How long were Chad Duell and Courtney Hope married?

SOAP stars Chad Duell and Courtney Hope seemed to be a match made in soap opera heaven but shocked fans when they reportedly split.

Prior to their marriage, the couple dated for five years after being introduced by Duell's former General Hospital co-star, Bryan Craig.

How long were Chad Duell and Courtney Hope married?

After five years of dating, the couple decided to tie the knot on October 23, 2021, but have since reportedly gone their separate ways, according to Soap Opera Digest.

The news first broke on December 13, after fans discovered both of the star's Instagram pages had been wiped clean of all photos of the other.

At this time, neither Duell, 34, nor Hope, 32, have commented on the rumored separation that comes just eight weeks after saying I Do in an elaborate gothic-themed wedding.

Were either of them married before?

Prior to his relationship with Hope, Duell was in another short marriage which ended in an annulment.

In September 2012, Duell tied the knot with American actress Taylor Novack after two years of dating but they reportedly split shortly after and were divorced by the end of that same year.

Hope's only marriage has been to Duell.

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The couple reportedly split after eight weeks of marriageCredit: Getty

What did Courtney say about Chad?

The rumored separation comes as a shock to many as the couple was often seen posting about their love for one another on social media.

When talking about Duell in an interview with Soaps In Depth, Hope admitted that she was hesitant about relationships at first, but ultimately gave Duell a shot.

"My parents always used to tell me love should be easy and with someone who’s your best friend," Hope told the media outlet.

"Growing up, I didn’t believe that existed anymore. When I met Chad, it was the first time I ever saw what they were talking about.”

When talking about quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic with Soaps.com, she continued to praise her man.

"We’re definitely two peas in a pod – we haven’t had any moments where it’s like, 'I’m sick of you!'" Hope said. "And that’s a good thing. I felt like there were stages of quarantine – in the beginning we both had a little anxiety over it, then set an at-home routine so we could be productive. It’s just us and our three dogs. We like our alone time, too – he likes to play his games, and I like fitness and crafts."

At this time, it remains unclear what led to their recent separation.

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