Patrick Dempsey Confirms He's Back With Wife Jillian: 'You Have to Work at Everything'

by Jackie Willis 9:21 AM PDT, May 25, 2016
Playing Patrick Dempsey Confirms He's Back With Wife Jillian: 'You Have to Work at Everything'

It appears Patrick Dempsey has indeed reconciled his relationship with wife Jillian.

The former Grey's Anatomy star's wife filed for divorce in January 2015 after 15 years of marriage, but 12 months later, the two appeared to have settled their differences. According to court records, though, their divorce proceedings are still pending. In a legal document obtained by ET on Wednesday, Judge Maren Nelson states that if Dempsey's wife does not move forward with the divorce filing, the case could be dismissed.

Meanwhile, when ES Magazine asks if the two are back together, the 50-year-old actor answers, "Yeah, I think so."

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However, Dempsey admits that it hasn't been easy. "You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything," he adds. "Something has to be sacrificed."

It appears the father-of-three has sacrificed some of his time racing to see more of his family. "I’ve sort of stepped back. I’m the team owner, but time goes by so quickly with my kids that I don't want to miss that," he explains. "Last year we had a good team, and a good car, it was the right moment, where I could focus 100 percent on doing a full season. Now it’s time to put that personal philosophy into my kids, allowing them to find their goals, their passions."

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Dempsey says he's also careful to be a good example to his children, Tallulah, 14, and twin boys, Sullivan and Darby, 9. "You do think: how much violence is in the script? Is it necessary violence?" he continues. "Is this the right step for the career? Does this change the game?"

The actor also has more time for his home life after leaving Grey's Anatomy last year. ET spoke with him about his upcoming movie, Bridget Jones' Baby, and he admitted that the change of pace has "reinvigorated" him.