Star: Ellen Pompeo’s husband had an affair with a teenager

You know the drill. It’s Star Magazine, so the chances are pretty good that this could all be bullsh-t. What I find interesting, though, is that this is gossip about someone who is rarely – if ever – mentioned in the tabloids. Sure, Ellen Pompeo gets a shout-out in a “Katherine Heigl is a diva” story, but Ellen, her pregnancy, and her personal life hardly ever make it into any kind of major gossip. For that reason alone, I suspect that there might be something fishy going on. So, here’s the story: Star is reporting that Ellen’s husband, Chris Ivery, has been having an affair with a 19-year-old restaurant hostess in Boston. The girl’s name is Rachel Artz, and she has given her confirmation of the affair to Star. Rachel claims that she and Chris were “intimate” several times, and that’s about it. The rest of the story is from a bunch of “insiders” and “friends”. Like, an “insider” claims Chris “promised Rachel that he’d make her a star.”

While Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo was glowing over the happy news of her pregnancy, her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, was practicing his baby talk on his secret lover — a sexy 19-year-old blonde!

In April, Ellen, 39, confirmed that she and Chris, 41, are expecting their first child, a daughter, later this year. But by late May, Chris had begun a torrid affair with restaurant hostess Rachel Artz in his hometown of Boston. “Yes, I had sexual relations with Chris,” Rachel acknowledged when she spoke with Star. “We were intimate several times.”

And while a rep for Ellen has denied all details of an affair, additional sources have told Star that over the course of three months, Chris and Rachel trysted several times — including at hotels in Boston and Miami, and a private residence in Martha’s Vineyard — while Ellen was home in Los Angeles. “Chris promised Rachel that he’d make her a star — that’s his lure,” says an insider.

A source tells Star, “Chris often took calls from Ellen in front of Rachel and talked about their baby-to-be.” Otherwise, the insider adds, “He didn’t seem to like Ellen much when he talked about her. He made her seem like a diva.”

Pick up the new issue of Star for all the steamy details of the affair — including Rachel and Chris’ pregnancy scare — and an exclusive photo of the teen temptress!

[From Star Magazine]

Here’s what I’ll buy for sure – that this Rachel girl is definitely confirming her sexual relationship with Chris Ivery. The rest of it, I’m not so sure of. Whether Rachel is being honest, or she’s just looking for attention, or if she’s just crazy, I don’t know. The weirdest thing (for me) is that I totally don’t buy for a second this whole “Ellen is a diva” claim. Ellen has always seemed like a sweetheart to me – totally low-key, professional, a little eccentric, maybe. But nice. Ellen is due any day now, and I really hope her husband isn’t as douchey as this report would indicate.

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery are shown out on 8/28/09. Ellen Pompeo is also shown out with a friend on 9/4/09. Credit: Fame Pictures. Star cover via CoverAwards

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  1. Obvious says:

    meh. i don’t wish cheating bastard of any sort on any woman (except maybe Kate Gosslin-I don’t condone Jon’s behavior but the way she emasculated him on national tv-she had something coming). BUt I just don’t like Ellen. At least not on Grey’s-maybe i’m transferring my intense disdain for Meredith to Ellen. She’s whining and annoying and I hate her. I cut myself off from Grey’s this year-Private Practice only.

  2. Megan says:

    ugh!!! i hope this is not true, she could do waay better anyway!

  3. dee says:

    Have your baby, raise it yourself and be fulfilled.
    Throw this scum bucket to the curb.
    You can do so much better.
    I really don’t understand why she wanted his baby.

  4. Ana says:

    Well he supposedly has some kind fo scuzzy background so it wouldn’t surprise me.

  5. Nikki says:

    Ellen’s husband was in prison for fraud. I Do belive he had an affair. Ellen deserves something better, she’s OK.

  6. Kristin says:

    You know, I used to agree with you once that Ellen Pompeo seemed like a “total sweetheart.” That is, until I saw her and her husband on an episode of “Punk’d.” She was the biggest bitch ever. I was seriously shocked by how nasty she was. I totally did not see that type of behavior coming from her and the prank that they pulled on her was seriously not even that big of a deal. Most people would have just gone along in kind of a laid back manner. Her husband was really cool but shockingly she was horrible. I was suprised that she even let them air the footage, that’s how nasty she was. So I guess her image may be just that: an image.

