Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have not been in touch or spoken since his exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have not spoken since the year 2015 when his character was dramatically killed off in 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Pompeo got candid about her friendship with former 'Grey's Anatomy' co-star Patrick Dempsey and admitted that she has not spoken to him or been in touch with him ever since his exit from the show.
Patrick left the ABC hit drama in the year 2015 and the pair has not spoken since. On the latest episode of 'Red Table Talk' with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Pompeo had to answer the question, "Are you and Patrick Dempsey still friends?" to which she replied, "We haven't spoken since he's left the show. I have no hard feelings toward him, he's a wonderful actor, and we made, you know, the best TV you could make together."
"That's a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years," she continued. "Typically when people leave the show, they need to sort of re-find themselves, who they are, without the show, because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to figure out who you are without the show. So, we have not spoken but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick."
Patrick's character, Derek Shepherd had been dramatically killed off in season 11 of the show in the episode, 'How to Save a Life'. At the time, Ellen took to Twitter to share, "I have always said what keeps me going is the fans. Knowing we move you and inspire you. There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy. Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children. People who get up each day and do what it feels like is the impossible."
"So it is for these people and in the spirit of resilience, I am honored and excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible. I hope you will all join me on her journey," she continued.
Ellen played the role of Dr. Meredith Grey whose character started from the inception of the show itself. Pompeo went on to become amongst the highest paid TV actors and earned an estimated $23.5million in 2018. On 'Red Table Talk', the women also discussed Ellen's interracial marriage and also her three biracial children among other things. Ellen met her husband Chris Ivery while at a grocery store in Los Angeles in 2003 and the couple got married in 2007.