Amazing news for Cristina (Sandra Oh)/Owen (Kevin McKidd) fans! Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes just tweeted a very definitive response to many viewers’ eager questions about the fate of this essentially traumatized couple.

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Late last night (March 29), Shonda tweeted, “Cristina/Owen: what is coming is hard but it's beautiful and real. I have no intention of splitting them up. I really believe in them.”

Wow. Although Shonda has hinted at her affection for Cristina and Owen’s troubled but genuine relationship in the past, this is the first time she has made it clear that a divorce is not in their future.

In many ways, this makes the experience of watching them unravel all of the deeper issues in their marriage (adultery, the abortion, their future with or without children) even more fascinating. It’s almost more rewarding to watch a couple with this many problems slowly patch themselves back together, rather than slowly disintegrate into a predictable break-up.

What are your thoughts, fans?

Grey’s Anatomy returns with an all-new episode on Thursday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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