Last month, Australia actress Sophie Monk hosted a Q&A session with Bridget Jones’s Baby stars Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey.
Monk posed for a photo with the stars and posted it to her Instagram, but one tabloid was more interested in seeing if they could stir up a little trouble.
According to the National Enquirer, Dempsey’s wife, Jillian was furious that the former Grey’s Anatomy star was “all over” Monk and “very touchy-feely” with her at the event.
The Delux beauty co-creator is, according to the source, “ready to ditch him and walk away with half of his $40 million fortune.”
Gossip Cop debunked the rumor, citing the Dempseys’ appearance with their children at the world premiere in London on September 5th.
In January 2015, Fink filed for divorce from Dempsey after 15 years of marriage.
“It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” a statement sent by the couple to Us Weekly read.
“Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”
The couple did not have a prenup when they first got married, and Dempsey’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Reports suggest that Dempsey’s obsession with race-car driving is what put serious strain on their marriage, ultimately forcing her to file.
The proceedings, however, were dropped, after the Dempseys were spotted holding hands in Europe last year.
“For the past year, Patrick and Jillian have been working on getting to where they are right now. They are not dating anyone else, and only each other,” a source told People this past January.
“They seem very happy and are spending a lot of time together. They go on dates and are also involved with the kids together.”
When a journalist with ES Magazine asked if they were back together in May, Dempsey had an odd, if not cheeky answer.
“Yeah, I think so,” he said.
“You have to work at everything. And you cannot do everything. Something has to be sacrificed.”
Dempsey’s focus is more on his three children than on racing these days.
“I’ve sort of stepped back – I’m the team owner, but time goes by so quickly with my kids that I don’t want to miss that,” Dempsey said.
“Last year we had a good team, and a good car, it was the right moment … where I could focus 100 percent on doing a full season.
“Now it’s time to put that personal philosophy into my kids, allowing them to find their goals, their passions.”
A source told People that the divorce “made Patrick miserable. It was definitely a wakeup call.”