He initially moves to Seattle from New York City to get away from his adulterous ex-wife Addison Montgomery, whom he discovered was having an affair with his best friend, Mark Sloan.He subsequently begins a long romance with Meredith Grey, which results in their marriage.Miranda has been given the nickname "BCB" ("Booty Call Bailey"), due to her increasing love for Ben. In Season 10, Ben talks to Shepherd about how he suspects that Bailey has OCD.Shepherd takes this to Hunt and Bailey is forced to be followed around by an occupational therapist to help her get control of her OCD. Owen Hunt is the Chief of Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.They try to resolve it, but it eventually leads to their divorce.
His hand goes numb while he tries to grip one of the instruments before surgery. In season 10 Derek starts to work with the president, using his technology that he and Callie created.As Chief of Neurosurgery, Derek Shepherd earns the nickname "Mc Dreamy" by the female staff of Seattle Grace.The lead male character, he is known for his complicated love life.In season 10, he starts a relationship with Emma Marling, an attending at Seattle Presbyterian.They break up and he starts to see Cristina again, but that ends when Cristina moves to Zurich.