After Giving Birth to Her First Child, Ellen Pompeo Used a Surrogate for Her Second
For actress Ellen Pompeo, who gave birth to daughter Stella in 2009, having a second child via surrogate was something she wanted to keep very private. Pompeo did reveal her second child’s arrival two months after she was born, however, via an October 2014 Instagram post of a photo of hubby Chris Ivery holding the infant, writing: “Sienna May Ivery, welcome to the world.
We love you more than words can say.” While on Jimmy Kimmel hours after the announcement, she gushed about the surrogacy experience: “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child. 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.”
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