Maintaining a marriage over the long term can be almost impossible in the land of daytime drama. The same could be said for relationships in Hollywood. From General Hospital’s Sonny and Carly to the Young and the Restless’ Lauren and Michael, not to mention Days’ Doug and Julie, there are couples that can make it the long haul in soap operas. There are also real-life super couples on these shows who have endured many ups and downs over the years to stay together. Below is a list of soap opera stars with the longest real-life marriages.
13. Bill and Susan Hayes
Speaking of Doug and Julie, life imitates art in the most beautiful way in the land of Salem. While the two have been a strong super couple over the past four decades on Days of Our Lives, the actor and actress that play these characters also have a chemistry of their own in real-life. Bill and Susan met on the set of Days in the early 1970s, got married in 1974, and been living their “happily ever after” since!