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. As they prepare to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary later this summer, the actor couldn’t resist sharing a gorgeous throwback photo of them when they first got together. “I had to steal this from my daughter, Cailey,” he posted of the awesome pic. “My first year of dating my unbelievably gorgeous wife. Over 30 years later, she’s like a fine wine. No words can describe who she has become.”
In their nearly three decades of wedded bliss, the Benards 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.”
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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