Patrick Dempsey & Jillian Fink Call It Quits After 15 Years

Patrick Dempsey, Jillian FinkAfter three kids and more than 15 years of marriage, Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink are calling it quits. Fink filed for divorce from the Grey's Anatomy actor, citing irreconcilable differences. She's seeking joint custody, and as well as spousal and child support.

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The couple issued a statement with the usual rigmarole, saying, "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage ... our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time." 

They are parents to daughter Tallulah, 14, and twin sons Darby and Sullivan, 7.

It's a second divorce for Dempsey, who was married to his In the Mood costar Rocky Parker from 1987 to 1994. Dang, at a certain point, if McDreamy can't make it work, who can? I guess it goes to show that looks aren't everything.

Back in 2011, Patrick told Good Housekeeping in an interview that the "key to a successful marriage" was "accepting that you're not going to change the other person. And the words 'Yes, dear. Whatever you want.'"

Apparently that applies even when she says she wants a divorce.

In the same interview, he said "being centered" was the best part of marriage, and the worst part was "when you're not connecting. Your partner is going out the door when you're coming in, and you don't have a chance to debrief on the day. That's the worst."

We can't know exactly what went on with the two, or how long they've been on the rocks. We can just wish them the best during this difficult time.

Do you consider 15 years to be a "successful" marriage in Hollywood?

 

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