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Martin Henderson Wasn't Shocked at All by His 'Grey's Anatomy' Departure

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Let's be honest. The only relevant love interest Meredith Grey ever had on Grey's Anatomy was Derek Shepherd. Okay, we're being dramatic. Nathan Riggs wasn't half bad. The steamy doctor was portrayed by actor Martin Henderson from 2015 until 2017, and since Mer has (sort of) moved on with her latest beau, Andrew DeLuca, it's been quite some time since we've seen Riggs around Seattle. So, why did Martin Henderson leave Grey's Anatomy two years ago? Scroll down to find out!

Why did Martin Henderson leave Grey's Anatomy?

So it turns out, Martin Henderson left Grey's Anatomy back in 2017 after two years on the show because his contract on the series was up. That said, he wasn't too surprised by his departure. 

"It doesn’t work that way in Shondaland. It’s handed down. If there are certain concerns or tweaks in a scene, the writers are open to hearing your thoughts and collaborating, but the direction of the major storyline is decided on high. I only had a short-term contract with the show," he previously told Deadline when he was asked if he had an inkling about his exit.