Patrick Dempsey Reveals What Drives Him

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Patrick Dempsey: Racing Man
Patrick Dempsey likes to live life in the fast lane.

And it's all thanks to his wife, Jillian.

"Her influence was profound. Jill just gets me to believe in my dreams â€" and act upon them," said Dempsey, who races cars as part of the Hyper Sport racing team.

"She was the one to encourage me to go and drive," he tells the British edition of InStyle about his auto racing passion. "For a Christmas present about nine years ago, she gave me a three-day competition class. Now my goal is to race Le Mans."

Last year, Jillian treated him to a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE for his 40th birthday.

"It's my midlife-crisis car - only there is no crisis," he says.

He also owns the Porsche convertible from the movie Top Gun.

Far from having a midlife crisis, Dempsey, who became the father of twins Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick on February 1 (he and Jillian also have a 5-year-old daughter, Tallulah) is looking forward to getting older - and even the effect of age on his famous "Dr. McDreamy" hair.

"My hair is a complete nightmare," he tells the magazine.

"The gray is coming in and I'm looking forward to that. I'm going to try and age gracefully and not be neurotic about it."

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


Patrick is the sexiest man I have ever seen in my 61 years on this earth. I know if I every saw him in person I would faint and fall back in it.


Patrick is just great


I love his laugh....his laugh makes me laugh!


If he doesn't get sexiest man alive this year then I am going to riot


i am glad that Patrick Dempsey play Mcdreamy i mean there is no better person for the job right i mean come on! Seriously!!!! he is one hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot father Jillian is lucky


Jill is one lucky women..
Oh the hair.He has to be the hottest father out there.
I agree with Kathy there is no new McDreamy..Ever.Patrick Dempsey holds the title deff.


I just love everythig about Patrick Dempsey! Every article about him makes you love him even more! And all the new articles about Tim Daly guest starring in GA and being the new McDreamy, I don't think so! There is only one McDreamy and Patrick Dempsey definately holds that title!


omg he's hott! Jill is a lucky girl.


hot hot hot hot


This guy is really genuine does not seem to be a "diva" type of person. Can you imagine that he says that his hair is a nightmare and we all envy him. His wife is a smart lady she knows how to feed his passion. I like people like that respecting their better half and not being selfish. Definitely McDreamy!!!


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