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Katherine Heigl officially off Grey’s

The cheers you heard were from the cast of Grey’s Anatomy after Katherine Heigl confirmed she’s off the show for good in an interview with EW. She finalized the deal with ABC and will not appear in the final five episodes. She says the decision to leave was because she wanted to spend more time with her daughter and not because she wanted to be a film star.

“I am done,” declares Heigl. “We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”

The 31-year-old actress reveals that it was family issues, not her burgeoning film career, that prompted her to approach series creator Shonda Rhimes and ask to be let out of her contract 18 months early. “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Heigl, who took a three-month family leave from Grey’s this season to bond with her newly-adopted daughter, Naleigh. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”

I’m sure her daughter did change her desire. Those film offers helped too. Once she realized she didn’t have to work full time she up and quit. On the bright side, the rest of the cast won’t have to listen to her bitching anymore.

[Images: Bauer-Griffin]

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