The actor frequently bakes for the family and will even bake cinnamon rolls for the couple's upcoming Valentine's Day appearance on the 'Tamron Hall Show'.
Patrick Duffy, the Dallas star, 73, provided a glimpse into his personal life a few days before Valentine's Day. He will be spending Valentine's Day with Linda Purl, his longstanding love. Duffy and Purl, also an actress, love spending time with one another and are devoted parents and grandparents.
The actor frequently bakes for the family and will even bake cinnamon rolls for their upcoming Valentine's Day appearance on the Tamron Hall Show, as per his Instagram. Four-time grandfather Duffy posted a video to Instagram in which he can be seen making cinnamon rolls from Duffy's Dough. In another video, the adorable couple is seen romancing on camera while Duffy brings in baked goods made out of his own Duffy Dough. The couple then shares a kiss and asks people to "share the love," with Valentine's Day just around the corner.
Duffy was earlier happily married to Carlyn Rosser for 43 years, before losing her to cancer in 2017. She left him and their two sons, Padraic, 45, and Conor, 39 when she passed away at the age of 77. “I can hear her. I can see her,” the actor exclusively revealed to Closer Weekly in 2019, adding, “I know what she would expect of me, and I try and live up to that.”
Even two years after Carlyn passed away, Patrick felt like he was still not over her death and did not think he’ll ever be ready to move on. “I feel close to her all the time [but] what I miss most is her touch,” he confided, at the time, saying he still “consider myself a married man.”
They had such a unique connection that they were unable to consider dating anybody else. When she passed away, with what Patrick and Carlyn had, he didn't know how to rebuild himself. However, the actor and Happy Days actress Linda Purl soon began dating. “I never thought for a minute this would happen again," he said to PEOPLE in 2020, adding "I never thought I'd feel this way again."
Quarantine offered unexpected joy when COVID-19 struck: falling in love with Purl, who was 65 at the time. They were both participating in a group text chain with other pals during the pandemic, and as the weeks went by, the communication eventually became limited to the two of them. At that point, “I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real,” says Duffy. “We haven’t been apart since.”
Duffy believes that he is certain that his wife would want him to be happy in his relationship with Purl. “I feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy,” he says. “So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”
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