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Erica and Travis/Erica and Dimitri, All My Children
Although La Kane is one of soapdom’s most-married divas ever — she’s tied for number of husbands with As the World Turns’ Lisa Mitchell (eight, BTW) — she wasn’t generally a repeat offender. She only married two of her husbands more than once, and neither of them were the one you’d have expected — Travis’ brother and, for our money, her true love, Jackson Montgomery.
Carly and Jack, As the World Turns
We get it. We, too, would’ve sworn that “CarJack” had been to the hitching post a lot more than they actually had. (They only married twice.) But that’s probably because between 1998 and ’99, she took one husband (Hal) after another (John) after another (Brad).
Macy and Thorne, The Bold and the Beautiful
OK, so all told, there have been more Thornes than the character has had weddings to his ill-fated true love, but three is still a pretty impressive number for a couple whose on-again/off-again marital history only lasted 13 years.
Stephanie and Eric, The Bold and the Beautiful
It’s no wonder the Forrester kids are such wedding fanatics: Their patriarch and matriarch, from whom children generally take their cues, exchanged vows with each other four times over the course of their lifelong relationship.
Blair and Todd, One Life to Live
Counting the number of times the Mannings married is a tricky proposal… er, proposition. Because, at least one of those times, the Todd that Blair married was his twin brother, Victor. But as far as we can tell, the real McCoy and his true love said “I do” four times, the same number as the couple before them on this list and whad’ya know? The couple after them, too.
Julie and Doug, Days of our Lives
What’s shocking about this pair, widely considered to be daytime’s first supercouple (sorry, Luke and Laura), is that they’ve only wed one another three times. They’ve been in one another’s orbit since the early 1970s and just “I did” each other thrice. It’s like they’re not even trying!
Reva and Josh, Guiding Light
The self-proclaimed “slut of Springfield” married her way through her Bud’s entire family tree, but he was definitely her favorite Lewis — and the only one she promised three times to love, honor and cherish till death did them part. (Which it often did; she was majorly disaster-prone.)
Nikki and Victor, The Young and the Restless
We know — you expected the number of times these two pledged their troth to one another to be way higher than just three. But that’s only because they get married more often than they do to one another; to date, Nikki’s had seven husbands other than Victor (and one of them twice!), and Victor’s had seven wives other than Nikki (and, not one to be outdone, two of them twice!).
Hope and Bo, Days of our Lives
We think of “Bope” as the perfect couple — in other words, unbreakable. But couples in Salem are really like coffee mugs in that they’re extremely fragile but also not impossible to Super-Glue back together. Case in point: these two, who wed three times before the Grim Reaper said, “Enough is enough!” and put an end to our holding out for a hero. Well, a hero like Bo, anyway.
Carly and Sonny, General Hospital
That this tempestuous twosome has gotten hitched to each other four times almost isn’t a surprise. They’re hot-tempered, the type that burn their bridges only to later contemplate whether they might want to ever get across ’em again. On the plus side, they love as hard as they fight, and when they’re together, the mobster and his moll are as thick as… well, thieves.
Marlena and John, Days of our Lives
When our research revealed that the Salem sweethearts had tied the knot half a dozen times — including the ceremony at which they both believed that he was the widow’s “late” husband, Roman — we were sure that no couple could possibly beat them. “Hold our beer,” replied the duo that took the No. 1 spot on this list.
Brooke and Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful
These two get married as often as other lovers go on dates! Since their first trip down the aisle in 1991, they’ve retraced their steps seven more times, saying “I do” with such frequency that someday their tombstones are sure to read “They did… a lot!”