Patrick Dempsey Takes His Family to Bridget Jones's Baby Premiere

On-again couple walks the red carpet with their three children in London

By Zach Johnson Sep 05, 2016 9:45 PMTags
 Patrick Dempsey, Jillian Fink, ChildrenDave J Hogan/Getty Images

Patrick Dempsey's babies are all grown up!

The actor, 50, turned the London premiere Bridget Jones's Baby into a family affair, inviting his wife, Jillian Dempsey, 50, daughter Tallula Dempsey, 14, and twin sons Darby Dempsey, 9, and Sullivan Dempsey, 9, to join him on the red carpet Monday. The outing also marked Patrick and Jillian's first official appearance since calling off their divorce earlier this year. During the star-studded event, Patrick also posed for photos with his co-stars Colin Firth and Renée Zellweger.

In Bridget Jones's Baby, the paternity of Bridget's baby is a mystery. After two back-to-back hookups, she realizes either Jack (Patrick) or Mark (Firth) could be the father. (Daniel, played Hugh Grant, is out of the picture.) At Monday's premiere, Patrick said he would be willing to reprise his role in a fourth installment of the series, adding that producers would be "smart to leave it open." Speaking to reporters, he said, "It would be nice to see Bridget growing and living her life. There hasn't been another character like that where you're growing up with her."

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Suffice to say, Patrick is having a very good year—both personally and professionally.

His wife filed for divorce in January 2015 after 15 years of marriage. Around that time, the Dempseys released a statement, telling E! News, "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." By the end of the year, though, the exes were often seen in public as they privately worked towards a romantic reconciliation. "You have to work at everything," Patrick told ES Magazine in May 2016, confirming that he was back together with Jillian, a celebrity makeup artist. "And you cannot do everything," he explained. "Something has to be sacrificed."

Bridget Jones's Baby hits U.S. theaters Sept. 16.

(E! and Universal Pictures are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)