Patrick Dempsey, best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” has been crowned People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for the year 2023. The 57-year-old actor is succeeding last year’s winner, Chris Evans, known for his portrayal of “Captain America.”
Dempsey expressed his gratitude for the recognition, saying, “I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life. It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly, my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.” He added that he was “completely shocked” to learn of the honour.
In a recent interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Dempsey humorously mentioned the reactions of his family to the news, saying, “They’re just going to make fun of me and pick on me and figure out every reason why I shouldn’t be… Which is good, they keep me young.”
Dempsey, a Maine native, has been married to his wife, Jillian Dempsey, since 1999, and the couple shares three children: daughter Talula and 16-year-old twin boys, Sullivan and Darby.
The “Bridget Jones’s Baby” actor also disclosed the secrecy surrounding the title, revealing that winners are not allowed to discuss it. “You’re not allowed to talk about it at all. You’re not allowed to mention it. Everybody signs these nondisclosures where you’re not allowed to say what they’re doing,” he explained.
Patrick Dempsey now joins the ranks of previous “Sexiest Man Alive” winners, including Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Hemsworth, Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum, and David Beckham.
With this new title, Dempsey has received widespread recognition and is set to use his platform for positive endeavours, marking a milestone in his long and successful career.
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