  7. Moore says:

    Kristin, I saw her on punk’d too and haven’t liked her since. Since she’s been pregnant I’ve been hoping she’s changed but who knows. She was not worth it back then

  8. ! says:

    Same here gals, I hated her after seeing her on Punk’d but at the same time, given the nature of the prank and the fact that Chris is a philanderer, mooch, and professional douche…her grumpiness mighta been warranted, there.

  9. Cinderella says:

    Funny, this was a blind not too long ago and nearly everyone guessed him.


  10. Mairead says:

    The 19 year old is a moron for falling for the two oldest lines in the book “I’m gonna make you a star” and “My wife doesn’t understand me/we’re not getting on/ she’s changed since the baby/ we’re never really together”. (come on, most of us knew that was nonsense when we were 19)

    And he’s a scumbag for cheating on his pregnant missus and using a young fool.

    (Contrary to popular opinion I actually don’t “condone” adultery, I just think that when a marriage or relationships dissolve it’s often not cut-and-dried. But this is a fairly straightforward case and the man is totally in the wrong).

  11. Kristin says:

    Okay, whew! I’m glad it’s not just me who thought she was so nasty! Seriously, could you believe how pissy she was? That totally killed her good girl image for me. Although you’re totally right that maybe her attitude is understandable if there is any truth to these allegations.

  12. MichelleMuko says:

    Ok, like who cares. She is so annoying and so y list. But agreed her husband is a rotten ass and his 19 yr old hoochie is so lame for picking ths guy to sleep with for a chance at fame.

  13. Gigohead says:

    What a shame. If this guy can’t be faithful and he’s married to a very pretty woman, where does it leave the rest of us. I hate when men cheat on their preggo wives. Makes me sick to my stomach since I just recently had a baby and almost died having him and for me to learn that my man was cheating on me is devastating.

  14. eternalcanadian says:

    Not surprised. Men are more likely to cheat on their partner when the partner is pregnant. Chris is a douchebag. Too bad Ellen got the short end of the stick. Look at her, she’s gorgeous and sexy, and yet he goes around sticking his dingle into other women. Let’s hope he didn’t pass along any STDs to her that would harm the baby.

  15. lizzy says:

    I lean toward believing it. ESPECIALLY since she is rarely talked about in the tabloids. In this case where there is smoke, there is fire.

  16. Bullshieste says:

    He’s a piece of crap. Pregnant wife and 19 year old mistress? I don’t care how intolerable Ellen is, I hope she kicks him, hard, to the curb!

  17. walker says:

    You guys believe ths story? I mean it’s coming from Star.

  18. A says:

    As usual another celebrity couple NOT wearing their wedding rings.

  19. Alex says:

    Ellen was a bitch on Punked and her PR has been carefully controlled ever since. All her interviews are scripted.

    So I have no problem believing it. She married a convicted drug dealer and fraudster who does nothing for a living.

  20. movielover says:

    I am so glad to see the comments here that there are others who detest Ellen Pompeo cos I hate her character on Grey’s Anatomy. The real life her cannot be that different – whines, ugly voice, wrinkled face and can’t act at all. How she landed the meaty role in Grey’s Anatomy is beyond any thinking person. They should kill off her character and just let Grey’s Anatomy be about Lexie Grey – so much more balanced and easier to watch.

  21. Jamie says:

    I can’t believe that so many people believe this…and if someone ever commited adultey to anyone it’s just wrong and sick it’s been plenty if time to plenty of people but people always assume the worst just because they are celebrities don’t you think they deserve not to have so many people in their business

  22. Diva says:

    I cant blv so many ppl h8 mer/ellen**wel its al gud wo cares hw much u h8 ha cos it dsnt stop ha 4rm bn wo she is or havin ppl wo luv & undastand ha/ha rol****xoxo**
    tru/fals; jus tri 2 fix ur marrg bt nt @ d cost of ur happins/ur baby…….xoxo*