Ellen Pompeo was spotted on Friday, October 28 in Los Angeles during a rare public outing to have an ice cream with two of her children. The 52-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star looked calm, cool and collected in mom jeans, an oversized orange sweater and sneakers as she held each of her children’s hands. Her youngest two children, Eli Christopher5 and Sienna May, 7, seen in the image below, looked ready for school in their adorable uniforms. They both looked clean cut and presentable in white polo shirts, with Eli (on Ellen’s left) matching his with navy blue shorts, and Sienna (on Ellen’s right) teaming hers with a typical plaid skirt.
Ellen and her precious children wore sneakers with their outfits. The Golden Globe nominee finished off her look with oversized shades and a black crossbody bag. Meanwhile, Sienna jazzed up her school uniform with a brown and black colle headband and a white watch. Sienna also seemed keen to reach their final destination as she was seen pulling her mum as they crossed the road.
Eli and Sienna are two of the children Ellen shares with her husband, Chris Ivery. Eli was born in December 2016 and Sienna was born via surrogate in 2014 and came as a total surprise to fans as the pregnancy was kept under wraps. Married since November 2007, Ellen and Chris welcomed their first daughter, Stella Luna, in 2009. As fans may recall, Ellen admitted that Stella wasn’t happy being a big sister at first. “After three months, [Stella] was like, ‘Is she leaving?'” the actress recalled in a 2020 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I was like, ‘No, no, she’s going to live here.’ And she was like, ‘Oh, okay.’” Hopefully she’s more excited about the company now!
Ellen has been a working actress for her children’s entire lives, and she has opened up a few times about the guilt she sometimes feels for not always being physically present with her children. “I make a lot of mistakes. You’re just learning,” she reflects In style in 2018. “Kids are just so open and honest, and you can come down a lot on yourself as a parent, like, ‘Oh, I’m not there enough.’ It’s easier to beat yourself up and feel guilty. But you can’t take a kind of victim’s attitude, you have to be optimistic, can do, ‘how can I fix this?’ attitude with children.”
She also brought up her struggles when she was a parent of one in 2012. “It’s challenging. You know, I have my days where I feel really guilty for being here every day when I have to work a lot. But the truth is that I am in a very blessed situation, I am so lucky,” she said E! News. “And all working mums have their challenges and I’m incredibly lucky compared to most. I can afford help and I’m happy where I can bring her here if I miss her. She is not in kindergarten yet so she can spend time with me on set. So I think everything in my life is a blessing. I have my little challenges but they are insignificant compared to what real working moms go through,” she humbly added.