General Hospital’s Carly and Peter Are Destined to Cross the Line Between Love and Hate — Here’s Why
A pairing in the near future isn’t just likely, it’s almost inevitable!
General Hospital’s Carly hates Peter almost as much as Sam does — and with good reason. After Jason was taken hostage by Faison, his son extended the hitman’s captivity in hopes of using him to commit patricide. But we have a funny feeling that Carly will soon warm to the erstwhile Henrik. Why’s that?
In this age of social-distancing, the only on-screen couples that can safely canoodle are the few who are also off-screen couples. Think The Young and the Restless’ Elena and Devon, played by real-life sweethearts Brytni Sarpy and Bryton James, Days of our Lives’ Doug and Julie, played by the long-married Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes — like that. Since Carly and Peter’s portrayers, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey, are one another’s significant others — and therefore members of that ultra-exclusive club — it only makes sense to hook up their Port Charles alter egos.
Honestly, it wouldn’t even take much of a stretch of the imagination, either. Carly has a long history of being drawn to men who are, if not out-and-out villains, certainly not squeaky-clean straight arrows, either. Right, Johnny? Lorenzo? Franco?!? Over the years, she’s practically coined the term “enemies with benefits.” (Or she should’ve, anyway!)
We know that Carly and Sonny are as solid as a rock these days. But in our minds, that just means that they’re due for one of their occasional breakups. Maybe even overdue. If the rumors prove true that the dimpled don’s old flame Brenda is headed back to Port Charles, she could very well be the match that lights the fuse that blows up the Corinthoses’ marriage.
As for Peter, come on… it’s only a matter of time before the eyes that Maxie’s so tightly shut are opened to the kind of man he really is. When she dumps him, he’ll be willing to do anything to make the pain go away — even sleep with someone like Carly who’s always thought the worst of him. In his mind, that’s what he deserves, anyway — to be with someone who doesn’t care about him at all.
Then, of course, Carly will be close enough to Peter to realize the impact that being Faison’s son had on him. He wasn’t born bad, after all; he just got… twisted along the way. So gradually, she could discover that she’s feeling not just passion for her new lover but… compassion. In no time, they’d be the surprise supercouple of the year!
Heck, General Hospital may already be moving in that direction. Since Ramsey joined the cast in 2017, he and his Emmy-winning girlfriend have rarely crossed paths on screen. But just last week, Carly made it a point to inform Peter — as her Metro Court tenant — that, like her husband, she was a great problem-solver. Although, she noted, “his way of solving problems is more inflexible.”
The couple got to interact again later in the same episode, when she advised Peter that the hospital wasn’t the place for him to be when Jason was the patient over whom everyone was worrying. See? It’s already begun. What do you think? Would you like to see Wright and Ramsey paired on screen, even if it means separating Carly and Sonny, and Peter and Maxie? While you ponder your answer, check out the photo gallery below of duos who are the total opposite of Wright and Ramsey — in that we bet you totally forgot they were ever together!
