Life can at times imitate art, so when soap opera actors start dating, audiences tend to swoon. Actors can fall in love on the set or simply hook up at daytime drama functions. While there are some real-life soap opera relationships that can last the long haul, others sometimes end in disaster. Below are some devastating real-life soap opera breakups.
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13. Jon Lindstrom and Eileen Davidson
Back in their heyday, Eileen and Jon were daytime drama darlings, hitting the red carpet together at many soap opera functions. The two were married in 1997 and seemed quite happy until they separated in 2000. Interestingly enough, Eileen would be introduced to Vincent Van Pattern [pictured] in 2000 when he appeared on her soap, The Young and the Restless (Y&R). The two became friends, as both were married at the time, and would dive into a relationship once their separations were official. Van Pattern and Davidson would marry in April 2003 and have been happy since.