Sometimes, you've just gotta follow your heart.
Patrick Dempsey spoke to ET's Carly Steel at the Bridget Jones' Baby premiere in New York on Monday, where the 50-year-old actor opened up about fighting for love after he reconcilied with his wife of over 15 years, Jillian, after the two filed for divorce in January 2015.
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"That's what my heart told me to do," Dempsey said.
The two have three children together, 14-year-old Tallula, and 9-year-old twins, Darby and Sullivan.
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Watch the video below for more on what caused Dempsey not to give up on his marriage.