Chyler Leigh Speaks on Grey's Anatomy, Family

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As the mother of three children, a cast member on Grey's Anatomy and a star of Lifetime's new movie The 19th Wife (premiering tonight), Chyler Leigh is one busy woman these days.

In a recent interview, she dished a little about the new season of Grey's, as well as what it's like raising little kids and some of the parenting advice she shares with her co-stars ...

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On what viewers can expect on this season of Grey's Anatomy: "The trauma [from last May] manifests itself differently in each character. My character has a complete breakdown. She can't stop thinking and can't sleep. She ends up in the psych ward."

On the end of her character's love triangle on Grey's Anatomy: "There's not much of a love triangle. It becomes a question of who's going to be there for her after her breakdown and you'll see that right away in the [Season Seven premiere]."

On sharing parenting advice with her Grey's co-stars: "Yes, we all do. Jessica Capshaw is going to be a second-time mom. Chandra Wilson has three kids. There are something like 20 kids between all of us. We talk about what things work and don't work."

On her secret to a successful marriage: "Time. Time together as much as we can. Because we don't have a lot of quantity time, we make it as quality as possible. A big thing for us is being able to get out of the house to even just look at each other."

"It's really important to us to take that time and work on our marriage. To refocus about marriage and take time to build each other up. We're a huge support system for each other, and we're a team. We both come from an experience of divorce and difficult family situations."

"When you go through something like that, you have a choice to genuinely change it and make huge changes not only in yourself, but also in the way you work together. We cherish that. We work really hard to make our family the number one priority no matter what."

How much do you love Chyler?

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I would like to see more MerLex interaction. Having see Mark complaining to that therapist about what the therapist is doing, I just think it was in regard to Lex. Not sure Lex should be rebounding to Mark if she was only telling Alex she loved him so recently. Lex needs space to heal herself.


RaXXX, I agree. I don't get why people don't like Lexie. She's WAY better then Jackson, Teddy and Owen! It's going to be fun too see this seasons storylines between Mer and Lex!


I caught this movie on Lifetime-didn't even recognize her. Anyway, fantastic movie! It's going on my list of good tv movies to watch.
Excellent job Chyler!


I love Chyler!!


I like brunette lexie way more than blond lexie.


Tensy The pic is from the 2007 VMA's .Her and Justin presented an award


I seriously don't get all the dislike about Lexie! I mean CL portrays it amazingly... I think if just for once people who dislike Lex, wud watch her character as "Lexie - an indivisual" Rather than "Lexie Grey - Meredith's half sister and somehow potential GREY in Grey's anatomy season 9 , which i don't see happening :P )" you people will learn to like her...
Althouh i found her out of her friggin mind when she slept with Alex destroying Izzex.. Glad She's no more involved in it!


I like CL but hate Lexie.


i adore her...great actress and I love the slexie couple...please, please, please tell me it's goign to be mark who will be there for her :)


I love Chyler! And I'm glad she has a good marriage!:)
P.S. I hope Lexie gets out of Psych quickly, and she and Mark get back together!

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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.


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)