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Real Life Soap Opera Star Couples

Updated on August 30, 2017

Oh the romance of Soaps... BUT, do you ever wonder who got together in real life?

Who hasn't gotten addicted to a soap opera in their lifetime? If you are like me you get so attached to some characters while totally despising others. But have you ever seen any of your favorite actor/actresses in real life, on a talk show or in real life? Did you still like them as much as you liked their characters? It is surprising to see who ends up with who in real life. I guess it is human nature to want romance and soap operas can surely give us that! While we're carrying around babies and doing dishes we can watch Cinderella get her Prince through our favorite soaps. Okay Brenda and Sonny in this picture here, did not end up together. He is happily married with kids, but look at them, are they not the total picture of romance?

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All My Children

Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins

(AMC's ex-Jamie Martin) & (AMC's ex-Babe Chandler)

Justin Bruening was born on September 24, 1979 in Chadron, Nebraska. He began his acting career in 2003 as Jamie Martin on All My Children. Alexa was born in Artesia, New Mexico on November 16, 1980. In 2003, she got the role of Babe Chandler on All My Children. They married on June 5, 2005, and welcomed their first child, a daughter, Lexington Grace Bruening on August 9, 2010.

As The World Turns

Jon Hensley Kelley & Menighan Hensley

(Holden, ATWT) & Emily, (ATWT)

Jon Hensley (born August 26, 1965 in Browns Mills, New Jersey) and Menighan was born on February 15, 1967 in Glenview, Illinois. Hensley dated several actresses in the daytime industry, including a relationship with actress Renee Props, who played his sister Ellie Snyder on "ATWT", Hunter Tylo, and Melissa Reeves. He met costar Kelley Menighan, who plays Emily Stewart, and the couple were married on May 25, 1996. Kelley Menighan Hensley (born February 15, 1967 in Glenview, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her role as Emily on As the World Turns. They have three children, a daughter Sophie May Hensley (born December 23, 1998), a son Spencer James Hensley (born January 31, 2002) and another daughter Georgia "Gigi" Grace Hensley (born June 28, 2007).

Maura West & Scott DeFreitas

(Carly, ATWT) & (ex-Andy, AWT)

Maura Jo West was born April 27, 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She played Carly on ATWT from April 11, 1995 to May 8, 1996 and again from September 10, 1997. In 2010 West and her longtime onscreen romantic acting partner, Michael Park won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor. Scott DeFreitas was born September 9, 1969 in Newton, Massachusetts. He is best known for his role as Andy on the American television soap opera, ATWT. The couple got married January 22, 2000. They have five children -- one by Maura's previous marriage, Benjamin Crawford West Knight, and four together, Joseph Peter DeFreitas born in 2000, Katherine Marie DeFreitas born in 2002, Basil John DeFreitas born in 2007, and Birdie West DeFreitas born in 2009.

Margaret Colin & Justin Deas

(ex-Margo, ATWT) & (ex-Tom, ATWT, Buzz, GL)

Margaret Colin was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island. She is known for her role as Margo Montgomery Hughes # 1 on As the World Turns and for her role as Eleanor Waldorf-Rose on Gossip Girl. Justin Deas was born March 30, 1948 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He is known for his role as Tom Hughes on As the World Turns and for his role as Buzz Cooper Sr. on Guiding Light. Deas is married to actress Margaret Colin, with whom he has two sons Sam and Joe.

Colleen Zenk Pinter & Mark Pinter

(Barbara, ATWT) & (ex-Brian McColl, ATWT)

Colleen played Barbara Ann Ryan on the soap opera As the World Turns. Pinter played Grant Harrison since September 1, 1978. He played villains on several soap operas. His most famous was that of crooked politician Grant Harrison on Another World. In 1987, Pinter married actress Colleen Zenk Pinter, whom he met on the set of As the World Turns. They lived together in Connecticut and became parents to six children.


