‘The Young and the Restless’ Star Courtney Hope Split From Chad Duell 2 Months After Wedding

Sad news to report for Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless star, and her husband, General Hospital actor Chad Duell, call it quits. The couple’s divorce comes less than two months after their star-studded wedding. While this is a shock to some fans, others suspected a split was coming.

'General Hospital' actor Chad Duell in a blue suit and 'The Young and the Restless' actor Courtney Hope in a green dress.
Chad Duell and Courtney Hope I Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Courtney Hope deleted pictures of Chad Duell from her Instagram page

Speculation about Hope and Duell’s marriage began over the weekend. Fans noticed The Young and the Restless actor deleted photos of Duell from her Instagram page. Duell also removed pictures of his wife from his social media account.

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Rumors of Hope and Duell’s split was the buzz in the soap opera community. While neither actor has commented on the situation, it seems things aren’t looking good for the couple. According to Soap Opera Digest, the two have separated.

The couple married less than two months ago

Hope and Duell were one of daytime’s cutest couples. The pair began dating over five years ago after meeting at a party thrown by their friend Bryan Craig. The two hit it off yet were hesitant to start a relationship. Their fears dissipated, and they became a couple.

In a 2018 interview with Soaps In Depth, Hope gushed about her beau. “My parents always used to tell me love should be easy and with someone who’s your best friend. Growing up, I didn’t believe that existed anymore. When I met Chad, it was the first time I ever saw what they were talking about.”

In February 2021, Duell proposed to Hope during a romantic Valentine’s Day picnic. The couple’s wedding took place on October 23, 2021. The pair dressed in red for the gothic ‘Til Death” theme ceremony. Many of their The Young and the Restless and General Hospital co-stars were in attendance to help the couple celebrate their nuptials.

This is Chad Duell’s second divorce

Duell is no stranger when it comes to divorce. In September 2012, he married girlfriend Taylor Novack, but by December 2012, their marriage was annulled. Now history is repeating itself.

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While fans continue to speculate on what went wrong, Hope and Duell stay quiet on the matter. Whatever the couple decides, wish them nothing but the best for their future.