Grey’s Anatomy Cast: 8 Shocking Off-Screen Scandals
For 11 years now Grey’s Anatomy has remained one of the top shows on television and the cornerstone to Shonda Rhimes’ highly successful Shondaland brand. Over the years fans have watched all of the ups and downs, good episodes and bad and all of the endless drama to happen to the characters on the show. While Grey’s has been highly entertaining with all of its shocking moments over the years, it seems the drama and scandal has found its way off-screen a time or two (or 8). With such a large cast and a revolving door of recurring characters, Grey’s Anatomy is quite the mix of people and personalities that sometimes don’t mix very well…or sometimes mix too well. Check out 8 shocking off-screen scandals involving the Grey’s Anatomy cast and crew.
8. Justin Chambers Affair Rumors
With 257 episodes of Grey’s under his belt Justin Chambers is the second longest running actor on the show right behind star Ellen Pompeo. Although his character Dr. Alex Karev has gone from a sleazy womanizer to a mature and well-liked doctor, Justin Chambers found himself in the center of a inappropriate scandal that sounds more like. Back in 2014 rumors flew that Chambers was getting a little too close to his co-star Camilla Luddington who plays Jo Wilson. Reports from tabloids suggested that the two were seen kissing at a Los Angeles bar and holding hands. Other outlets and their reps were quick to deny the reports as Chambers has been happily married to his wife Keisha Chambers for 23 years and they share five children.
7. Cultural Impact
It is no surprise that Grey’s has become a pop culture phenomenon due to its popularity, however that isn’t always a good thing. While the show is not a reality series, many have taken it to heart which has resulted in a skewed view of the lives of interns and doctors, as well as an increase in people acting out based on what they have “learned” from the show. There have been reports of people rushing into action when someone is in medical distress because of what they learned on Grey’s. Even with the best intentions, this can often be dangerous. Meanwhile, real life doctors and interns have not appreciated the perception of themselves, their lives and their work because of the show. “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,” Resident doctor Karen Zink said about the show.