As "Grey's Anatomy" doc Meredith Grey, Ellen Pompeo's usually trying to save a life or is having a McDreamy crisis, so she's rarely happy. The actress was all smiles, however, as she and her family left a friend's house Sunday in LA.
And who can blame her? The 40-year-old had both her music producer hubby Chris Ivery and their sweet baby girl Stella Luna by her side. The tot, who will be 11 months old August 15, was adorable with bare tootsies, a printed sundress, and a cardigan to keep the chill away.
Not to worry, though, because Ellen will be back to her melancholy state when "Grey's" returns for Season 7 on September 23. In fact, creator Shonda Rhimes told TV Guide there will be plenty of drama, beginning with the fallout from the tragic season finale. "Our characters are growing up on 'Grey's,'" Rimes explained. "They're really adults now and that's been a real challenge, in how to let them be grownups and figure out what that means for them."
So fans, enjoy that smile while you can!