Ellen Pompeo welcomes daughter Stella Luna, born last Tuesday

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Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery welcomed their baby girl at long last. Ellen’s rep tells Us Weekly that Ellen gave birth on September 15 – which was last Tuesday. Uh… someone didn’t stay on this for some kind of timely update? No paparazzo got a shot of Ellen entering a hospital last week? Very strange, right? I’m sure that Ellen and Chris just wanted their privacy, and wanted to enjoy the first week with their baby in peace.

Ellen and Chris named the little girl Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery. I kind of like it. Stella is a really popular name in Hollywood – there’s Stella McCartney, Stella Tennant, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths’ daughter is named Stella, as is Tori Spellings’ daughter. I like “Luna” too – it’s a cute middle name.

Meredith Grey is a mom! Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery have welcomed their first child, a girl, her rep tells Usmagazine.com exclusively.

“Her name is Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery,” her rep tells Us. “She was born Sept. 15 in Los Angeles.”

Pompeo, 39, and the music producer, 41 — who tied the knot at a small ceremony in 2007 — announced they were expecting in April.

“It’s a huge lifestyle change, and I take that very seriously,” she told Allure in 2008 of motherhood. “[Chris and I] enjoy our life so much. We go to Europe and sleep in. So when I have the baby, I won’t feel like we’ve missed any fun, reckless times together, like staying up all night drinking champagne and having sex until five in the morning and not having to get up until two in the afternoon.”

Her Grey’s costar, Jessica Capshaw, told Us Pompeo was ready to be a mom.

“She is so on top of it, and she is so excited, and she is very sweet about it,” she told Us in May. “She is doing her research.”

Added Capshaw, “She is exactly the way that she should be about it, which is really excited and hopeful but at the same time really pragmatic and planning. And I think that is the best way for her to be.”

The new season of Grey’s Anatomy starts Sept. 24. Her costar Katherine Heigl recently adopted a baby girl from Korea.

[From Us Weekly]

Congratulations to the happy family! I’m sure Ellen is over the moon – it felt like she was pregnant a really long time. I’m still kind of wondering why it took them so long to announce – do you think it’s for one of the bad reasons? Like, there might have been complications during childbirth, and Ellen is still hospitalized? I hope not, I really do. I’m also wondering about those reports that Chris has a 19-year-old mistress on the side – and maybe he and Ellen aren’t getting along these days. It’s all probably nothing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, hoping everyone is happy and healthy!

Here’s Ellen Pompeo inside the Porta Via restaurant with Chris on September 9th. Header at Fall Fashion Week in New York in February. Images thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. Birdie says:

    Stella Luna was a children’s book that I read as a kid! It’s about a bat!!! Either they really like bats or they had no idea 🙂
    I’m sure their little girl will be gifted with many copies of this book:


  2. MSat says:

    Wait. Isn’t Stella Luna the name of a bat in a very popular kids’ book?

    They named their child after a bat?

  3. bookgirl says:

    Isn’t Stella Luna the name of a children’s book (and movie)about a fruit bat?

  4. bookgirl says:

    oops…you got there first MSat 😉

  5. Firestarter says:

    Yes, Stella Luna is a bat! Love that book! What are they going to name their next child? Miss Spider?

  6. princess pea says:

    Stella Luna. As noted, the name of a bat. Directly translated into “Star Moon”. I hope the next one is called Rainbow Cloudpuff.

    (the book is here: http://www.amazon.ca/Stellaluna-Janell-Cannon/dp/0152802177 )

  7. Lem says:

    i hate that book

  8. mollyb says:

    Haha. That was my first thought, too! “You mean, like the bat?!” It’s a hugely popular book, too. Oh, well. She’s a pretty sweet bat.

  9. M says:

    I’ve never heard of the book until today, and am sure the kid is going to be teased for her name because of it in school, but it’s not a bad name at all.

  10. Tia C says:

    Better her than me. I wouldn’t want to be saddled with a newborn and a cheating husband. Best of luck with that! lol

  11. Mairead says:

    Still, it’s a lovely name.

  12. wow says:

    I like this couple and I’m happy for them.

  13. RobN says:

    Was he around for the birth or did he have “plans”?

  14. TinaWithPom says:

    Ellen Pompeo looks like my mom when she was young; don’t know diddly squat about the husband.

    Glad for them and hope they’re very happy with their new bundle of joy.

  15. Ana says:

    Stella as in star and Luna as in Lunar is what I thought. Star and moon right?
    I have never heard of the book.
    I also never did get to see Ellen with that cute bump! It looks so big compared to the rest of her! She’s like a pregnant stick figure lol.

  16. Hieronymus Grex says:

    no it isn’t- it’s a dumb name 🙁