Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink have called off their divorce.
The ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ star’s divorce from his wife of 17 years was officially dismissed by the Los Angeles County Court on Thursday (11.10.16) at Jillian’s request.
The pair announced they were to split in January 2015 but have since worked hard on their marriage and the 50-year-old actor recently quipped it was communication and "lots of sex" that got them back on track.
He said: "You’ve got to keep at it. You’ve got to communicate, and stay open and not get lazy. And not give up. And lots of sex! Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of. I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.
"You can only do one thing at a time and do it well. I [learned] to prioritise. Our union has to be the priority. I wasn’t prepared to give up on her and she wasn’t either. We both wanted to fight for it. Everybody has their own path. Jill and I decided it was time to work on our issues and improve. We wanted to be role models for our kids like, okay, if you have differences, you can work it out."
And Patrick – who shares twins Darby and Sullivan, nine, and Tallula, 14, with Jillian – feels it was his heart that told him to fight for the marriage.
He shared: "The support my wife has given me has allowed us to blossom as a couple and a family. Without her, my career would not be where it is today. My heart told me [not to give up]."