EXCLUSIVE: This news came as a shock to me. Justin Chambers is talking about leaving the show. Deadline confirmed this news today.
“There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” Chambers said in a statement to Deadline. “For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”
Justin Chambers has talked about how thankful he is to ABC and his Grey’s family. He even called this experience “an extraordinary ride”. “As I move on from Grey’s Anatomy, I want to thank the ABC family, Shonda Rhimes, original cast members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, and the rest of the amazing cast and crew, both past and present, and, of course, the fans for an extraordinary ride,” he added. Justin Chambers has talked about how thankful he is to ABC and his Grey’s family. He even called this experience “an extraordinary ride”.
We don’t know when he will be leaving the show just yet, but it is clear that he is thinking of doing so sometime soon. We all know Grey’s itself is coming to an end sooner rather than later as Pompeo is planning her end to be home with family more. I personally hope Justin Chambers makes it until the end of the series because he is my favorite and many other people’s favorite characters!
This will be heartbreaking to not have Alex on the show anymore. It just won’t be the same. He made us hate him and then made us fall in love with him. His character development was by far my favorite on the show. I just cannot imagine watching and not hearing his witty, sarcastic responses and hilarious quotes.
T-Minus 13 days until the return of Greys. Let’s see what’s in store for us!