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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. Just look at Josh Swickard’s General Hospital character, poor Chase, who recently found out his wife Willow is sleeping with his best friend Michael! However, in real life, the actor’s happily hitched, and he and his wife just welcomed their first child.

Many of Swickard’s castmates found love off the set. But sometimes Cupid takes aim at work. 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)Like them, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (formerly Peter) originally met on another soap, only to reconnect years later at the Daytime Emmys, of all places.

And if you don’t think love and marriage can be as exciting in real life as it is on the soaps, consider that Brianna Nicole Henry (Jordan) married her husband during the middle of the pandemic! Sometimes love just can’t be stopped.

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! Others have been married for years and are beginning to welcome grandchildren: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and wife Paula, for example.

Browse our recently updated gallery of General Hospital actors and actresses with their real-life partners, then subscribe to’s newsletter to get all the latest news delivered to your email.