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Days Of Our Lives

Bill Hayes (Day's Doug Williams) and Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Day's Julie Williams)

Lindsay Hartley (Days' Arianna Hernandez) and Justin Hartley (Passions' Fox Crane)

Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes

(Doug and Julie)

Susan Seaforth Hayes was born July 11, 1943 in Oakland, California. She is best known for her role of Julie Williams on Days of our Lives. Bill Hayes was born on June 5, 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. He played Doug Williams on NBC's long-running Days of Our Lives in 1970. Hayes originated the character of Doug and is the only actor to ever play that role. They're onscreen and offscreen romance was widely covered by the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press and they became known as the "super couple". They were married in 1974.

Crystal Chappell and Michael Sabatino

(Days' Carly Manning) & (DOOL's Lawrence Alamain)

Crystal was born August 4, 1965. She played Carly Manning on Days of our Lives. She also played other characters in other soaps too. Michael Sabatino was born June 25, 1955 in Venice, California. They married on January 6, 1997. They have two children.

General Hospital

Lisa & Jonathon

(Hannah from All My Children & Lucky from General Hosptital)

Lisa Vultaggio was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida and was raised in Washington. Jackson is most famous as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital, a role he played from 1993 to 1999 and then again in 2009. In 1998 Lisa landed the role of Hannah in General Hospital. In 1999 she met actor Jonathan Jackson on the set of General Hospital. They married on June 21, 2002. They have a daughter, Adora born in 2005, and two sons, Caleb born in 2003, and Titus Gabriel born in 2010.

Natalia Livingston and Tyler Christopher

(Emily GH) & (Nikolas GH)

Natalia was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1976. She first appeared as Emily Quartermaine on General Hospital on April 1, 2003. Tyler Christopher was born November 11, 1972 in Joliet Illinois. They dated for awhile but not anymore. Tyler is now happily married to someone else.

Vanessa Marcil & Nathan Fillion

(Brenda GH) & (Joey OLTL)

Vanessa Marcil born on October 15, 1968 in Indio, California. She is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett Corinthos on General Hospital. She married to actor Corey Feldman in 1989. It only lasted two years. She has been known to deny this marriage although Nevada marriage records do indicate that she did marry Feldman in 1989 under her birth name Sally Vanessa Ortiz.

She dated Nathan Fillion from 1995 to early 1997 then she dated former Beverly Hills 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green from 1999 until early 2003. They have a son together. Now Marcil is married to CSI: NY actor Carmine Giovinazzo on July 11, 2010. They recently announced she was expecting a baby.

One Life To Live

Kassie DePaiva and James DePaiva

(OLTL's Blair Cramer) & (OLTL's ex-Max Holden)

Kassie DePaiva born March 21, 1961 in Morganfield, Kentucky is married to James DePaiva who played Max on OLTL also. They have one son James.

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Kamar de los Reyes and Sherri Saum

(OLTL's ex-Keri Reynolds) & (OLTL's ex-Antonio Vega)

Kamar was born Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is best known for playing Antonia Vega on One Life To Live. Sherri was born on October 1, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio. She played Keri Reynolds on One Life to Live, from 2001 to 2003. They got married on May 19, 2007.

David Fumero and Melissa Fumero

(OLTL's ex-Adriana Cramer) & (OLTL's Cristian Vega)

David Fumero was born on December 29, 1972 in Havana, Cuba. Fumero is best known for his role as Cristian Vega on One Life to Live. Melissa Fumero was born August 19, 1982, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. She is known for her role as Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live. They married on December 9, 2007.

Robert S. Woods and Loyita Chapel

(OLTL's Bo Buchanan) & (OLTL's ex-Dallas Jones)

Robert S. Woods born March 13, 1948 is known for playing Bo Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live. Woods began playing Bo Buchanan, a Vietnam War veteran, like he is in real life, onOne Life to Live in 1979. He still plays this role today. Woods is married to actress Loyita Chapel and lives in New York.

John Brotherton and Alison Raimondi

(OLTL's Jared Banks) & (OLTL's ex-young mother)

John Brotherton was born August 21, 1980. John played Jared Banks on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from August 10, 2007 until November 2009. He married Alison who also played on One Life To Live. They recently announced that they were expecting a baby.

