Patrick Dempsey’s wife Jillian Fink has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage.
The Grey’s Anatomy star and the make-up artist confirmed their split and issued a joint statement.
The couple stated, “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time”.
Fink has requested joint custody of their three children, as well as child support and spousal support.
Dempsey, who is believed to be worth around $40 million, did not sign a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot with Fink.
Patrick and Jillian married on July 31, 1999 and are parents to 12-year-old daughter Tallulah Fyfe and twin boys – Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen, seven.
Dempsey was previously married to actress and acting coach Rochelle Parker, who was 27 years his senior, from 1987 until 1994.
The actor, who turned 49 earlier this month, met Jillian in a hair salon, the same year he divorced his first wife.
Dempsey has played Derek Shepherd, aka McDreamy, on Grey’s Anatomy since 2005.
Show creator Shonda Rhimes has said that we won’t see his character, who is currently having marital problems with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo).
Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly, “There will be a time when you see him again, yes, but it’s probable that you won’t see Derek for a while.”
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