Ellen Pompeo, Chris Ivery Engaged!

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Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, her boyfriend of nearly three years, are officially engaged, Us Weekly reports.

Ivery, 38, proposed on Friday -- which was Pompeo's 37th birthday -- with a 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond and platinum ring by Tacori.

That's quite the birthday gift, but their relationship is laid-back. Chris popped the question after breakfast at home, and following that, he and Ellen proceeded to celebrate with a fairly low-key day.

"We had a great day," Pompeo told People. "We walked on the beach, then we came home, took a shower and went out for sushi. Then we laid on the couch with the dogs and watched TV."

Pompeo has risen to fame as Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy. She has also starred in various movies, including Old School and Moonlight Mile. Ivery is a music producer she met in an L.A. grocery store, and though Pompeo wasn't interested in a date originally, she agreed to go out with Ivery when they bumped into each other again six months later.

That's when they discovered that they grew up 10 miles from each other outside of Boston and that Chris knew Ellen's father.

"I had to go 3,000 miles away to meet a guy who practically grew up next door," Pompeo told the Boston Herald last year. "But I guess everything comes full circle."

Although the couple has not yet set a date or location for the big day, the romantic European destination of Italy might be a good guess.

"My boyfriend and I travel to Italy quite often and I think that’s always the most romantic for us," Pompeo told Us earlier this year. "We went to Bologna and he has family there and I think that’s our favorite place."

Congratulations to the happy couple! It's great that Ellen is happy with her real-life McDreamy. Below is a picture a fan sent us of the two of them taken on the day of their engagement!

Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery -- Engaged!

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I would simply like to inform the readers of this forum that Rev. Walters does not represent the citizens of Kentucky. He resides in far eastern Kentucky which is a beautiful and ethnically diverse part of the state having been settled by many different nationalities. There is very little racism present and the people of this region respect and value diversity. I imagine he is despised there for his views and definately does not represent the populace. In all societies and regions of the world there are people practicing hate. His racist and vile views are not representative of Kentucky!!!


Yeah, "reverend" lacy, back off. so what if chris is black and ellen is white. if they love each other, they love each other.


wtf lacy what the hell is ur problem i totally agree with carol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! back off of ellen pompeo and her husband!!!!!!!!!!!!


so lLacy, et me get this straight, u r a priest or smth, 67 years old and spend so many time in this site, cursing Ellen, (u call her by her first name) but on the other hand u claim to have no idea who s.rhimes is..!
there are so many things i could say to u, but the truth is STUPIDITY IS UNDEFEATABLE. so, whatevever


Lacy: Afrian Americans were taken from Africa so that we could do the work for the white people. Does slavery ring any bells? Seriously Lacy pick up a history book. I hope that one day you can over look your ignorance and realize that we are all equals. Happy new year!


It's funny to see how stupid white people really are in America. They're the ones that are also known as "white trash." They also have the nerve to actually think that God made them better than everyone else. It's just some typical white bullshit that America fed your ass. We all know that this country was built by thieves, rapists, and liars. And don't get me started on that bible bullshit. God is not a person and he isn't white. Your asses didn't get a free pass from hell. Some of you are living your own hell right now. That's why you're angry, suffering from low self-esteem, and a fucking coward hiding behind a keyboard. All the hate, poverty, and all of the other shit you complain about was started by white people. It's your own damn fault that you're a tired hateful piece white trash. Come over here and let me give you some of this delicious black dick! 'Cause that's all you white bitches and pissy white boys want is some black in your ass! So shut the fuck up and get a life!


Lacy: Why do you constantly try to bring down African Americans with you negativity? Is it because you feel intimidated by us? Are you afraid that we are better then you in some way? Your negative comments don't bother me because I know that I am nothing like what you have said. However I will defend myself and my people. As I stated earlier I will pray for you. I hope that you will soon realize that you are hurting no one with your ignorant comments. You are just proving that there is something about my race and culture that you are jealous of because if there wasn't you wouldn't care so much.
Happy Holidays.


Please excuse my language. This is the one that should shut all you ingnorant people up. The creator of the show is BLACK!!!!!! Think on that for a while. ALL of those racist comments are some SHIT!
Why should it matter that he is black and that she is white. Most people in this world are mixed with something down the rode so you should check up on that before you start running off at the mouth. And for the person with the "pimps" ands "whores" comment, your ass just need not speak at all.
Im black, but my boyfriend is white. We have many interracial couples in our lives and last i checked none of us were standin on a corner. I was just in shock by the fact that there is so much damn ingnorance in the world at this point. People Love is not about how good you look standing next to each other. You need to stop with the whole thing. It's just plane stupid. Derek and Meredith are characters ok. They will never be together in real life. So all that they look good together stuff needs to stop. It's not real. It's tv. God created everyone you dumb asses. He loves all people equally. He wouldn't care is she was purple and he was green. It just wouldn't matter. Stop tryin to use God as your shield in this matter. I hope is spares the souls of those of you who are talking all af this racist shit. I think that Ellen is amazingly beautiful and I think that Chris is funny looking, but I dosen't matter because they love each other. Talking about the way that they look or there color makes no sense because at the end of the day they are not going to give a flying rats ass about what and ignorant, narrow-minded, racists people say behind their backs. It just so sad to see this in this day and I am so happy that my boyfriend and I have not had to go through a lot of the bullshit that other "mixed" couples have gone through. Lacy Walter, Pator Jim, Ian Santiago, and anyone I may have missed I will pray for you. I would be lying I i said I wasn't offened by your comments, but hey you think what you think. Your comments have only proved that you fear and/or are intemidated by African Americans. I will pray for thats all I have let to say.


Yeah some "Rev." you are Lacy Walters. You're nothing but a lying, disgusting, ruthless, evil, waste of a human soul. P.S.
You know nothing about God's love. Maybe you should stop being a fraud and actually read the Bible for once!!


To "straight" - We're looking at someone's ACNE now? These are new depths we sink to! Well, at least you're not racist. But you're OH-SO-SAD!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)