"I lost the love of my life and that's been awful, but I have friends who make me laugh and keep me out and about," she said.
With roles in shows like Hot in Cleveland, Hope & Faith, Devious Maids and All My Children, Susan Lucci is a television icon. Despite being 76 years old, Lucci doesn't appear to have aged a day.
On March 7, the actress shared a close-up selfie of herself on Instagram wearing a stunning black and white ensemble and gold jewelry that matched the buttons on her top. She smiled at the camera while wearing barely any makeup. In the comments, fans and admirers praised her beautiful appearance. Producer and director Tom D'Angora, who was nominated for an Emmy, exclaimed in comments, "You age in reverse."
Lucci has undoubtedly not aged on the outside. Asked famously, "How do you look so young?" She said that It takes a lot of discipline to remain hydrated, use sunscreen wisely, and pay attention to posture, in an interview with Parade. Following her 2008 participation in Dancing With the Stars, she discovered how to "let your power come from your core."
The Garden City, New York resident, who has lived there for more than 50 years, has learned to not become fixated on her age since she reached 75 last year. “I don't feel my age,” she said, revealing that when she turned 60, she called her mother. “I was having trouble with the number and I asked, ‘mom how do you do this?’ There was a pause and my mother said, ‘Well, I just don't think about it.’ And I thought that's probably good. Just live your life, be who you are, and don’t let it get you down.”
Even though Lucci has a largely positive outlook toward life now, when she lost her husband of 53 years, she was beyond devastated. In 2022, she lost her 84-year-old husband, Helmut Huber, to a stroke. She also has plans to work to increase public knowledge of atrial fibrillation. “It’s been nine months and there aren’t words to say how much I miss him,” she said at the time. Huber, a TV producer whom she married in 1969, was the great love of her life, she says. “He was my rock. It was a great marriage. I was kissing all those guys and he would take so much ribbing from his friends, but he was very secure and had a sense of humor and was always right there, telling me, ‘oh, honey you can do this with two hands tied behind your back.’”
She added that she stopped caring about everything. "After that, nothing seemed important, my health or anything else. I didn't care about anything else," she told PEOPLE. Healing has been "a process, a journey," she said. But today, "I feel good. I lost the love of my life and that's been awful, but I have friends who make me laugh and keep me out and about, and I'm determined to keep putting one foot in front of the other."
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