Watch: Patrick Dempsey talks about what car is best to pick up women with
Looking comfy in a black jacket, navy joggers, white sneaks and a beanie, the actor appeared a shell of his typically bulked up and cheerful self.
Though he did offer a brief smile while making his stroll, the actor has been facing some serious allegations over the past few days regarding his departure from the hit ABC show.
Back in January, Dempsey and his wife of 15 years, Jillian Fink, suprised us all when Fink filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Dempsey hinted in interviews that the breakup had something to do with his hectic work schedule with Grey’s. But a source speaking with RadarOnline.com revealed that Demspey’s split with his wife and exit from the show may have both been the result of 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.”
A source speaking to In Touch claimed that the situation got even crazier when his co-star Ellen Pompeo found out 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.” Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly learned about the fling as well, with the insider saying that she “has no patience for that kind of behavior” and decided to write Dempsey off the show.
Dempsey’s rep has knocked the fling reports, calling them “absurd.” However, a source speaking with RadarOnline.com revealed that Rhimes recently sent out an email to all show staff that claimed she would fire anyone who spoke out about the alleged affair.
And by the looks of Dempsey during his most recent outing, the fuss surrounding the scandal may be taking a toll on the actor. What do you think about Patrick’s firing and affair scandal? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.
Happier times, Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian Fink on the Red Carpet - Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel by clicking here