GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maurice Benard Wishes His Wife, Paula, a Happy Birthday!
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 on Sept. 24, the actor started his day with a heartfelt message of love to his better half on her big day. “I just woke up and out of the blue it is my wife’s birthday,” he shared on Instagram. “Sometimes in live you meet someone who is part of your life. My wife absolutely is my life. Anybody who knows us knows this to be true. I just finished a project, and without her, I don’t know if I would’ve continued. She is my wife, my love, my therapist, my acting coach, phenomenal mother to my children, my manager, and most important, my best friend. God only knows where I’d be without you. Happy birthday, sweetheart. You make all our lives something to cherish.”
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I just woke up out of the blue it is my wife’s birthday. Sometimes in life you meet someone Who is part of your life my wife absolutely is my life anybody Who knows us knows this to be true. I just finished a project without her I don’t know if I would’ve continued she is my wife my love my therapist my acting coach phenomenal mother to my children my manager most important my best friend God only knows where I’d be without U happy birthday sweetheart you make all our lives something to cherish ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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.”
Earlier in the spring, the actor couldn’t resist sharing a gorgeous throwback photo of the couple when they first got together. “I had to steal this from my daughter, Cailey,” he said 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.”
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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"The night that changed my life💍... Lady in green. I’ve never seen her looking so vulnerable and lovely as she did that night. I’ve never seen her shine so bright, she was amazing. Thank you for saying yes and turning my darkness into light🌦#love#marriage #soulmate #friendship#family #mbstateofmind"
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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."
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"What can I say about my wife that I haven’t said 1000 times. But I will say there’s been many times in my life where I didn’t have the belief in myself and she would always say, 'I know you can do it because you’re stronger than you know and I believe in you.' And that was enough to lift me up. Thank you Paula. Happy Valentine’s Day, luv. ♥️🌹♥️"
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"My wife is always looking over my shoulder and the truth is, I wouldn’t want it any other way. ♥️"
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"I had to steal this from my daughter Cailey. 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.🎁"
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"Happy new year to all! So much love, can't wait for the next 30 years #tbt #happynewyear"
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"To my beautiful wife, perfect mother, the angel of all our lives ❤️🙏🏻 #happymothersday"
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"Why is Jennifer Lawrence trying to come between me and my wife? Seeing @joythemovie"
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"My wife is truly like fine wine amazing❤️❤️❤️"
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Benard giving his sweetie a smooch at the clothing line launch of Vanessa Marcil's (ex-Brenda) Baby Gagoo 4 Newborns in August, 2012.
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"Nothing better than being kissed by the most beautiful girl in the world... in Vegas!"
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"The fun has just begun!" Benard captioned this pic of himself andPaula with a "yummy!" stuffed dog.
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"Me and my beautiful wife out of Africa."
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"What can I say about my wife that I haven't said already? Today is our anniversary. She is the rock that holds my life together and there's no better feeling knowing that you get to go through life holding your best friends hand. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you💏"