Why Is Jay Halstead Actor Jesse Lee Soffer Leaving Chicago PD? Character Exit In Season 10 Confirmed

Actor Jesse Lee Soffer is mainly known for portraying Jay Halstead in Chicago TV series franchise.
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 Actor Jesse Lee Soffer has been a regular face on TV, especially for his role in the ongoing Chicago series.

He plays the main character of Jay Halstead, a member of the CPD Intelligence Unit in "Chicago P.D." Meanwhile, Jay is a recurring character in the franchise's other series."Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med."

Lee Soffer also appeared in two episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as jay, indicating the crossover between the hit TV series.

With so much engagement with the Chicago series, the actor has undoubtedly garnered his on-screen identity among his viewers.

Why Is Jay Halstead Actor Jesse Lee Soffer Leaving Chicago PD?

Interestingly, Lee Soffer had been portraying his part of Det. Jay Halstead since 2013, when he became the main cast of "Chicago P.D." in 2014.

After eight years and ten seasons with the show, Variety has exclusively confirmed that the actor would be leaving the show.

Jesse will depart from his character after the season closes in the fall. "Chicago P.D." season 10 will premiere on NBC n September 21 at 10 p.m. ET.

After the news confirmation regarding his role, Jesse's thank you message to his colleagues and fans also hit the news.

He thanked his fans for their unwavering support throughout the time and said that he will always be proud of his time as Det. Jay Halstead.

Regarding his love for his character, Jesse's social media handles mainly include pictures of the shoot time and some unseen pictures of Jay.

The show's fandom is currently baffled yet supportive concerning the news.

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Jesse Lee Soffer Girlfriend Was Chicago Med Star Girlfriend Torrey DeVitto

Jesse has mainly stayed open about his relationships in terms of his love life. He and ex-girlfriend Torrey DeVitto had captured the attention of many when they started dating.

The former couple began dating in 2017 but had only confirmed their romance in August 2018. However, eight months later, the two split as co-stars.

Being the same part of the franchise and production company, the two shared screens and much time together, a spark that ignited their romance.

Actress Torrey DeVitto starred in as Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago Med from 2015 to 2021.
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U.S. Magazine reported on the breakup when Soffer publicly confirmed the split, saying that the two do not share bad blood due to their separation.

The two moved on and focused on their career, and now, both stars are out of the Chicago franchise.

Aside from her central role in "Chicago Med," DeVitto is portrayed as a lead character in other hit series such as "Beautiful People" and "Army Wives."

She is an active actress in the industry whose upcoming TV series and her movies are still filming, per her IMDb.

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Actor Jesse Lee Soffer Relationship Update In 2022

While the news of Soffer's career updates has become a new sensation, his relationship status falls closely in line.

A household name, his dating life has intrigued all, but it seems he is single at the moment. With the ongoing rush into his career, the actor seems to have taken some time off from searching for love again.

After his 2019 split with Torrey, any reports on his new girlfriend did not hit the news.

Jesse Lee Soffer dated his another Chicago co-star Sophia Bush nearly a decade ago.
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In 2022, Soffer will bid farewell to his regular schedule of appearing on "Chicago P.D." and may get time to spend more time with himself and his close ones.

Jesse visited Universal Studios with his two nephews in June, indicating that he is quite a family man beside his heavy routine.

Concerning his love prior to falling in love with Torrey, he was in a relationship with another Chicago co-star, Sophia Bush.

Bush simultaneously appeared on all Chicagos series as Detective Erin Lindsay. The two started dating in May 2014 and formally split in November 2016.

In the meantime, they had broken up once in 2015, citing that they "just didn't work out," E! News wrote.