Daytime's hottest couples dish first dates, on-set fate and real-life mates
Wally Kurth (Ned, GENERAL HOSPITAL) and
Rena Sofer (ex-Lois, GH; Eve, MELROSE PLACE)
When They First Met: It was in 1993, when Sofer auditioned for brassy Brooklynite Lois Cerullo. Their characters quickly became romantically involved, but for Kurth and Sofer. friendship was the first step. "We opened up to each other slowly," Kurth told Digest in 1996.
How Long Have They Been Together? Friendship turned to love in 1994, and the pair became engaged a little over two years later. "I've been saying, 'Yes' for two years and three months," enthused Sofer shortly after the engagement. "I was just waiting for the question."
Married... With Kids? Kurth and Sofer made it official on March 31, 1996 in a private Montana ceremony, and daughter Rosabel was born later that year. Kurth has a teenage daughter, Meghann, from a previous relationship.
Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH) and
Jack Wagner (Ex-Frisco, GH; Peter, MP)
When They First Met: Kristina Malandro first laid eyes on GH heartthrob Wagner when she joined the show in 1984. "We were just instinctively attracted to each other," they told Digest in 1990.
First Date: "We both decided to see a movie at the Mann Chinese Theater on our way home from work," they said.
How Long Have They Been Together? Wagner and Malandro made their relationship public in 1990 and continued dating after Wagner left GH in 1991. In the beginning, Kristina has said, "Relationship-wise, it was hard. Especially after things got serious and we were pregnant. Before that, we would just play around, have fun, go out on a date
after work - whatever."
Married... With Kids? The Wagners tied the knot on December 18, 1993 in Lake Tahoe. "I think the fact that we got married enhances the whole deal," smiled Jack a few months after the nups. The Wagners have two sons, Pete, 8, and Harrison, 5.