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Paul Telfer and Carmen Cusack
Paul Telfer (Xander Kiriakis) is married to Broadway actress Carmen Cusack, who is known for playing Elphaba in the Chicago, North American Tour and Melbourne productions of the musical Wicked, as well as originating the role of Alice Murphy in the Broadway musical Bright Star.
Robert Scott Wilson and Terann Hillow
Who needs birthday cake when they get messages like this? When the bikini-company founder turned another year lovelier in 2022, her beau — then playing Ben Weston, now playing Alex Kiriakis — exclaimed, “Thank god you were born.”
Carson Boatman and Julana Dizon
As Johnny DiMera’s portrayer reached his first wedding anniversary with his beautiful bride in July 2022, it was clear that the honeymoon was anything but over. “You are my rock, my heart and really my everything,” he told her via Instagram.
Lindsay Arnold and John Harlan Kim
Thankfully, the actress gets to leave Allie Horton’s never-ending relationship at the studio. Off work, her honey is the Aussie actor who you surely recognize, given that he’s appeared on everything from the Down Under soap Neighbours to NCIS: Los Angeles. He’s also recurred on Hawaii Five-0 and 9-1-1.
Gina Comparetto and Billy Flynn
Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) has been married to his wife Gina Comparetto since October 1, 2016. Comparetto is an actress and producer, known for Entourage (2004), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Dead Night (2017). She also appeared as Lisa in one episode of Days of our Lives in 2016.
Ryan Matteson and Marci Miller
Marci Miller (ex-Abigail Deveraux) is married to Ryan Matteson, who runs an organic farm-to-table business called KaleCart. In March of 2021, they announced that they had had a daughter, Willett James, who was delivered during a blizzard in Denver.
Marlon Aquino and Camila Banus
Over Days of Our Lives’ Christmas break in 2020, Marlon Aquino proposed to his longtime sweetheart, soap supervixen Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez). “He got down on one knee,” she said in announcing the happy news. “There were tears in his eyes, and he did it.” Needless to say, her response was a jubilant yes!
Wally Kurth and Deborah Yuhasz
Wally Kurth originally hit daytime playing Justin Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives and still plays the role. He later was cast as General Hospital playboy Ned Quartermaine, a part he also plays while still working over at NBC. Kurth, a musician and part of the band Kurth & Taylor, has performed on both soap operas. He’s been married to his wife, Deborah Yuhasz, since 2003. They share a son, Brogan George. His previous marriage to Rena Sofer (previously Lois Cerullo on General Hospital, now Quinn Forrester on Bold & Beautiful) added to his family a daughter, Rosabel Rosalind.
Judi Evans and husband Michael Luciano
Judi Evans got her start on daytime as Beth Raines on Guiding Light. She was then cast as Adrienne Johnson on Days of Our Lives and currently plays the character’s look-alike, Bonnie Lockhart. She also played Paulina Cory on Another World and Maeve Stone on As the World Turns. She married Michael Luciano in 1993, and they had a son, Austin Michael, who tragically died in late 2019 at age 23.
Elizabeth Cameron and Bryan Dattilo
Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) has been married to Elizabeth Cameron since July 12, 2011. In 2014, the couple welcomed their daughter, Delilah. Dattilo was previously married to Jessica Denay, and they have a son, Gabriel, who has high-functioning autism and is involved with autism charities and awareness-raising efforts. In 2020, Dattilo welcomed into the family his grandson, Alexander Gabriel.
David Sanov and Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) has been married David Sanov since July 8, 2000. The couple married after dating for nearly three years. Sanov is a California State Trooper. The couple has two children, son Benjamin and daughter Megan.
Galen Gering and Jenna Hudlett
Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) has been married to Jenna Hudlett since 2000. The couple has two sons, Dillon and Jensen. The couple appeared together on E!’s reality show Dirty Soap.
A.J. Gilbert and Martha Madison
As you can see, wherever these two go, a fun time is all but guaranteed to follow. Days of Our Lives’ Belle Black said “I do” to her restaurateur beau back in 2007. Half a dozen years, baby food was added to the menu when daughter Charley made her debut.
Shawn Christian and Arianne Zucker
Shawn Christian (the late Daniel Jonas) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) have been dating for several years now and live together. They became engaged in 2021, and have been sharing their wedding-planning adventures on their social media accounts. Zucker was previously married to Days of Our Lives co-star Kyle Lowder (formerly Brady Black and Rex Brady) from 2002-14, and they share a daughter, Isabella Reese. Christian was previously married to Deborah Quinn from 1996 until 2013, and they have a son, Kameron.
Matthew Ashford and Lana Buss
Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) and Lana Buss have been married since November 2016. They have two children together, their son Henry and daughter Willa. Ashford was previously married to Christina Saffran, and they have two daughters, Grace and Emma.
Melissa and Scott Reeves
The former Melissa Brennan (ex-Jennifer Horton) and Scott Reeves (best known as Ryan McNeil on Young & Restless) have been married since 2000. The couple lives in Nashville and have two children, Emily Taylor and Lawrence David, and recently became grandparents.
