Patrick Dempsey’s wife, Jillian Fink, has been with the actor for almost two decades. Here are four interesting facts about her.
Famous Hollywood actor and Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian Fink made headline news in July 2022 when the couple celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. The duo, who have been married for almost two decades, are relationship goals for most of their colleagues in the entertainment industry.
To mark the occasion, Patrick and Jillian went on a throwback trip to where they exchanged marital vows in 1999. The actor then gave his fans a glimpse of the trip with a post on his Instagram. In the picture, Patrick and Jillian stood under the gazebo, where they shared a kiss.
Their wedding, which happened 19 years prior, was a special occasion for the pair. At the time, Patrick reportedly cried when he saw his future wife walk down the aisle. However, it was nice to see the couple return to their special site many years later, and their relationship still waxing strong.
Hollywood is known for the short lifespans of many celebrity relationships, and it’s pretty relaxing to see Patrick and Jillian breaking the stereotype. However, Jillian’s commitment to the family probably helps keep their relationship together because she isn’t an A-list celebrity, unlike Patrick. Still, here are four facts about the beautiful woman holding Dr. Shepherd’s heart.
Jillian Is a Famous Make-Up Artist
Jillian might not have her husband’s acting gifts, but she is well-known in Hollywood for her makeup talents. She started her career in the 1990s and has successfully established a name for herself in the beauty world. She is quite famous for working with many celebrities and making them up for their stunning red-carpet appearances.
Jillian is recognized for starting a lot of fresh beauty fads and owns a blog dedicated to the latest beauty trends. The talented makeup artist also owns customized beauty products made using organic materials. She has also worked with “Avon” to introduce a fresh cosmetics line.
Patrick Met Jillian in a Hair Salon
Love stories start in different ways and, most times, unexpectedly. However, Patrick and Jillian’s case started in a hair salon. Jillian was working at a salon in 1996 when she saw Patrick’s name on her appointment list. The actor was already a big star by then, and she couldn’t believe if the appointment was real or a prank by her friends.
However, Patrick showed up for the scheduled appointment with the salon on the specified day. Jillian liked Patrick immediately sha saw him but was reluctant to make her move because he was already a major celebrity. Meanwhile, the actor was also drawn to her, frequently made advances, and flirted with her. Ultimately, after three years after they met, the duo began dating. On July 31, 1999, the couple exchanged vows in a simple ceremony at the family property in Maine.
Jillian Is a Mother of Three Adorable Children
Jillian and Patrick’s first child, Talula Fyfe Dempsey, was born on February 20, 2002. According to Patrick, Talula, now in her 20s, is amazingly creative and the most artistic of her siblings. She is often sighted attending numerous public events with her family, and in 2020, Talula enrolled in her first year of college in Washington.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! Patrick revealed that Talula missed several significant events during her senior year of high school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dempsey family had to host their at-home prom to commemorate the teen’s senior year.
They welcomed twin boys named Sullivan and Darby on February 1st, 2007. The pair, now 15-year-olds, have accompanied their parents to various red-carpet events and frequently appear on their parent’s Instagram and Twitter pages.
Meanwhile, during an interview with PEOPLE, Patrick revealed that Sullivan and Darby aren’t precisely alike despite being twins. He explained that while Darby is a soccer enthusiast, Sullivan is interested in acting. However, both boys are accustomed to being in front of the camera, just like their well-known father.
In 2019, their mother signed the cute teenagers to serve as models for her Roadie line of hair pomades. In the ad pictures, the teenage boys looked so much like their father. So, in addition to soccer and acting, the twins might consider modeling.
Jillian Almost Divorced Patrick
Like every other marriage, Jillian and Dempsey’s relationship experienced a serious rocky patch in 2015, which prompted Julian to file for divorce. Patrick, though wasn’t quite ready to end their marriage. In an interview with PEOPLE, the actor disclosed:
“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of. I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.”
The couples decided to work through their marital issues with counseling assistance to be better role models for their children. Thankfully, just one year later, in 2016, the couple’s reconciliation began to show signs of progress. Then in May of that same year, Patrick officially announced their reconciliation. To the delight of many, the couple has remained together since.