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TV Guide Chooses The Sexiest Soap Stars! Who Do You Think is Hot, Hot, Hot?



We all know that there is no place like daytime soap operas to find the sexiest men and women in television!  So today is featuring on their homepage a photo gallery of some of the sexiest stars of the genre, as selected by their editorial team.

On the male side, check out their choices and photos including: Days of our Lives Chandler Massey, Galen Gering, James Scott, Blake Berris, Eric Martsolf, Casey Deidrick and the exited Schuyler Yancy,  to General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna, Maurice Benard, Jason Thompson, Roger Howarth, and the just exited Steve Burton, to The Young and the Restless Daniel Goddard, Joshua Morrow, and Kristoff St John, to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Don Diamont!

And on the female side, check out their choices and photos including: Days of our Lives Nadia Bjorlin and Alison Sweeney, to The Young and the Restless Christel Khalil, Melissa Claire Egan, Sharon Case, and Angell Conwell, to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, to General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco, and Linsey Morgan, to former All My Children star, Alicia Minshew.

Ok soapers, so after reviewing their choices, who do you deem the sexiest soap star, male and female?

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  1. Joe

    October 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Where is GREG VAUGHN!?

    • bzbourbon

      October 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I guess since he’s not airing yet, he wasn’t “eligible.” But I’m gonna say it’s a safe bet, priest or not, that he’ll be on next year’s list.

      • bzbourbon

        October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

        Should have looked at the article first. Plenty of former and/or future soap star picks (Alicia Mishew, Nadia Bjorlin)…so clearly the pickers are either blind or too young to remember Greg on GH and Y&R!

    • MBmomof3

      October 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Agreed. Greg Vaugn is hot, hot, hot!

  2. TnT 2.0 Forever

    October 29, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I would pick Christel Khalil and for my guy either Trevor St. John or Brandon Barash.

    • ELENI

      October 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

      I also agree with that!!!!!!!

  3. stephanie

    October 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall

    • ashlee

      October 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

      Sure!! Maybe in 1985 and 1978, respectively!

      • fanny

        November 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        As Susan would say on DAYS: you are MEAN MEAN MEAN!

        I, for one, think they are still hot and sexy. It is not a matter of age, it is a matter of sex-appeal and charisma. And Drake & Deidre still have it!

  4. Kathy

    October 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco of course

    • ELENI

      October 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

      I agree with that one .

      • Elhu

        October 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

        I also agree – Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco. If I could pick two guys, I would also add Dominic Zamprogna for sure!!!! Clearly, I am an ABC Soaps fan, but I truly believe the three I named above are the sexiest soap stars across the networks, although Nadia Bjorlin is also a very stunning woman as well !!!!

  5. Amanda

    October 29, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Dominic Zamprogna– ROWR!

  6. Tali Smith

    October 29, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Michael Easton & Melissa Archer

    • terri

      October 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Ditto….I cannot believe Michael Easton is not on that list obviously they didn’t take into account that sexy voice.

      • MBmomof3

        October 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Those two are very hot!

    • gloria

      November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      YES, YES, YES-they were wonderful

  7. Lonnie

    October 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

    No one sexier than Dominic Zamprogna and Julie Marie Berman.

  8. ELENI

    October 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

    DAYS of our lives .
    Peter reckell &Kristen Alfonso .

    • Ces

      October 29, 2012 at 10:25 am


  9. ELENI

    October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Maurice Bernard &VANESSA MARCIL
    From General Hospital

    • SUSAN

      November 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      agree 100%

  10. Jen

    October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    James Scott & Alison Sweeney … EJami are hot steamy sexy!!

  11. udhoop

    October 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Daniel Goddard. And in the over 50 category…did you see Colin and Jill? Tristan Rogers’ still got it!

    • gloria

      November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Agree with youon Colin & Jill. Tristan is still TO DIE FOR.

  12. Tea

    October 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Maurice Benard of course…..

