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Ellen Pompeo Reveals the Importance of Taking Daughter to Baby2Baby Halloween Event

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 08, 2020
11:20 P.M.

Actress Ellen Pompeo isn’t just a celebrity that we see on television playing her role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” she is also a bit of a philanthropist who believes in giving back. She’s also teaching her daughter to do the same.

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Last Friday, Ellen Pompeo, 50, spoke to “People” magazine about the one specific task she took upon on Halloween. This past holiday, the actress took part in the Baby2Baby's Halloween drive-thru distribution event.

The Baby2Baby event saw hundreds of families coming through to a Halloween themed drive-thru distribution. The event was held at the organization’s headquarters in Culver City, California.

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-Grammy brunch on February 12, 2011, in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-Grammy brunch on February 12, 2011, in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Clothes, diapers, food, school supplies, backpacks, Paul Mitchell shampoo, and other supplies were distributed to those in need. The aim was to assist families living in poverty to help alleviate them from the hardships that they are currently facing due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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This year, Pompeo brought along her little daughter, Stella, 11. The actress felt bringing her child along was wise because being at the event was a "good message" to share with her daughter.

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The star praised her daughter noting how the little girl had done a great job at the event. She also explained why she generally took part in the drive-thru event stating:

"Any time I can come out and support Baby2Baby and show these families that somebody cares about them, it's great to do."

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Pompeo noted how much tension was swirling around in the country at the moment and how there was a lack of empathy in many places. She shared how interacting with others with a smile allowed positive vibes to be sent out, and that was a good thing.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Baby2Baby has managed to distribute more than 40 million essential items to the most vulnerable children, aged between 0 to 12 years, across the country. This year, their COVID-19 relief efforts will impact almost one million children in over 90 cities in the country.

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The actress further revealed that bringing her daughter with her and showing her how one can give back to others to make their day a little better; was a lesson she wanted to impart to Stella. The star also explained how she believed that doing things was way better than just talking.

Another part of Ellen Pompeo’s life that she doesn’t flaunt publically is her marriage.

With regards to her role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Pompeo has played the role of Meredith Grey since the show’s pilot in 2004. The fan-favorite series is currently going into its 17th season, which will premiere on November 12, 2020.

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The actress is currently in the final year of her contract and it might be her last one. The series is filming in Los Angeles while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols to make sure everyone is safe.

Opening up about taking her daughter along to the Baby2Baby event is not the norm for Pompeo who generally keeps her private life out of the spotlight. Another part of her life that she doesn’t flaunt publically is her marriage.

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Pompeo is married to music producer Chris Ivery whom she initially met in 2003. The couple met all those years back while shopping at a grocery store in Los Angeles; where they hit it off immediately.

They started dating six months after meeting and later discovered that they had actually grown up just minutes from each other near Boston. In 2007, the pair tied the knot at the New York City Hall before welcoming Stella Luna, in 2009, Sienna May, in 2014, and Eli Christopher, in 2016.

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