When Patrick Dempsey left Grey’s Anatomy in 2015, fans were devastated. The series is heading into season 17, but Grey’s fans will always longingly remember the days when Derek Shepherd was still alive. Dempsey’s latest Instagram post took fans right back to that moment on June 29, 2020.
Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images via Getty Images
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Why did Patrick Dempsey leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
The 24-episode show brought with it a massive time commitment. Dempsey left Grey’s Anatomy in 2015 to focus on his family and his passion for race car driving.
“I’m very grateful for Grey’s Anatomy,” Dempsey told People. “It’s given me the opportunity to do everything. But at the same time, there was a cost.”
McDreamy has three children in real life — similar to his family on the show. He wanted to spend more time with his wife, Jillian, his daughter, Talula, and twin boys, Darby and Sullivan.
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Happy Birthday Tee!!! 18 !!! Wow ! What a brilliant, compassionate, young woman you have become…so proud of you. You are beautiful inside and out! Love pops !
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“I think after a certain period of time, no matter how much money you make, you want control out of your own schedule,” Dempsey continued. “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.”
Fans will tell you he didn’t stay long enough, but he gives us moments like this one time and again on social media.
Why does Patrick Dempsey’s recent Instagram post have fans in tears?
On June 29, 2020, Dempsey shared a photo of himself wearing a mask with an iconic line from the long-running series.
“It’s a Beautiful Day to Save Lives,” the actor’s caption read. He also included the hashtags, “#WearAMask
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet