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Ellen Pompeo's Security Snafu

Ellen Pompeo's Security Snafu

Ellen Pompeo and music exec husband Chris Ivery check-in at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The twosome caught a flight to NYC.

According to one paparazzo, Pompeo, 38, was told she did not have valid I.D. despite having two passports in her hand. However, the Grey’s Anatomy star was still able to get past security after speaking with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials. It certainly pays to be a celebrity!

Ellen and Chris celebrated their two-month wedding anniversary last Wednesday. Hey, two months is a very long time in Hollywood. Two weeks is becoming standard!

20+ pictures inside of Ellen Pompeo‘s security snafu…

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Photos: MO/Bauer-Griffin
Posted to: Chris Ivery, Ellen Pompeo

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  • Ally

    love her smile!! :)

  • derek



  • God

    3rd It pays to be beautiful!

  • marcie

    She looks NICE!
    what a smile :)
    thanks JJ


    I love her, she’s beautiful when she smile, so genuine….

  • http://Chileee Domi


  • mark

    JJ give us more of her, she so great!!!
    I do respect the fact that she wants to be discreet but I so like her!!!

  • gabi

    AAAAAAA Ellieee
    i adore this woman. look at that smile. she should always smile.
    and she looks real good. liking what shes wearing.
    thanks justjared. are there more pics please. thanks

  • kamy

    It’s so refreshing to see even famous people can forget to have their ID valid, it make her so cute and genuine.
    I love you Ellen….

  • gabi

    it says 20+ photos
    I thinig they are still working on it

  • Emily

    woah.. ellen smiles *shocked* something must be going on!

  • EP

    She looks GREAT!
    Loving this.


    waiting for the rest of the photos
    thanks JJ

  • tom

    OMG! How gorgeous is her smile :)
    loving Ellen.

  • vanessahudgensofficial55

    NEW pictures video

  • tom c

    Those stupid TSA people. You’re supposed to have a valid photo ID. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a driver’s license. What about people who don’t drive? Besides, passports have far more stringent standards about providing proof of identity than the measly driver’s license.

  • thegamingamine

    It’s so nice to see her pop up now and again. It gets a bit redundant hearing about Hollywood’s patented ‘media-whores,’ driving drunk, sending nudey pics to people ect, and Ellen is anything but, I welcome the change JJ.

  • carry

    Love her eyes, love her hair, love her smile, love how she always make times for her fans and signs them autographs, she’s just perfect!!!!

    Thanks JJ

  • Lax-ative

    She looks good, god I love that smile of hers, and find them together kinda cute actually.Damn that freakin writers strike,when is that going to end????Maybe they’re going on honeymoon now, no greys anyway so take advantage!

  • Julie

    her smile is amazing. she looks so good. cute and wonderful.
    Ellen is wonderful to look at :)
    thank you jj

  • Stefanie

    awwww she’s such a cutie!! I LOVE HER!! thank you so much jared!!!

  • izzie

    Ellen is sweet. her smile is too cute :)

  • carry

    can you imagine EP trying to explain why her ID is invalid, that must be too cute, moreover if she rambled like Meredith…

  • sarah

    She has the most beautiful smile. They should let her show it more on Greys!

  • cecile

    do you think that is an international flight ? I wonder if in another country’s airport, security is going to let her pass with an invalid ID only because her name

  • izzie

    didn’t say. maybe she’s going to Italy. maybe on their honeymoon :)
    i can’t get over how beautiful her smile is. they really should make her smile more on Grey’s.

  • hafsa

    I love this woman, the first pic of her smiling and looking at her husband is just adorable. Love her smile its so cute. B/w Ellen looks younger than 38 and she hardly ever wear any makeup. Thks jared more pics please. Love ellen.

  • Mex

    it makes no sense that the tsa screener would not accept her passport – unless it had expired or something and even if it had – it can be used as photo id for a year. When I fly, I always use my passport and I’ve never had any tsa screener tell me it’s not valid. Of course, I fly in/out of New York, so maybe it’s different in LA (ha ha ha)

    now, if by chance her ticket was under her married name (assuming that in real life, she now goes by Avery) and her passport still says Pompeo…then the tsa screener would understandably have to say that she does not valid photo id…the name on the ticket must match the photo id.

  • hmm

    WOW!!!!!!!! is that Ellen? i cant not believe a smile can lift up her face like that. See how beautiful and young she looked with just a genuine smile like that! i wonder where she is going. Thks jared, we harldy ever hear or see ellen much, i guess she likes keeping a low profile. If only you knew how much you made my day with that pic of ellen smiling! thks alot!

  • tammy

    they don’t even wear a wedding ring, I don’t think she took his name IRL

  • Joey

    her smile is like sunshine :D I LOVE IT LOVE ELLEN
    more Ellen Pompeo JustJared. thanks a bundle.

  • hmm

    check pic 13 she has her wedding ring on.

  • Joey

    I don’t think she took his name. I think he’s now Mr. Pompeo

    do you think he’d mind.

  • llo

    AWWW! how cute! lovely smile lovely lady. thank you JJ.

  • tammy

    hmm, it’s not her wedding ring, it’s her engagement ring.

  • Adam

    EllenEllen is beautiful and gorgeous. she looks so much younger than 38. and why oh why don’t they let her smile more on Grey’s. Who has such a smile ans doesn’t show it, its a winner. it’s amazingly bright and happy and all cute and stuff. :)

    thank you JJ. more Ellen P. please. always more Ellen. :)

  • Julesey

    more EP please

    she’s too cute for words and very sexy(i can say that as a straight woman..haha)


    She’s great here!

  • Amanda

    Gosh…I love her…her smile is soooooo beautiful…

  • hi

    She looks great

  • Joey


  • Dani

    HOw cute is she :)

  • love her

    She is gorgeous. chic…. they both look stunning!
    thanks jj

  • alex

    How gorgeous is she!!! i love her sixties look. her hair looks amazing, and she is really glowing. thanks you guys. Chris looks elegant and chic… :) gorgeous couple.

  • alex

    oops meant this for her Channel thread :)
    oh well…
    loving her smile here… :)

  • Violet

    She’s so pretty! Thanks for posting!

  • RON

    wow! love her
    she looks amazing. her face is flawless, her outfit is so chic
    fits her real nice. ADORE HER SMILE.


  • RON


  • RON



    she’s pretty.

  • remember da truth

    Don’t believe everything a rotten paparrazzo says. What do they know? They were just guessing while taking pictures.