The Secret Wedding of Ellen Pompeo and Husband Chris Ivery
Ellen Pompeo is one of the most recognizable faces in the TV industry. She plays the role of Dr. Meredith Grey in the long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
She has been a part of the series since 2005 and has also reprised her role for two episodes of Station 19, a Grey's Anatomy spinoff. Even though Pompeo has done little besides the medical drama, she has a successful career.
She is one of the highest-paid actors in the world and has a massive net worth. Like her professional life, the actress's personal life is also excellent.
She is married to music producer Chris Ivery and shares three children with him — Stella Luna, Sienna May, and Eli Christopher. The pair got married 14 years ago and are currently living their 'happily ever after.'
Ellen Pompeo's Wedding to Chris Ivery
Pompeo and Ivery grew up around the same area, but they did not know each other. However, they met each other in 2003 via mutual friends in a grocery store.
The two remained good friends for around six months before they started dating. Then, almost four years later, Ivery popped the question on the occasion of Pompeo's 37th birthday, on November 10, 2006.
He proposed to her with a 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond ring at their house after having breakfast. Her representatives told People she was "surprised and thrilled" of the proposal.
Back then, they did not set a date for their wedding. Pompeo did not want a lavish wedding. Instead, her wedding plans included getting married in an intimate ceremony and away from Los Angeles.
Pompeo and Ivery got married secretly in a small wedding ceremony in New York City. The actress's father, Joseph, confirmed the wedding to People.
He also said that Pompeo did not want a "big thing," so they quietly married. The civil ceremony was held in City Hall in Lower Manhattan, where the then NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, served as the only witness.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa for LIVEKellyandRyan, Pompeo said they opted for an intimate ceremony cause she wanted privacy in their life.
Since Pompeo and Chris would be recognized in the streets, they took a secret pathway into the building via a subway tunnel. She wore a black Yves Saint Laurent wedding dress and got married to the love of her life.
I guess you fall in love and you think he's the guy right away. Right when you fall in love, you think he's the guy. You don't sort of fall into a relationship thinking it's only going to be temporary.
Pompeo knew Ivery was the one for her ask soon as she fell in love with him. She confessed that the music producer is somebody she has to "share everything with," including good and bad moments.
The actress called her husband "a real companion" and said that they had a strong bond. Therefore, it is not surprising that the couple's love is strong even after 14 years of marriage.