Soap Operas celebrating Valentine's Day

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Soap opera characters go big on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is upon us. In the land of soap operas that often means declarations of love, over the top romantic gestures, and marriage proposals. Soaps.com is taking a look back at four such memorable moments in soap opera history between characters we love, but who may or may not still be in love with each other.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rick and Maya in steam roomRick (Jacob Young) and Maya Forrester (Karla Mosley) recently separated – off-screen. But last year on Valentine’s Day, Rick and Maya were blissfully married and taking full advantage of the love holiday. After procuring a babysitter for their daughter Lizzie, the marrieds took some much-needed alone time in the Forrester steam room — sans towels, if you know what we mean. After they steamed up the steam room, Maya gushed, “Alone time with my man? That’s the perfect gift.” Rick wasn’t done though; he gave his wife a heart-shaped locket with a photo of their family inside.

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Days of our Lives

Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) recently returned to Salem, but he doesn’t remember his family or the love of his life Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves). Things were a bit different in 2003 when Jack surprised Jenn with a heart and candle-filled kitchen on Valentine’s Day. Jack made heart-shaped pancakes and then gave his love a watch, serving as a reminder for Jenn to take all the time before she was ready for them to be a family again. Jennifer, in turn, dressed up as Santa – a call back to when he did the same during one of his many proposals. She took off the beard and told him, “My whole life I have only loved one man.” She knew all the tests they faced made them stronger. He was the man she loved. She got on one knee and asked him to marry her. He joined her on the floor and said, “Ms. Horton. Yes. Yes, I will marry you.”

General Hospital

Elizabeth kisses Lucky on Valentine's DayElizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) might currently be engaged to Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth), but in 1999, a teenaged Liz was head over heels in love with Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson). On Valentine’s Day that year, she surprised him with a makeshift school dance at her house because she was too afraid to ask him to take her to the dance the year before. Instead, he went with her sister Sarah Webber (Jennifer Sky). It was also the night Elizabeth was tragically raped. After they enjoyed Liz’s surprise in 1999, Lucky took her to a church lit up with candles. Lucky informed his Valentine how deeply in love he was with her. He wanted to make the promises they made to each other about their future in front of God. “You’ve got my heart,” he told her. “It’s a permanent lock.” After recalling how he helped her move on from the darkness of her rape, Elizabeth reciprocated his love and they pledged themselves to each other forever.

The Young and the Restless

Billy kisses Victoria's foreheadIn present-day Genoa City, Billy Abbot (Jason Thompson) is trying to convince Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) to take another chance on them as a couple, but in 2016 he didn’t have to work so hard. On Valentine’s Day morning, Billy had a dream of his deceased daughter Delia (Sophie Pollono), who encouraged him to propose to Victoria. She then hid a Valentine’s Day card under his pillow. Based on a suggestion from Delia, Billy decorated the Top of the Tower to look like Victoria’s favorite Italian restaurant. As they danced, Billy got down on one knee and proposed to Victoria. She said yes. They continued their romantic night at home, whereupon Billy found the card from his daughter with the words “Love, always” written in Italian.

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