That's a wrap for Jessica Capshaw! The blonde beauty is officially leaving Grey's Anatomy now that Season 14 is over (along with her co-star Sarah Drew) — and Shonda Rhimes said goodbye to the beloved character in the sweetest way.
Arizona decided she will be leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hosptial to move her rebellious daughter Sofia back to New York to be with her mom and Arizonas ex-wife Callie Torres (who used to be played by Sara Ramirez). During the Season 14 finale, Arizona even hinted to Richard Webber (played by James Pickens Jr.) that she smiles every time Callie texts her, leading many die-hard Grey's fans to think that the two end up together. In the second to last episode, we also learned that Arizona is going to be working with fetal surgeon Dr. Nicole Herman (played by Geena Davis) again.
Jessica has been sharing a plethora of new and throwback photos with her castmates on Instagram, but she previously took to social media in early April to share that she was "full of nostalgia" after her last day filming at one of the show's studios. "OK, ready for some bananas information? Today is my last day filming at Prospect Studios. Not my last day filming on Grey’s Anatomy, but my last day filming at Prospect Studios," she shared in her Instagram story, referring to the studio that has many sets of the show, including Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
She followed up with an emotional tweet. "Last drive from home to the studios this morning...TEN YEARS of commuting to reflect upon in 35 mins...wooaaahhh...," she wrote. Where did the past decade go?!
It was revealed in March that Jessica would be exiting the show, but she took it like a champ by writing a sweet message to her loyal fans. "For the past 10 years I've had the rare privilege of not only playing Arizona Robbins but also being madly in love with playing her. Arizona Robbins is kind, intelligent, funny, insightful, bold, playful, fierce, and really good at her job. She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to be represented in a series regular role on network television," Jessica wrote in a statement posted on Instagram at the time.
"Her impact on the world is permanent and forever. Forever. I am grateful that I have gotten the bring her to life and for the life that she was brought to me. I am sad to see her go, but I am consoled by the idea that she will continue to live on and on in all of our consciences and our imaginations," Jessica added. "[Shonda Rhimes], thank you for the ride on this incredible rollercoaster. What a heart full of love, Jessica." We're going to miss her so much!
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