After A “Fun” And “Iconic” 19-Season Run Ellen Pompeo Bids Fans Of “Grey’s Anatomy” Farewell

The series star of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ellen Pompeo, has just said goodbye following rumors that she might be departing the long-running medical drama.

Ellen made the revelation on social media on Thursday. She expressed her gratitude and humility for the love and support she has gotten throughout her 19 seasons as Meredith Grey on the ABC drama.

Naturally, Ellen thanked the fans in her farewell message and credited them for making her time on “Grey’s Anatomy” enjoyable and memorable.

As “Grey’s Anatomy” fans are well aware, a teaser for the upcoming midseason premiere shows Ellen’s character bidding her fellow medical professionals farewell as she departs Seattle and moves to Boston. Additionally, Ellen was reportedly going to appear in only eight episodes of the current season 19 of the show; however, she has only made an appearance in 7 episodes so far.

Ellen Pompeo Bids Fans Of Grey Anatomy Farewell
Ellen Pompeo Bids Fans Of Grey’s Anatomy Farewell

During her lengthy tenure on the show, Ellen participated in over 400 episodes. Despite recent suggestions that she could work again with her old “Grey’s” costar Patrick Dempsey on a new project, Patrick denied the allegations.

Even so, it sounds like Ellen isn’t abandoning “GA” because she says, “I’ll surely go returning to visit.”

Ellen Pompeo releases Grey’s Anatomy goodbye message

Before leaving Grey’s Anatomy on-screen, Ellen Pompeo posted a farewell message.

The original Grey’s cast member will leave the show in January, but she will continue to serve as the narrator and appear in person as Meredith Grey in the season finale in the spring. Before those exit scenes aired, Pompeo thanked the viewers and assured them that Meredith wouldn’t leave the show.

She wrote on Instagram, “I am forever grateful and humbled by the love and support you have all shown me, Meredith GREY, and the show for 19 seasons.”

“Without the best supporters in the world, none of it would have been possible throughout. You are all RIDERS and have contributed to the ride’s exciting and iconic nature! I adore you terribly and value you just as much. You’ve been on the rollercoaster before, so you know that the show must go on. I’ll be back to see you again. XoE with a lot of love and gratitude.”

Before leaving Grey’s Anatomy on-screen, Ellen Pompeo posted a farewell note.

The original Grey’s cast member will leave the show in January, but she will continue to serve as the narrator and appear in person as Meredith Grey in the season finale in the spring.

Before those leave sequences aired, Pompeo thanked the viewers and assured them that Meredith wouldn’t leave the show. He told EW that it was “just a real testament to the fans that they want to see that couple still together and what an impact it is.”

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However, I haven’t read anything about it, seen anything, or spoken to her.

The first half of Grey’s Anatomy season 19 was devoted to setting up Meredith’s departure by introducing a new cast of interns who will serve as the facility’s future medical professionals.

Final Phases

Ellen Pompeo, the star of the long-running medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” just said goodbye. There had been rumors that she might leave the show.

Thursday, Ellen told the world about it on social media. In a statement, she thanked everyone who loved and supported her during the 19 years she played Meredith Grey in the ABC drama.

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