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Maurice Benard Shares a Sweet Birthday Message to His Wife, Paula


On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Sonny is stuck in a bit of a love quadrangle between his wife, Carly, his best friend, Jason (whom Carly married when they thought Sonny was dead!), and Nina, the woman he was dating when he had amnesia and was living in Nixon Falls as “Mike.” But in real life, the mob boss’ portrayer, Maurice Benard, has been happily in love with his wife, Paula, for 35 years! And in honor of his beautiful bride’s Sept. 24 birthday, the GH star took to social media to share some sweet sentiments about his lady love.

“This picture really shows our relationship when we started going out,” the Emmy winner shared. “I used to embarrass Paula and then I would kiss her on the forehead. Over 30 years later, we are still going strong, and I owe most of that to her. I can’t believe what this woman can do and never stop. Happy Birthday. (Always-and-forever)”

In their three decades of marriage, the Benards have raised four beautiful children — Cailey, Cassidy, Heather, and Joshua. They’ve also welcomed two more sons into the family, Heather’s husband, Phil, and Cailey’s husband, Carlos, in recent years, and since in 2020, the Benards have been able to experience all the wonders of being grandparents to Heather and Phil’s little girl, Eloise Rose!

Scroll through the gallery to see some of the Benards’ most romantic moments over the years!

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