Patrick Dempsey: People’s 2023 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
In a surprising turn of events, beloved actor Patrick Dempsey has been declared People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2023, succeeding last year’s honoree, Chris Evans. The 57-year-old heartthrob, best known for his iconic role as neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on ABC’s long-running series “Grey’s Anatomy,” expressed his complete shock upon receiving the prestigious title. Dempsey, whose charm has captured hearts for decades, humorously stated, “I’ve always been the bridesmaid,” referring to his previous near-miss experiences.
Despite his initial disbelief, Dempsey acknowledges the recognition and the ego boost it provides, yet his main focus remains on using this newfound platform for a positive cause. Married to makeup artist and beauty line founder Jillian, Dempsey is especially eager to see how his children—Talula, 21, and 16-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby—react to their father’s new status as the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
This exciting announcement was made during an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as host Jimmy Kimmel introduced the dashing “Grey’s Anatomy” star. Dempsey emerged victorious after surpassing finalists such as Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Jason Kelce, and Lenny Kravitz.
Dempsey reflected on the timing of this honor in his life, stating, “I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life.” His endearing humility shines through as he admits that his family’s reaction to the news was one of laughter and disbelief.
Patrick Dempsey’s cover story will grace the pages of People magazine, available on newsstands starting this Friday.