Ellen Pompeo is Pregnant!

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Start the Baby McDreamy watch (sort of)!

Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is pregnant with her husband, Chris Ivery, her rep confirms.

"It's great news," says Jennifer Allen. "They're ecstatic."

The couple, both natives of the Boston area, met in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003 and began dating six months later. They've been together ever since.

The actress, 39, and Chris Ivery, 41, were married personally by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a low-key ceremony on her birthday in November 2007.

They got engaged on her birthday exactly a year earlier in 2006.


Chris Ivery: Ellen Pompeo's real-life McDreamy.

No word on whether there is a McDreamy Jr. in the works, given this new announcement. Don't be so sure. Chyler Leigh, who plays Pompeo's half-sister on the show, is currently expecting but her pregnancy was hidden, not worked into the script.

"I keep wondering when the transition from carrying charts to pushing wheelchairs to pushing gurneys to close up face shots in the OR will happen," Leigh, who already has two children with her husband, joked to Access Hollywood a couple of months ago.

"I guess the positive is, I'll have really buff arms from all the carrying and pushing of random medical equipment." Meredith's got to be pregnant on the show, right?

Either way, congratulations to Ellen and Chris from all of us at Grey's Anatomy Insider! Click to enlarge more photos of the happy, expectant couple below ...

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Also, this is Hollywood. They start filming in July or August for the early part of the season, right? They certainly had enough breaks this season that they could spread out the new episodes to cover filming while she is on leave (if she takes a long leave) or also film more stuff ahead of time so they all take a break when she does. I am not sure they will write in a McBaby just yet. It would be cute though. But, yay for Ellen and Chris. Being a parent is the greatest thing I could ever have hoped for! I have 3 little ones and they bring more to your life than you could ever imagine! Best wishes to them for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.


Everyone is assuming Ellen will take a 3 month maternity leave. Who says she will or wants to...lots of people take 6 weeks and off they go back to work. And she could certainly have her baby with her on set with a nanny. Just some thoughts people.


I'm willing to bet that's Derek's baby...LOL


Oh, but yeah. I'm totally happy for Ellen!!! ^.^


I really don't think they should write this into the show. Making the show about the trials of motherhood? Bailey fills that role, really, Meredith and Derek represent young, new love. It might be tough to hid it, but it's not impossible. On Star Trek Voyager one of the stars of the show, Roxanne Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) was pregnant for half of the series (she had 2 or 3 kids, as I recall). They managed to hide it really well. I didn't even know until after the series ended and they talked about it in the interviews. So I say, leave Meredith and Derek focussed on their relationship and their careers. Baby would just be too much.


I think they could reasonably write her off for 3 mos as on maternity leave if she the pregnancy is written into the show. Derek could certainly make references to her, etc. Also, they could shoot some footage prior to her leave and work it in later. Who knows. Shonda always keeps us on our toes.


yeah, i don't know if anything will make it believable that she's gone. she has such a big part of the show. maybe they'll change the filming schedule so that they shoot as many episodes as possible before she's due. then they have all the episodes they need when she's on maternity leave


Congrats!!!!!!Its wonderfull :-)


I just knew it....Some time ago I saw a picture of Ellen and she looked so shiny and PREGGERS! But some people disagreed with me :-D ...A bit funny.....


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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.