Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd were probably the most romantic couple to appear in the series, even though their actors were far from close outside of the set. What’s even worse is that since Patrick Dempsey left the medical series, he no longer speaks to his former acting partner, Ellen Pompeo.Radio silenceEllen Pompeo opened up on the show Red Table Talk led by Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook. She revealed that she hasn’t spoken to her darling doctor since 2015.‘Typically, when people leave the show, they need to sort of re-find themselves, who they are, without the show, because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to figure out who you are without the show. So, we have not spoken but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick,’ she explained on the show.They were never closeIn light of these statements, we have to wonder whether these two actors were ever really close, given that in January 2018, Ellen Pompeo told the Hollywood Reporter that she had a problem negotiating her salary because she was a woman and that the producers used to use Patrick Dempsey as an excuse.‘They could always use him as leverage against me – ‘We don’t need you; we have Patrick’- which they did for years. I don’t know if they also did that to him, because he and I never discussed our deals. There were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that.’ The atmosphere was probably quite tense on that set, we know that for sure!