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Soap Stars Courtney Hope and Chad Duell Split After Long Romance, Brief Marriage

Soap Stars Courtney Hope and Chad Duell Split After Long Romance, Brief Marriage

General Hospital star Chad Duell and The Young and the Restless star Courtney Hope have called it quits just eight weeks after tying the knot in a most unusual wedding they called “Till Death Do Us Part”.

A Soap Opera-Like Brief Marriage For Courtney Hope and Chad Duell

Hope and Duell had been dating and cohabitating for five years before becoming engaged earlier this year. They finally wed on October 23 in what can only be described as a Halloween wedding where the bride and groom wore black and red and the guests were all supposed to arrive in Steampunk gothic attire.

Among the soap star attendees were Duell’s General Hospital co-stars Maurice Benard (Sonny), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Katelyn MacMullen (Willow). Hope’s former The Bold and the Beautiful co-stars were also on hand, including Annika Noelle (Hope), Katrina Bowden (Flo), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Patrika Darbo (ex-Shirley). Now that Hope has moved Sally Spectra to Genoa City and The Young and the Restless, she also invited stars like Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) and Hunter King (ex-Summer).

When they wed, Katherine Kelly Lang posted a video of the pair dancing after the ceremony with the caption:

“Congratulations to this beautiful couple! I am so happy for you both @thecourtneyhope and @duelly … you are both special people❤️❤️ And the best wedding ever! The music, the setting, the vibes, the vows, the theme, the people, friends and family, the love😃👍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻FANTASTIC!!! Love you! #teamdope #steampunkwedding

With such an elaborate and public wedding after five years of togetherness, one would think the marriage would last more than six weeks, but alas it was not meant to be.

On-Screen Romance Drama For Courtney Hope and Chad Duell

On their respective soaps, Hope and Duell are never without their fair share of romance angst. Michael Corinthos might find himself losing Willow soon, as she begins to realize Michael is not the man she thought he was on General Hospital.

On The Young and the Restless, Sally Spectra wants Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), but with Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) back in town, she might be given a run for her money. Stay tuned to General Hospital and The Young and the Restless weekdays to see Courtney Hope and Chad Duell’s on-screen lives.


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