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Their on-screen relationships can’t hold a candle to their off-screen ones.

Marriage is a wonderful and splendid thing, but maybe not always on the soaps. You don’t have to look any further than Laura Wright’s General Hospital character, Carly, whose fifth marriage to Sonny recently fell apart thanks to him falling in love with Nina. However, in real life, Laura found love off-screen with former Port Charles resident bad boy Wes Ramsey, who played Peter August.

Wright isn’t the only actor to find love with a former castmate. Take, for instance, the case of Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), who married his former As the World Turns leading lady Cady McClain (who played Rosanna to his Craig)And sometimes the actor’s spouses even make guest appearances. Cameron Mathison, who plays Drew, just celebrated 20 years of marriage to his wife Vanessa, who appeared as executive coach Mia in scenes with him.

Some real-life couples have yet to be married, others have chosen to forgo nuptials for their own personal reasons. Hey, it’s worked for film stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn! And it’s also worked for Kin Shriner, Port Charles’ own Scotty Baldwin, who has been with his partner Trish Ramish since 1994.

For more gorgeous photos of the stars and their loves browse our recently updated gallery of General Hospital actors and actresses with their real-life partners.