Grey’s Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo and Eric Dane have allegedly been spending plenty of time with each other.

Woman’s Day, in its Dec. 19 issue, claimed that Pompeo and Dane always shared a special connection while they were on the set of the hit ABC series.

And now that they have both decided to quit Grey’s Anatomy, they have more time to catch up with each other.

A source also claimed that Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery have been dealing with some marital issues. So, the fact that Pompeo and Dane have been hanging out seems suspicious.

“Ellen and Chris will always love each other but word is they grew apart years ago. Regardless of what happens, their kids will always be their top priority so it’s no surprise they have not been seen together in public for some time,” the source said.

The source added that it’s obvious that Pompeo and Ivery have already moved on from each other because they have been hanging out with other people.

Ivery was also photographed with a mystery blonde weeks ago.

“Ellen is said to be leaning on Eric, who has been a long-time confidant and a great friend,” the source said.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. It’s not true that Pompeo and Ivery are having problems in their marriage or that they are close to divorcing.

The couple has been together since 2003 and they have been blessed with three children.

It’s not also true that Pompeo has been going on secret date nights with Dane. The two are just friends that’s why they are able to hang out casually.

It’s unclear who the mystery blonde that Ivery was photographed with. But there’s no proof that he has been cheating on Pompeo. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have gone to such a public place and been with another woman.

Meanwhile, Pompeo also made headlines recently amid reports that she decided to quit Grey’s Anatomy. Director Shonda Rhimes has not revealed the fate of the series, but there are rumors that the medical drama will also bid its fans goodbyes at the end of the current season.

“I’ve been trying to focus on convincing everybody that it should end. ​I feel like I’m the super naive one who keeps saying, ‘But what’s the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?’” Pompeo said last year.