Ellen pompeoChris Ivery’s husband was not delighted with her involvement in intimate love scenes with Patrick Dempsey.
The Grey’s Anatomy Star revealed how the situation affected Ivery in the early days of the show. Dempsey finally left in 2015.
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“The poor thing had no idea what he was getting into,” he said in the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast.
“I remember at first it was very difficult for him,” Pompeo recalled. “He was like, ‘This is not what I signed up for. You go to work and you make out with that. I like Patrick and everything, he’s a nice guy, but really? ‘”.
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Pompeo has played Dr. Meredith Gray in the medical drama since 2005. Dempsey played his love interest, Dr. Derek Shepherd, until his character suffered a tragic fate in season 11.
Dempsey recently surprised fans when he returned for a cameo in season 17.
It appeared in a dream sequence when Meredith Gray was suffering from COVID-19.
“Patrick and I have this chemistry where I think even from the first time we met, for some reason, we feel like we’ve known each other for a hundred years, and it’s the same feeling,” Pompeo said. Deadline in November last year.
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Pompeo and Ivery married in 2007 and share three children: daughters Stella Luna, 11, Sienna May, six, and son Eli Christopher, four.
Meanwhile, Dempsey is married to Jillian Fink and they share three children: Tallula, Sullivan, and Darby.
Grey’s Anatomy will return for season 18 next year.
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