Patrick Dempsey shares rare romantic vacation snap with 'beautiful' wife Jillian after recent reconciliation


Patrick Dempsey took to Instagram on Sunday to share a rare romantic snap with his "beautiful" wife, Jillian.

The former Grey's Anatomy star posted a gorgeous photo of the couple cuddled up while gazing out at the ocean.

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"My vacation is always more beautiful when I'm next to my beautiful wife @jilliandempsey," gushed the 51-year-old actor, before crediting their 14-year-old daughter, Talula, for the photo.

My vacation is always more beautiful when I'm next to my beautiful wife @jilliandempsey photo credit @taluladempsey

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Jillian also shared some of the family fun on Instagram, posting a photo of herself with the couple's 10-year-old twin boys, Sullivan and Darby, who appeared to be having a blast rolling around in the sand.

"Clowning around with my dudes ... Darby's legs in background! 🌴☀️" wrote the makeup artist.

Clowning around with my dudes ... Darby's legs in background ! 🌴☀️

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It's great to see the couple looking happy following a difficult period, which saw Jillian filing for divorce in January 2015. The pair, who tied the knot in 1999, later reconciled, with Dempsey telling ET that fighting for his girl was "what my heart told me to do."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink arrive for The Petersen Museum's Race, Rock 'N Rally Gala at Petersen Automotive Museum on October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and makeup artist Jillian Dempsey attend the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches on September 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Porsche Design)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Actor Patrick Dempsey with wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the premiere of the 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' during the 33d Moscow International Film Festival at Pushkinskiy Theatre on June 23, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Actor Patrick Dempsey with wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the premiere of the 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' during the 33d Moscow International Film Festival at Pushkinskiy Theatre on June 23, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Jillian Dempsey and Patrick Dempsey attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 23: Actor Patrick Dempsey with wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the premiere of the 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' during the 33d Moscow International Film Festival at Pushkinskiy Theatre on June 23, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Kristina Nikishina/Epsilon/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey arrive at The John Varvatos 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit at the John Varvatos Boutique on March 13, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Avon Spokesperson Patrick Dempsey and Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey attend the 10th Anniversary Avon Foundation for Women Gala 'Celebrating Champions Who Change Women�s Lives' at Cipriani 42nd on October 26, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Avon Foundation)
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and wife Jillian Dempsey attends the 'Valentine's Day' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Actor Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey walk the red carpet during the 'Champions Who Change Women's Lives' celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 27, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Avon)
Actor Patrick Dempsey (R) and wife Jillian Dempsey arrive at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actor Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian poses at the premiere of 'Made of Honor' at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
Jillian Dempsey and Patrick Dempsey during Sixth Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Red Carpet at Home of Susan Harris & Hayward Kaiser in Mandeville Canyon, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Patrick Dempsey with his wife Jillian Dempsey (left) (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Jillian Dempsey and Patrick Dempsey (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Patrick Dempsey poses with his wife, Jillian, at Cosmopolitan Magazine's celebration honoring him as Fun Fearless Male of the Year at the Day After Nightclub on February 13, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian Dempsey during 'Sweet Home Alabama' Premiere - New York at Chelsea West Cinema in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Meanwhile, the couple's sons are making headlines of their own, taking part in a photo shoot for Vogue Bambini, alongside Milla Jovovich's daughter, Ever.

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Darby and Sullivan with their buddy #everanderson ...the new cover ⭐️of @voguebambini shot by @ellenvonunwerth

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What stunners!

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GREY'S ANATOMY - 'Can We Start Again Please?' - Secrets about Amelia's past addictions come to light and cause problems for her at the hospital; Bailey oversees Jo's first solo surgery; and Arizona must make an executive decision in Dr. Herman's absence. Meanwhile, the doctors spring into action when a couple arrives at the emergency room after escaping a fire, on 'Grey's Anatomy,' THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
GREY'S ANATOMY - 'Can We Start Again Please?' - Secrets about Amelia's past addictions come to light and cause problems for her at the hospital; Bailey oversees Jo's first solo surgery; and Arizona must make an executive decision in Dr. Herman's absence. Meanwhile, the doctors spring into action when a couple arrives at the emergency room after escaping a fire, on 'Grey's Anatomy,' THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
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GREY'S ANATOMY - ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' stars Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey and Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd. (Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
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GREY'S ANATOMY - 'I'm Winning' - Cristina is nominated for a Harper Avery and although most of her fellow doctors are ecstatic, she won't let herself get too excited. Bailey continues to work on a young boy without an immune system -- Alex considers making a change, and Derek and Callie work with a machine that can recognize emotions. Meanwhile, Richard gives the residents a pep talk about the exciting projects going on around the hospital on 'Grey's Anatomy,' THURSDAY, APRIL 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Danny Feld/ABC via Getty Images)
May 17, 2006 - New York, New York, USA - K47884AR .ABC UPFRONT AT LINCOLN CENTER , NEW YORK New York 05-16-2006 . ANDREA RENAULT- PATRICK DEMPSEY(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Jan 28, 2007; Hollywood, California, USA; Actor PATRICK DEMPSEY at the 13th Annual SAG Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Fenton/ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 2007 by Paul Fenton
Jan. 28, 2011 - Park City, Utah, U.S. - Actor PATRICK DEMPSEY of the film 'Flypaper' during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which runs thru January 30th. Sundance is the largest independent cinema festival in the USA, held annually since 1978 in Park City, it is the premier showcase for new work fr
LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Patrick Dempsey during the media day for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.) on April 6, 2010. Dempsey will be competing World Challenge during the Grand Prix. Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram
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