Patrick Dempsey is All Heart

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Many girls would love to have Derek Shepherd (McDreamy) as their Valentine.

However, the actor behind Grey’s Anatomy’s hottest 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.

Swoon.

The dad of three, gearing up for his soon-to-be-released film Valentine’s Day (in theaters February 12), opens up about his first kiss, what he loves in a woman, and his thoughts on some of the fanfare surrounding the Valentine’s Day holiday.

“I’ve never really believed in Valentine’s Day,” Patrick Dempsey, 44, admits. “You’re anxious about buying the right gift, but it’s really about your heart. The best Valentine’s Days are magical and spontaneous and just sort of unfold on their own.”

A Handsome Devil

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is all heart.

“A sense of humor, strength, and oh God, understanding,” are the three main things Patrick loves in a woman. And it's clear that only one woman has his heart.

Patrick and Jillian, have a daughter, Talula, 7, and 2-year-old sons Darby and Sullivan.

As for McDreamy’s first kiss? “My first kiss was behind the backstop of a baseball field.”

“I was in fifth or sixth grade and very nervous, intimidated, and unsure.”

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

CRISTINA: "There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club."
GEORGE: "I... I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't."
CRISTINA: "Yeah, that never really changes."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith