Katherine Heigl Leaves Grey's Anatomy For Motherhood
Posted on Thu Mar 25, 2010 03:29 PM PDT

KHeiglBirthday112409_01_X17.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - After six seasons of Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl is ditching the scrubs for good. ABC has confirmed that Heigl's last appearance on the show was January 21, four months before the big season finale in May.

Both Heigl and ABC Studios say that the split was by "mutual agreement." Entertainment Weekly reports that the 31-year old actress asked to be let out of her contract 18 months early so that she could focus more on her adopted daughter with husband Josh Kelley.

Reports also claim that Heigl would like to focus more on her movie career. Up next, Katherine Heigl will star opposite Ashton Kutcher in the action-comedy Killers due out on June 4.