    • SUSAN

      November 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      yea tea maurice is the sexy of all sexy add those dimples wow!!!!
      he just gets better with age

  13. Dmitri

    October 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

    DAYS- got the men right, except add Freddie Smith. Also, where’s Arianne Zucker?

  14. Brian

    October 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

    David Gregory !!!

    • MBmomof3

      October 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Smokin hot!


    October 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood/SteffyForrester and Texas Battle/Marcus F


  16. EJ/JS fan

    October 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Where is Arianne Zucker?? She and James Scott together are Hot HOt HOT!!

    • Cassie

      October 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      I can’t believe a Sexy Soap Star list without Ari Zucker!! What were they thinking? Ari and James together are so hot!

    • Dmitri

      October 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm


  17. Ces

    October 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Days: UM, Peter Reckell??? Hottest man always!! Kristian Alfonso is gorgeous and I’d agree with Blake Berris – that kid is a hottie. I like to look at Galen Gering’s face and James Scott of course.

    GH: Kelly Monaco is stunning and for the men, I think Michael Easton has a beautiful face!

  18. Teresa

    October 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Yea, iIf you’re into the “beef-cakey, Brazillian waxed, fake tanned” type, maybe…the sexiest men on Daytime (to me) are; Matthew Ashford, Drake Hogestyn (Days) and Stephan Nichols (Y&R). End of story.

    • ashlee

      October 30, 2012 at 2:04 am

      This is not the senior citizen, over 50 list just to remind you.

      • Teresa

        October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

        I just checked…yep, I wasn’t mistaken, it’s a list of “Sexiest Soap stars”… I believe you’re probably confused with the “Most Pussified Men in Daytime that we’re supposed to pretend are Sexy” list.

      • fanny

        November 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

        OMG! How old are you? 12?

        This might come as shock to you but people over 50 are still hot and sexy,
        are still falling in love and YES they still have sex.
        GET OVER IT & GROW UP!

  19. Danielle

    October 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Male: Steve Burton
    Female: Nadia Bjorlin

  20. Janeway

    October 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    No question- Dominic Zamprogna !!! That man is Hot, hot, hot!!

    • SUSAN

      November 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      yes, and jason thompson as well

      heck GH has all the hunks, best looking men on tv soap

  21. Ann

    October 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Galen Gering is THE sexiest man alive. Period!

  22. Leigh

    October 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    James Scott is my favorite.

  23. Tammy Clark

    October 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Steve Burton was may more sexier than anyone listed,we hate to see him go !!!! But if he is going to be replaced my vote is for Zack Slater from AMC !!! He plays the same type of role (or played one) !!!

  24. Tina

    October 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Favorite Sexy Couple


    Trevor St John and Florencia Lozano(Todd/Victor and Tea)


    • TnT 2.0 Forever

      October 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

      I co-sign this 100%. No other soap pairing comes close! They are the best, I’m still waiting for my TNT reunion on GH.

  25. Winona

    October 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Where is Michelle Stafford?! The woman oozes sex appeal.

    And what about Billy Miller? I would pick him over Daniel Goddard only because his CHARACTER is a lot sexier than boring old Cane.

  26. amp

    October 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Blake Berris? I don’t think so. I’d replace him with Freddie Smith.

    • MBmomof3

      October 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Freddie Smith is very cute, but for some reason I’ve always been attracted to Blake Berris’ nerdy cuteness. I have a soft spot for nerds. I like smart guys and bad boys. Luckily I outgrew my affinitey for bad boys in real life long ago.

    • Dmitri

      October 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I agree with both of you.

  27. JamesFan

    October 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Where is Ari Zucker? Her and James are smoking together.

    • Dmitri

      October 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      EJole need to reunite ASAP!

  28. MBmomof3

    October 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Almost an embarrassment of riches! Too many to choose from. Non-soap watchers have NO IDEA what they are missing! My personal picks:

    Male: Roger Howarth or Trevor St. John
    Female: Bree Wlliamson or Melissa Archer

    But, the list goes on, & on of beautiful, sexy, talented soap stars. I’ve always thought Nadia Bjorlin & Galen Gehring are too beautiful to be human. Lol.

