The actress, who has starred on the ABC juggernaut since 2005, chatted with Dax Shepard on the Monday, August 24, episode of the Armchair Expert podcast.
“When Patrick left, I had something to prove,” Pompeo explained.
“He left season 11, and then I was renegotiating season 12, so I could have left, because the man left, which is not the story I want to tell.”
“They had put that in my head for so long, that I was no good without him,” Pompeo recalled.
“I had to rewrite the ending of that story and, say, well, ‘Who’s right? Am I actually good without him?’ I had to take over that script and rewrite that story and prove to myself that they were wrong.”
Pompeo has been open about the pay gap on the show between her and