Ellen Pompeo waves to photographers while leaving the studio after taping an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (October 2) in Hollywood.
The 44-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress surprised the world that day by revealing she had welcomed a baby daughter named Sienna May two months ago via a surrogate.
“This baby was born via surrogate so I felt an obligation to keep the surrogate’s privacy. That was of utmost importance to me,” Ellen said. “I was present for the insemination. I held her hand.”
“So medically, [my husband] Chris Ivery has to do what he has to do and provide what he has to provide. And then I had to provide something as well, you know,” Ellen added about the surrogacy process. “I had to do something as well. They have to retrieve the egg and then they put it together in a dish. Then they make the embryo and then they insert the embryo into the woman who will carry the child.”
FYI: Ellen is wearing Melissa Kay Jewelry earrings on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Ellen Pompeo on Her New Baby