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Katherine Heigl Will Miss Her 'Grey's Anatomy' Family

April 9, 2010 (4:27 am) GMT
Now that she has left 'Grey's Anatomy' to focus on her daughter, Katherine Heigl admits she will miss her fellow cast members because she has 'spent more time with them over the past six years.'

is sad to be finally leaving "" because her fellow cast members became like "family" during her six-year stint on the hit show. Heigl has been dogged by rumors of a departure from the show ever since she landed her movie break-out role in 2007's "".

After taking a three-month hiatus from the hit medical drama, Heigl finally announced in March that she will no longer be a part of the series because she wants to focus on being a mum to adopted daughter Naleigh. The 31-year-old is adamant she has not fallen out with her former colleagues - insisting she's desperate to meet 's baby daughter Stella Luna.

She tells Entertainment Weekly, "Ellen (Pompeo) and I text a lot. I'm still waiting to meet Stella Luna. And Justin (Chambers) and I have been texting. is one of the most amazing young women. Just unbelievably lovely and supportive."

"These are my friends. They're kind of family at this point. I spent more time with them over the past six years than I did with my own family. So I'm going to miss that."

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