Wednesday, June 19

‘Dreamy Kids’: Patrick Dempsey Shows off His Twin Sons on Their 17th Birthday

Patrick Dempsey showed off his twin sons in the sweet birthday post he shared for their 17th birthday. Fans have showered the star’s “cute” kids with compliments, calling them “dreamy.”


Yesterday, Hollywood heartthrob Patrick Dempsey took to Instagram to post a birthday tribute to his twin sons, Darby and Sullivan Dempsey. The boys turned 17, and their doting father shared a cute throwback photo of the two of them sitting with him on a couch.

While Patrick smiled directly at the camera, Darby and Sullivan had their gazes fixated on something else outside the frame. When people saw the endearing picture, many flooded Patrick’s comment section with praise for his sons.

Speaking of Patrick’s “fine young men” one fan gushed, “They are so cute.” Another swooned, “McDreamy with his dreamy kids 😍😍😍,” and another Instagrammer noted, “Fine like the father.” Someone else commented, “Happy birthday to your beautiful boys!” Sullivan and Darby’s loving mom, Jillian Dempsey, stated, “Our little man cubs ❤️❤️.”

Patrick and Jillian’s twins were born in February of 2007. When they were arrived, the “Grey’s Anatomy” alum helped cut their umbilical cords and referenced the hit show when talking about the births. Patrick divulged, “I was watching everything that was going on (with the doctors), and you see a lot of that in the show.”

In addition to their mini McDreamies, Patrick and Jillian are also doting parents to their daughter, Talula Dempsey, who, as previously cited by her dad, takes great “care of her brothers” as an older sister.

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey with their kids, Talula, Darby, and Sullivan Dempsey at the Scuderia AlphaTauri launch event in Salzburg, Austria on February 14, 2020 | Source: Getty Images

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey posing for a picture at the "Ferrari" movie premiere posted on December 5, 2023 | Source: Instagram/jilliandempsey

Four years ago, the loving family man who won People magazine’s title of the “Sexiest Man Alive” spoke about how his kids continue to amaze him with their “insights and observations.” Of his boys, the father previously disclosed that while Darby is “passionate” about soccer, “Sullivan wants to be an actor.”

Patrick Dempsey also discussed the importance of making time for his family and gushed about how much he enjoys it when they’re all spending time together.

As previously reported on December 15, 2023:

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey at the premiere of "Ferrari" in Los Angeles, California on December 12, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

The rare appearance of Patrick Dempsey with his family had fans gushing over one of the twins in particular. Patrick, his wife, Jillian Dempsey, and their three kids, Talula, Sullivan, and Darby Dempsey, stepped out in style for the red-carpet movie premiere of “Ferrari.”

Though the whole family looked beautiful and picturesque, one of Patrick’s twin sons caught the attention of many. Darby, who is now 17 years old, had the public gushing and swooning over his appearance, which fans say bears a striking resemblance to his handsome dad.

Patrick and Jillian Dempsey with their kids, Talula, Darby and Sullivan Dempsey posing for a picture posted on December 15, 2023 | Source: Instagram/enews

When people saw the photo of the good-looking teen, many marveled at how much he and Patrick look alike. IOne fan commented, “OMG! His son, the one on the right side of the photo, is his clone! 😳😳.”

Another fan likened Darby to the dashing character his dad played on the hit series “Grey’s Anatomy” and dubbed him “the next McDreamy.”

Patrick Dempsey posing as Dr. McDreamy from "Grey's Anatomy" in 2005. | Source: Getty Images

Being praised for good looks seems to be something that runs in the family as Darby’s paternal look-alike was deemed People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” For years, the 58-year-old was featured in the pop culture outlet’s magazine, but only as a runner-up.

Patrick Dempsey posing for People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" cover posted on November 8, 2023 | Source: Instagram/people and patrickdempsey

When he finally won the title, he joked about his ego being bumped up and spoke about his plan to use the platform to promote something positive. Patrick, who initially laughed in disbelief that he had won, shared the following words about how he feels concerning the title: “I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life. It’s nice to have the recognition.”

When asked how his kids would react, the star mentioned how they would most likely poke fun at him and jokingly tease him about why he shouldn’t have won.