April 19, 2009 10:00 PM

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The cast of Grey’s Anatomy is about to get bigger — literally! Star Ellen Pompeo, who portrays Meredith Grey on the hit ABC show, is expecting her first baby with husband Chris Ivery. A rep for the 39-year-old actress has exclusively confirmed the “great news” to PEOPLE, adding:

“They’re ecstatic.”

No word on a due date for baby-on-the-way was provided. Chris, a 41-year-old music producer, and Ellen were married in 2007. See a photo of Ellen out on Sunday here!

She will have a kindred spirit on set for the next few weeks; Her on-screen half-sister Chyler Leigh currently expects her third child — a daughter to be named Aniston Kay — on May 15th.

Source: PEOPLE

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