Ellen Pompeo's husband isn't intimated by her "bossiness".

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star loves how her spouse Chris Ivery - who she tied the knot with in 2007 - doesn't feel put out by her "drive" and ambition, even if sometimes she goes a bit too far.

She said: "My husband is not at all intimidated by my drive, or my bossiness. I never thought I'd be at the height of my career at 48-years-old. I'm at the top of my game, with no end in sight ... I have a tendency to be a little bit bossy just because I'm juggling so many things. He's really good about letting me know when I'm talking to him like an employee. Occasionally, I get told 'I don't work for you, don't speak to me like that,' which is okay. I need to hear it if I'm not coming correct."

And the 48-year-old actress thinks her husband would "have a f***ing meltdown" if she asked him to do too much.

She added to People magazine: "My husband can't multitask. That's why I have an assistant, two nannies and two housekeepers. I'm lucky enough to be able to afford all this stuff. I don't ask him to do it because he'd have a f***ing meltdown. The poor guy can only handle so much."

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