It turns out that Ellen Pompeo’s fiance , record producer Chris Ivery, has done a couple of bids. For drugs, credit card theft and fraud. It sounds like a typical weekend with my family. Ellen, Chris and I know how it is – as we’re all from Massachusetts. The mean streets of the South Shore. Well, I am at least. I’ll do a dougnut on your lawn, bitch!
In late 2005, reports first surfaced that Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo’s fiancÃ©, L.A. music producer Chris Ivery, had spent 14 months in a federal prison in the mid-1990s after pleading guilty to postal theft and credit card fraud. A year later, in a December 2006 Allure magazine interview, Pompeo sniffed, “Yeah, he used a credit card that wasn’t his when he was 18. Show me a teenager from Boston who doesn’t have a record!”
It’s not quite that simple, Ellen. Chris was 24 at the time — and Star has exclusively learned Ivery’s past run-ins with the law involve a lot more than stolen credit cards. Court records obtained by Star show Ivery has at least 13 criminal convictions in Massachusetts — including ones for dealing cocaine and pot — and has had three lengthy jail sentences!
Ellen’s thoughts on Chris’ past are after the jump.
“When the news first came out that Chris had spent time in prison for fraud, Ellen just shrugged it off,” says a friend. “She said he had told her everything about what happened long ago, and that it didn’t make one bit of difference to her; it’s in the past. But she has never let on that he was convicted of dealing cocaine and pot, too.”
Well most people don’t introduce their fiances with “oh, this is Chris. He did time for dealing. Do you like the tear tattooed under his eye? Will you come to the wedding?” Dumbass. Hopefully this is a case of people making mistakes and redeeming themselves and finding love and not, honey, I’m gonna run a crackhouse out of the mansion while you’re at work so be sure to know the secret knock when you get home or my drug lieutenant will cut you half with a shotgun blast. Oh, and can you leave your credit card?