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Patrick Dempsey calls off divorce proceedings with wife of 15 years Jillian as pair reconcile

Published 26/05/2016 | 08:47

Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the premiere of New Line Cinema's 'Valentine's Day
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the premiere of New Line Cinema's 'Valentine's Day" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Honoree Jillian Dempsey (L) and actor Patrick Dempsey attend the inaugural Image Maker Awards hosted by Marie Claire at Chateau Marmont on January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Marie Claire)
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) arrives with his wife Jillian Dempsey at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian arrive at the premiere of HBO Films' "Iron Jawed Angels" on February 12, 2004 at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and makeup artist Jillian Dempsey attend the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches
McDreamy and Jillian Fink.

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey has announced he and his wife of 15 years have reconciled.

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The 50-year-old actor, who played Dr Derek "McDreamy" Sheperd  for five seasons, split with makeup artist Jillian in 2015 and the pair have officially called off their split.

When asked by the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine whether or not they had patched things up, he said: "Yeah, I think so. You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed."

The couple has three children together Tallulah Fyfe (14) and twins Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen, (9).

Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) arrives with his wife Jillian Dempsey at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) arrives with his wife Jillian Dempsey at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards

Rumours of a reconciliation began swirling in November when they were pictured on holiday together in St Barts holding hands and kissing on a yacht. They were also pictured in Paris together in February.

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"The divorce made Patrick miserable. It was definitely a wake-up call. There are no more divorce plans. Patrick and Jillian plan on being a family again," a source told PEOPLE magazine earlier this year.

It's the second marriage for the hunky star, who was married to fellow actor and acting coach Rochelle "Rocky" Parker from 1987 until 1994.

McDreamy and Jillian Fink.
McDreamy and Jillian Fink.

Patrick has previously spoken about how happy Jillian made him.

“The best part about being married is feeling centered. Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family,” he said.

Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian arrive at the premiere of HBO Films'
Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian arrive at the premiere of HBO Films' "Iron Jawed Angels" on February 12, 2004 at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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