Many girls would love to have McDreamy as their Valentine; however, the actor behind Grey’s Anatomy‘s hot doc, Patrick Dempsey, only has eyes for one. “Anytime the wind blows, it reminds me of her,” Patrick recalls to Reader’s Digest about the wood chimes wife Jillian Dempsey gave him.
The dad of three, gearing up for his soon-to-be-released film Valentine’s Day (hitting theaters Feb. 12), opens up to the current issue of Reader’s Digest about his first kiss, what he loves in a woman, and his thoughts on the fanfare surrounding Valentine’s Day.
“I’ve never really believed in Valentine’s Day,” Patrick, 44, says. “You’re anxious about buying the right gift, but it’s really about your heart, not a TV commercial for De Beers diamonds. The best Valentine’s Days are magical and spontaneous and just sort of unfold.”
Patrick and his wife Jillian, have a daughter, Talula, 7, and 2-year-old twin sons, Darby and Sullivan.
“A sense of humor, strength, and oh God, understanding,” are the three main things Patrick loves in a woman.
So where was McDreamy’s first kiss? Not in the a hospital supply room.
“My first kiss was behind the backstop of a baseball field,” he says. “I was in fifth or sixth grade and very nervous, intimidated, and unsure.”