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Ellen Pompeo's Daughter Stella Joins Her for Rare Public Outing at Emmys: 'We Had the Best Night'

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star brought her eldest daughter to join her for TV's biggest night

<p>Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram</p> Ellen Pompeo and her daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ellen Pompeo and her daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ellen Pompeo brought a special guest to the Emmys! 

The Grey’s Anatomy star, 54, was joined by her daughter, Stella Luna, 14, as her date to the 2023 Emmy Awards!

In a new Instagram post, Pompeo published a sweet video alongside her eldest child before they headed to the awards ceremony. Pompeo shares Stella, Sienna May, 9, and Eli Christopher, 6, with her husband Chris Ivery.

Pompeo smiled from ear to ear as she and Stella laughed in each other's embrace.

<p>Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram</p> Ellen Pompeo and her daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram

Ellen Pompeo and her daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

The actress was dressed in a Monique Lhuillier silver shirt, which showed off her bra underneath. She paired the top with a black necktie, a black silk maxi-skirt and diamond stud earrings. Meanwhile, her daughter sported a black strapless jumpsuit.

“Thank you again, to everyone that made this happen yesterday! We had the best night 👯‍♀️,” Pompeo wrote in her Instagram caption.

She also shared a funny Instagram Story, showing off the less glamorous parts of the awards ceremony preparation. In the brief video, Pompeo is seen lying flat in the front seat of her car, trying not to crease her silk skirt.

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<p>Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram</p> Ellen Pompeo on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram

Ellen Pompeo on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

As Stella smiles for the camera, Pompeo giggles and shouts, “This is like pilates!” She remains in a stiff, upright plank position. She poked fun at herself, captioning the clip, “Oh, the glamour…”

<p>Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram</p> Ellen Pompeo's daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ellen Pompeo/ Instagram

Ellen Pompeo's daughter, Stella Luna on Jan. 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.

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At the ceremony, Pompeo was joined by former Grey’s Anatomy costars Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson for an onstage reunion. The original cast members got together to hand out the award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie and celebrate the hospital drama’s legacy.

"When the first episode of Grey's Anatomy aired in March 2005, I'm not sure Shonda Rhimes knew that she had created a show that will have a lasting influence on television and create lifelong friendships," said Pompeo.

Chambers noted how the show and its "400 episodes and counting" have become a "tribute to everyone who is now part of our family."

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<p>Kevin Winter/Getty </p> Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl and James Pickens speak onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl and James Pickens speak onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Heigl then thanked the show’s loyal fan base, calling them "one thing that had remained a constant.”

Wilson recounted some of the most memorable moments from the show and celebrated how the show has become “the longest-running primetime medical drama in TV history" as it approaches its 20th season.

After 19 seasons, Pompeo officially stepped back as series lead of the ABC drama.

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Pompeo and Heigl, 45, reunited in June for a Variety interview, in which Pompeo admitted she didn't have the “stamina” to watch the series with Stella as she watched for the first time.

"At first, I was like, 'Oh, this is so amazing, and we're going to watch it together,'" Pompeo told Variety. "Then it was episode after episode after episode, and I was like, 'I don't have the stamina for this!'"

"I filmed all these episodes; I can't now go back and watch it again," she added.

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