November 30, 2022

Patrick Dempsey Breaks The Spell

McDreamy, Prince Charming, Mr, Right. Onscreen, Patrick Dempsey epitomizes the charmed leading man. But off? He’s but a dad, husband, and man, warts and all (metaphorically speaking).

ByAlex French

Nov. 2022

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