Jon Lindstrom and Cady McClain
Cady McClain, who won a 2021 Daytime Emmy for her work as Jennifer, has been married since Valentine’s Day 2014 to Jon Lindstrom, who plays Kevin Collins on General Hospital (and also took the character to the ABC soap’s spinoff, Port Charles). The couple met while playing sparring partners and sometime couple Rosanna Cabot and Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns.
True O’Brien and Casey Moss
Casey Moss and True O’Brien met on the set of Days of Our Lives, where they played doomed sweethearts J.J. Deveraux and Paige Lawson. The NBC soap opera was Moss’ first acting job, while O’Brien was a model prior to joining the show and appeared in Justin Beiber’s video “One Time.” The couple has been dating since 2015 and got engaged in 2022.
James and Kassie DePaiva
The former Kassie Wesley (formerly Eve Donovan on Days of our Lives) and James DePaiva (most recently played Dr. David Bensch on General Hospital) met on One Life to Live, where they played lovers Blair Cramer and Max Holden. They have been married since 1996. Along with their musical backgrounds, the couple shares a son. Mrs. D is also stepmother to Dreama, her husband’s daughter with his ex-wife, Hee Haw actress Misty Rowe.
Lisa Kouchak and Eric Martsolf
Days of Our Lives leading man Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) and Lisa Kouchak have been married since 2003. They have two sons together, twins Mason Alan and Chase Evan. When not acting, Martsolf, an alum of Passions (as Ethan Winthrop), is producing music with his band Counterpoint. Kouchak appeared in the 2000 film Beautiful.
Grant Turnbull and Nadia Bjorlin
Days of Our Lives was Nadia Bjorlin’s first major acting role. On the soap, where she plays Chloe Lane, she met Brandon Beemer (Shawn Brady), and the two were in a relationship for seven years. After their romance ended in 2013, Bjorlin met Grant Turnbull, a property developer and home builder. The couple married in May 2015 and have two sons, Torin Mathias and Viggo Sebastian.
Bradford Tatum and Stacy Haiduk
Stacy Haiduk is no stranger to daytime, having played Hannah Nichols on All My Children, crazy Patty Williams and Dr. Emily Peterson on Young & Restless and currently Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks on Days of Our Lives. She’s been married to Bradford Tatum since 1997. The couple met on the set of SeaQuest DSV, on which Haiduk played Katherine Hitchcock. Tatum is an actor and author, best known for his role as Michael Hubbs in the cult classic The Stoned Age. They have one daughter, Sophia, also an actress (who appeared on Days of Our Lives as Xander’s masseuse).
Nicky Schillace and Lauren Koslow
Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) has been married to Nicky Schillace since 1987. Schillace is a make-up artist and has worked on Days of our Lives. The couple has two children, Emilia Katari and Zachariah.
John Aniston and Sherry Rooney
The late John Aniston joined Days of Our Lives in 1985 as the omnipotent Victor Kiriakis. However, he was originally on the show as Eric Richards from 1969-70. He next appeared as Eddie Aleata on the soap Love of Life. There, he met his future wife Sherry Rooney, who played Dory Patton. Before returning to Days of Our Lives, Aniston played Martin Tourneur on Search for Tomorrow. He shares a daughter with his first wife Nancy Dow, Friends star Jennifer Aniston, and son Alexander with Rooney.
James Reynolds and Lissa Layng
James Reynolds has played Abe Carver on Days of Our Lives since 1981 and is the only actor to portray the role. He briefly left to play Henry Marshall on the NBC soap Generations in 1991. He has a son, Jed, with his previous wife Laura Toffenetti. He’s been married to his second wife, Lissa Layng (Night of the Comet), since 1985.
Lucas Adams and Shelby Wulfert
Lucas Adams’ first television role was a one-day part as Wesley in 2012 on Young & Restless. He was cast as Tripp Dalton on Days of Our Lives in 2017, but prior to that, while working on the Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie in 2015, he met fellow actor Shelby Wulfert, who would become wife in 2022.
Alyssa Tabit and Freddie Smith
Freddie Smith (ex-Sonny Kiriakis) and Alyssa Tabit became engaged in July 2018 and married in December of 2020. They have been dating since 2011. After departing Days of Our Lives, Smith relocated to Florida with his missus. The couple also hosts a podcast together, and is involved in the real estate industry.
Mary Beth Evans and Michael Schwartz
Mary Beth Evans and Michael Schwartz, a physician, have been married since 1985. The couple has three grown children, Matthew Joseph, Katherine Elizabeth and Daniel Luke. Recently, they’ve begun to welcome grandchildren into their family.
Drake Hogestyn and Victoria Post
Drake Hogestyn (John Black) has been married to Victoria Post since 1986. The couple has four children together: Ben, Rachael, Whitney and Alexandra. Ben has followed in his father’s footsteps and has appeared on both Bold & Beautiful and General Hospital.
Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes
Days of Our Lives legends Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) and Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie Williams) are a couple both on and off screen. Their characters have been married since 1976, but the actors can top that: In real life, they tied the knot in 1974. Yet they are not soaps’ longest-married real-life couple. (To find out who is, click here.)