Their soap characters may be experiencing romance drama onscreen, but real-life soap couple Courtney Hope and Chad Duell have a lot to celebrate.
The couple became engaged over Valentine’s Day weekend.
“I’m one lucky dude.” Duell wrote in an Instagram caption showing off Courtney’s sapphire and diamond ring.
This will be the second marriage for the “General Hospital” actor and the first for Hope.
Duell was previously married to Taylor Novack from September 2012 to December 2012, with Duell citing the break up as them not being ready for marriage.
Courtney And Chad’s Relationship
Hope and Duell began dating in 2016 after they met at a party thrown by Duell’s former “General Hospital” co-star Bryan Craig.
The two hit it off and a romance soon bloomed.
The young lovebirds became one of the soap opera community’s favorite couples.
From their trips to Disney to Christmas celebrations to hiking expeditions; fans couldn’t get enough of the fun-loving couple.
The two adoration for each other shined on social media.
In their Instagram engagement photos, Hope expressed her excitement with the caption “forever with this man is a dream come true.”
Things Looking Up For Courtney
The past few months have been filled with a lot of changes and excitement for 31-year-old Hope.
In August, the actress wrapped up a three-year stint as Sally Spectra on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
Less than two weeks later, she announced she had joined B&B’s sister soap “The Young and the Restless,” where she reprised her role as Sally.
Much like on B&B, Hope’s character is creating havoc on Y&R.
Currently, the character of Sally is in a romance with the much-older Jack Abbott, and she’s starting a rivalry with Summer Newman.
Chad’s ‘General Hospital’ Character
Duell is getting ready to celebrate his 11th year on “General Hospital.”
The 33-year-old joined the ABC soap opera in April 2010, in the role of Michael Corinthos.
Throughout his time on the show, Duell has received acclaim for his performances and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2015.
Duell’s character is a central focus of the show with him being part of two of the show’s prominent families.
Currently, he’s in a big storyline with the death of his stepfather Sonny Corinthos, and at the beginning of a love triangle with Willow and Sasha.
Fans And Co-stars Send Their Congratulations
No wedding details have been revealed about Hope and Duell’s upcoming nuptials.
But their engagement was met with good wishes from fans along with their soap co-stars.
Although their soap characters have been put through the wringer when it comes to romance, Hope and Duell are going strong in real-life.
As seen in their engagement photos, the two are happy about starting this new chapter in their life.
Unlike soap weddings, the couple’s ceremony is sure to be complete without any chaos or drama.