It’s always sad to learn a marriage is coming to an end especially the ones where the couple has invested so many years into their union.

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey‘s wife has filed for divorce after more than 15 years of marriage.

Jillian Fink cited irreconcilable differences for the demise of their union.

The couple released a joint statement announcing their split and asking for privacy during a very sensitive time.

It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage.

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.

Patrick and Jillian have three children together, 14-year-old daughter Tallulah and 7-year-old twin sons Darby and Sullivan.

According to TMZ, Patrick Dempsey is worth $40 million and he didn’t have a prenup.