Chris Ivery Biography
Chris Ivery is an American music producer, whose personal life gave him more fame than the records he produced. He is known better as the husband of Ellen Pompeo, the lead actress of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Pompeo has been one of the world’s highest-paid actors for a while, but her successful career did not stop her from domestic bliss. Ivery and Pompeo have been married for 14 years, since 2007, and they have three adorable kids together.
He was born on February 7, 1967, and is 53 years old. He is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and he grew up only 10 miles away from Ellen, but they met each other in 2003. He attended Harvard University for his college education. Not much is known about his early life or career except for the fact that he was a record producer.
Career and Net Worth
He has been a record producer for about 25 years and then decided to change his career, started a clothing line. His works as a music producer are not much known except for Rihanna’s 2010 song “Cheers” (Drink to That). The song was made a part of the TV show ‘Smash’.
His clothing line is called STLA and it was launched in 2019. He has always been a huge fan of Sergio Tacchini, the classic Italian sportswear label. Tachhini has been around since the late 60s. But he couldn’t always find his favourite at most stores and that is how he decided to open a collection and relaunch the label in LA. Ellen is head over heels in love with him, and so proud of him for having the courage to change careers at 50.
Being a music producer who has worked even with Rihanna, we can assume just how rich Ivery must be. According to sources, he has a net worth of almost 10 million US Dollars as of 2020. Ellen is paid more than half a million for every episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and together they are the dream couple.
Ellen Pompeo is famous for playing Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC’s hit tv show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which has been airing since 2005. She is an accomplished actor, being recommended for the Golden Globes in 2007, and has won a Screen Actors Guild award. She was born in Everett, Massachusetts, only miles away from Cambridge. She was discovered in New York when she was working as a cocktail bar waitress and a casting director signed her for a L’Oreal advertisement. She made her entrance by making an appearance in NBC’s tv show ‘Law and Order’. She has also directed two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and has founded a production company named Calamity Jane.
Ivery met his better half in 2003 at a grocery store in Los Angeles. They started off as friends and in six months, they started dating. After three years of dating, Ivery popped the question in 2006, at Ellen’s 37th birthday dinner. In an interview with People magazine, Ivery said, “We were friends for six months, then one night she just looked different to me”.
Ivery and Pompeo got married in 2007 in New York and have three beautiful children named Stella Luna, Sienna May, and Eli Christopher. Their middle child Sienna arrived through surrogacy in 2014 and they had their youngest child in 2016, now they are a happy family of five.
Unlike his wife, Chris Ivery has a rather untraceable social media presence, except for a private Facebook account. His past is also not much known, but it is known that the past wasn’t all sunshine and butterflies. He was convicted of cocaine and marijuana possession when he was only 19 years old. He did not attend three hearings and as a result, had to spend three months in jail. He was out after this short imprisonment and not long after, he was arrested again for cocaine possession and attempted trafficking of the same.
He was also trialed for credit card and document fraud. He had to serve almost fourteen months in Pennsylvania Federal prison until 1995. But he changed for the better when he took on life with ‘Dr. Grey’ and they have been happy ever since. But rumours won’t stop following him around.
Pompeo is convinced that Ivery’s dark days are far behind in the past and as she grew up in the same social background as he did, she could understand why he did what he did. Ellen had a difficult childhood too, her mother passed away when she was four, from an accidental painkiller overdose.
Ivery and Meredith Grey
We all know Ellen has only one man in her life but her onscreen character Dr. Meredith Grey has not yet settled down. Ellen has been asked many times about how he reacts to the steamy scenes in Grey’s Anatomy. She says that her husband is very secure and is not upset or threatened by her onscreen love scenes or her success. Now we know why he is such a catch.
An insider gave away details about Ivery’s and Pompeo’s married life and according to this information, the couple has been separated for a while and will be soon headed for divorce. It was also said by this source that they were an ill-fit match from the beginning and as this news may come as a shock to her followers, it will not be a surprise to people around her.
It was also added that the split could be because of Ellen’s successful career, which is far more successful than Ivery’s. And that Ivery reportedly had issues with the affectionate adventures of Meredith Grey. Sounds like Ellen projected a false image of a ‘very secure husband’. The source also said that even though the divorce could be messy (if it ever happens), Ellen and Chris will be devoted to their kids no matter what.
But turns out, this was just a rumour. An inside source from the actress’s side explained to Gossip Cop that the rumour was false and that their marriage was rock solid. She reiterates that her husband is a very secure guy and nothing shakes him.
Well, we hope so too. It is rare to have a long-lasting marriage in the midst of all the money and ego Hollywood can offer. Chris and Ellen have been going solid for long 14 years and I wish they’d go on forever. Paparazzi have spotted Chris and Ellen walking side by side and as it appears, separation rumours are fake as fake can get.