Dempsey and his wife of 15 years, Jillian Fink, shocked us all when Fink filed for divorce back in January, citing irreconcilable differences. But a source speaking with RadarOnline.com revealed that Demspey’s split with his wife and exit from the show may have all stemmed from one dramatic situation -- his relationship with a younger Grey’s staffer!
“It was obvious to everyone Patrick was sleeping with her,” the insider said. “It got very messy and emotional on set and became a huge liability.”
And a source speaking to In Touch claimed that the situation got even messier when his co-star Ellen Pompeo learned about the affair and informed Fink. “Patrick had an inappropriate relationship with a young woman who worked on the set,” the source told the magazine. “Ellen Pompeo found out and was angry because she’s close friends with Jillian, so of course, she told her.”
The reported fling eventually caught the attention of Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes as well, with the insider saying that she “has no patience for that kind of behavior” and decided to write the actor off of the show.
When asked about his divorce from Fink when the news first broke, Dempsey hinted that his hectic work schedule had something to do with the couple’s split, telling reporters that he had been “spread so thin” while working on the show. And a rep for Dempsey recently called the fling and firing reports “absurd” when asked to comment on the situation.
However, despite the actor's take on the reports, Grey’s fans continue to buzz about Dempsey and the latest twist in his unexpected departure from the hit series! What do you think about Patrick and Jillian getting divorced after 15 years of marriage? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.