During a Thursday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo opened up about family life with husband Chris Ivery and their three children: daughters Stella, 7½, and Sienna, 2½, and 5-month-old son Eli.
“I have the most fantastic baby nurse, Jackie,” the actress, 47, admitted. “She helps me. I’d be nowhere without her because I work long days and I need help caring for him.”
“She’s got my back,” she continued, adding that her son is sleeping through the night and is “the sweetest thing ever.”
The host joked, “I need a baby nurse for me to sleep all night.”
“It’s funny, because everybody who meets Jackie is like, ‘I want her,’ ” Pompeo said. “I’m like, ‘You don’t have a baby!’ [and they say] ‘Yeah I know, but I just want Jackie.’ ”
The mom-of-three described their big family, which includes four chickens, a fish, and four dogs.
“The way the rescue gave her to me was fantastic,” she said of the family’s latest pooch. “She had all her shots, she was potty-trained and crate-trained. They do so much for animals, and keep them out of kill shelters. I can’t say enough about them.”