8 Things You Didn’t Know About Grey’s Anatomy Star Eric Dane

  
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When most people think of Eric Dane, they immediately think of his character, Dr. McSteamy, on Grey’s Anatomy, but that isn’t necessarily fair. He’s branched out since he exited the show in 2012 and he’s managed to keep a pretty tight lid on his personal life as well. After some research, however, we’ve discovered several things that you probably didn’t know about the television star, so here ya go!

8. Tragedy

The Last Ship star’s father died tragically when he was seven years old. “He was a Navy man and ended up becoming an architect and interior designer. He was a troubled soul,” he told the Gulf Times. “He died of a gunshot wound. My grandmother thinks it was an accident. Everybody’s got a different opinion on it. My mother raised two kids.”

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7. Scandal

In 2009, a nude video of Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart and former Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche was leaked. Although no sex acts were performed, the three did prance around Peniche’s apartment naked, hang out in a hot tub and discuss their potential porn names. All of them seemed intoxicated and, at one point, Gayheart says that she needs to lie down because she’s “so high.” In response to the leaked video, Dane and Gayheart’s representative issued a statement to People: “This is simply a private, consensual moment involving a married couple, shot several years ago, which was never intended to be seen by the public. Although the participants are nude, the tape is not a ‘sex tape.’ It is a private tape made for only my clients’ personal use, and nobody has the right to exploit it. If anyone exploits the tape, they will be violating my clients’ rights and will be exposed to significant liability.”

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