“I think it’s always hard to have to go through something like that so publicly,” she told Extra on Thursday.
The news broke last week that Dempsey and his wife were divorcing after 15 years of marriage. Heigl, who costarred with Dempsey for five years on Grey’s Anatomy, called the couple “both really great people.”
Heigl also opened up about her own relationship with Josh Kelley, her husband of seven years.
“I was so incredibly drawn to, attracted to this man from the get-go, from the moment I met him,” Heigl said. “You just find this groove with each other.”
The couple has two daughters, Naleigh, 6, and Adalaide, 2. Although the actress revealed she might want more children down the road, she is happy with her little family.
“[Josh] is literally one of my favorite people in the world to hang out with,” she said. “I can never see myself falling out of love with him.”