Gigi and Rex or in real life John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath Read their interview Click Here

One Life To Live and General Hospital Merging

Are you liking seeing the OLTL charactors merging with GH?

Star and Michael - Both just lost someone they love.

Do you think that Star (OLTL) and Michael (GH) will get together and hook up?

Thorsten Kaye (Zach, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Susan Haskell (Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - Another real life couple.

Young & The Restless

Hunter Tylo & Michael Tylo

(Taylor, B&B) & (ex-Blade, Y&R)

Hunter Tylo was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She is best known for her role as Taylor Hayes Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. She originated the role in 1990, and still continues to play it today. Michael Tylo played numerous roles on many soap operas including Alex Bladeson and Rick Bladeson on The Young and the Restless. Hunter and Michael got married and had daughters Izabella Gabrielle and Katya Ariel Tylo and son Michael Tylo, Jr. but the marriage ended in 2005.

Eileen Davidson and Vincent Van Patten

(Y&R's Ashley Newman) & (Y&R's ex-Christian Page)

Eileen Davidson born in 1959 in Artesia, California, played the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless. Vincent Van Patten Vincent Van Patten in 1957 in Bellerose, New York is an actor and former tour professional tennis player. They were married April 15, 2003.

Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle

(Y&R's JT Hellstrom) & (Y&R's Victoria Hellstrom)

Amelia played in a couple different soap operas. In March of 2007, she married his Young and the Restless co-star Thad Luckinbill, who portrays her onscreen ex-husband, J.T. Hellstrom. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son in 2007. They welcomed their second child, a daughter Georgia March Luckinbill in 2009.

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What couple don't you like? - Is there someone you love to hate, or that just plain out disgusts you?

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      4 years ago

      So romantic

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      4 years ago

      Bill Spencer of Bold and the Beautiful. He married Katie, slept with Brooke, and still trying to get his way. I was tickled when I found out he was Wyatt's father and loved the way Hope set him up to sit with Katie, Brooke and Quinn. Pure genius.

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      4 years ago

      Sharon and Nick of the Young and the Restless. Sharon has been married to him, and they are divorced, but she will not stay out of his business. You know if she married Victor, she is accustomed of the lifestyle.

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: no friggin way love em together ...nick & phyliss lights up the screen....real fire works between them...

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      5 years ago

      nick & avery right down nasty

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      6 years ago

      Sharon and victor gross!

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      6 years ago

      Sharon and Victor together is nauseating!

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      6 years ago

      AMEN!! Victor & Sharon are Disgusting. She's been married to the whole family for God's sake!

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      6 years ago

      Phyliss and Nick of Young and the Restless are awful together!

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      6 years ago

      victor and sharon..........please!!!

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      6 years ago

      Stephano from Days

      I guess that is what makes him a good bad guy

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I haven't watched any soap operas steadily in years, but it's fun to see what's (or who is) new. :)

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      6 years ago from Australia

      I don't do soap operas, but am interested in reading other comments.

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      sarahrk lm 

      6 years ago

      Couples on soaps come and go.

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      6 years ago

      Oh, yeah, my bad . . it was General Hospital that had Luke and Laura - so sorry. (I really haven't watched it in like decades, so I guess only Y & R sticks in my head). Bad memory here.

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      6 years ago

      I really only 'got into' the Y & R way, way back when I was in grade school (it played after school and my mother watched soaps). LOVED Luke & Laura back then. Later on, I'd tune in once in a blue moon . . I used to feel Nicolas Newman was so-so but then he just became so much more attractive and manly over the last few years . . now, I ahh think he's hot. For some reason, my sister thinks Brad Carlton is the hottest thing on Y & R.

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      7 years ago

      @squidshe: I do too, usually Carly bothers me, but seeing her finally be vulnerable is making me like her again, i hope they hook up soon!!

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      7 years ago

      I like Carly and Shawn on General Hospital


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