Ellen Pompeo Posts Playful Vacation Video with Jesse Williams amid Firing Petition Drama

Grey's Anatomy stars, Ellen Pompeo and Jesse Williams enjoy a relaxing vacation together between seasons

Photo: Source: Ellen Pompeo/Instagram

No petition is getting these Grey’s Anatomy stars down!

On Tuesday, Ellen Pompeo took to Instagram to share a fun video in the Hawaiian surf with Grey’s costar Jesse Williams.

“When you vacation with @ijessewilliams and he’s afraid to lose to you in a paddle board race,” Pompeo, 46, captioned the first picture which showcased her balancing on a paddle board next to Williams in Maui.

She then followed it up with a hilarious video that featured Williams playfully pushing the board out from underneath her and laughing hysterically while swimming away in the crystal blue water.

The pair’s vacation comes right on the heels of a controversial Change.org petition calling for Williams, 34, to be fired from the hit ABC show for his speech at the BET Awards on June 26. While the petition has received close to 10,000 signatures at time of publication, there are a handful of anti-firing petitions countering it that have more than 30,000 signatures combined.

Show creator Shonda Rhimes also weighed in on the petition with a concise tweet: “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules.”

Grey’s Anatomy returns Sept. 22 to ABC.

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