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Ellen Pompeo Reveals She Doesn't Talk To Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Co-Star Patrick Dempsey

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Dec. 10 2018, Published 10:36 p.m. ET

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Ellen Pompeo confessed on the December 10 episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk that she hasn't spoken to former Grey's Anatomy co-star, Patrick Dempsey in three years. His character, Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd died on the drama in 2015  after 11 seasons.

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After Patrick's character died in a dramatic car crash at the end of the medical drama's eleventh season, the actor left the show to pursue other passions.

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“We haven’t spoken since he’s left the show,” Ellen admitted in a convo with Jada.

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“I have no hard feelings toward him, he’s a wonderful actor and we made, you know, the best TV you could make together," Ellen explained.

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“That’s a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years,” the 49-year-old said.

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The mom of three concluded, "Typically when people leave the show, they need to sort of re-find themselves, who they are. You need that time to figure out who you are without the show. So, we have not spoken but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick.”

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