Sad News Revealed About Soap Stars Courtney Hope And Chad Duell's Marriage

Soap opera stars Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra, "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful") and Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, "General Hospital") have called it quits, Soap Opera Digest reported. The unexpected news comes less than two months after their lavish "Till Death" steampunk-themed wedding (via People). The nuptials, which included a who's who of daytime television guest list, took place outdoors on October 23. The couple dated for five years before tying the knot, and they got engaged on Valentine's Day 2021. 


Eagle-eyed soap fans noticed the couple scrubbed their social media accounts, deleting pictures from the wedding, subsequent honeymoon, and various shots from their five-year relationship. Upon seeing that, viewers began speculating about a possible split a day or two before Soap Opera Digest reported the news. However, despite the couple deleting all their photos, others who attended the wedding still have posts featuring the events on social media.

Chad Duell has been married twice

Chad Duell's wedding to Courtney Hope marked his second, according to People. The "General Hospital" star, who won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2015 for best supporting actor in a drama, married actress Taylor Novak in 2012 after they started dating in 2010. The duo announced their annulment after just a few months. 


After Hope and Duell tied the knot in October, she wrote on Instagram the next day, "Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to celebrate with [us]," adding, "We love you all so much. And thank you guys for committing so hard to our goth theme! The amount of black nail polish, guyliner, chokers, corsets and canes [was] more than we could've asked for!" (via SheKnows Soaps). So far, neither Hope nor Duell have released any official statement about the demise of their marriage or what they plan to do with their home, which Soaps In Depth featured a few years ago. Additionally, Soap Opera Digest did not reveal the source of their announcement of the couple's split.