Grey’s Anatomy Denny Duquette: 10 Things You Didn't Know
Everyone fell in love with Jeffrey Dean Morgan when he came to Grey's Anatomy as Denny Duquette in Season 2. Then we all fell apart when he died and came back as a ghost/tumor. But, how much do we know about Denny Duquette and Jeffrey Dean Morgan other than his love for Izzie Stevens? Here's 10 things you probably didn't know about Grey's Anatomy's Denny Duquette and Jeffrey Dean Morgan!
1. Denny Duquette Is Married To The Woman Arizona Cheated On Callie With
While we would all love it if he were married to Izzie Stevens, Jeffrey Dean Morgan married actress Hilarie Burton, who was also on Grey's Anatomy at one point in time. She played Lauren Boswell, the woman who had a one-night stand with Arizona during the superstorm! But, luckily, there hasn't been drama with this couple! They have been happily married for 3 years!
2. And They Were Set Up By Their Former Supernatural Co-Star
Yes! While the couple didn't meet on the set of Grey's Anatomy, Jeffrey and Hilarie met on a blind date that was set up by their Supernatural co-star, Jenson Ackles! Jeffrey said, "I happened to be single and Jensen said, 'I've got a girl you should meet. So I went to a bar and I met Hilarie at a bar with Jensen and Danneel [Jensen's wife], and the rest is history."
3. And Their Blind Date Was ANYTHING But Awkward
Even if Jeffrey admitted that he had a few drinks to loosen up, the couple clicked instantly. According to Popsugar, Jeffrey got "a little too lit." He added, "We ended up back at my house drinking shots of tequila. But she was really cool and somehow I talked her into going to — I was on my way to do a movie called The Resident in New Mexico and she was on her way to Paris — and I talked her into, instead of going to Paris, to come and see me in New Mexico. And I ruined her life and now she's stuck with me." Adorable.
4. Cristina Yang Was Supposed To Fall In Love With Denny
YUP. According to Shonda Rhimes, the falling in love with a patient storyline, which would eventually go to Izzie and Denny, was originally supposed to go to Cristina. Uhm, what?! Could you IMAGINE that happening? Cristina would never.
5. Jeffrey Dean Morgan became An Actor By Accident
Apparently, Jeffrey was helping a friend move to Los Angeles in his early 20s when a casting agent spotted his "rugged good looks" and convinced Jeffrey to audition for Sharkey the Killer Pimp in Uncaged. We're happy it worked out for him!
6. He WAS Running A Small Graphic Design Company
Before Jeffrey got his big break, he started a graphic art company in Seattle. Whoa. While we're sure his talents within the company were great, we're so glad he discovered his love for acting!
7. And He's STILL Not Used To Being A Celebrity
Hilarie revealed to Hollywood Life that Jeffrey will get embarrassed if he sees himself on a billboard. He's much more comfortable with his private life on the farm.
8. He LOVES Animals
Speaking of which, Jeffrey wanted his kids to grow up outside of the city, so he lives on a 60-acre working farm, filled with cattle, chickens, and alpacas! He also has two dogs named Bandit and Bisou. According to Sharp Magazine, Morgan actually witnessed a puppy get hit by a car when he was filming "The Losers." He paid for the dog's treatment and recovery, and the dog was eventually delivered to his trailer with a full body cast. That dog would eventually be called Bandit. What a guy!
9. And He Even Thanks Shonda Rhimes For Giving Him His Career
While a lot of Grey's fans believe that Shonda Rhimes ruined their lives, Jeffrey thinks quite the opposite! He said, "Grey’s Anatomy gave me the opportunity to be where I am now. I wake up every morning and thank Shonda Rhimes. That role gave me a career."
10. He Owns A Candy Store With Ant Man
According to USA Today Jeffrey and Paul Rudd saved Samuel's Sweet Shop, a local favorite in Rhinebeck, New York. Sweet!
How much do you love Jeffrey Dean Morgan after reading these? It makes us appreciate (and miss) his presence on Grey's even more!
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