10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ellen Pompeo And Chris Ivery’s Relationship

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For over a decade now, Ellen Pompeo has starred on one of TV’s most successful shows ever as Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, and with her skill at staying out of the spotlight, many forget she has a life outside of the show. For over 13 years she has been with music producer Chris Ivery and despite many rumors and supposed scandals the two have stuck together and are stronger than ever with their three children. Get to know the stunning couple better with 10 things you didn’t know about their relationship:

10. How They Met

Two years before Grey’s Anatomy premiered, Ellen Pompeo met Chris Ivery while at a grocery store in L.A. After meeting, the two remained friends, but did not actually start dating until six months later when Ivery said, “one night she just looked different to me.” Meanwhile, Pompeo has admitted she knew he was “the one” early in their relationship. “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,” she explained.



9. They Go Way Back

Although they met in L.A. in 2003, the pair quickly learned that they had way more in common than they realized, and it brought them closer together. The two soon discovered that they both grew up just outside of Boston and then found out their childhood homes were only about 10 miles away from each other. “We have a lot in common. We’re from the same hometown almost,” Pompeo stated back in 2007. She has always insisted that because of these coincidences she has always felt they were destined to be together. “We were six degrees our whole lives, so I feel like we were sort of meant to be. We’ll get married eventually, secretly,” she said in 2006.