Mainly known for his role in the successful medical series Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey announced on January 23, 2015, alongside his wife Jillian Dempsey, their joint decision to end their marriage. United for better or for worse since 1999, the two lovebirds then initiated a divorce procedure for “irreconcilable differences”. However, this separation story is now far behind them, since Patrick Dempsey seems more in love than ever with his wife. The actor has also published pictures of their wedding on Instagram on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
The one who played the role of Doctor Derek Shepherd, aka Doctor Mamour, in Grey’s Anatomy celebrated his 22nd wedding anniversary with Jillian Dempsey. For the record, the two lovebirds passed the ring on July 31, 1999. “I can’t believe it, I feel like it was yesterday. I love you and I don’t know what than I would do without you, “the 55-year-old actor wrote captioning the photos in question. The couple, who have given birth to 3 children since their wedding day, therefore seem to have emerged strengthened from the difficult period they went through in 2015.
Patrick Dempsey: a first marriage before meeting the mother of his children
As a reminder, Jillian Flick, her maiden name, is not the first woman to have married Patrick Dempsey. When he was first married in 1987, the actor married a certain Rocky Parker, who was none other than his best friend’s mother. At the time, Ellen Pompeo’s former playing partner was just 21, more than half the age of his wife, who was 48.
However, the couple ended up divorcing in 1994. An experience that Patrick Dempsey absolutely did not want to relive with his second wife. “Our marriage was not something I was ready to give up,” he said in the columns of People magazine a few months after the announcement of his divorce. The comedian therefore hung on and finally managed to save his marriage with Jillian.
Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian Dempsey © Zuma Press