Chad Duell, Courtney Hope attends The Bay: The Series Christmas Party Hosted by Gregori J Martin at a Private Residence in North Hollywood, Ca. on December 12, 201712/12/17 © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com310-657-9661
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Sally’s portrayer didn’t need Cupid to put hearts in her eyes on February 14; she had her boo for that.

On Valentine’s Day, when all the world’s thoughts turned to hearts and flowers, candy and romance, Courtney Hope had just one person on her mind: boyfriend Chad Duell.

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“Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life,” Instagrammed the Young & Restless star, who plays Sally. “I’d choose you over and over again if I had the chance.”

The couple was introduced years ago at a party by Duell’s former General Hospital castmate, Bryan Craig, who played Michael’s ill-fated half brother, Morgan. Since then, they’ve built a life together that has allowed them to continue to evolve, as individuals and together.

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“Thank you for all you are,” Hope wrote to Duell. “Growing, learning and loving alongside you has been more incredible than I ever imagined.”

In a separate post, the Daytime Emmy winner expressed his adoration for his sweetheart thusly: “Happy Valentine’s Day to this beautiful woman,” he captioned a joyful photo of the two of them. “I love living life with you, and I am a very lucky man!”

In response, Hope posted, “I love you so much, handsome.”

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Aw. And they say romance is dead!


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While you’re here, and perhaps still lookin’ for love of a sort, perhaps you’d enjoy perusing the below photo gallery, a collection of images of soap stars whose marriages to other soap stars have stood the test of time.