'Dallas' Star Patrick Duffy Reveals He's Dating Linda Purl of 'Happy Days'
Dallas actor Patrick Duffy and Happy Days actress Linda Purl have found love. The 71-year-old Duffy revealed the surprise connection to People, telling the outlet that he's in an "incredibly happy relationship" with Purl, 65. The new couple of yesteryear TV connected during quarantine and things got serious. Read on to see Duffy's reveal!
Romance is brewing between two TV stars of the 1970s and 80s!
Today, news broke that Dallas star Patrick Duffy ("Bobby Ewing") and Happy Days star Linda Purl ("Ashley Pfister") are dating. Duffy, 71, revealed the news to People as part of its new issue. Here's what he said about the blossoming romance.
Patrick Duffy of Dallas and Linda Purl of Happy Days are dating
"I'm in an incredibly happy relationship," Duffy revealed to People of his new love, Purl. He went on to describe his surprise at the relationship as well. Sadly, in 2017, Duffy had lost his wife of over 40 years, Carlyn. He explained: "I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I'd feel this way again."
People writes that the Dallas and Happy Days actors were friends years ago and they only recently reconnected in a group chat during the pandemic. They got to talking and realized they might have something.
"I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real," Duffy recalled. "We haven't been apart since."
Linda Purl and Patrick Duffy find love in 2020
As Duffy described, he was married to Carlyn Rosser from 1974 until her death in 2017. They welcomed two sons together in the 1970s. Purl, meanwhile, has been married four times over the years, most recently divorcing her husband James Vinson Adams in 2011. The Happy Days season 10 star also had a son with her third husband, Alexander Cary.
Both the ex-Dallas and Happy Days stars have continued acting to date, with Duffy even appearing on NCIS in 2020. His People interview also came to promote of an upcoming Lifetime movie titled Once Upon a Main Street. Congratulations to the new couple!