“I Was Completely Shocked,” Patrick Dempsey, 57, Has Been Named the “Sexiest Man Alive”

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7 months ago

Patrick Dempsey’s rise to fame has been a journey spanning several decades, from his role as a lovable outsider in the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love to becoming the charming neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. In recognition of his enduring appeal and charisma, he has now been named the “Sexiest Man Alive”.

Patrick was taken by surprise when he learned the news.

When Patrick Dempsey first heard that People Magazine had crowned him as the “Sexiest Man Alive”, he was completely shocked. His initial reaction was disbelief, “I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I’ve always been the bridesmaid!”

He is genuinely appreciative of the new title, “It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”

His personality has earned him a special place in the hearts of many fans.

Close up of Patrick Dempsey at an event wearing a blue coat with cream stripes and a cream shirt.
Marco Piovanotto / ABACAPRESS:COM / ABACA / Abaca / East News

One of his priorities in life is the Dempsey Center, an organization he founded in loving memory of his late mother, dedicated to providing essential support to cancer patients and their families. Moreover, he cherishes his role as a family man, nurturing a strong bond with his wife, Jillian, who is not only a makeup artist but also the creator of her own eco-friendly beauty line.

Together, they form a loving foundation for their children, including their daughter Talula and the twins, Sullivan and Darby. Beyond this, Patrick’s deep-seated passion for race-car driving demonstrates his commitment to personal growth and adventure. In all these facets of his life, he consistently embodies a caring and multifaceted persona that extends far beyond his charming exterior.

Dempsey has yet to break the news to his children.

Patrick Dempsey humorously anticipates his children’s reaction to his title as the “Sexiest Man Alive”. He knows that his kids will embrace the opportunity to tease him, finding every possible reason to challenge his newly acquired status. “Which is good, they keep me young,” he commented.

In 2015, Patrick Dempsey decided to leave his iconic role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy. His career had consumed a significant portion of his life, and he made the choice to step back from it to rebuild his relationship with his wife, Jillian Fink.

Preview photo credit Marco Piovanotto / ABACAPRESS:COM / ABACA / Abaca / East News, patrickdempsey / Instagram

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