Patrick Dempsey hits the town with estranged wife Jillian Fink

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One year after announcing their shock split, Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink seem to be working towards a reconciliation. The actor and his estranged wife stepped out for a date night on Tuesday, attending an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The photogenic pair were all smiles as they hit the town, mingling with the likes of new mum Jessica Biel, Lupita Nyong'o and sisters Immy and Suki Waterhouse.

Patrick, who celebrated his 50th birthday the day after, was his usual dapper self in jeans and a charcoal grey jacket. Make-up artist Jillian nailed casual chic in an embellished black mini dress.

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Jillian Fink and Patrick Dempsey are said to be "working on their relationship"

Their high-profile appearance comes a year after the married couple announced that they were separating. Patrick and Jillian said that their priority was their children, daughter Talula, 13, and eight-year-old twin sons Darby and Sullivan.

"It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage," the couple's statement read. "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."

However, it seems that the Grey's Anatomy star and the pretty blonde have put their divorce process on hold.

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The couple have been married for 16 years

Last November the couple were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Paris, where Jillian was travelling around Europe, working as Jennifer Lawrence's make-up artist for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 premieres.

At the time, the actor posted an Instagram photo of the iconic Eiffel Tower at sunset, simply writing "Weekend in Paris" with no mention of his companion. A source told People that Patrick and Jillian, who have been married for 16 years, are "working on their relationship".

Fans will soon be able to see Patrick make a return to the big screen. The silver fox is appearing in the new Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones's Baby, which is slated for a UK release in April.

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