As one of Hollywood’s hunkiest heartthrobs, fans can’t help but feel a little jealous of Patrick Dempsey‘s wife, Jillian Fink. The longtime couple’s cutest photos prove the Grey’s Anatomy alum and his stunning spouse had each other’s support back then, and they’re certainly stronger than ever now.
Patrick and Jill first crossed paths in the mid-’90s after the TV star finalized his divorce from his first wife, Rocky Parker, in 1994. At the time, Jill was working as a celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist when Patrick came into the salon she was working at. “I was shocked [when he came in for an appointment] but at the same time, I was happy because he was so cute,” the beauty guru once gushed to People.
After the Can’t Buy Me Love alum visited the hair salon for over three years, he finally mustered up the courage and asked Jillian out. It seems the couple quickly hit it off as they moved in together just three months after their first date, according to Good Housekeeping.
By July 1991, Patrick and Jill were married. The Made of Honor actor and the FYFE Beauty owner tied the knot during an intimate and romantic ceremony at his family’s farmhouse in Lewiston, Maine.
The SAG Award winner and his blonde bombshell experienced parenthood for the first time when they welcomed their eldest child, daughter Talula, in February 2002. Five years later, the happy couple expanded their brood when twin sons Darby and Sullivan arrived in 2007.
Throughout their years together, Patrick and Jillian enjoyed many special moments. Whether they were celebrating a personal milestone, walking Hollywood red carpets together or doting on their kids, the Enchanted alum and the Crew actress always looked happier than ever.
However, the two took fans by surprise when they announced they were going their separate ways in 2015. “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” their joint 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.”
Fortunately, Patrick and Jill reconciled just months later and were spotted holding hands during an outing in Paris. By May 2016, the Golden Globe nominee confirmed the exciting news that they were officially back together. “You have to work at everything,” he told the Evening Standard. “And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed.”
After Jill filed to have the couple’s divorce papers dismissed by the courts in November 2016, Patrick explained why they weren’t ready to give up on their romance. “Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” he told People. “Jill and I decided it was time to work on our issues and improve. We wanted to be role models for our kids like, OK if you have differences, you can work them out.”
Patrick and Jillian are such an inspiring couple!
Scroll through the gallery below to see the pair’s cutest photos through the years!
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