Opening up about why she hasn’t still hung up her white coat, Ellen shared that she has made choice to stay on the show as for her, a healthy home life is more important that career. Since, the actress didn’t have a happy childhood, Ellen wanted to have a complete happy home with her husband Chris Ivery and their three adorable children. Pompeo wants to have her family close to her heart. Confessing to People magazine, Ellen said, “And so I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles. I don’t like chasing anything ever and acting to me, in my experience, was a lotof chasing.” The 50-year old actress further added, “You’ve got to chase roles, you’ve got to beg for roles, you’ve got to convince people… and although I produce and it’s the same kind of thing, I think I still do it from a place of, I’m never that thirsty because I’m financially set.” For the unversed, Ellen Pompeo earns whooping US $ 575, 000 annually per episode of Grey’s Anatomy. There’s no doubt that Ellen Pompeo is currently the highest-paid actress on primetime drama.