  29. Aaliyah

    October 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Girl please, Alison Sweeney is the Anti Sexy. She is not hot no way no how. I’d pick Nadia Bjorlin, Ari Zucker, Eileen Davidson, and Kristian Alfonso over her any day. As for the men I’ve always been partial to Bryan Dattilo, the man is damn sexy. Galen, Eric, and Peter are all super sexy too.

    As for GH, I vote for Dominic Zamprogna, Julie Marie Berman, and Kelly Monaco.

  30. bc

    October 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    the usual from hollywood. brainwashing the public again to define physical attractiveness standards as being white bec majority of these actors are white. the progressive limo liberals of hollywood left love to trash america’s strength and influence around the planet and its colonialist past. yet colonialism is alive bec of hollywood. this colonial mentality of beauty being defined as white is being force fed by hollywood to its foreign consumers bec hollywood’s racist. they do not want to give acting opportunities to racial minorities. it’s hilarious how they scream abt diversity and tolerance when they’re the most intolerant to racial diversity. how pathetic that soaps still don’t have Asian american leading men and women and lack hispanic and Asian american core families. yet hollywood loves to preach abt tolerance from their bully pulpits yet their products love trashing racial minorities by brainwashing the public to believing that looking white is what’s considered as ideal.

  31. Jared

    October 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Women: Eileen Davidson, Sharon Case, Michelle Stafford, Chrishell Staus, Florencia Lozano, Alison Sweeney, Heather Tom, Rebecca Herbst, Ari Zucker
    Men: Greg Vaughan, Eric Martsolf, Chad Duell, Brandon Barash, Josh Morrow, Billy Miller, Blake Berris, Blake Hood, Casey Deidrick, John Brotherton
    Etc etc etc 🙂

  32. Sue

    October 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I’d have to go with James Scott, with Chandler Massey a close second, but where were Freddie Smith and Chad Duell?

  33. LLATWTFan

    October 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Stephen Nichols (Tucker, YR) and Bryan Datillo (Lucas, DOOL) should have been at the top of the hot soap man list! I have never seen a hotter man on soaps than Stephen Nichols! Bryan Datillo comes close. I’m glad Steve Burton (Jason, GH) made their list.

  34. SZima

    October 30, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I agree with most of the women, but…
    Most of the men would never make it to MY list!
    There were so many hotter men to choose from!

  35. kalamaty

    October 30, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Ummm… hello TV Guide? Where in the hell is MARCO DAPPER on this list?!! They have to be completely insane for that omission! Dapper is the hottest guy in soaps and needs to be in a great storyline!

    • Winona

      October 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Good point, kalamaty. Talk about an oversight!

    • gloria

      November 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Who is Marco Dapper?

      • fanny

        November 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        Marco Dapper plays the role of Carmine Basco on Y&R.

  36. Christine

    October 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I would, for once, just like to see Jacqueline MacInnes Wood without all the caked on makeup. While she is beautiful, we can never really see the natural beauty or the beauty that lies within LESS makeup like Kim Matula or Linsey Godfrey.

    I don’t agree with the Y&R omissions of Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Tracy E. Bregman. Heck, even Jennifer Landon. Christian LeBlanc is sexy too. So is Elizabeth Hendrickson. Since Melody Thomas Scott lost 50 pounds she has looked more amazing than ever!

    As for GH, what about Laura Wright? Finola Hughes? Tristan Rogers?
    Kassie DePaiva is older, but still pretty darn sexy.

    Zack Conroy was really sexy with his OLD haircut, now not so much. 🙁

    While Sharon Case plays a woman who cannot live without a man and has a beautiful, fit body, her face and neck are aging from too much sun damage (just like Cameron Diaz). I, personally, find older woman sexier than her.

    Melissa Claire Egan is pretty, but her character on Y&R is not as sexy as she was on AMC.

    Are they judging character or actor? I’m confused because some of the pictures were from their work while others were posed or publicity.

