"[Lucius] has, on several occasions, written specifically to say, 'I'm so glad you're in my mother's life. I've never seen her so happy,'" Patrick Duffy said about Linda Purl's son.
Patrick Duffy, star of Dallas never imagined falling in love again following the devastating loss of his wife, Carlyn Rosser. Duffy battled depression for years, and his kids even made a few attempts to set him up on dates. At the age of 71, he met actress Linda Purl from Happy Days and fell in love with her. The two have been quite happy together, and Duffy has even taken on the role of a father figure for Purl's son. They have a close relationship. Duffy and Linda Purl lead quite different romantic lives. Unlike Purl, who had been married four times, Duffy had only been married once and intended to live a lifetime with Rosser, per PEOPLE.
Purl acknowledges the stark contrast between her romantic life and Duffy's when comparing the two. She commented in jest that her love life has been more vibrant than her partner's. The proverb "You find love when you least expect it" has never been more accurate than it is in Duffy's case. “I’m in an incredibly happy relationship. I never thought for a minute this would happen again," he said. "I never thought I'd feel this way again," Duffy said discussing his relationship with Happy Days actress Linda Purl with the news outlet.
The pair upgraded their FaceTime chats to daily Zoom talks when they were placed under lockdown and had to stay in their own houses, per ET Canada. Since the beginning of their relationship, the two have been content together, and their children also feel this contentment. Purl claims that her son, Lucius likes Duffy and has frequently praised him for making his mother happy. "[Lucius] has, on several occasions, written specifically to say, 'I'm so glad you're in my mother's life. I've never seen her so happy,'" Duffy said. Padraic and Conor Duffy, their father's sons, were equally overjoyed to see him finally find happiness in love once more.
The two had been casual acquaintances in the past, but they gradually lost contact. They were both participating in a group text chat with other pals during the epidemic and as the weeks went by, the communication finally became limited to the two of them.
The American actor and director, Duffy considers it a blessing to have discovered love again and does not take it for granted. After his wife passed away, Duffy was determined to remain alone, but he now cherishes his love connection with Purl. Few people ever experience the kind of profound love that Purl and Duffy have for one another, but they have both found wonderful happiness. They spend almost every family holiday together because of how well the pair have merged their families. Every member of their family is joyful about their union.
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