Patrick Dempsey and Estranged Wife Jillian Reunite in Surprise Public Outing Together
By Antoinette Bueno
Are Patrick and Jillian Dempsey friendly exes, or giving their marriage another shot?
The 50-year-old former Grey's Anatomy star happily posed with his estranged wife at Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, leading many to speculate on their current relationship status. Jillian filed for divorce from Patrick last January, after 15 years of marriage.
While the two didn't walk the red carpet together, they did pose for a photo once inside. Clad in a grey suit, Patrick appeared relaxed, while two of the couple's children hilariously photobombed them.
ET has reached out to Patrick's rep for comment.
Patrick and Jillian's first public outing together since news of their split isn't the first time the two have appeared to reconcile. Last November, the pair -- who have three children together -- was spotted holding hands and riding bikes together in Paris. Patrick was in Europe at the time filming Bridget Jones' Baby with Renee Zellweger in London, while Jillian -- a celeb makeup artist -- was also there for professional reasons. Jillian was creating looks for Jennifer Lawrence during her press appearances for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2 at the time.
Another one of Jillian's A-list clients is Kristen Stewart, who was on hand on Tuesday to honor her longtime makeup artist at the Image Maker Awards, which recognized the creative talent behind the biggest names in Hollywood. Check out Jillian and Kristen happily posing on the red carpet.
"I worked with Jill since I was a very, very young teenager," Stewart gushed about Jillian at the event. "I've done so many pivotal, milestone things in my life with her, and she's always been there to support me. And her art -- and my art -- have always held hands and been sort of presented together in this odd way."
"Oh, it's completely reinvigorated me," Dempsey told Entertainment Weekly about going back to making films after years working in television. "I've enjoyed it immensely. I think the pace of it is really good. Getting back to something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. And it's very collaborative and it's organic in how it comes together, how it changes and evolves. It's just a completely different approach. With the show, you're just grinding it out to get through it. In this instance, you take the time to walk through things. I really love it."