Owen Hunt is a controversial character on Grey’s Anatomy. Here is some trivia about the trauma surgeon from the long-running medical drama.
Owen Hunt was a trauma surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and has been a part of Grey’s Anatomy for many years. He served as Cristina Yang’s main love interest during her time on the series but he was so much more than just a romantic partner. Owen has been a part of many important storylines, most notably his ongoing struggle with PTSD.
Owen is an extremely talented doctor, but he is a very divisive character on the show. He is friendly and generally fun to be around, but he can also be jealous, petty and spiteful. Despite all that we know about Owen, though, there are still many more facts to be discovered.
He Has Been Engaged 3 Times
Owen is quite a simple man if you think about it. He doesn’t want to be the best in his field (although his surgical skills are very impressive); he just wants to save as many lives as possible. This is a particularly admirable quality. Owen also wants to find someone to settle down and start a family with, but this is easier said than done.
He had a fiancé named Beth, but he broke up with her shortly after his return. He then got engaged to and married Cristina Yang, but they later divorced due to irreconcilable differences. Owen then met Amelia Shepherd and after a short dating period, they too got engaged and got married. This also didn’t last very long.
He Served In The Army Before Working At Seattle Grace Hospital
When Owen first arrived at Grey Sloan, he had been caught up in a traffic collision but hadn’t been too badly injured so he helped the other doctors treat the more critical patients. At this time in his life, Owen was about to go off with the army. When he returned, however, he was a different man.
Scarred by his experiences in the field, Owen struggled to cope with normality at first, suffering from severe PTSD-induced episodes. Owen’s status as a former army medic allowed Grey’s Anatomy to cover new ground and explore the reality of living with PTSD. For that, he should be commended.
Owen Has Two Children
Owen has always wanted to be a father, and he made that clear way back when he and Cristina were still together. A father is a beautiful thing to want to be, but unfortunately, it hasn’t always brought the best out in Owen. In fairness, neither Cristina nor Amelia wanted children, breaking Owen’s heart, but he should have handled it a lot better than he did.
However, in Season 14, Owen’s dreams of fatherhood finally became a reality when he applied to be a foster parent and became Leo’s carer. Owen loves Leo, and it was nice to see his paternal side, for a brief moment at least. Happily, Owen then became a father to two after it was revealed that Teddy was pregnant with his baby, Allison.
He Tried To Fire His Best Friend
Like we said before, Owen is basically a good man, but one who does many terrible things. Sometimes, these acts are so that others close to him won’t get hurt. And other times, they’re done because they inconvenience him personally. We weren’t joking when we said he was a deeply flawed character.
During this point in the series, Owen was caught up in a love triangle with Cristina and Teddy. He was with the former at the time, but had feelings for the latter. In order to make sure he didn’t mess things up in his relationship, Owen tried to get Teddy fired so that he couldn’t be tempted by her in person. Smooth.
His Sister Was Presumed Dead For Several Years
The fact that Owen has a sister was only recently revealed in Season 12 of Grey’s Anatomy. During this season, new character Nathan Riggs really seemed to rub Owen up the wrong way. Owen was a complete ass towards Riggs for most of the season and no one could figure out why he was being such a jerk.
However, it was revealed that Riggs had been dating Megan, Owen’s sister, when she went missing, presumed dead. To make matters worse, Riggs had cheated on Megan and then proposed using his hook-up’s discarded jewelry. Despite the setbacks, both Owen and Riggs reunited with an alive Megan in Season 14.