Who is Darby Galen Dempsey?

Darby is the celebrity son of the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and race car driver, Patrick Dempsey. He was born under the Zodiac sign Aquarius on 1 February 2007, of mixed American and Scottish ancestry, in Los Angeles, California USA. As of 2022, he’s 14 years old, and holds American nationality.

Darby, Bio, Wiki, Family

While his father is a well-known actor, Darby’s mother, Jillian Dempsey, works behind the camera as a professional celebrity make-up artist and stylist. Darby has a twin brother, Sullivan Patrick Dempsey, born as paternal twins. He also has an older sister, named Tallulah who recently began her academic journey at the private research George Washington University.

Darby’s parents met in 1994 after Patrick booked an appointment at Jillian’s hair salon, entitled “Delux”. Later, Jillian spoke to a media outlet and recalled the moment, disclosing: ‘I was shocked [when he came in for an appointment], but at the same time, I was happy because he was so cute.’ At that moment, Jillian was in a relationship, while Patrick was going through a messy divorce from his former manager and acting coach, Rochelle Parker, who was 26 years older than Patrick. Over the following three years, Patrick would occasionally stop at her salon for a haircut and harmless banter, but eventually, the spark was ignited between the two.

After they went public with their relationship, they moved in together, and on 31 July 1999 they officially tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Patrick’s farmhouse in Lewiston, Maine.

Personal Life

Considering that Darby is 14 years old, it’s too early to talk about any relationships. Anyway, it appears that he and his twin brother like to stay away from the public eye.

What is his net worth?

Given his age, it is too early to talk about his net worth. On the other hand, his father’s wealth is estimated at $80 million, which he’s earned through his career as an actor.

Is he active on social media?

It appears that Darby is not a fan of social media, hence he doesn’t use TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical stats

Darby’s weight and height are currently unavailable. Even though Darby and Sullivan are twins, Darby’s hair is blonde, further adorned with hazel eyes, while his brother’s hair is brown.

Why did his parents nearly divorce in 2015?

While it seemed that everything was going well, in January 2015, the couple shocked the public after they announced that after 15 years of marriage, they were filing for divorce due to irreconcilable differences – the statement read: ‘It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage.

Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.’

However, despite their announcement, later the same year the couple was spotted in Paris, strolling and holding hands, hinting that their marriage might not be over. In an interview, Patrick talked about their change of heart, saying: ‘You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed. Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of. Jill and I decided it was time to work on our issues and improve. OK if you have differences, you can work them out.’

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They also disclosed that their kids were one of the reasons they wanted to stay together, and set an example for them. In 2016, Jillian filed to have their divorce papers dismissed. The couple is still together and going strong, and they often post photos of each other on their Instagram accounts.

Briefly about Patrick Dempsey

A Maine native, Patrick, started his acting career performing with a theater group, and making notable performances in plays such as “Torch Song Trilogy”, “On Golden Pond”, and “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. He landed his breakthrough role in 1987, when he was cast alongside Beverly D’Angelo in the comedy movie “In the Mood”.

Having obtained success and popularity, he soon starred in numerous other movies, such as “Meatballs III: Summer Job”, “Can’t Buy My Love”, and “Loverboy”.

In the ‘90s, he bounced between TV and movie roles, in series and films such as “Will & Grace” and “Once Again”; his portrayal of Aaron in the latter, earned him his first nomination for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Patrick kicked of the new millennium with parts in popular movies and series such as “Scream 3”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, and “Enchanted”. Patiently building his career, in 2005 he auditioned for the role of Derek Shepard in the medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”, written by Shonda Rimes. The series ran for 18 seasons, receiving over 50 nominations and awards, including the nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Patrick in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Drama.

Patrick starred in 12 seasons of the show, making his last guest appearance in season 17. After he departed from “Grey’s Anatomy”, Patrick continued starring in movies such as “Bridget Jones Baby”, and “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”. He’s set to reprise his role in the sequel “Disenchanted” in 2022.

Besides his prolific and lengthy acting career, he’s also been active in other fields such as philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and also race-car driving, through the years competing in numerous races and competitions, including Rolex 24 at Daytona, Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, and FIA World Endurance Championship.

Briefly about Jillian Dempsey-Fink

Even though she is mostly known as the wife of the popular actor, she runs a successful business as well as taking care of three children.

During her career, she has worked on numerous projects as a hairstylist and make-up artist – those include “Street Fighter”, “Bad Love”, and “The Crew”.

Jillian has also collaborated with brands such as Avon, and created individualized products. As a make-up artist, she’s worked with numerous A-list actors and celebrities for magazine covers and photo shoots, some of whom are Naomi Watts, Jessica Biel and Emilia Clarke.

Besides her work behind the camera, she is also an entrepreneur who launched her eponymous make-up line in 2014, which features various items ranging from eyeliners, tints, and brushes. In 2020, Jillian created the high-end grooming application FFYE Beauty, which provides its users with make-up tutorials and access to shop make-up products online, such as her unique Lip Locket inspired by Kirsten Stewart’s favorite Jillian Dempsey Design.

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