Fans had been devastated over Justin Chambers’ sudden exit from the long-running medical drama, which was simply introduced on Jan. 10! Original forged member Ellen Pompeo broke her silence concerning the information on Twitter.
Ellen Pompeo, 50, is simply as unhappy as us over the information that Justin Chambers, 49, is departing Grey’s Anatomy! Reposting to Vanity Fair‘s tweet, “#GreysAnatomy is about to feel one of its biggest losses yet,” the actress didn’t maintain again along with her response, including, “Truer words have never been spoken.” Aww! Ellen, who has performed Meredith Grey for the present’s complete 16-season run, additionally added a heartbreak emoji to the tip of our tweet. Justin was additionally a part of the reveals authentic 2005 forged, so it’s no shock Ellen is feeling emotional about Justin’s exit (identical to the remainder of us).
Justin confirmed the information himself in a shocking assertion on Friday, Jan. 10. “There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” the actor, who performs, Alex Karev, started. “For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.” Justin was grateful, nevertheless, for the immense alternative, and went on to thank these concerned with the sequence. “As I transfer on from Grey’s Anatomy, I need to thank the ABC household, Shonda Rimes, authentic forged members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, and the remainder of the wonderful forged and crew, each previous and current, and, after all, the followers for a unprecedented experience.”
As for the way Alex’s storyline will wrap, it seems that Justin’s remaining episode already aired on Nov. 14, 2019. The actor was notably absent from the sequence’ mid-season finale, so followers gained’t get the right wrap-up they is perhaps in search of. In the Nov. 14, episode Alex was final seen supporting Meredith as she tried to have her medical license reinstated after fallout from an insurance coverage fraud scandal. Thanks to Alex’s assist, Meredith was profitable — and it was later defined that his character was off taking good care of his sick mom.
With Alex’s departure, Ellen stays one of many few remaining authentic characters on the long-running sequence — although she has practically stop up to now. “It’s funny: I never wanted ‘off the bus’ in the year that I could get off,” Ellen mentioned Variety in June 2019. “The first 10 years we had serious culture issues, very bad behavior, really toxic work environment. But once I started having kids, it became no longer about me. I need to provide for my family.”