It’s funny how easily you can fall in love.
Some people may meet their soul mate as early as their school years. Some people spend the most of their life alone or with several relationships until they meet the one. Unfortunately, some people will never find that one person with whom they truly connect.
The paths that led Happy Days actor Linda Purl, 67, and Dallas actor Patrick Duffy, 73, together were completely different, but the pair is now thriving in spite of everything.
Duffy, on the other hand, had a long and happy marriage with Carolyn Rosser, but Purl had been married four times before destiny took her to Patrick’s door.
Despite being married four times—to Desi Arnaz Jr. (1980–1981), William Broyles Jr. (1988–1992), Alexander Cary (1993–1999), and James Vinson Adams (2006–2011)—Purl only had one kid, and following her divorce from Vinson Adams, it was said that she had no plans to date again.
While all was going on, Patrick Duffy had been happily married to Carolyn Rosser for 43 years. Sadly, Rosser passed away in 2017 at the age of 77; the couple had two kids together.
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Duffy still regarded himself as a “married man” after his wife passed away, and it took a long time for him to feel even somewhat prepared to entertain the possibility of meeting other women.
But in 2019, when Duffy was 71, she met Lina Purl.
Duffy and Purl had never met, despite both having spent a lifetime in the film business. That changed in 2019 when they both attended the same occasion in Los Angeles. They were introduced by a common acquaintance, and at first it appeared like a new friendship was about to begin.
They began a group chat with their mutual friend, Duffy, Purl, and them, but ultimately the mutual friend left, allowing Duffy and Purl to get to know one other privately.
Unexpectedly, it didn’t take long for the two to realize they connected on a deeper level than just as two strangers exchanging politeness.
When Duffy was in Canada and Purl was attending to her duties in a play in New York, they soon discovered themselves FaceTiming each other every Wednesday.
Coincidentally, because of how far away they were from each other, the COVID-19 epidemic had no effect on their progress. Purl spent the most of the epidemic in Colorado, but Duffy maintained his solitude on his property. Still, they kept calling each other and had frequent Zoom conversations.
Their bond developed into something deeper through those calls. After Rosser’s passing, Duffy hadn’t planned on falling in love again, but he had found Purl to be a woman he could be himself with.
Duffy eventually became tired of the COVID-mandated waiting and drove for 23 straight hours to be with Purl.
Patrick bravely climbed into his car and traveled from Oregon to Colorado, according to Purl. Although as adolescents we were both anxious, we have been together ever since.
The pair acknowledged that before their odd first date—and their first kiss—they spent three weeks getting to know one another.
In their frequently lengthy Zoom talks, the two “listened to music together and covered all that territory you would cover during months of dating,” according to Duffy.
They’ve been dating for more than three years at this point.
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Duffy said, “I’m as pleased today as I was in the first year of being with my wife.
According to reports, the pair does everything together, including cooking and exercise. They seemed “extremely compatible,” according to Duffy.
He said, “In the kitchen, the way we cook, the way we clean, the way we work as a team.”
I believe their relationship, which began in the depths of heartache and loneliness, is evidence that love will triumph over any obstacles. I’m so overjoyed that these two have discovered peace and serenity in one another.