Ellen Pompeo leads quite the hard life. If she’s not lip-locking with Patrick Dempsey‘s McDreamy on the set of Grey’s Anatomy, then she’s getting cozy with her music producer husband, Chis Ivery. And, as it turns out, she’s even been hit on by the oh-so-dreamy Jake Gyllenhaal. (Jealous yet, ladies?).
Here’s how it all went down…
Us Weekly reports that while speaking at a press conference honoring Grey’s show-runner Shonda Rimes on April 2, Pompeo opened up about a fateful meeting she once had with Gyllenhaal, her 2002 costar in Moonlight Mile.
Before auditioning for the film, “I was… in the waiting room and the director and this guy, Jake Gyllenhaal, who I had never heard of — no one had ever heard of him at that point — walked past me,” Pompeo shared. “I [had] my head down… so I didn’t get a look at Jake.” But when she walked in to read, the 42-year-old actress got the shock of her life.
“I had met Jake a couple of weeks prior on the sidewalk,” Pomep explained. “I walked into the room and I saw Jake and I said, ‘Oh my God, it’s you!’ We sort of bumped into each other. He told me I was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.”
However, the Grey’s star wasn’t ready to walk off into the sunset with a man who was ten years her junior. “I said, ‘He’s 12! And maybe we’ll see each other again and I should leave,'” she recalled. “There were sparks, but we just bolted.”
This is an unforgivable mistake. It doesn’t matter if there’s a 10 year age gap or a 50 year age gap — if the hunky Jake Gyllenhaal hits on you, you’re required by law (yes, it’s a law) to see it through … well, as long as you’re not married. Am I right, ladies?