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Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey was 'fired from the show' because of an 'inappropriate relationship' with a colleague

Published 13/05/2015 | 23:50

Patrick Dempsey as Dr Shepherd in 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Patrick Dempsey as Dr Shepherd in 'Grey's Anatomy'.

Patrick Dempsey was fired from the show because his on screen wife found out about an inappropriate relationship, it has been alleged.

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The 49-year-old actor left fans of the hit ABC medical drama shocked recently when his character Dr Derek Shepherd was killed off.

Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and makeup artist Jillian Dempsey attend the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and makeup artist Jillian Dempsey attend the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches

The decision to leave follows a few months after the actor’s wife Jillian Fink filed for divorce following 15 years of marriage.

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But now it has been claimed that the departure from the show and the breakdown of his relationship went hand in hand after an “inappropriate relationship” with a woman on the programme.

“Patrick had an inappropriate relationship with a young woman who worked on the set,” a source told In Touch . “Ellen Pompeo (his on screen wife Meredith Grey) found out and was angry because she’s close friends with Jillian, so of course, she told her.”

Actress Ellen Pompeo poses at the First Annual Diamond Ball fundraising event at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills
Actress Ellen Pompeo poses at the First Annual Diamond Ball fundraising event at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills

Grey’s creator Shona Rhimes also got wind of the alleged relationship and reportedly made the decision to write Patrick out of the show, it is alleged.

“[She] has no patience for that kind of behaviour,” the insider added.

Jillian Dempsey and Patrick Dempsey pictured 2008 in New York City.
Jillian Dempsey and Patrick Dempsey pictured 2008 in New York City.

While Patrick - also known as Dr McDreamy - has yet to comment on the new claims, he did admit in previous interviews that his work had potentially played a part in his marriage unravelling.

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McDreamy and Jillian Fink.
McDreamy and Jillian Fink.

“It would be nice to be one-pointed and not spread so thin sometimes," he told the Associated Press while at a race in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"I think where I'm going is to really streamline and be much more specific in balancing things a little bit better than I have in the past.”

Patrick and Jillian have three children together, daughter, Talula, 13, and twin sons, Darby and Sullivan, eight.

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