Grey's Anatomy star pregnant

Baby delight for Ellen Pompeo as she announces her pregnancy

Ellen Pompeo, celebrity gossip, marie claire
Ellen Pompeo, celebrity gossip, marie claire
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Baby delight for Ellen Pompeo as she announces her pregnancy

Ellen Pompeo, best known for her starring role as Meredith Grey in hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy, is pregnant with her first child with husband Chris Ivery.

Pompeo, 39, met music producer husband Ivery, 41, in a grocery store in 2003 and they started dating six months later, announcing their engagement in November 2006.

They wed in a surprisingly simple ceremony in November 2007, with the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg officiating their low-key affair. She even snubbed the traditional white gown on her big day for a black Yves Saint Laurent dress and boots.

Pompeo’s rep has said ‘they’re ecstatic’ about the baby news. Pompeo realises motherhood will be a huge lifestyle change but as she told Allure magazine in October: ‘We enjoy our life so much. So when I have a baby, I won’t feel like we’ve missed any fun, reckless times together.’

Pompeo isn’t the only Anatomy star to be expecting, as fellow co-star Chyler Leigh, 26, who plays Pompeo’s on-screen half-sister is set to give birth in May to her third child with actor Nathan West, 30. The couple already have son Noah Wilde, 5 and two-year-old daughter Taelyn.



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