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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Wow! You Haters what pathetic lives you must lead. I hope to see the day that Blacks and Gays run the country and white trash are there slaves and I'm white but if there's this many people on one board that are this back woods minded to spew hatred at a happy couple, I can't imagine how many more are out there. Unless you have something positive to say keep your hatred to yourself.


What is wrong with you people? Ellen and Chris are human beings. Did you forget that part?


Dear Candy,
Thank you for your refreshing outlook on the subject. The point of the website is not to condemn Ellen and Chris for being in love, but to congratulate them. Thank you again and I hope that all the racist remarks can be forgotten. Congrats Elle and Chris! I love Grey's Anatomy and watch it every week which makes me feel the same way that Candy does, there is a Mc Dreamy out their for everyone. Thank you Candy and thank you Ellen for everything you do.


Congratulations to both of you Ellen i'm so happy to see you found happiness, i must thank you see its because of you that i still have hope that i will find my Mc Dreamy. I have all you movies and with grey's anatomy it gave me hope,thank you you are my hero wishes you all the best in life. candy


Dear Patty and Doug Wilson,
You should be ashamed of yourselves. I cannot believe that you would have the nerve to post something like that up on the internet for everyone to see. You are a pathetic excuse for human beings and it is a disgrace that you yourselves hold your heads higher than the rest of the African Americans in this world. According to me you are a waste of space on the earth. I hope you feel sorry for what you've done and so should the rest of the racist people on this page. I forgive you for what you've said, and may God have mercy on your soul.


You smell funk? Take your head out of your crease! Racists - black, white and every colour in between - a dying breed (thank goodness). Your own inadequacies are glaring; it's natural to 'busy' yourself creating the illusion that the shortcomings of others are far worse. Take a moment from your self-absorbed, 'industrious' little lives to appreciate your blessings. It's clear you don't love yourself at all - if you did you'd hate others less. From everything you've expressed, most poetically, your reasons for celebrating have got to be T..I..N..Y!! I pity you


Since when did we have to be so critical of everyone? Just let the happy couple remain happy! This is not the main point here, the main point of this website is to discuss Grey's Anatomy. I love the show and watch it every week, and will continue watching it (even if the star of the show is in an interacial relationship or not). Anyways keep up the great work with the show, and everyone needs to just back off of them. Congrats Ellen and Chris!


I have to say that I am utterly disgusted by some of the racist remarks of the people on this page! No one should dare judge Ellen and Chris for being in love. I do believe that no matter age and race Ellen and Chris should have a happy life together. Congratulations to the both of you and I hope that you have a long and happy life together! Shame on all of you who are so ignorant and pathetic enough to say the things that you do!
Congratulations again and don't listen to all of the negative aspects in this case.


All niggers and nigger lovers need to die of AIDS, and soon! 14/88


These racist swine seem to have nothing better to do other than make crude comments about people of color. I for one am Italian and chat in yahoo in the christian chat rooms. I met a fine christian woman of color there and I have plans of preparing a collard green,lima beans w/pig ears, cornbread dinner for her, then eating her pussy afterwards. God bless you Ellen and I pray your new love doesn't physically,mentally or terminally abuse you.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

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.