Grey's Anatomy Moms Return to Work

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The Grey’s Anatomy cast has been shaken up a lot in recent weeks, but things have returned to normal as Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl returned to work on the show this week.

“They’re back at work and everyone’s happy to see them,” says a source.

Pompeo, who welcomed her first child, Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15, won’t be absent from any episodes, thanks to the production team’s planning and pre-taping.

After adopting 10-month-old baby Naleigh on September 10 - and taking five weeks off to film the romantic comedy Life As We Know It - Heigl also returned to the set this week.

Heigl’s character, Izzie Stevens, will return to Seattle Grace in the episode airing November 12, the same episode where guest star Kim Raver will begin her stint on the show.

A Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley Pic

Ellen Pompeo just had a baby, while Katherine Heigl just adopted one.

No word on whether or not Stella and Naleigh have come to work with their moms yet, but if Chyler Leigh’s experience with five-month-old Anniston is any indication, they’re welcome.

“My trailer is overtaken by kid stuff. Anniston has a chair, diapers, wipes, formula, toys,” Leigh said. “Justin [Chambers] crowned [Anniston] baby Elvis because of her mohawk!”

Chyler's baby, born this summer, was her third.

One thing is for sure - soon Anniston, Naleigh and Stella will have a new playmate: Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart are expecting their first child together next year.

Talk about a family-friendly set!

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I dislike KH (which made Krissy's comment funny and totally true) but to be fair, she opted out of GA to do her movies and all. Her choice, whatever. I can't say if it's good or bad if KH brings her baby to work but if it was me, I'd wait for the baby to get better before entering a very different environment. Since I've seen that KH is out and about with the baby, I assume that she's doing ok so there isn't anything wrong. Other than that, if CL has her babies there, why can't KH? I have a newfound admiration for EP. Nine months pregnant and shooting ahead. She really is a trooper. I love her. gon, Everybody is entitled to dislike KH if they want to. It isn't a crime. Izzie/KH is one of the either you adore them or hate them kind of thing. Actually, everyone is really huge superstars due to the shows' popularity but if you mean money-wise, then it's a different situation.


I hope to see more DerMer time now that Ellen is back, I can,t to excited about the new gang. Maybe in time but don,t expect t


The first two are Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey. Then the others two stars of the show are Katherine Heigl and Sandra Oh, nobody can say this is not true!!
Stop bother KH , she is excellent in her work and her character is soo loveed by many people, so stop writing craps about her!!!!


I have such admiration for working moms. Just another testament to the notion that we can have, and do, it all!


I love this cast! Seriously, if there was some negative crap happening like Sex and the city cast for example, or Desperate housewives cast, it just turns me away so bad!ž Bottom line: Grey's cast is a blast!:)


Way to go Krissy,
I'm with you on this one!!!


I think everyone is being a little harsh towards Katherine Heigl. So she's an opinionated actress, Yes! But I love her character and think she should get the same treatment as all the other cast for Grey's. So she took off 5 episodes, she has good reasons to. For one, to spend time with her new daughter. Are people actually suggesting that just because she didn't actually birth Naleigh that she shouldn't get to take maturnity leave to spend time with her. Seriously!
I also read where part of the reason that they were introducing all the new characters into storylines and doing the merger is to create wiggle room for the original cast so that if they need to take a leave they can. It even said that McDreamy is going to be filming a movie later this year and may need to miss an episode or so. I bet people don't freak out and think he is less of an actor for leaving to film a movie because he is McDreamy.


This story just confirms what was on the internet for the past few weeks.
The actor who plays Joe the barman so say 'tweeted' that he was filming with Ellen on September 15th. There were also pics of KH outside the studios with her daughter. KH has been doing a film and opted out of GA. I keep reading that her missing 5 episodes may not all be in sequence. Iz brings her mentor to SGH (Joel Grey)


Personally, I think it's rather harsh (and totally unfair) for Nathalie and whoever else to say that KH can't bring her child to work with her. (No offence, but you're retarded.) Sure, she's adopted, but her kid is her kid. Maybe she didn't carry her around for 9 months, but that doesn't mean she didn't have to go through a long and hard adoption process to get her. Plus, she is a special needs baby. Also, I'd like to point out that while she's up there on the cast list, EP is the star of the show, not KH.


All I got to say is....GOOD ONE...Krissy...LMAO!!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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.