<p>The <em>General Hospital</em> Emmy winner, who plays Jason, is now a happily married family guy. But back in 1996, he was all about his then-girlfriend, the future <em>Sharknado</em> star (briefly Ashley on <em>Days of our Lives</em>). “Two weeks after we met, I just never left her house,” he told <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/tbt-steve-burton/"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a> at the time. “She’s everything I want.”</p>
<p>Long (long!) before meeting husband Scott Bailey (Sandy, <em>Guiding Light</em>), the soap-hopper, who’s played Amber on both <em>The Young and the Restless</em> and <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>, dated the frontman for the Goo Goo Dolls. “He’s a good balance for her,” <em>B&B</em> castmate Susan Flannery (ex-Stephanie) told <a href="https://people.com/archive/no-down-time-vol-56-no-5/">People.com</a> in 2001. “He seems able to calm and reassure her.”</p>
<p>Go ahead and gasp — it’s true. <em>All My Children</em>’s Maria was hitched to <em>Seinfeld</em>’s J. Peterman from 1992-94. Fans of the actress (most recently <em>Y&R</em>’s Celeste) more likely recall her marriage of nearly a decade to her <em>AMC</em> leading man, the late John Callahan (Edmund) — opposite whom O’Hurley acted on <em>Santa Barbara</em> (as Craig and Stephen, respectively)! How’s <em>that</em> for full circle?</p>
<p>From the late 1980s to the mid-’90s, there wasn’t a tighter couple than the <em>Another World</em> heartthrob (who played Dean) and the future <em>Baywatch</em> star (who during that time went from <em>Ryan’s Hope</em> to <em>One Life to Live</em>); they even did two TV movies together. And when rumors swirled that their engagement was off in 1996, she insisted to the <a href="https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1996-03-24-9604110208-story.html"><em>Sun-Sentinel</em></a> that “people just like to make trouble.” If only.</p>
<p>The <em>Days</em> stars (who play Chloe and Shawn, respectively) would’ve had beautiful babies. But Bjorlin’s mother was most definitely <em>not</em> on board with their lengthy relationship. As <a href="https://daytimeconfidential.com/2011/10/03/dirty-soaps-nadia-bjorlins-mom-on-brandon-beemer-if-you-get-married-and-have-children-i-w">Daytime Confidential</a> reported in 2011, she told her daughter during an episode of <em>Dirty Soap</em>, “If you get married and have children, I will kill you myself.” Yikes.</p>
<p>The <em>AMC</em> grad (who played Hayley) has been married to former leading man Mark Consuelos (Matéo) for so long now, it’s easy to forget that she had a life before him. But have a life, she did, one that included a brief 1994 romance with Young, then just a Hollywood wannabe a few years away from his big break on <em>Beverly Hills, 90210</em>.</p>
<p>Way back in the mid-’80s, before the <em>Another World</em> Emmy winner (for her portrayal of twins Vicky and Marley) made headlines for her relationships with older man Steve Martin and older woman Ellen DeGeneres, she was quietly involved with her soap castmate, the future <em>Desperate Housewives</em> actor who was at the time playing a pimp named Chad. Yes, <em>Chad</em>.</p>
<p>In the mid-’80s, the Emmy winners — then playing <em>Days</em>’ Frankie and <em>Santa Barbara</em>’s Eden — were daytime’s It couple. Alas, “it” was the one thing they couldn’t make. After their two-year marriage, the actress, now wed to her fifth husband, told <em>Soap Opera Digest</em>, “He thought I was somehow more valuable than him, and I could never live it down.”</p>
<p>Almost two decades after they crossed paths as <em>AMC</em>’s Matt and Robin, the former Deborah Hunter (best known as <em>B&B</em>’s Taylor) called it quits with her husband (once <em>Y&R</em> twins Blade and Rick). “There are situations,” she told <a href="https://www.soapcentral.com/bb/news/2005/1114-tylo_divorce.php">SoapCentral.com</a> in 2005, “where sometimes certain healings need to take place, and they can’t do that unless there’s distance.”</p>
<p>They’ll always have <em>Santa Barbara</em>. That’s the soap that paired up Irizarry (best known as <em>AMC</em>’s David) and Coleman (later <em>Y&R</em>’s Hope) as star-crossed lovers Scott and Celeste in the late-’80s. The couple’s real-life marriage lasted only a few years, but it left them with more than memories: They have a daughter together, Siena, 30.</p>
