Patrick Dempsey has spoken out to deny that he was fired from Grey's Anatomy for having an affair with an intern who was working on the show. Fans were dismayed when Dempsey's character Derek Shepherd aka McDreamy was written out of the hit show in a recent shock storyline and US magazine InTouch claimed earlier this week that the actor's decision to cheat on his wife of 16 years, Jillian Fink, was the true reason behind his abrupt exit. In an article which has since been deleted, InTouch alleged that both Dempsey's co-star Ellen Pompeo and showrunner Shonda Rhimes had been angered by his behaviour and decided to cut short his contract as a result. Fink filed for divorce from Dempsey in January, although the year-old's heavy workload had previously been blamed for the rift. Mirror Online is now reporting that a spokesperson for Dempsey has blasted the rumours as false, saying "This is not true.
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Patrick Demsey says he avoided divorce by 'having lots of sex'
Even McDreamy has faced his share of relationship problems. In January , Dempsey's wife, makeup artist Jillian, filed for divorce. But the actor, who stars in Bridget Jones's Baby in theaters tonight , told People he wasn't ready to throw in the towel, and the two have since reconciled. They celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary this summer.
Patrick Dempsey says he avoided divorce by 'having lots of sex'
Patrick Dempsey has been living up to his McDreamy status after admitting he and his wife avoided a divorce after a brief split by 'having lots of sex'. Boy oh boy. The pair briefly split after 15 years in January , but decided to give it another shot after trying a number of things to make their marriage work. Speaking to People, Patrick explained: "You've got to keep at it.
By Jaclyn Hendricks. And we both wanted to do the work. There was very little time to relax and enjoy life. Dempsey, 50, exited the series after 11 seasons last May.