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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo plus other celebs spill the beans on what their partners think of sex scenes

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Chris Ivery says he's the 'real McDreamy' in wife Ellen Pompeo's life.
Chris Ivery says he's the 'real McDreamy' in wife Ellen Pompeo's life.

As much as we enjoy the steamy side of Grey’s Anatomy, spare a thought for Ellen Pompeo’s poor husband who found the sexy scenes between his wife and Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey too much to bear. 

“He was like, 'This is not what I signed up for. You go to work and make out with that? I like Patrick and everything, he's a good dude, but like really?'" Ellen, who plays Meredith Grey, recalled recently on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast.

"I remember in the beginning it was really hard for him,” she said of hubby Chris Ivery.  

Making matters worse was the fact that the chemistry between Meredith and McDreamy was real for the actors too.

“Patrick and I have this chemistry where, I think even from when we first met, it just felt like we'd known each other for a hundred years," Ellen said in another interview. 

"It's like riding a bike – we just have a chemistry and a dynamic that's always served us well, and I think we have a genuine affection for each other."

Ellen and Chris married in 2007 and have three children.

“He’s really a trooper, he’s my favourite person,” Ellen said of Chris in an interview with People. “We're blessed." 

To which Chris chimed in, "I'm the real McDreamy!"

Here’s what other TV couples think of their significant others’ steamy screen shenanigans  

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith 

'Best friends' and 'life partners' is how power co
'Best friends' and 'life partners' is how power couple Will and Jada have referred to themselves. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

Jada loves watching her man onscreen, she told Late Night with Seth Meyers. "When I'm with Will, I get to experience him physically," she said. "But very rarely do I get to see what he looks like when he's in the game . . . It's sexy!"

“You know, it’s kind of a nice voyeuristic way to see your man, but I am kind of weird in that way,” Jada once told E! Extra. 

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban 

Nicole Kidman has gushed about how support from he
Nicole Kidman has gushed about how support from her country singer songwriter husband Keith Urban has helped her while on camera. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

It’s hard to argue with Nicole – who had pretty intense sex scenes with Alexander Skarsgard on Big Little Lies – when she says, “No one wants to see their wife with Skarsgard, let me tell you that. No one!”

The Oscar-winning actress said that her “incredibly patient” husband is “unbelievably supportive and watches all the episodes and cheers on from the sidelines, which, I have to say, if I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be able to do it, I seriously wouldn’t.”

Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin 

Lisa and Harry have been married for 24 years. (PH
Lisa and Harry have been married for 24 years. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

Lisa isn’t shy to admit she has moments of jealousy watching her husband at work. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills says, “Yes I do get jealous. I don't like it one bit. But, hey, that's the deal,” speaking about Harry’s scenes in Graves.

Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith 

The 007 star and his wife Keely recently celebrate
The 007 star and his wife Keely recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The wife of the ex-James Bond says she saw his work as the bed-hopping spy as “legal cheating”. “She said this at a dinner party once and I just about choked on my shrimp,” said Pierce, who has been married to Keely for 20 years.

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker 

Boris met and married his actress wife, Nicole after the pair starred in the series Soul Food. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Boris met and married his actress wife, Nicole after the pair starred in the series Soul Food. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

This good-looking couple have rules when it comes to steaming up the screen. “As long as we talk about it before, and I let her know what the script is like, and who I’m playing with. You know, this is what we do,” Boris told ET. “She’s done the same thing with Denzel [Washington] in Remember the Titans . . . she’s been a love interest to so many actors.”

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds 

Supporting each other on and off camera, Ryan and
Supporting each other on and off camera, Ryan and Blake at the premiere of the actor's latest film, Free Guy. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

It’s sheer torture watching Ryan having sex with other women, the Gossip Girl star told Jimmy Fallon on his show. “I’m on a plane and everywhere I look, there’s my husband in a sex montage, throughout the holidays with another woman – because everyone wants to watch Deadpool on a plane.”

SOURCES: PEOPLE.COM, CHEATSHEET.COM, SCREENRANT.COM, DEADLINE.COM, NEWS.COM.AU

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