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Watch Maurice Benard’s Heartfelt Birthday Message to His Wife, Paula


On Sept. 24, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) shared a special birthday message to his beloved wife, Paula, and enlisted their son, Joshua, to help him broadcast it to the internet over social media! As Joshua tinkled away on a keyboard for musical accompaniment, Benard spoke. “My wife, it’s her birthday today,” he announced. “And I’m getting emotional just talking about it right now, but… she is the most beautiful woman in the world. I would not be here without her. The greatest mother… and I love her so much. And I don’t tell her enough.”

Benard then tapped Joshua on the shoulder so the teen could stand and join his father in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday.” (Only complicated when father and son couldn’t quite agree on what to call Paula when that time came in the song!)

The couple celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary back in August, and their love has also helped raise four beautiful children. The Benards also have more than a few animals, including the ever-popular Buddy the Goat, who also recently celebrated a birthday!

Please join us in wishing Paula all the best on her big day, and we hope it’s spectacular! For more on your favorite GH stars and their families, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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