ABC TV’s Grey’s Anatomy has kept millions of viewers glued to the screens since 2005. With Ellen Pompeo’s character, Dr. Meredith Grey leading a host of other compelling stars, no one wants to envisage the show ever coming to an end! Revolving around interns, residents, and attending surgeons who struggle to grow in their career while maintaining stable personal lives and relationships, Grey’s Anatomy‘s plot continue to hold its charm as it unfolds by the year. Although the show bares every bit of Meredith’s love life to viewers, fans are really curious about the player, Ellen Pompeo’s own real personal life and relationship. Among other trivia, they particularly want to know the latest state of Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo’s marriage.
Are Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo Still Married?
Yes! Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo are still marrying each other. Married in 2007, their union has lasted for twelve years as of 2019. Prior to their wedding, Chris and Ellen met in the most ordinary way. That was in 2003 at a grocery shop in Los Angeles. They initially started off as casual friends. But after about six months, they developed special interest in each other and consequently, started dating.
The duo later tied the knot in a private civil ceremony held at the New York City Hall on November 9, 2007. The wedding which came off on a Friday, was in fact, a secret affair with only the officiant, then Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the witness, First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris in attendance. The couple invited no one and so had no reception party. They only went off to Lupa for lunch after the quick and quiet solemnization. They followed this with just a weekend-long honeymoon! That was all they could get due to Grey’s Anatomy‘s heightened success at the time which kept Pompeo in the public eye almost every minute of her life.
Ever after, Chris and Ellen’s relationship has been pretty strong, with no media-noticed issues or controversies. Meanwhile, considering the nature of Ellen’s job on Grey’s Anatomy, many fear that their relationship might easily hit the rocks. But that has never happened as Ellen described Chris as a “very very secure” and “fantastic guy” who never feels threatened by her screen roles, no matter how steamy it becomes. According to Pompeo, nothing shakes Ivery.
Since we now know that Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo are still married and growing strong, let’s have a brief look at their individual lives.
Who Exactly Are Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery?
Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, film director and producer. She was born Ellen Kathleen Pompeo on November 10, 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts. The daughter of Joseph and Kathleen Pompeo, Ellen has Irish, English, and Italian origins. Pompeo has five older siblings comprising three sisters and two brothers. She lost her mother at the tender age of five and her father remarried.
Ellen began her acting career in 1995 on L’Oreal and Citibank commercials. She later landed her first film and TV roles on Do You Have the Time and Law & Order. Following these, Ellen has featured in several other screen works, prominent among which are Moonlight Mile (2012), Old School (2003), Daredevil (2003), Art Heist (2004), and Life of the Party (2005). In all, she is most popular for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy (2005-present). Despite having starred in just a few movies and Tv shows, Ellen has had a successful career and ranks among the world’s highest-paid actresses.
Pompeo’s husband, Chris Ivery is an American music producer. He was born Christopher Ivery on February 4, 1968 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Just like Ellen, Chris also grew up in the Boston neighborhood of Massachusetts. The duo are both avid fans of popular NBA club, Boston Celtics.
How Many Kids Do They Have?
Chis Ivery and Ellen Pompeo have three children together. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Stella Luna on September 15, 2009.
Their second child, also a daughter arrived in August 2014. They named her Sienna May. Chris and Ellen had Sienna through surrogacy. Ellen was very excited about her giving another woman the chance to carry her child. She gave the surrogate her full support and held her hand during her insemination.
The couple later had their third child, a son named Eli Christopher on 29th December 2016. They live with their kids in their Malibu mansion located west of Los Angeles, California.