Grey's Anatomy is one of the longest-running TV shows on air right now, and it certainly takes the cake for most outrageously dramatic show, no question. With 20 main characters leaving the show over the last 14 seasons, some getting killed and others choosing to leave, we've had a lot of heartbreak and drama to put up with on-screen.
But what most people don't know, but frankly should have guessed, is that there's just as much drama behind the scenes as their is on it. These are the craziest scandals involving the cast of Grey's Anatomy that we wouldn't be surprised if they influenced the show.
1. Doctor Drama
The show is centered around doctors, but real doctors don't appreciate the way they're portrayed. They also take issue with people who assume they know what to do since they've watched the show. Since its premiere, there has been an increase of people rushing into action when someone is in medical distress because they think they know what to do. This is not only dangerous to the person helping, but also to the person they're trying to assist.
Resident doctor Karen Zink said Grey's Anatomy gives unrealistic expectations to what a medical intern lives like.
“You are just dragging your butt, trying to stay alive. You don’t have time to do your hair. You don’t have time to put on makeup. Every surgical intern has bags under their eyes,” she said.
2. McSteamy's Misstep
Eric Dane, who played the now-deceased Dr. Sloan, known as McSteamy, found himself in some hot water in 2009. The good-looking actor made headlines after a sex tape involving him, his wife, and a former beauty queen surfaced online. Dane and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, threatened to sue any other site that posted the video. They followed through with their threat when they sued popular website Gawker for releasing the video to begin with.
3. McDreamy Dilemma
What is it with all these good looking men and their sex-scandals, am I right? Long-time series regular Patrick Dempsey was killed off the show during season 11, and the general consensus is that it stemmed from a extra-marital affair he was having with someone on set. The name of the person was not revealed, but it was believe she was young and impressionable.
“It was obvious to everyone Patrick was [sleeping with] her," sources said at the time. "It got very messy and emotional on set and became a huge liability.”
The affair made things awkward on set, and everything started to go wrong. This is what prompted show creator Shonda Rhimes to end Dempsey's contract, as it went against her strong "no BS" rule. Dempsey's team denied the rumors, but after it was leaked, his wife of 15 years filed for divorce.
After his character was killed off, Dempsey managed to repair his relationship with his wife, which only adds fuel to the fire. Something about the show triggered their divorce, or so it seems.