Ellen Pompeo’s Husband Doesn’t Watch Grey’s Anatomy & We Totally Get Why

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Chris Ivery doesn't watch 'Grey's Anatomy' and his answer is totally relatable.

Ellen Pompeo's Husband, Chris Ivery, Doesn't Watch 'Grey's Anatomy'

Grey's Anatomy has been on air for 15 seasons – and counting. That means the four remaining original characters – including lead actress Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey – have been playing the same characters on television for about 14 years. While Grey's Anatomy is about to hit another milestone, as it will soon become the longest-running medical drama in primetime television history, we can't help but question what the show is to the families of the people behind our favorite doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial. Well, as it turns out, Pompeo's husband, Chris Ivery, doesn't watch Grey's Anatomy. But before you get upset, here's why – and yes, his explanation is very relatable.

In an interview with US Weekly, Ivery explained that while he used to watch Grey's, he doesn't anymore because, well, it's awkward.

"There was a time back in the day that I watched it a lot, but then I didn't know if she had a lover," Ivery said. "I would say I'm not jealous; I'm really confident, but it's awkward. She's acting but now she's got this new lover, which I know him, Giacomo [Gianniotti]."

Ivery's reasoning is incredibly understandable, especially after the steamy scenes Grey's has gifted fans in the most recent season.

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However, while fans might love Meredith and DeLuca together, Ivery said something that will definitely have you shipping Ellen and Chris.

While Ivery might not watch Grey's, he still supports his wife of 12 years.

"What's the secret? We've been doing it for a long time," Ivery said. "I think the secret is taking the time that we need. Like if it's me and her and we need a date night, we take it. It's just sort of supporting each other. And obviously with three kids it's ample. Her on set, me downtown, it's a lot. But she's my biggest fan. I'm her biggest fan."

Did your heart just melt? Because ours definitely did.

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