He’s one of the most low-key couples in Hollywood. Since 2005, Ellen Pompeo has been on the screen in the medical series Grey’s Anatomy in the role of Meredith Gray. And if her character has chained love stories in 16 seasons, the actress’ private life is far from being as hectic. And for good reason, she has been living with Chris Ivery for several years. Very discreet about her private life, Ellen Pompeo nonetheless spends the perfect love with the music producer since 2003, whom she married in 2007.
It was in a Los Angeles grocery store that Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery met, reports Good Housekeeping, who specifies that they were first friends. After six months, they started a love story, which is far from over. Both from Boston, the producer and actress share a lot in common, and in 2007 decided to get married in the utmost discretion at New York City Hall. “Friday morning, we woke up, we went to the town hall, we got married very quickly, then we went to Lupa for lunch afterwards”, she had thus confided on Live with Kelly and Ryan, in 2017.
A husband not at all jealous of his love stories on the screen
In 2009, the couple welcomed their first child, a little girl named Stella Luna, before welcoming Sienna May in 2014, then Eli Christopher in 2016, both born of surrogacy. A very close-knit family, but also, a Chris Ivery far from being jealous of Ellen Pompeo’s many connections on television. “My husband is a fantastic guy and very, very sure,” she had confided to Queen Latifah in 2013, explaining that she felt safe with him. “Nothing shakes him”, she had assured, specifying that their little pleasure was to meet for lunch alone, while they met in the evening with their children.
Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery © Backgrid