Ellen Pompeo RETURNS to Grey’s Anatomy for 19TH SEASON… after admitting she


She famously admitted that she stuck with Grey’s Anatomy to ‘make money’ instead of pursuing a much more diverse and creative career.

And Ellen Pompeo has added even more stability to her life.

The 52-year-old actress has closed a deal to continue as Dr. Meredith Grey for season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy as the series was renewed by ABC according to a Monday report from Deadline.

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She's back! Ellen Pompeo (seen at The Emmys in September) has closed a deal to continue as Dr. Meredith Grey for season 19 of Grey's Anatomy as the series was renewed by ABC according to a Monday report from Deadline

She’s back! Ellen Pompeo (seen at The Emmys in September) has closed a deal to continue as Dr. Meredith Grey for season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy as the series was renewed by ABC according to a Monday report from Deadline

Moving on  up: Though she has kept the title of doctor on the series, one name will change as she has been upped from co-executive producer to executive producer for the upcoming season

Moving on  up: Though she has kept the title of doctor on the series, one name will change as she has been upped from co-executive producer to executive producer for the upcoming season

Though she has kept the title of doctor on the series, one name will change as she has been upped from co-executive producer to executive producer for the upcoming season.

They also report that fellow executive producer Krista Vernoff will remain as the showrunner for the highly-successful medical drama.

It is also interesting to note that ABC has also not designated the 19th season as the final one for the show or Pompeo herself as was the case for the Season 18 renewal in May 2021.

Back in August 2020, Pompeo made waves as she admitted the financial security the show has given her has been a major factor for her staying on the show as she said on podcast Jemele Hill Is Unbothered at the time: ‘You know, I made choices to stay on the show.

Keeping it going: It is also interesting to note that ABC has also not designated the 19th season as the final one for the show or Pompeo herself as was the case for the Season 18 renewal in May 2021

Keeping it going: It is also interesting to note that ABC has also not designated the 19th season as the final one for the show or Pompeo herself as was the case for the Season 18 renewal in May 2021

Back in August 2020, Pompeo (seen in October)  made waves as she admitted the financial security the show has given her has been a major factor for her staying on as she said on podcast Jemele Hill Is Unbothered at the time: 'You know, I made choices to stay on the show'

Back in August 2020, Pompeo (seen in October)  made waves as she admitted the financial security the show has given her has been a major factor for her staying on as she said on podcast Jemele Hill Is Unbothered at the time: ‘You know, I made choices to stay on the show’

‘For me, personally, a healthy home life was more important than career. I didn’t grow up with a particularly happy childhood. So the idea that I have this great husband and these three beautiful children [and] a happy home life was really something I needed to complete, to close the hole in my heart.’ 

Pompeo is married to 55-year-old musician Chris Ivery and the couple has three children, daughter Stella, 12, daughter Sienna, seven, and son Eli, five. 

It was revealed in 2018 that Pompeo had negotiated a salary of $20 million per year, making her one of the highest paid actresses on TV.

She also earns an undisclosed sum for producing the Grey’s spinoff, Station 19. 

Raking it in:It was revealed in 2018 that Pompeo had negotiated a salary of $20 million per year, making her one of the highest paid actresses on TV

Raking it in:It was revealed in 2018 that Pompeo had negotiated a salary of $20 million per year, making her one of the highest paid actresses on TV

Pompeo continued, ‘And so I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles, I don’t like chasing anything ever, and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing. 

 ‘You’ve got to chase roles, you’ve got to beg for roles, you’ve got to convince people… and although I produce…



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