'Grey's Anatomy' puts a ring on it -- McDreamy's proposal to Meredith was a long time coming

By Jean Bentley and Jami Lundborg
Updated April 03, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

It’s taken forever for Grey’s Anatomy‘s McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to get to happily ever after. Here’s exactly how long.

Number of times they’ve broken up: 6

Number of times they’ve had sex in the hospital: 5

Number of episodes before McDreamy put a ring on it: 97