If you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, you could probably recite the iconic show’s 16 seasons by heart. But did you know the hit drama’s biggest stars including Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers and more are the proud parents of their kids? It’s time you meet the beloved cast’s famous families!
Considering plenty of the actors were starting their families at the time they were starring on Grey’s, it’s quite impressive how they were able to juggle their hectic Hollywood schedule with their lives as doting moms and dads. Ellen once opened up about the “challenging” struggle of being a mother while portraying the lead role of Meredith Grey.
“I have my days where I feel really guilty that I’ve been here every day if I have to work a lot,” she previously shared with Entertainment Tonight. “But the truth is, I’m in a very blessed situation — I am so lucky.”
“All working moms have their challenges and I’m incredibly lucky compared to most,” Ellen explained. “I can afford help and I’m fortunate where I can bring her. I’ve got my little challenges, but they’re insignificant compared to what real working moms go through.”
While Ellen and other cast members like Chandra Wilson, Jesse Williams and others went on to have children, Sandra Oh focused on her career. In fact, the Killing Eve star — who was married to ex-husband Alexander Payne from 2003 to 2006 — once revealed she actually considered a life as a single mom.
“I went through that period, I’d say in my mid to late 30s into 40, where it was like, ‘I make a great living and I could do this on my own,'” she told Marie Claire. “And I didn’t.”
However, Sandra gushed she’s quite content thanks to her family and all the close pals in her life. “I have an extremely fulfilling life as an aunt, not only to my nieces and nephews but also to a lot of my friends’ children,” she dished.
Scroll through the gallery below to meet the cast of Grey’s Anatomy and their famous families!
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