Ellen Pompeo Gives Birth To A Star

Ellen Pompeo baby

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery welcome Stella Luna, keeping her arrival hush for a week.

If we consider Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze's clock, it's getting easier and easier for stars to keep their babies' births a secret.

However Ellen Pompeo may be the winner. She kept the birth of daughter Stella Luna a secret for approximately eight whole days after her birth. Stella Luna, which translates to "Star Moon" in Italian (Pompeo's heritage) took the last name Pompeo Ivery after both Mom and Dad.

Pompeo, 39, announced her pregnancy last April when she would have been nearly four months along. She and 41-year-old husband Chris Ivery, a music producer, married the day before Pompeo's birthday in November 2007. Legend has it they met in a Whole Foods in New York City and began dating six months later after realizing they'd grown up just 10 miles apart from each other outside Boston. When they got married in city hall in Manhattan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg served as their witness.

Looks like little Stella has a star-studded, if unconventional, road ahead. Congratulations to the happy parents.

Photo via Bauer-Griffin.