The newlyweds chat to PEOPLE at Paris's Armani fashion show

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Ellen Pompeo had haute couture on her mind when she hit Paris Fashion Week – but she couldn’t help gushing about wedded bliss with Chris Ivery.

“We’re blessed,” the 38-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star told PEOPLE of her two-month union (sealed in November with a quiet ceremony at New York’s City Hall).

So does she think her TV alter ego, Dr. Meredith Grey, will ever find similar happiness with Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd? “Who can say?” she sighed at Italian designer Giorgio Armani’s Monday show. “We’re not working because of the writers’ strike.”

Her music-producer husband piped in on cue: “I’m the real McDreamy!”

Also on hand for Armani’s show: Hilary Swank, Dita von Teese and the legendary Sophia Loren.
– Mary Papenfuss