Patrick Dempsey: One Hot Husband

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In the new issue of Redbook, hot husband Patrick Dempsey reveals that even he would ask his alter-ego, Dr. Derek Shepherd, for love advice.

The man behind McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy opens up to the magazine about choosing family-friendly roles, coping with success at such a young age, and keeping his marriage on track. Below are some excerpts:

On making his wife, Jillian Dempsey, swoon:

"I hope I still make her swoon! Sometimes I think to myself, God, would Derek Shepherd do this? Because I am certainly not a perfect male at this moment. Just trying to provide and communicate and let her know how beautiful and important she is to me - I think those things make her swoon."

Patrick Dempsey in Redbook

On returning to romantic comedies:
"I don't want to do violent movies right now because I think there's too much violence in the world and I don't want to add to that. Romantic comedies, at this point - we're at war, we're in a horrible place worldwide - I want to so something that is going to help people escape. Enchanted was a movie I did for my daughter [Talula, 5]. I wanted to do something that kids can go see, and is fun for adults as well.

On his first shot at stardom:
"Mentally, I never really wanted success until I was in my 30s. Quite honestly, I think I sabotaged myself in my 20s because I felt I was too young and didn't realize what was happening. But there was a time when I didn't think it was going to work out. Like, wow, maybe that was the best period in my life."

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

CRISTINA: "There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club."
GEORGE: "I... I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't."
CRISTINA: "Yeah, that never really changes."