In a on Saturday, Pompeo thanked her supporters for their love after hearing of Valentino’s passing, saying she has been reflecting on her work as Dr. Meredith Grey to work through her loss. She has played the complex and empathetic doctor on 17 seasons of "Grey's Anatomy."“I recently filmed a scene where Meredith says, ‘Life is so much loss, so much grief and so much pain..but it’s a package deal, there is no joy without pain.’” Pompeo said Grey has helped her “more times than I could have imagined.”Pompeo shared she has been sitting with the memory of Valentino to “chase away the pain” but that she’s “grateful for love.”In addition to her animals, Pompeo shares her home with her husband, Chris Ivery, 54, and their three children: Stella Luna, 11, Sienna May, 6, and Eli Christopher, 4.
In hearing of the family's loss, Pompeo's friends and costars sent messages of support on Instagram, including longtime "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Demsey, who said of Valentino, "He was a little sweetie, I am so sorry for your loss, big hug and kiss."
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