<p>From 1992-2006 — back when they were <em>AMC</em>’s Tad and <em>Loving</em>’s Tess (and, later, <em>OLTL</em>’s Lindsay) — the former marrieds were a real-life soap supercouple. In a 1994 interview with <a href="https://people.com/archive/serial-monogamy-vol-41-no-23/">People.com</a>, the Emmy winner (now <em>GH</em>’s Martin) recalled meeting David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife at her 35th birthday party as being “like falling in clover.” Aww.</p>
<p>These days, you can’t think of Duell without picturing by his side his significant other, Courtney Hope (Sally, <em>B&B</em>). But before they got together, he was seriously involved with Alderson, who played Kiki to his Michael on <em>GH</em>. When they split up after three years, she <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder">tweeted</a> that “it wasn’t an easy decision for us, but we’ve remained optimistic and friends.”</p>
<p>A decade before <em>Y&R</em>’s Victoria married leading man Thad Luckinbill (ex-J.T.), she divorced <em>another</em> of her leading men, the future <em>NCIS</em> and <em>Bull</em> star who played Cooper to her Steffi on <em>Loving</em> in the mid-’90s. Perhaps more shocking than that they were a couple is the fact that their son, August, is now — <em>what</em>?!? — 24.</p>
<p>After the future <em>B&B</em> leading man was cast as Carlo on <em>Days</em> in 1984, he began a relationship with co-star Gloria Loring, who played Liz. They were “together for three years,” the former Mrs. Alan Thicke told <a href="https://michaelfairmantv.com/former-days-star-gloria-loring-on-joe-gallison-don-diamont-the-coincidences-that-shaped-her-life/2012/10/02/">Michael Fairman TV</a>. “Don treated me with such kindness and respect,” in so doing teaching her to treat herself better.</p>
<p>While working on <em>Y&R</em> (as Ashley and Brad), the castmates became…well, more than castmates. In his book, <a href="https://amzn.to/3e8Z47r" target="_blank"><em>My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other</em></a>, <em>B&B</em>’s Bill describes her as “a bit aloof, with a biting sense of humor.” But “I don’t think that’s the [full] impression I gave of her,” he told <a href="https://www.tvinsider.com/694825/bold-and-the-beautiful-don-diamont-book-my-seven-sons/">TV Insider</a>, adding, “That’s not the whole of who Eileen is.”</p>
<p>Three years after saying “I do,” the soap vets — who currently play <em>GH</em>’s Kevin and <em>Y&R</em>’s Ashley — decided, “We’re done.” But “this is an amicable situation,” Lindstrom told <a href="https://www.soapcentral.com/yr/news/2000/1211-davidson.php">SoapCentral.com</a> in 2000. “We remain the best of friends.” He’s now wed to Cady McClain (Dixie, <em>AMC</em>); Davidson, to Vincent Van Patten.</p>
<p>You didn’t need to be a doctor to diagnose these smitten <em>GH</em> alumni, who met while playing Britt and Morgan, respectively: During their 2013-16 relationship — which culminated in an engagement in 2015 — what the since-separated sweethearts were…was lovesick.</p>
<p>In 1976, when they were young New Yorkers getting their starts in showbiz, Bergman (still years away from being cast as <em>AMC</em>’s Cliff) and Ebersole (the future Tony winner who recurred on <em>Ryan’s Hope</em> as kooky Lily) tied the knot. Though the marriage didn’t last, they still get along — so well that the <em>Y&R</em> star (who plays Jack) and his wife of 35 years, Mariellen, went to see his ex perform in L.A., he told <a href="https://www.cbs.com/shows/watch_magazine/archive/1001200/script-a-hard-abbot-to-break/">Watch!</a></p>
<p>Between stints as <em>GH</em>’s Brenda, the Emmy winner spent two seasons on <em>Beverly Hills, 90210</em>, where she got involved with — and even engaged to — castmate Brian Austin Green, with whom she has a son, Kassius, now 18. Mind you, that pairing isn’t nearly as surprising as this last one…</p>
<p>Though IMDb, Wikipedia and every site in between say that the <em>GH</em> alum was hitched to the former child star from 1989-93, she insisted to <a href="https://ew.com/article/1999/05/04/vanessa-marcil-moves-spotlight-wednesday-night/">EW.com</a> in ’99 that their marriage was “actually a joke we played on our friends. We were messed-up kids, you know?” You bet, Vanessa. Been there!</p>
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