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‘General Hospital’ Star Anthony Geary Confirms Affair With Elizabeth Taylor: "I Do Not Regret It For A Second"

Date July 9, 2019 17:16

Actor Anthony Geary has a very charming personality. He is well-known for his role as Luke Spencer in the ABC drama General Hospital. The soap opera star is getting candid about his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor. Anthony confirmed that he and the screen icon had an affair during the early 1980s.

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Guest role on soap opera

Elizabeth Taylor appeared in about 5 episodes on long-running daytime drama General Hospital. The actress played the role of the wealthy widow Helena Cassadine.

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She was paid $2,000 for her appearance which was donated to two hospitals in Virginia. Her appearance on the TV show garnered the highest ratings for any American soap opera.

Affair with Elizabeth Taylor

The General Hospital star always been more of a private person who keeps many aspects of his personal life away from prying eyes. Now, the actor is opened up about his affair with British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor.

During an interview on The Wendy Williams Show, the actor admitted that he and Elizabeth had a relationship. When asked if they were good friends in real life he said:

Yes, we were. I used to never talk about my relationship with Elizabeth Taylor because I’m a gentleman and don’t kiss and tell, but she did an interview a few years ago for Talk Magazine where she outed us as more than friends. Yeah, so I don't mind telling that. I was sort of her boy toy for a couple of years

The actor went on to talk about a great story on Taylor. Anthony said the actress got upset when PEOPLE magazine quoted him as saying he did not have a relationship with her.

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After their relationship, Elizabeth went to rehab and met her husband, Larry Fortensky. Anthony recalling that period said: “It was a great time of my life and I do not regret it for a second.”

Touching tribute to his "loyal friend"

Elizabeth Taylor, one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, died at the age of 79. The actress's co-star Anthony Geary paid tribute to the screen icon, remembering her as more than a great star.

The award-winning actor in a statement said:

She was an amazing human being. I was fortunate enough to call her my friend and every moment I spent in her company was unforgettable. I loved her very much. The world is a little darker, a little colder, a little less beautiful without her.

For Anthony, Elizabeth Taylor’s role on the show was more than just a guest appearance.