Two years after their separation, the friendly exes made the split official in the spring of 2016 and Wright was ready to face whatever life throws at her. “It’s been such a journey of the marriage ending and having to walk as a single woman again,” marveled the actress, opening up about her experience to Soaps In Depth. “I’m so excited to share and talk about things, because my biggest thing is I want to be a resource to other people.
“We’re all going to have painful things happen in life,” Wright continued. “It’s about whether or not you sit in the suffering. There are so many ways to work through that. Even a conversation can help — because the ones I had with people helped me! Every little bit helps.”
Wright and her husband were married on October 7, 1995, and had two beautiful children together: Lauren (18) and John (16). The proud mom recently celebrated Lauren’s graduation from Santa Ynez Valley High School.
Immediately following the divorce, Wright insisted that she was enjoying having some “me time” as a single lady. “I have a big picture of what I want from life now,” she declared, “and I’m still discovering things I like. I don’t want to be distracted by instant gratification or an old pattern of needing attention.”
But nearly a year later, on May 29, Wright posted a photo on her Instagram introducing her fans to the new man in her life, former GUIDING LIGHT castmate Wes Ramsey (Sam) using hashtags like “#lifeisbeautiful” and “#newbeginnings.”
Wright confided that her divorce was amicable, and she and John still co-parent their teenage children. “He’s still my best friend,” she revealed. “He’s an amazing father. We’re great parents and we do it together.”
The actress seems to have found a way to have it all — love, family, and a career — and she couldn’t be happier. “All of this came from me climbing back up from my marriage ending,” Wright concluded. “It was sad and difficult to go, ‘Now What, Laura?’ But it turns out “Now what’ is freaking awesome! I’m learning so much about who I am!”
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