Just a couple of days before the big 2 hour season 6 premiere of Grey's
, Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery enjoyed an even bigger
premiere; the birth of their first child, a daughter. Stella Luna
Pompeo Ivery was born Tuesday September 15th according to Pompeo's
Stella's birth means that Ellen will be taking some time off from
and the titular role of Meredith Grey for maternity
leave. She'll be joining co-star Katherine Heigl on maternity leave.
Heigl and her husband Joshua Kelley just adopted a child from South
Korea, who they've named Naleigh. As two of the shows leading ladies
step away for family time, the show will focus more on
character-centric episodes and the forthcoming merger of Seattle Grace
and Mercy West.
Congrats to both Ellen and Katherine!
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