Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey splits from wife after 15 years

Published Saturday, Jan 24 2015, 09:33 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey has split from his wife of 15 years, Jillian Fink.

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey at 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 9 - amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala - Arrivals
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A statement released on behalf of the couple to People said: "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."

Patrick, 49, has three children with makeup artist Jillian: daughter Tallulah, 12, and seven-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby.

According to reports, it was Jillian who filed the divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting joint custody of their children.

They initially met at an LA hair salon and married in July 1999.

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