Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and other celebrities share what their partners think about sex scenes
Chris Ivery says he is the “real McDreamy” in the life of his wife Ellen Pompeo.
As much as we enjoy the sizzling side of Grey’s Anatomy, let’s have a thought for the poor husband of Ellen Pompeo who found the sexy scenes between his wife and Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey too much to bear.
“He was like, ‘That’s not what I signed up for. Are you going to work and kiss with this? I love Patrick and everything, he’s a good guy, but like really? ”, Recalled Ellen, who plays Meredith Gray, on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast recently.
“I remember at first it was really tough for him,” she said of her husband Chris Ivery.
To make matters worse, the chemistry between Meredith and McDreamy was real to the cast as well.
“Patrick and I have this chemistry where, I think even since we first met, it was like we’ve known each other for a hundred years,” Ellen said in another interview.
“It’s like riding a bike – we just have a chemistry and a dynamic that has always served us well, and I think we have a genuine affection for each other.”
Ellen and Chris married in 2007 and have three children.
“He’s really a soldier, he’s my favorite person,” Ellen said of Chris in an interview with People. “We are blessed.”
To which Chris replied, “I’m the real McDreamy!”
Here’s what other TV couples think about their loved one’s raunchy onscreen shenanigans
Will & Jada Pinkett Smith
“Best friends” and “life partners” is how powerful couple Will and Jada referred to themselves. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Jada loves watching her man onscreen, she told Late Night with Seth Meyers. “When I’m with Will, I experience him physically,” she said. “But I very rarely see what he looks like when he’s in the game … It’s sexy!”
“You know it’s a voyeuristic way of seeing your man, but I’m kinda weird that way,” Jada told E! Additional.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman spoke about how the support of her husband, country singer, Keith Urban, has helped her on camera. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
It’s hard to argue with Nicole – who has had some pretty intense sex scenes with Alexander Skarsgard on Big Little Lies – when she says, “Nobody wants to see his wife with Skarsgard, let me tell you. No one!”
The Oscar winner said her “incredibly patient” husband was “incredibly supportive and watched all the episodes and clapped aside, which I have to say if I didn’t have that I wouldn’t. Couldn’t do it, seriously, I wouldn’t.
Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin
Lisa and Harry have been married for 24 years. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Lisa doesn’t hesitate to admit that she has moments of jealousy watching her husband at work. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills say, “Yes, I’m jealous. I do not like this at all. But, hey, that’s the deal, ”speaking of the scenes from Harry to Graves.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith
The 007 star and his wife Keely recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
The ex-James Bond’s wife says she viewed her spy work in bed as “legal cheating.” “She said this once at a dinner party and I almost choked on my shrimp,” said Pierce, who has been married to Keely for 20 years.
Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker
Boris met and married his actress wife, Nicole after the couple starred in the Soul Food series. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
This beautiful couple have rules when it comes to misting the screen. “As long as we talk about it before, and I let her know what the script looks like and who I’m playing with. You know, that’s what we do,” Boris told ET. “She did the same with Denzel [Washington] in Remember the Titans. . . she has been a love for so many actors.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Supporting each other on and off camera, Ryan and Blake at the premiere of the actor’s latest film, Free Guy. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
It’s pure torture to watch Ryan have sex with other women, the Gossip Girl star told Jimmy Fallon on his show. “I’m on a plane and everywhere I look is my husband in a sexual montage, on vacation with another woman – because everyone wants to watch Deadpool on a plane.”
SOURCES: PEOPLE.COM, CHEATSHEET.COM, SCRENRANT.COM, DEADLINE.COM, NEWS.COM.AU