Ellen Pompeo announces joyous news. The Star, best known for her role as Meredith Grey in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy welcomes a baby through a surrogate. On Thursday, October 2, 2104 she was on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and she gave some details about her experience. It was two weeks ago when she and her husband. Chris Ivery welcomed into their lives a second child a daughter. She let out her happy news just hours before her ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ appearance.
Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery married in 2007, has kept a secret before, she explained to the chat show host,
“The mayor of New York City married us, and I kept that a secret for five days, too.” Adding, “I’ve done it before. The covert thing is kind of fun. This baby was born via surrogate, so I felt an obligation to keep the surrogate’s privacy. That was of utmost importance to me.”
A new addition to the family is Sienna May, a sister for Stella Luna who was born in 2009.
The 44-year-old then went on to describe the surrogacy experience in detail.
“I was present for the insemination. I held her hand. ” she began. “So, they take the sperm…Medically, Chris Ivery has to do what he has to do and provide, and then I had to provide something as well, you know? You have to retrieve the egg,”
“And then they put it together in a dish, the lab technicians, and then they make the embryo. Then they insert the embryo into the woman who will carry the child. ” the actress continued. Pompeo then paid tribute to the couple’s surrogate saying, “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child, so I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her-she who will remain anonymous.”
“I was there with her when they inseminated her and we held hands. I looked into the microscope and I saw the embryo, I saw the baby, and they put it in a thingy and they inseminated her. And then we held hands and we prayed, we talked to God, and if she was meant to be. He said he was going to try to help us out and now we have a gorgeous baby girl.”