Thanks to the popularity of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the world wanted to know — who was the lucky Mrs. McDreamy? It turns out that while Patrick Dempsey is a huge star in film and television, his wife is better known off the screen.
Patrick met Jillian Fink, a makeup artist and hairstylist to the stars, when he stopped by her salon. After marrying in 1999, the couple went through a rough spot in 2015 when they announced their separation. Much to the surprise of everyone, they called off their divorce and are still happily married today.
Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy
Italian-French singer Carla Bruni has decidedly mesmerized former French President Nicola Sarkozy. They met at a dinner party in 2007. Sarkozy was Bruni’s first husband, while she was his third wife.
It’s rumored that the president is actually quite sensitive about their height difference, yet he hasn't let that stop him from marrying her. Still, whenever they visit other states, Bruni wears flats. It’s all not much of a secret that Sarkozy wears heeled shoes to try to square up with his wife’s height.
Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson
Jodie says Joshua Jackson loves that she is obsessed with him. She watches videos of the “Dawson’s Creek” actor whenever they are apart. Yet their blissful true love story has not escaped prejudice. Turner-Smith said she was actually shocked at the reactions of some people.
It came from within her own community. “In America, interracial dating or marriage is not something that is as accepted,” she said. Not giving too much energy to “the horrific things that people were saying” taught her to keep things to herself. As of late 2023, the couple announced their divorce.
Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks
In 2006 actress and comedian Mo’Nique sent the gossip mill into overdrive when she revealed that she and her husband, Sidney Hicks, were in an open relationship. Mo’Nique revealed to "Essence" magazine that the idea was hers, contrary to what many people assumed.
Her controversial relationship has often made her the subject of many jokes. But all that criticism doesn’t matter to the couple. Sidney stated that the change in their status wouldn’t “change the dynamic of our relationship.” The two even launched their own podcast about the subject called “Open Relationship.”
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
When Nick Jonas slid into Priyanka Chopra’s DMs, he had no idea their relationship would cause so much commotion. The pop star fell for the “Quantico” star and former "Miss World," despite Priyanka being about a decade older. Their age gap quickly made them a target for countless internet trolls and comedians.
Though the criticism didn’t keep the couple from tying the knot and starting a family, Priyanka doesn’t understand why, when it’s an older man and younger woman, no one cares and that “actually people like it.” She’s unfortunately right, it seems!