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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He is just cute and his wife must be really, really happy. Doesn't that give hope to all single women out there - there are guys like that you just have to find them.

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Gill is so lucky to such a sweet & seriously sexy husband & great farther for her kids. he addors them which just makes him even sexier

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WOW!! is all i can say

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

The first time I kissed my wife, she wasn't my wife then, she was just this girl in a bar. But when we kissed, it was like, I gotta tell you, it was like I'd never kissed any other woman before. It was like my first kiss. The right kiss.

Derek

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."

MEREDITH