General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey Sends a Heart-Melting Message to Laura Wright: ‘When I Use Words Like ‘Fate’ or ‘Destiny,’ I Think of That Night’
Four years after he asked for his former co-star’s number, Peter’s portrayer is counting his blessings — starting with her.
After General Hospital leading lady Laura Wright (Carly) waxed romantic about the day that everything changed for her and Wes Ramsey (Peter), it was his turn. And wow, does the guy have a way with words.
You’ll recall that in the early 2000s, the happy couple were co-stars on Guiding Light (where she was Cassie; he, Sam). He had a crush, he admitted to Soap Opera Digest in 2018, but she was married, so of course, romance wasn’t in the cards. Cut to: years and years later, when they ran into each other at a party…
At last the stars had aligned. “What seemed to the outside world as a coincidence of circumstance, I knew instantly in that moment that my life as I knew it was shifting,” Ramsey Instagrammed on April 26. “When I use words like ‘fate’ or ‘destiny’ or ‘magic,’ I think of that night four years ago this day, those first magnetic sequences, immediately asking for your number, the laughter that began with us right then…
“I feel so lucky to be alive,” he added, “to share all the moments left with you… ”
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In honor of the lovebirds’ anniversary, why not indulge your romantic mood by perusing the below photo gallery, a collection of images of the longest-married soap stars… who are hitched to other soap stars. Who knows? Maybe one day we’ll have to add Ramsey and Wright to the list.
<p><em>Loving</em> wasn’t just the name of the show anymore when Keith was added to the cast as Shana Sloane — it was also the feeling that sprung up between the soap vet and Mike Donovan’s portrayer (better known for his long run as Trevor Dillon on <em>All My Children</em>). The twosome got hitched in 1986, and since leaving daytime, he’s told <a href="https://www.soapoperanews.net/2018/05/exclusive-james-kiberd-talks-all-my.html" target="_blank">Soap Opera News</a> that two things keep him busy these days: “Painting and my wife.”</p>
<p><em>As the World Turns</em> made worlds <em>collide</em> for these two; once they were tapped to play Tom Hughes and Margo Montgomery, they fell for one another for real and became husband and wife in 1988. After having two children, the couple (better known for <em>Santa Barbara</em>, where he played Keith Timmons, and <em>Veep</em>) moved from Gotham to New Jersey, then back. Now, she told the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/realestate/a-brooklyn-born-actress-rediscovers-new-york.html" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a> in 2017, “all the pets have died and my sons are mostly gone, so I can clean the apartment and it stays clean all week. That’s huge, right?” In a word, yes.</p>
<p>In 2013 — more than a decade after they got together — the <em>Passions</em> alumni (who played Ethan Winthrop and Gwen Hotchkiss in the early 2000s) got engaged in Hawaii. Following Schuldt’s proposal, his fiancée joked to <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a> that “he wanted to make sure he gave the car a thorough test drive before he bought it.” They married that same year and have continued to work steadily in primetime, even briefly reuniting on her TNT comedy, <em>The Detour</em>.</p>
<p><em>As the World Turns</em> never capitalized on the chemistry between bad girl Carly Tenney and good boy Andy Dixon, but their portrayers sure did. Discussing DeFreitas in a 1998 interview with <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-maura-west-interview/" target="_blank"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a> — before the couple was even dating — West said, “I’m going to marry him.” And indeed, she did, two years later. He and his missus (who now plays <em>General Hospital</em> femme fatale Ava Jerome) have since given her firstborn four younger siblings.</p>
<p><em>Another World</em> got it right and then some when it cast these two as Sally Frame and Catlin Ewing in the mid-1980s; they didn’t just become a supercouple on screen, they became one off as well. Married since 1991, the parents of two have re-teamed professionally on screen (in <em>Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision</em>) and off (as the co-executive producers/writers of the NBC pilot <em>The Dunnings</em>).</p>
<p>After meeting in an acting class, these soap legends (best known as <em>General Hospital</em> busybody Lucy Coe and <em>Days of our Lives</em>’ original Roman Brady) said “I do” in 1981, just as Northrop’s on-screen romance with Deidre Hall’s Marlena was heating up. “It bothered me in the beginning,” Herring admitted to <a href="https://people.com/archive/many-women-get-carried-away-by-super-soaper-wayne-northrop-but-hes-lynn-herrings-to-have-and-to-hold-vol-19-no-8/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>. “I kept telling myself, ’It’s the same as my acting class.’ But then I’d remember our instructor telling us we had to feel what we were doing… and I’d get a little worried.”</p>
<p><em>One Life to Live</em> knew what it was doing when it hooked up these two as Keri Reynolds and Antonio Vega; they also hooked up in real life, marrying in 2007 and adding twins to a family that already included his son from a previous relationship. “He is my best friend and partner,” Saum told <a href="https://daytimeconfidential.com/2014/04/09/interview-the-fosters-sherri-saum-on-balancing-career-with-twins-and-keeping-in-touch-with" target="_blank">Daytime Confidential</a> in 2015, “and I love him so much.”</p>
<p><em>Search for Tomorrow</em> introduced the Simons way back in the 1970s when they were cast as lawyers in love Scott and Kathy Phillips. “We were both married to other people,” he told the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1976/09/04/archives/search-for-tomorrow-sob-holds-25th-anniversary-party.html" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a> in 1976. “I had three children, and Courtney had one.” But, after their first unions went bust, <em>Guiding Light</em>’s future Ed Bauer tied the knot with the former Courtney Sherman, who went on to win seven (!) Daytime Emmys as a writer.</p>
<p>Upon being reunited on the set by <em>General Hospital</em> in 2004 (when she was playing Skye Quartermaine and he, Ross Duncan), the couple, hitched since 2000, told <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/reunited-0/" target="_blank"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a> that when they were working on <em>Another World</em> as Lorna Devon and Matthew Cory, “we always said to each other, ‘Let’s just cherish this time, because we’ll probably never work together again.” Ha — if they’d only known that fate would re-pair them.</p>
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