Spring has definitely arrived, and here's some fabulous news to get you into the season's spirit (even if it is still pouring rain in New York); Ellen Pompeo and her hubby, Chris Ivery, are expecting their first child. Pompeo's rep, Jennifer Allen, told PEOPLE, "They're ecstatic."

Pompeo and Ivery, 39 and 41, respectively, are showing it's never too late to begin expanding your brood. The couple met in a grocery store of all places, dated for a year, and then tied the knot in November 2007 at New York's City Hall. After the simple ceremony, the decidedly laid-back twosome went to a Knicks game. 

"I didn't wear a wedding ring that night because I didn't want it to leak out," Pompeo told Allure. "My manager went to Cartier and bought two bands so we would have something to exchange at the ceremony."

Thus, the low-key starlet is nothing like her high-drama "Grey's Anatomy" character, Meredith Grey. Pompeo even had some dating advice for her unlucky-in-love TV counterpart. She told Allure: "There are other fish in the sea. Plenty. Just move on."

Congrats to Pompeo, and her fish, on the impending birth of their brand new guppy.

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— Stephanie Lysaght

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