Ellen Pompeo Gushes About Her Ever-Expanding Family

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Ellen Pompeo Gushes About Her Ever-Expanding Family

Ellen Pompeo, The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Ellen Pompeo‘s family is getting larger every day!

The Grey’s Anatomy star and her husband, Chris Ivery, welcomed their third child Eli Christopherlast year, but that’s not the only reason their family is expanding. Pompeo appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday and opens up about her growing brood, which also includes a plethora of animals in addition to her three kids.

Ivery and Pompeo are also proud owners of four dogs, four chickens and a fish! And the 47-year-old actress couldn’t help but gush about her big brood. 

“[Eli] is the sweetest thing ever. Look at him,” she cooed as a picture of her husband and Eli sleeping displayed on a screen. “I have the most fantastic baby nurse, Jackie, who is also backstage. She helps me. I’d be nowhere without her because I work long days, and I need help caring for him and she’s got my back and his.”

The couple are also parents to Stella Luna, 7, and Sienna May, 2. Pompeo gave birth to Stella in 2009, while her second daughter arrived via surrogate in 2014. Pompeo and Ivery tied the knot in 2007. Since then, the couple has adopted various animals, the latest being a puppy named Lily. 

“I was scared for her when she first came because she was really scared,” Pompeo reveals. “Every time someone would come in the house she would run and hide under the bed because I think she thought someone was going to take her away…She has made the most amazing progress. She’s a completely different dog.”

Aww!

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Published at Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000

Grey's Anatomy's Kelly McCreary Teases Maggie's Double Dose of Drama Ahead

Poor Maggie Pierce has no idea what she’s about to be hit with.

With Grey’s Anatomy returning to Grey Sloan Memorial after last week’s sojourn to Montana for a little Japril action, the focus will turn to the young cardiothoracic doc thanks to a return visit from her mom Diane (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), who’s back to treat the breast cancer she’s still hiding from her daughter. Oh, and there’s the small matter of that growing attraction between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and the object of Maggie’s affection, Riggs (Martin Henderson), finally coming to the forefront.

E! News caught up with Kelly McCreary on the red carpet at the long-running ABC series’ PaleyFest event, where she gave us some insight into how the surgeon will handle her world basically falling apart at the seams.

“I think, first and foremost, Maggie is the brightest person she knows,” McCreary told us about the urgent matter to save her mom’s life. “And she’s going to try to solve her problems herself. And of course, when you try to do everything yourself, you get tuckered out.” We’ve got a feeling that Jackson (Jesse Williams), Diane’s chosen doctor and the reason she came to Seattle for treatment, is going to have something to say about that.

And as for the small matter of her half-sister taking up with her crush? “It’s a bad idea to keep secrets. Just don’t do it,” she joked. “I don’t think the audience is going to get the reaction that they’re expecting out of Maggie. Let’s put it that way.”

Elsewhere in the episode, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) finally hash out their problems as they work a trauma case together, while Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tries to mend her relationship with Richard (James Pickens Jr.) after, you know, stabbing him in the back and taking the Residency program away from him. Good luck with that, Bailey!

For more from McCreary, be sure to check out the video above.

What sort of unexpected reaction do you think Maggie will have to the Mer-Riggs relationship? Share your theories in the comments below!

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Published at Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:05:00 +0000