  37. Tiffany

    October 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Kelly Monaco and Steve Burton. Always!!

  38. Dmitri

    October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Chandler Massey is at the top of the list MO. Renee Jones should be here. She’s in her 50s, but looks like she’s thirty!

    • mo

      November 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

      Renee left the soap a while ago.

  39. mo

    November 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Who is Angell?

  40. mo

    November 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

    James is a great choice!

  41. mo

    November 1, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Only ONE guy from B&B??? Yes, it’s a small cast but you’ve got Thomas, Liam, Rick, Texas, Thorne.

  42. SUSAN

    November 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    i have to say maurice bendard and steve burton are 100% sexy period

    what ever they have men wish they could bottle and sell it and even purchase it if

    i have been watching GH 21 yrs or longer because of these 2 and they need
    to bring steve burton back asap

    he is already missed daily

    • Peyton

      July 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Agreed! He is soooo missed! Anyways, I’m a happy camper- Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco made the list 🙂

  43. Patrick

    November 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Robert Newman – ex-Josh, GL – his eyes, mustache, dimples! on Fire!
    Crystal Chappell – ex-Olivia, GL – all the time, pure Sexy!

    Trevor St. John – ex-Todd/Victor, OLTL – Smoldering, au naturale.
    Florencia Lozano – ex-Tea, OLTL – Period. She’s a Fantasy.

    Eileen Davidson – Kristen, Days – her presence is magnetic.
    EJ – Rafe – Brady – Eric – John – Bo – Will – Sonny – Chad – Justin – Nick – Daniel – DrOOL

    Ingo Rademacher – ex-Jax, GH – Tall, Tanned, Handsome – Those EYES…. ???? !!!!!
    Kin Shriner – ex-Scotty Baldwin, GH. #1
    Laura Wright – Carly! GH. Embodies Womenhood.

    Michael Muhney – Adam, Y&R. mesmerizing.
    Ted King – ex OLTL,GH. him and Robin Christopher, in and doing anything!
    Michael Lowry – ex, AMC
    Vincent Irizarry – ex, AMC. Stellar.

  44. heidi

    November 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Steve Burton and Laura Wright. Love their acting, their characters, they are gorgeous and best of all they are beautiful inside, while being sexy, interesting and good family people that you would love to know and spend time with.

    • SUSAN

      November 6, 2012 at 4:45 am

      agree with you

  45. Soapstef

    November 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Without a doubt it’s Kim Matula who plays Hope on B&B. There are a few other cool people on the list, but it’s pretty ho-hum overall.

    • Vjcurlytop

      November 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      You are so right! That list is a little inflated too with people who aren’t even on a soap or right now. Weird.
      I voted for Kim as well. Hope is beautiful and the best character on B&B right now. Why is she being cheated out of screen time anyway? Liam & Steffy are a complete dud! The show couldn’t be more boring right now.

      • Knighthawk

        November 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

        I think it is her easygoing, authentic personality that makes Kim so appealing. JMW just tries too hard to “build her brand” and it comes off as fake. Oh how I miss the sweet love story of Hope and Liam, and the chemistry between KM and SC. Liam and Steffy are a mismatch, the chemistry is forced. They are impossible to watch, and are ruining the other storylines for me.

  46. terri

    November 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    AMC Thorsten Kaye and …
    OLTL Mellssa Archer and Michael Easton, Robin Strasser and Tuc Watkins (the oven mits people),Trevor St John and Florencia,
    GH Olivia and Johnny, Max and Diane (sorry can’t remember their real names right now)

  47. susan M.

    November 13, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Michael Easton! Most defintely for me!!!!

  48. imaneassi

    November 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Nadia Bjorlin hands down

  49. sara

    November 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm


  50. Leigh

    November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    James Scott- So gorgeous and sexy

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

Photo: JPI

I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

Photo: JPI

What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

Photo: Getty Images

Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

Photo: Hallmark Channel

You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

Photo: Live with Kelly Ryan

So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

Photo: JPI

I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

Photo: JPI

I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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