Patrick Dempsey has now taken over the title from 2022 awardee Chris Evans
Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey has been named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2023. Now, he’s taken over the title from 2022 honoree Chris Evans. “I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life,” the actor said (57) People. “It’s nice to have the recognition and obviously my ego got a bit of a boost, but it gives me a platform to use it for something positive.
Dempsey said he was “completely shocked” when he heard the news and thought it was a joke. “I was totally shocked and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right?” I’ve always been a bridesmaid!” he said.
I completely forgot about it and never even thought about being in this position. So my ego is good,” Dempsey added.
When asked how his children would react to the news, Dempsey said they “just make fun of me and pick on me and come up with all the reasons why I shouldn’t be”. “Which is good, they keep me young,” he added.
Dempsey is married to Jillian, 57, a makeup artist and founder of her own pure beauty line. His children are 21-year-old Talula and 16-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby.
Dempsey is set to show off his racing skills in the Michael Mann-directed Ferrari biopic, due out in December. He will play the Italian driver Piero Taruffi. “I’ve been watching the film for years, so I called Michael and said, ‘I want to discuss being a part of it,'” Dempsey said. “That taught me that if you really want something, you have to do it yourself.
Last year, Chris Evans was named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine. “My mom is going to be so happy,” he told People at the time. “She’s proud of everything I do, but this is something she can really brag about.
His mother Lisa said at the time that the news overjoyed her. “I’m not surprised at all,” she said. “Our family will be apart.