Patrick Dempsey to divorce wife of 15 years Jillian Fink

Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian Fink are set to divorce. After 15 years together, the couple released a statement to PEOPLE confirming the end of their marriage and saying that their priority at this time is the welfare of their three children.

"It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage," read Patrick and Jillian's statement. "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 and Jillian married in 1999

The Grey's Anatomy star, 39, and his make-up artist wife have three children together: Tallulah Fyfe, 12, and seven-year-old twins Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen.

According to TMZ Jillian filed the divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences, and is seeking joint custody of the couple's children.

Maine-born Patrick was previously married to actress and acting coach Rochelle "Rocky" Parker.

The pair's seven-year union ended in 1994, 20 years before Rocky passed away at the age of 74.

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