Patrick Dempsey and his estranged wife of 16 years ‘have been going on dates’

Patrick Dempsey And Ex Wife Jillian Fink Spotted Hand In Hand In Paris
Who says love is dead? Doctor McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey, was spotted in Paris, the most romantic city in the world, holding hands with his estranged wife, Jillian. Back in January, Jillian filed for the split on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” and was seeking joint custody of their three children – 12-year-old daughter Tallulah, and 8-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby.

While in Paris, the couple made the pilgrimage to the city’s famous Love Lock Bridge at Pont des Arts, where both of them attached locks of their own. Their divorce is not locked down at this point, as the papers have been filed, but the dissolution of the marriage has not been made final. However, a source told US Weekly, “They’ve been going on dates, and [are] trying to be a couple again.”

This could work out, you know. 49-year-old Patrick has been accused of going through a mid-life crisis and, love of fast cars notwithstanding, he may have gotten it out of his system – especially after this past summer’s allegation that Patrick was having an affair with a Grey’s Anatomy staffer. His wild oats could be sown.

Of course, a romantic jaunt in the City of Light may not be enough to strengthen the bonds of this union. TMZ reports that Patrick’s undying passion for racing may prevent the couple from reinstating official “Mr. & Mrs.” status. The fast car aficionado will be missing next weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain – but not for relationship saving reasons. The actor will be in London working with Renee Zellweger on Bridget Jones’s Baby, but once the film wraps, he could go zooming back to the race circuit, leaving Jillian and the kids in the dust. That remains to be seen.

I don’t know about you, but with all of the break-ups in Hollywood lately (I’m personally still reeling from the end of the relationship between Kermit and Miss Piggy), it would be nice to see true love triumph. Oh, l’amour!

Patrick Dempsey And Ex Wife Jillian Fink Spotted Hand In Hand In Paris

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  1. Ana A. says:

    I’d like that. Sounds that they are trying but not rushing it.
    It’s better if everyone involved is open. I’d rather be seperated (not necessarily divorced) from my partner than to have him cheating. If after a while we find out that we’d like to try it again? Okay. I think the chances are higher that it works out as if one has to overcome the lies and abused trust that are involved with cheating.

  2. Mimz says:

    I hope they work it out. I always root for couples to get back together (except when it’s like.. JLo and Casper)…
    That being said, I just wanted to say I DO NOT MISS MCDREAMY on Grey’s Anatomy (and no, please do not give me the whole “Is it still on?” crap, because you know damn well it is!!!!). He was a waste of space in the series, in the past few seasons.

    Lol. He looks good, but the photo you chose for the thumbnail has him with such serial killer / egotistical maniac eyes I fear it will give me nightmares hahaha.

  3. the_blonde_one says:

    Let’s see, guy fired from show. wife left him for having an affair. has next to nothing going on professionally. hasn’t been papped in how long? is suddenly spotted holding hands with aforementioned wife? ok.

  4. GingerCrunch says:

    That’s totally hot. Plus, I’d like to see them back together for their kids’ sake. Plus, it’s hot.

  5. saywhatwhen says:

    I’m firmly in the reconciliation corner if they both try to work out their issues. He is getting hotter with age and I hope he doesn’t let his star status, looks and the racing circuit groupies ruin his chance at something that could be good.

  6. JP says:

    Good for them! Hope it works.

  7. chick b says:

    On a shallow note, I always thought Jillian was an elegant looking woman – one of those faces that grows more beautiful with age.

    Also, I think the cost of Gisele’s book is totally ridic, however I might pay several hundred dollars for the unabridged true story of Grey’s Anatomy behind the scenes.

  8. Rose says:

    I can’t believe so many people buy this bs story, nothing like a staged publicity stunt to make a headline! The body language of these two says it all, and let’s not try and say it’s because the paparazzi are disturbing them! Clearly this was all planned out and looks more like a Kim/Kanye stunt than someone I actually respected as an actor! Lets stick to the acting and Racing and less about fake reconciliation! I look forward to seeing what this stunt is actually hiding story wise, or what overpriced products the Mrs has coming out this time to try promote. I’m sure the kids would much rather a happy life with both parents happy than a fake life in order to make headlines!

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      I agree. Why would paps be stalking a c-lister like Dempsey all over Paris? This is not Angie and Brad or Clooney. Please.

  9. CatScratchFever says:

    She needs a sammich.