Who Is Patrick Dempsey's Wife? Plus Other Facts On The Grey's Anatomy Star!
What has McDreamy been up to since he left Grey's Anatomy?
Who Is Patrick Dempsey?
Patrick Dempsey is best known for his role as Derek Shepherd on the ABC hit medical drama, Grey's Anatomy! He played Derek since the start of the series in 2005 but left the show after Season 11. Although fans have gotten to know McDreamy throughout the years, we don't know much about Patrick Dempsey off-screen. So, here are some things you may not know about Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey!
Who Is Patrick Dempsey's Wife?
Patrick Dempsey has been married to his makeup artist wife, Jillian Dempsey, for 18 years! Wow! That's a long time! Despite admitting to a rocky patch, in their marriage, the couple has made it work!
Patrick told PEOPLE, "You’ve got to keep at it. You’ve got to communicate, and stay open and not get lazy. And not give up. And lots of sex!”
Does Patrick Dempsey Have Kids?
Patrick and Jillian have three children together. Their daughter, Talula Fyfe is 14, and their twin boys, Darby and Sullivan, are 9.
Why Did Patrick Dempsey Leave Grey's Anatomy?
In 2016, Patrick revealed to People that he was ready to move on with his life.
Patrick said, "It had been long enough. It was time for me to move on with other things and other interests. I probably should have moved on a couple of years earlier. I stayed a bit longer than I should have.
Patrick also mentioned that the decision was made with the help from showrunner Shonda Rhimes.
"It was clear we were both ready. But we kept it very quiet,” Patrick said. “I knew he was going to be gone, but I didn’t know how she was going to handle it. Shonda just said, 'I’m going to do it in a really good way' and she did her thing.”
What Movies Has Patrick Dempsey Been In Since He Left Grey's Anatomy?
Since leaving Grey's Anatomy in 2015, Patrick Dempsey has been on a few projects. Most notably, he has been on the Bridget Jones's Baby, co-starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth! He has also been in the American version of the Love, Actually sequel titled Red Nose Day Actually!
He was certainly dreamy in both titles! But, boy! Do we miss him on Grey's!
Will Patrick Dempsey Ever Return To Grey's Anatomy?
While it makes us sad to say this, we're pretty sure that Patrick Dempsey won't be returning to Grey's Anatomy as Derek Shepherd (or even the ghost of Derek Shepherd) anytime soon. We're sure that Mer's storyline is moving on and Patrick is moving on with his life.
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