Patrick Duffy has found love again! The actor recently opened up about his relationship with Linda Purl years after the death of his wife. But who is Linda?
The Dallas actor did not shy away from talking about finding love once again. In fact, he even spilled some beans on how their quarantine was together. The news of Patrick and Linda’s relationship comes three years after the actor lost his wife to cancer.
Who is Linda Purl?
Linda is an actress and a Jazz singer. As per her IMDb profile was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in Japan. From a young age, Linda expressed her love for acting and singing.
Due to this, she joined the Toho Geino Academy. Linda even got the chance to perform at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. Following this, Linda moved to the UK to study under Marguerite Beale. After this, she came to the US and studied at Lee Strasberg Institute.
Before meeting Patrick, Linda was married four times. Her relationship with Patrick was confirmed in November 2020. Since then, the pair have been vocal about their love for each other.
Relationship with Patrick Duffy explored
Speaking about his relationship, Patrick revealed that the romance blossomed between them after speaking for a long time.
Speaking to Closer Weekly, he said: We Zoomed every single night for at least two to three hours. So we explored all our history, our past, our loves. We listened to music together and covered all that ground you normally cover over months of dating.”
He continued: “You get to a point where you think, ‘It’s all about her. How do I get her to smile? We’ve eliminated all the trials and errors that happen in [younger] relationships. It’s all positive and lovely.”
Quarantine proved to be helpful for the couple as they found out more about each other. The actor said: “It was a time to really get to know one another with no outside influences to encumber you. We found out that we’re aiming in the same direction.”
Who was Patrick Duffy’s first wife?
Patrick was previously married to Carlyn Rosser. She passed away in 2017. The pair first met in college and in 1974 they got married. Patrick and Carlyn were together until she passed away. The pair also have two children together.
Speaking about her death, Patrick told NY Daily News.: “It was a surprise when she passed. There was no indication. So that was the big adjustment. My boys were there as stalwarts. But I also realized that, as much as they were trying to buttress old dad up, I’m probably more adjusted to this set of circumstances than they are. You reach a certain age and you realize the road ahead is much shorter than the road behind.”