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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Shocker: Alex Karev Reunites With Izzie Stevens
The day before, Grey's revealed why Alex Karev, one of the last remaining original doctors, would not be returning to Seattle following Justin Chambers' abrupt exit. In Thursday's episode, Alex revealed in letters he wrote that he had reunited with his first Grey's love and ex-wife, Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), and that they were raising their two 5-year-old twins, Alexis and Eli, on a horse farm in Kansas.
"There's no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that's defined so much of my life for the past 15 years," the actor said in a statement to ET. "For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time."
"As I move on from Grey’s Anatomy, I want to thank the ABC family, Shonda Rhimes, original cast members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens [Jr.], and the rest of the amazing cast and crew, both past and present, and, of course, the fans for an extraordinary ride," Chambers added.