Sonny Corinthos has had more than his fair share of lovers on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but portrayer Maurice Benard has only one true love, and that is his beloved wife, Paula. And the actor recently shared a throwback pic of the couple looking as gorgeous then as they do today!
pic.twitter.com/HP6R2cwOJ3— Maurice Benard (@MauriceBenard) May 31, 2017
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The Benards tied the knot on Aug. 11, 1990, and over the course of the past 26 years, have discovered the secret to a lasting marriage. “Paula and I are just the bestest of friends,” Benard told Soaps In Depth. “I’m her best friend, she’s my best friend. That’s kind of the way it’s been. Always.”
The couple is so strong that they even were able to work together on the movie The Ghost and the Whale, which Paula produced and in which Benard starred. “It was great because there was a hundred percent trust,” he confided. “Sometimes I argue with her. Maybe not just sometimes, maybe a lot. But it was well worth it, because I knew she was going to make me look as good as she could, so I really enjoyed it.”
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Benard revealed that communication is key to a solid relationship. “So if we get in an argument, she likes us to not hold on to it,” he said. “She likes to talk about why we’re arguing. I hate it! But she’s helped me in that area and I think it helps. When you love someone, you love someone. That’s just the way it is.”
Take a look through the special gallery of photos below to see some of the other wonderful things Benard had to say about his beautiful wife!
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"Sometimes in life you meet someone who not only changes your life, but becomes your life. That person teaches you to be a better husband, a better father, and most important, a better man. Thank you Paula, for being one in a million."