The former Grey’s Anatomy star, Patrick Dempsey 57, and his wife Jillian Dempsey reached their 24th wedding anniversary
The former Grey’s Anatomy star, 57, and his wife Jillian Dempsey reached their 24th wedding anniversary on Monday. Patrick marked the joyous moment by sharing a selfie of him and the celebrity makeup artist taken while they enjoyed a scenic walk together. As he grinned from ear to ear for the camera, Jillian playfully held her arm up, reaching for the sky.
The actor, Patrick and the celebrity makeup artist nearly split in 2015 but have been going strong ever since. “24 years !! What an amazing path we have been on ! love you! Happy anniversary,” he wrote in the caption of the Instagram post.
The couple met in 1994 when Patrick was a client at Jillian’s hair salon. They eventually wed in 1999 at a farmhouse in Maine that belonged to Patrick’s family, and they went on to welcome three children together daughter Talula, 21, and twin sons Darby and Sullivan, 16.
The actor and the celebrity makeup artist nearly split in 2015 but have been going strong ever since. Over the course of their relationship, the two haven’t shied away from discussing difficult topics, including their near-split in 2015. Jillian filed for divorce at the time, but she and the Disenchanted star later reconciled.
“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” Patrick told PEOPLE in 2016. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.
Despite their differences, the two attended marriage counseling together and put in the effort to repair their relationship. “Jill and I decided it was time to work on our issues and improve,” Patrick explained. “We wanted to be role models for our kids like, okay, if you have differences, you can work them out.”
READ ALSO: Stacey Solomon Shares Cute Tribute To Husband Joe Swash As They Mark Their 1st Wedding AnniversaryIn a romantic moment three years after the divorce filing, Patrick and Jillian triumphantly returned to the special spot where they got married. They marked their 19th wedding anniversary that year with a visit to the Maine gazebo where they exchanged their vows back in 1999. Sharing a sweet photograph on Instagram of him and his wife kissing, the actor wrote, “This spot 19 years ago, today!” Jillian also shared a photograph on the anniversary, giving fans a look at a flower arrangement with the caption, “Gorgeous arrangement! Happy 19th Anniversary @patrickdempsey 💕💕💕.”
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