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Patrick Dempsey on Fixing His Marriage: 'You've Got to Keep At It'

Patrick Dempsey on Fixing His Marriage: 'You've Got to Keep At It'

Patrick Dempsey takes the cover of People magazine’s new issue, on newsstands this Friday!

Here’s what the 50-year-old Bridget Jones’s Baby star had to share:

On re-thinking split from wife Jillian: “Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of. I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started….It’s always destabilizing when you’re potentially breaking up a family or you have a big section of your life that’s ending,”

On working out their issues: “Everybody has their own path. 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.”

On fixing the problems: “You’ve got to keep at it. You’ve got to communicate, and stay open and not get lazy. And not give up. And lots of sex!”

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  • Delores Pauldo

    Why don’t he tell the truth about this? He allowed her to follow after him like Rachel Bilson did Hayden. If are broken stay that way not go back with that person again. He couldn’t find nobody to date him so he went back with her. Rachel Bilson did the same following around Hayden cause she couldn’t date no one else or she couldn’t find any work to do like now.So she got pregnant instead so nobody is working. Don’t like how he lied to people just because are a movie to sell magazines. Get real you allow her to follow you. Didn’t work on anything.

  • Chaz

    The guy is a dick and probably hiding his extra activities much better now.

  • xyz

    The (fake) institution of marriage should be abolished

  • xyz

    Hayden prefers men FYI