Have you heard of the name Patrick Dempsey? He is an American actor and race car driver who is best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dereck “McDreamy” Shepheard in Grey’s Anatomy. He is a very successful actor and he was starred in a number of films like Can’t Bury Me Love, Loverboy, Outbreak, Scream 3, Sweet Home Alabama, and Brother Bear 2. Not only that he does acting but he also enjoys auto racing and maintains sports car and vintage car collections.
His latest works include Dominic Morgan, the main role in the financial thriller drama television series titled “Devils”. He has three children with his partner Jillian Fink. One of the children happens to be Darby Galen Dempsey. Even though the couple had to overcome some obstacles along the way they nonetheless managed to emerge out stronger. Lots of people might have already known about Patrick Dempsey but not much is known about his son. So, if you are interested in Darby Galen Dempsey then you are in the right place as you will find everything you need to know in this article.
About Darby Galen Dempsey
Darby Galen Dempsey was born on 1st February 2007 in Los Angeles, California. He is mostly known for being the son of famous Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey and his makeup artist wife Jillian Fink.
Darby’s paternal grandfather William Dempsey was an insurance salesman and his paternal grandmother Amanda Dempsey (née Casson) was a school secretary.
His maternal grandfather Ron Fink was a drummer who played in a Denton-based band and with The Rowdies. His maternal grandmother Carol Fink was an educator and homemaker.
According to his birthdate, he is currently 14 years old and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. His ethnicity includes German, English, Scottish, distant Irish, partial Swedish, and possibly 5/2048 Native American. However, not much is known about his educational qualification and personal details as he lives quite a secretive life and he is not available on any social media platforms as well.
Darby Galen Dempsey has a twin brother named Sullivan and an elder sister named Tallula Fyefa Dempsey. His elder sister is 5 years older than him as she was born on 20th February 2002. It was his older sister who helped to decide his and his twin brother’s name. Darby’s personality is different from his twin brother’s as his father revealed that he is very much peaceful, like a quiet little Buddha whereas his twin brother is sort of a grumpy old man.
When the twin brothers were born on 1st February 2007, their father felt lucky to have the boys on a matching schedule. Patrick Dempsey introduced his four-week-old fraternal twin boys at that time in People Magazine.
Patrick admitted that when he and his partner found out that they were expecting not one but two babies, he found it a little overwhelming. He talked about the journey of becoming the father for the second time and said that the newborn phase isn’t his specialty.
His wife also admitted that the newborn phase is difficult for fathers as they don’t feel the connection because babies are all about breastfeeding. She also told that her husband is very hands-on and it was her husband who admitted first that he prefers the more interactive stage of children versus newborns.
But his worries were all subsided when he met the boys. however, the couple has decided to not have a child in the future. The couple took this decision after the birth of their twin sons or even before that. Later, when they were asked if they would have another baby to which Dempsey replied by saying that he and his wife were done.
His mother is a famous Hollywood artists
Jillian Fink is a celebrity hairstylist, business owner, and makeup artist who has worked with the likes of Julia Roberts, Bradley Couper, and her husband as well. She is well known for being a makeup artist in the show biz.
Not only is she a table makeup artist but she also owns a line of luxury lip and cheek tints along with lid tints kohl eyeliner, and gold sculpturing bars.
His relationship with his father
Darby has a good relationship with his father. His father loves to enjoy auto racing in his spare time. Patrick has been involved with professional auto racing competitions since 2013 to whatever extent. He has been a participant in prestigious pro-am events like 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race, and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race.
The father of three loves to give his sons a spin on the race track even when they were just a few days old. Since the boys have turned 12, they have been involved with their father as often as they could. Patrick even said that “Racing is a family sport.”
How did his parents meet each other?
Darby’s parents met each other when Patrick came into Jillian’s hair salon for a haircut. At that time she was already in a relationship with someone else.
She revealed that she was shocked when he came in for an appointment but at the same time, she was happy because he was so cute. Patrick continued to get his haircut at her salon for the next three years and finally get to ask her out when he found out that she became single.
After that things started moving quickly between them and after dating for three years they decided to move in together. The couple decided to walk down the aisle on 31st July 1999 at Patrick’s farmhouse in Maine. But things between them didn’t go well as Jillian filed for a divorce.
Patrick and Jillian almost got divorced
The couple had a hard time in the year 2015. Jillian filed for divorce from Patrick in January 2015. The reason why she filed a divorce was irreconcilable differences and she sought joint custody of her kids with spousal and child support.
However, Patrick batted and did all he could to save his marriage to Jillian after she filed for a divorce. And finally, they decided to reconcile after a year. Patrick admitted that he wasn’t prepared to let go of their marriage and he prioritized their relationship. At the start of 2016, they were spotted on multiple occasions looking pretty amiable hanging out with each other.
Patrick confirmed that they had reconciled and are together in May 2016. He had revealed the happy news during an interview with Evening Standard when he was asked if he had reconciled with Jillian. To which he replied, “Yeah, I think so.”
Later, it was reported that both of the couples have decided to work on their marriage with the help of counseling. Patrick also revealed the reason why the two got together and it was because both of them wanted to be role models for their children. So, Jillian decided to dismiss the couple’s divorce papers back on 4th November 2016. Since then the couple has improved a lot and are living a happy life with their three children.
Patrick’s past relationships
Like Jillian, Patrick had also been in a relationship with another woman in the past. He was married to his manager, actress, and acting coach, Rochelle “Rocky” Parker. They had met each other back in 1984 during one of Patrick’s first acting jobs. They had an age difference of 26 years and Rocky was a widowed mother of three.
They had decided to get married on 27th August 1987. But unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t last long as they got divorced on 26th April 1994. The reason for their divorce was irreconcilable differences and Patrick also admitted that he had cheated on his then-wife.
Later, Rocky also claimed that he would beat her but quickly retracted the allegations of domestic violence. Sadly, Rocky has passed away in the year 2014.