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Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery: Married in New York City

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It looks like Ellen Pompeo had a lot more to celebrate last weekend than her 38th birthday! And we wondered what they were doing in New York.

The star of Grey's Anatomy and her longtime boyfriend/fiance, music producer Chris Ivery, quietly got married on Friday at New York's City Hall, where none other than Mayor Michael Bloomberg served as their witness.

Appropriately, Pompeo and Ivery got engaged almost exactly a year ago while celebrating the actress' 37th birthday. Ellen Pompeo, an Everett, Mass., native, repeatedly professed that she and Chris Ivery would prefer a quiet wedding.

And how low-key it was.

A city clerk performed the minutes-long ceremony with only Michael Bloomberg - like Pompeo and Ivery, a Boston-area native (he grew up in Medford, Mass.) - and First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris accompanying the couple.

Ellen Pompeo, Chris Ivery Married

Congratulations to Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery from all of us!

"They are over the moon," Ellen Pompeo's spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, told the Boston Globe yesterday. The discreet newlyweds were spotted courtside at the New York Knicks game Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Ellen Pompeo was back in Hollywood yesterday filming Grey's Anatomy, which is expected to shut down production soon because of the writers' strike.

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Congratulations! Wishing you all the blessings you can get. Ellen once again showed how simple she is. My respect and admiration for her grows more each time I hear things like this.

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Congratultions! Wishing you all the blessings you can get. Ellen once again proved how simple she is. My respect and admiration for her grows more and more each time.

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congrats. i wonder if she was wearing a wedding dress or what??? Anyway i'm sure they will be together forever. i think that katherine's wedding will be so beautiful and she's going to look amazing in her dress:) once again congrats Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ivery:)

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OMG! i knew it! congratulations to ellen and chris! wish them all the best.

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Congratulations to Ellen and Chris!!!!
I wish them all the best!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!
I wish Ellen all the happiness in the world!

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