dempsey had mutual feelings for Ellen and the rest of the Grey’s Anatomy cast during an interview with ET in October.

“That was a very special bond that just — there was a magic to our connection and that’s special,” Dempsey told ET.

In 2016 when shortly after Dempsey left the show, he told People it was a good time for him to repair his marriage and prepare for his role in Bridget Jones’s Baby. He even said that he stayed a bit longer than he should’ve.

“It had been long enough. It was time for me to move on with other things and other interests. I probably should have moved on a couple of years earlier. I stayed a bit longer than I should have,” Dempsey told People.

Do you miss Patrick Dempsey as Dereck Shepherd? Let us know what you think about his absence in the comments.

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  1. Greys anatomy has never been the same without Patrick Dempsey he was the star of the show . He did a couple of stupid things but not enough to get him sacked and it was in his private life . He was the most charismatic actor in any series I have ever seen . I wish that Ellen Pompei would just be happy with her $20 million per episode and stop trying to make out how innocent everyone in GA was. I think everyone knows who was to blame for him being sacked and ruined the storylines.

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