Ellen Pompeo secretly dating Patrick Dempsey after ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ reunion?

Ellen Pompeo secretly dating Patrick Dempsey after 'Grey's Anatomy' reunion?

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey recently sparked speculation that their relationship isn’t just purely professional.

After their surprise onscreen reunion in Grey’s Anatomy this season, New Idea claimed that a source close to Ellen Pompeo said that her chemistry with Dempsey is off the charts.

Is Ellen Pompeo secretly dating Patrick Dempsey?

Even though the co-stars have long fought off rumors that they’re dating, the insider said that there’s no denying the fact that Pompeo and Dempsey look good together.

“The chemistry is still there. Ellen and Patrick have reconnected in a big way – you can tell they just love working together,” the source said.

However, the tabloid’s headline is once again misleading. They claimed that Pompeo and Dempsey are together, at last, to insinuate that the A-listers are dating when they’re not.

Onscreen lovers aren’t dating

It’s unlikely for the actors to be dating because Pompeo is happily married to her husband, Chris Ivery. The couple has been married since 2007.

Dempsey, on the other hand, has been married to Jillian Fink since 1999.

Years ago, reports revealed that Dempsey and Fink were divorcing. But in 2016, the actor delighted his fans when he said that they called off their divorce.

Patrick Dempsey shares why he called off his divorce 

Patrick Dempsey shares why he called off his divorce

While speaking with People, Dempsey said that he wasn’t ready to let go of his marriage to Fink that’s why they decided to work on their issues.

“I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started. It’s always destabilizing when you’re potentially breaking up a family or you have a big section of your life that’s ending,” he said.

The couple went to couples counseling after they filed for divorce. And this made them realize that there’s still hope for them to make their marriage work.

“We decided it was time to get in there and work on our individual issues and our issues as a couple. I wasn’t prepared to give up on her and she wasn’t either. We were both committed. We both wanted to fight,” he said.

Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey will reunite in more episodes

Meanwhile, Pompeo and Dempsey’s reunion in Grey’s Anatomy caught viewers by surprise because they managed to keep it a secret.

Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd) visited Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) in her COVID-19 dreams. Their reunion took place on the beach.

After his cameo, Dempsey revealed that he might make more appearances alongside Ellen Pompeo throughout the current season of Grey’s Anatomy.

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