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Pompeo Praises Her On-Screen Love

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Ellen Pompeo, Patrick DempseyThe leading man of Grey's Anatomy, who just became the father of twin boys, is "a good dad," his co-star says.

"I think the thing about Patrick is, obviously he has a tremendous love for his wife and his daughter, but he has a tremendous sense of duty," Ellen Pompeo said.

"He's really sort of old-fashioned in that way â€" he's got a good sense of being a gentleman and taking care of his family, and that's what makes him a good dad. It's an admirable quality," she tells People.

Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian Dempsey, welcomed sons Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Galen is Dempsey's middle name. The couple, who have been married for seven years, also have a 4-year-old daughter, Tallulah.

In January, the 41-year-old Grey's Anatomy star spoke with Details and Life magazines about his career and fatherhood, and how his priorities are shifting by the day:

"Now, making money is about providing for my children. And being a father makes you look at yourself. You look at your marriage and go, 'How do I improve this? How do I keep growing and create a stable environment for my children?'"

It's great to see that Patrick is as happy off-screen as he is with his on-screen love, Pompeo, and that he retains a healthy perspective on life and fame.

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I wish I could have been in the room the first time Ellen and Patrick read together....definitly a casting directors dream

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IT IS TO GREAT TO HEAR CO WORKERS SPEAK TO HIGHLY ABOUT EACH OTHER. ELLEN POMPEO SEEMS LIKE A TRUELY SWEET, HUMBLE PERSON HERSELF. I REALLY ENJOY SEEING HER AND PATRICK'S SCEENS TOGETHER ON THE SHOW. I'VE WATCHED PATRICK DEMPSEY SINCE HIS MOVIE ON THE LAWNMOWER. HE WAS GREAT THEN, AND EVER SINCE. I WOULD TRUELY LIKE TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW. I'D SIT AT THE BAR NEAR THE HOSPITAL, AND WATCH AS THE INTERNS AND DR'S WOULD GET OFF OF WORK TO GET A FEW DRINKS. I'D BUY THE WHOLE BAR A FEW ROUNDS. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOU GUYS. I JUST LOVE EVERYONE ON GREY'S ............MARLENE

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Great to hear nice things said about Patrick. It's nice that Ellen and Patrick keep work and personal lives separate...the rumors of anything else are stupid. Patrick does seem like a true gentleman and that is great for his family and his co-workers as well. I wonder if Patrick and his wife have a nanny to help them with the twins? Hope we will hear more about the twins, i.e. birth weight, etc.

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I think it is wonderul what Ellen said. I feel their friendship is based on mutal respect for one another. It disturbs me when you read little comments here or hear someone make a remark about them being more than friends. One of our local radio stations said it feels like someone is trying to destroy a good show. Then they added it is'nt going to work because no matter what this cast will make it through. And I say Amen to that brother.

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I agree with all that has been said. It is really nice that Ellen and Patrick have such a nice off screen friendship. I am sure it makes it feel safer and nicer for the onscreen romance. Patrick Galen is a great name. Very Irish sounding baby names Galen and Sullivan. I wonder if Sullivan is a family name, too.

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Patrick and Ellen have a great relationship on and off the screen. I love how she speaks up about him being a great husband and father those are comments you don't hear enough of. I wish Patrick and Jill the best of luck because they're going to need it they have their hands full.

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I love their friendship!!

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What nice comments from Ellen Pompeo. Not a surprise she is co complimentary of him. As we have always read and seen, these two are great friends off screen and are naturally great together on screen! I have always heard Ellen make comments about how good of a husband and father that Patrick is and she should know since she is working with him everyday! Wonder if she is just alittle jealous of how nice it would be if McDreamny was really hers! (ha) They are definately great together! Congrats to Patrick on the birth of his twins!

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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

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