Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian celebrate 18th wedding anniversary after calling off divorce

Patrick Dempsey’s marriage appears to be stronger than ever. The actor and his wife Jillian celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Monday, July 31. To mark the occasion, the makeup artist penned a sweet tribute on Instagram. Attached to a photo that showed the Hollywood star kissing Jillian on the cheek by the beach, the mom-of-three wrote: “Happy 18th anniversary @patrickdempsey ❤️! Through thick and thin....I love you~ wifey.”



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Jillian filed for divorce from the Grey’s Anatomy alum in January 2015, citing irreconcilable differences. However last year Patrick, 51, revealed that he and his wife sought marriage counseling to help them with their issues. "Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of," he told People magazine. "I didn't feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That's where it started."

Patrick and Jillian, who tied the knot in 1999, share three children together Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Patrick admitted that having his marriage potentially end was a “scary” thought. He said, “It's always destabilizing when you're potentially breaking up a family or you have a big section of your life that's ending.” The Bridget Jones’s Baby star and his wife are parents to 15-year-old daughter Talula Dempsey and twin ten-year-old sons Darby and Sullivan Dempsey. "Everybody has their own path," the actor said. "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 them out."

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