GUIDING LIGHT

Soap Stars Terrell Tilford and Victoria Platt are Divorcing

After 20 years together, former GUIDING LIGHT stars and real-life married couple Terrell Tilford (David) and Victoria Platt (Vicky) have decided to divorce. “September 29, 20201,” Tilford shared on Instagram. “Today was our 20th anniversary and marks our final year of marriage. Victoria beat me to the idea that we should have dinner together to celebrate and honor us… and it was wonderful. And she ate everything… okay, we both did.”

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The couple’s on-screen romance as David Grant and Vicky Spaulding on GL blossomed in real life and the pair were married on Sept. 29, 2001, the same year that they both exited the CBS sudser. They have a daughter, Marley, who was born on Aug. 24, 2014. “For y’all that know us,” Tilford wrote, “we love each other profoundly. 22 incredible, magical, crazy years together, culminating in the manifestation of our little Marley Tilford, who, well, I’ll let her tell her own story.

“Vic, I love you and always will,” he concluded. “Thank you for our marriage and now our friendship. God could not have given me a better partner to co-parent with. I love you, too. What a journey, huh?!”

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GL fans watched David and Vicky fall in love on TV.Robert Milazzo

During their years together, Tilford made appearances on soaps like ONE LIFE TO LIVE (as Dr. Greg Evans), THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS (as Dr. Barton Shelby), and on DAYS OF OUR LIVES (as Dr. Bob Carrington and also D.A. James Giddens). He also had roles on primetime shows like SWITCHED AT BIRTH, SINGLE LADIES, and THE PROTECTOR. Platt also appeared on DAYS where she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as Dr. Raynor, and in primetime shows like THE GATES, STAR-CROSSED, and NCIS.

While it’s sad to see such a long marriage come to an end, it’s wonderful to know that Tilford and Platt have remained friends are will continue to co-parent their beautiful daughter.

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