Who Is Ellen Pompeo's Husband? Plus Other Facts On The Grey's Anatomy Star!


Do you know everything there is to know about Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo

Who Is Ellen Pompeo?

Ellen Pompeo has starred as the kickass Dr. Meredith Grey in ABC's hit medical drama, Grey's Anatomy, since 2005. That's more than twelve years of playing the same character! Crazy! But, while we've gotten to know Ellen as Meredith throughout the years, we still don't know much about Ellen off-screen. So, here are some things you might not know about Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo!

Ellen Pompeo Doesn't See Herself Acting After Grey's Anatomy


Yup! In an interview with Buzzfeed, Ellen made a statement that would disappoint a lot of her fans.

"I definitely don't have a strong desire to act after Grey's. I definitely feel myself transitioning," she said. "I don't find acting terribly empowering."

While we're disappointed, we're still excited to see what project she takes on next!

Who is Ellen Pompeo's Husband?

❤️Eli Christopher❤️ Chris Ivery just fell a notch.. I've got a new guy

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Ellen has been happily married to Chris Ivery since 2007. They dated for four years and actually met at the grocery store!

Too cute!

Does Ellen Pompeo Have Children?

Boy Crazy....Here's to a year filled with happiness and love! Happy New Year ❤️🌎❤️

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YES! Ellen and Christ have three children together! Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery is 7, Sienna May Pompeo Ivery is 2, and Eli Christopher Pompeo Ivery is only seven months. Check out Ellen's Instagram for more photos! Their family is so adorable!

What Does Ellen Pompeo Think Of Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd)?

While Ellen Pompeo has spoken out about Patrick Dempsey's departure from Grey's Anatomy numerous times. She even jokingly mentioned that "it's amazing how much you get done without a penis."

While hilarious, Ellen also added that she will miss McDreamy dearly. However, her focus would always be on where her character, Meredith, goes in life. The story is about Mer, after all!

How Long Will Ellen Pompeo Stay On Grey's Anatomy?

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Do you think Grey's Anatomy could go on without Meredith Grey? Shonda Rhimes and Ellen Pompeo don't think so! (And neither do we.)

In an interview with Variety, Ellen said, "Shonda [Rhimes] and I have both said that when I'm ready to stop, we're going to stop the show. The story is about Meredith Grey's journey and when I'm done, the show will end."

Does anyone else have a new appreciation for Ellen Pompeo? We definitely do!

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