Courtney Hope honors parents' 40th anniversary with moving Instagram tribute

Yasmine Leung July 27, 2022
Courtney Hope honors parents' 40th anniversary with moving Instagram tribute
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Courtney Hope’s parents celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary a couple days ago, and the soap star celebrated the milestone with a touching post – pointing out that they’ve actually spent 40 happy years together.

Y&R star Courtney feels super lucky to celebrate the milestone with her loving mom and dad.

The actress recently took to Instagram to gush about her parents’ 40-year relationship, and looking at their profiles, The Focus couldn’t be more jealous.

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Courtney Hope’s parents are a huge inspiration for her relationships

Featuring a photo carousel of her loved-up parents smooching and enjoying a boat ride, the 32-year-old soap star thanked them for being an inspiration to her and her brother, Jamie.

“Happy 36th year wedding anniversary! Seeing you guys take on life, support each other, love each other, have the best adventures and laugh together, through all the ups and downs, has been so inspiring. I love you both so much and am thankful to have you both as parents,” she wrote.

“Thanks for being the best role models and supporting me and Jamie through good and rough moments and showing us what true loyalty, commitment, and unconditional love is. I love you both!”

Hope’s mother, Susan, replied in the comments, calling it “an awesome life with your Dad”.

“We love you all and look forward to many more years of wedded bliss!” she added.

The couple has only flaunted their marriage on their individual profiles once, but both posts are endearing – particularly Phil’s.

In a March 2019 video, he joked that he married Sandy purely for her Irish heritage and therefore being able to qualify for St Patrick’s Day celebrations. With zoomed-in shots only, it’s what we expect from parents who aren’t as tech-savvy, but Hope probably doesn’t want it any other way. They’re simply adorable!

Susan’s profile is a business page for Nuvision Media PR, representing the actress, but she took time off to honor her 33rd anniversary with Phil a few years ago.

Inside Courtney’s love life

Unfortunately, the Sally Spectra actress hasn’t been as lucky in love as her parents.

The Daytime Emmy nominee dated General Hospital’s Chad Duell for five years before getting engaged on Valentine’s Day 2021. In a gothic themed Malibu wedding, the soap It couple took “till death do us part” literally as they matched in red wedding ensembles while guests complimented in all-black outfits.

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To the surprise of fans, they split less than two months after tying the knot, though Duell clarified that they had never “signed anything”.

“We weren’t really, like, you know, married or anything, really. It was amicable, kind of just that. And that’s all I can really say. We always want the best for each other,” he explained in January 2022.

As for Hope’s relationship status now, The Focus can only assume she is single as her social media hasn’t suggested otherwise.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.