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Patrick Duffy Gives Update On His Relationship With Linda Purl

Patrick Duffy Gives Update On His Relationship With Linda Purl

Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl's relationship is still going strong after nearly a year together. The former Dallas and Happy Days stars announced their relationship in late 2020, and they've now given a new interview where they chatted about how meaningful their late-life connection has become. Here's what they had to say.

Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl are in love!

Duffy, the 72-year-old Dallas star, and Purl, the 65-year-old Happy Days star, got together in 2020, and retro TV fans have been cheering them on ever since. Here's how the couple is doing today.

Patrick Duffy talks Linda Purl relationship in 2021

It's been seven months since we first learned of Duffy and Purl's surprise romance, and it sounds like everything's still going as strong as ever now.

The lovebirds recently spoke to Closer magazine, where Duffy said: "I am stunned every time that I realize this amazing woman loves me. It's just like, wow!"

Duffy, who sadly lost his longtime wife Carolyn in 2017, added: "To look forward to every moment you can be with somebody is a real gift in a relationship."

He continued: "You get to a point where you think, 'It's all about her. How do I get her to smile?'"

Patrick Duffy dating girlfriend Linda Purl after losing his wife

If you've been following Duffy and Purl's love story, you'll remember that they connected last year during lockdown. They'd been friends for years but reconnected in a group chat — and they've been practically inseparable since!

Revisiting their courtship, Duffy told Closer: "We Zoomed every single night for at least two to three hours. So we explored all our history, our past, our loves. We listened to music together and covered all that ground you normally cover over months of dating."

Back when Duffy and Purl first announced the relationship, the ex-Dallas actor said he "never thought for a minute" that he would find love again after the death of his wife.

And Purl, a four-time divorcée, wasn't expecting a connection either. But, joining her partner in the new interview, she said: "Patrick and I weren't looking for this. We didn't expect it or see it coming when our paths crossed. Don't ever give up." 

You can revisit the couple's surprise announcement of their new relationship late last year.