The Most Devastating Real-Life Soap Opera Breakups
Life can at times imitate art, so when soap opera actors start dating, audiences tend to swoon. Actors can fall in love on the set or simply hook up at daytime drama functions. While there are some real-life soap opera relationships that can last the long haul, others sometimes end in disaster. Below are the 12 most devastating real-life soap opera breakups.
12. Jon Lindstrom and Eileen Davidson
Back in their heyday, Eileen and Jon were daytime drama darlings, hitting the red carpet together at many soap opera functions. The two were married in 1997 and seemed quite happy until they divorced in 2000. Interestingly enough, Eileen would be introduced to Vincent Van Pattern in 2000 when he appeared on the soap she is on, the Young and the Restless (Y&R). The two became friends, as both were married at the time, and would dive into a relationship once their divorces were official. Van Pattern and Davidson would marry in April 2003 and have been happy since.
11. Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson
General Hospital’s (GH) Kiki Jerome and Michael Corinthos made quite a couple in Port Charles, which made it no surprise when actors Kristen and Chad hooked up during this time period as well. Sadly, Kristen chose not to renew her GH contract in early 2015 and while the decision did not seem to affect their relationship, by October of that year Alderson confirmed a split from Chad via Twitter and ended up relocating to the east coast.