The name Ellen Pompeo needs no introduction. An ace actress, one of the highest paid in the world, and our beloved Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy.
The 50-year-old has so many achievements under her belt but her Instagram bio reads : ‘Personal Assistant to Stella Luna, Sienna May, and Eli Christopher’ (her kids). Now, if that doesn’t scream #momgoals, then what does?
Ellen Pompeo and hubby Chris Ivery have two daughters, Stella and Sienna, and a son Eli together. Bringing up three kids while working can take its toll, but not many embrace motherhood like Ellen does.
Here are some of Ellen Pompeo’s best quotes that tell us she is an amazing mama!
Feels guilty going to work
Ellen Pompeo has days when she feels sorry for abandoning her children to go to work.
“It is challenging. I have my days where I feel really guilty that I’ve been here every day if I have to work a lot,” she previously shared with Entertainment Tonight. “But the truth is I’m in a very blessed situation … I am so lucky.”
Thankful for her Nanny
The Station 19 star is well aware of the struggles of working moms but considers herself extremely fortunate as she can afford help. “I have the most fantastic baby nurse, Jackie, who’s also backstage,” she told First For Women.
“She helps me. I’d be nowhere without her because I work long days and I need help caring for [Eli]. And she’s got my back.”
Worried 24×7 for her kids
“Life can be quite painful for me sometimes because I feel things so deeply, and I feel things even more deeply now that I’m a parent,” Ellen once shared with InStyle. “You worry so much about them … and it’s really hard. We’re living in a crazy, polluted, violent, angry world. There’s a lot to be fearful of for them.”
Moms need TLC too!
“I focus on self-care every day, because if I’m not OK, then who is going to take care of my children?” Ellen Pompeo told Working Mother.
“I need to take care of myself to be able to take care of my kids. I need to be the best version of myself that I can be for my children. Self-care is not something I find time for, it’s one of my priorities every day,” she added.
Being mindful about raising her daughters
“My daughters are Black so it’s very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong Black women,” she told People. “Every time there is a Black woman on a magazine cover, whether it is Kerry Washington or whoever it is, I make sure that magazine is in my house and on my table. For me, that’s super important.”
Making her kids confident
Ellen encourages her kids to try different things and discover their interests. The idea behind it is – when her kids find out they’re good at something, it’ll make them feel more self-assured.
“That’s how you get confidence — when you’re good at things. Whether it’s making pancakes, whether it’s learning double dutch, whether it’s drawing—whatever it is, just try a lot of different things. When you’re good at things, you have confidence,” she told InStyle.
Juggling between work and family isn’t a cakewalk but this celeb mom sure makes it look easy. Gotta admit, Ellen Pompeo’s motherly side has made us fall in love with the actress again (not that we ever stopped but…)