Jillian Fink, wife of Patrick Dempsey for 15 years, has filed for divorce. Jillian cited irreconcilable differences and has sought joint custody of their three children, a 12 year-old daughter and seven year-old twin boys. Jillian has also requested spousal support and child support.
The Grey’s Anatomy star has been reported to be worth approximately $40 million. Additionally, McDreamy and Jillian do not have a prenuptial agreement. Jillian listed certain items as separate property in her filing including, among other things, jewelry, other personal effects, earnings and accumulations of Dempsey’s from and after the date of separation.
In a statement to US Magazine on January 23rd, the couple released the following joint statement:
“It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”
Interestingly, Dempsey was seen still wearing his wedding ring on January 25th, at the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Extra has reported that Dempsey may have been hinting at the reason for his marriage failing when he discussed his difficulty with managing his time. Dempsey stated that:
“It would be nice to be one-pointed and not spread so thin sometimes. I think where I’m going is to really streamline and be much more specific in balancing things a little bit better than I have in the past. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have ‘Grey’s’ run as long as it has. It’s been a tremendous gift, and it’s allowed all of this to happen. That’s been taking up a lot of time, and of course, you have a life off the track and your family and trying to balance that out and make that work and then focusing on the racing.”
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