Mother daughter date! Elena Pompeo made a rare appearance with her daughter Sienna at the Fall-Winter 2023 Michael Kors New York Fashion Week show.
The Gray’s Anatomy star, 53, wore a matching nude turtleneck, jacket and belt with a gold-fringed skirt for the Wednesday, Feb. 15, event. Sienna, 8, for her part, rocked a plush black bomber jacket and matching skirt, tights and Doc Marten boots. Pompeo’s daughter met an idol of hers – Leah Michele – at the exhibition.
“Her favorite movie is Funny girlso this is a big deal for us,” the Massachusetts resident shared Entertainment tonight on the show, referring to the 36-year-old cheerfulness alum’s ongoing Broadway run in the musical revival. In footage from the event shared via TwitterSienna can be seen giving Michele a hug.
Pompeo also shares daughter Stella, 13, and son Eli, 6, with husband Chris Ivery. The duo married in 2007 after meeting four years earlier. The Art heist actress has been candid about shaping her career around her favorite role – being a mother.
“For me personally, a healthy family life was so important to me – more important than a career. I didn’t grow up with a particularly happy childhood,” she explained during an August 2020 appearance on the podcast “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered.”
The Golden Globe nominee continued, “So the idea of me having this wonderful husband, these three beautiful children… to have a happy family life was really something I needed. And so I made the decision to make money and not pursue creative acting roles.
The executive producer who chose stability worked in it Gray’s Anatomy fan favor; Pompeo played Dr. Meredith Gray spent 18 seasons on the medical drama before ABC announced her impending departure in August 2022. Her farewell episode – the season 19 season finale – will air on Thursday, February 23.
“I’m 53. My brain is like scrambled eggs. I need to do something new,” the actress said during a December 2022 appearance about her impending exit The Drew Barrymore Show. “You know, you can New York Times crossword puzzle every day. I mean, 19 years, that’s more than people keep their kids in the house.”
Pompeo continued: “For example, people keep their kids at home until they’re 18 and then send them off to college. So, this is like going to university.”’