Grey´s Anatomy Spoiler: Are Meredith and Derek Breaking Up?Some rumours are floating around regarding Meredith Grey getting less screen time next season of Grey´s Anatomy, but that has nothing to do with a Mer-Der Break Up… it has to do with Ellen Pompeo´s pregnancy, and maternity leave.

As exec producer Krista Vernoff said to Michael Ausiello “I think we would be irresponsible writers if we didn’t give a woman who’s seven-months pregnant a little less time on her feet, she’s waddling around seven-months pregnant about to push a baby out of her body. We have a responsibility to alleviate her screen time a little bit.

It would be false to say that Mer and Der are no longer the focus of the series,” she says. “Derek and Mer will always be a focus of the series.”

So, all of you Mer-Der fans. Don´t worry Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey will still be a couple next season of Grey´s Anatomy.