CBS Daytime Stars On How They Met Their Sweethearts

The Young and the Restless' Melissa Claire Egan and husband Matt Katrosar

1. The Young and the Restless' Melissa Claire Egan and husband Matt Katrosar

Just like her character Chelsea on The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan likes to take initiative. 

"Matt and I were set up by our mutual close friend, Josh," she said. "Our first date was six hours long. I kissed him first—he likes to remind me of that." 

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Let's Make a Deal's Tiffany Coyne and husband Chris Coyne

2. Let's Make a Deal's Tiffany Coyne and husband Chris Coyne

Let's Make a Deal's Tiffany Coyne and her hubby Chris sailed into love. 

"Chris and I met working together on a cruise ship," she said. He was a singer, and I was a dancer in the production shows. #LoveBoat!" 

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The Young and the Restless' Daniel Goddard and wife Rachael Goddard

3. The Young and the Restless' Daniel Goddard and wife Rachael Goddard

For Daniel Goddard and his wife, Rachael, it was love at first bite. 

"I was a waiter in Denzel Washington's restaurant when Rachael came in with a client (she used to be a publicist)," he said. "We saw each other across a crowded room. It was a destiny moment. It took me 10 days to call her because I knew she was the one... and I was nervous."

Maybe food really is the way to the heart!

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The Young and the Restless' Jess Walton and husband John James

4. The Young and the Restless' Jess Walton and husband John James

Jess Walton and her husband, John, were family-oriented from the start. 

"John and I met through mutual friends in Beverly Hills 35 years ago," she said. "Our first date was to the circus, and he brought along his five-year-old daughter, because if she and I didn't hit it off, it was over before it began. But, luckily, she and I got along great! Thirty five years later, he and I have a son and a daughter together and two baby grandsons!" 

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The Young and the Restless' Bryton James and his girlfriend Sterling Victorian

5. The Young and the Restless' Bryton James and his girlfriend Sterling Victorian

Bryton James and his girlfriend prove that sometimes true love waits. 

"We've been together nine months now, but we actually met about eight years ago through Christel (who plays Lily Winters Ashby on Y&R)," he said. "We started seeing each other more and more through parties last year, and then it just kind of happened. She's one of the most special people I've ever encountered, and I couldn't imagine my life without her." 

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The Young and the Restless' Kate Linder and husband Ron Linder

6. The Young and the Restless' Kate Linder and husband Ron Linder

For Kate and Ron Linder, Valentine's Day is more than just a day for chocolate—it's their anniversary!

"After graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in theater, I was working in the student activities office," she said. "We met when Ron came to the office for a meeting—he was a professor at San Francisco State University. Our first date was my last performance of Promises Promises at Woodminster Theater in Oakland, California. We were married on Valentine's Day three years later."

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The Price Is Right's Amber Lancaster and boyfriend AJ Allodi

7. The Price Is Right's Amber Lancaster and boyfriend AJ Allodi

The Price Is Right model Amber Lancaster had a little help from a friend in meeting her beau. 

"This is my Valentine, AJ Allodi," she said. "We actually met through Melissa Ordway from Y&R. We were all out after work one night, and AJ asked Melissa to introduce us!" 

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The Bold and the Beautiful's Darin Brooks and fiancée Kelly Kruger

8. The Bold and the Beautiful's Darin Brooks and fiancée Kelly Kruger

A film helped set the stage for love for Darin Brooks and his fiancée, Kelly Kruger. 

"Kelly and I met working together on the set of [TV series] Blue Mountain State," he said. "We had the same acting coach, Ivana Chubbuck, who told us it would be a great idea to run lines and asked me to look out for her. I knocked on her trailer door and the second she opened it, I was smitten. We became best friends back in L.A. for a while, and one day I said 'screw it' and kissed her. We've been making each other laugh ever since! Wedding coming soon!" 

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The Young and the Restless' Kelly Sullivan and boyfriend Eric Schneider

9. The Young and the Restless' Kelly Sullivan and boyfriend Eric Schneider

There's a reason people say opposites attract. 

"We met in 2010 at The Old Globe in San Diego, doing a pre-Broadway run of a new musical called Robin And The 7 Hoods," she said. "We played opposite each other and fell in love!"

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The Young and the Restless' Melissa Ordway and husband Justin Gaston

10. The Young and the Restless' Melissa Ordway and husband Justin Gaston

Melissa Ordway and her husband, Justin Gaston, had instant chemistry. 

"Justin and I auditioned for a movie together," she said. "We had to read together in front of the producers to see if we had chemistry. When I hugged him in the scene, he smelled so good. We both booked the parts, and we've been inseparable ever since." 

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The Price Is Right's Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and husband Kenny Smith

11. The Price Is Right's Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and husband Kenny Smith

For model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and Kenny Smith, love was in the details. 

"I tried to work as an event planner with a friend, and it turned out to be Kenny's event that we were planning for," she said. "I had no idea of his fame in the basketball world! Of course, he wanted to take me on a date right away, but I was like: 'No buddy! We will finish this event and if you can wait out the three months of planning to take me on a date, then we can go on one!' The event was a success, and I went back into modeling and acting. He was a gentleman and waited it out, and that was 12 years ago, a marriage, and two more kids on top of the blended three we already had. Phew! Here's my Valentine!" 

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The Young and the Restless' Miles Gaston Villanueva and girlfriend Sabina Zúñiga Varela

12. The Young and the Restless' Miles Gaston Villanueva and girlfriend Sabina Zúñiga Varela

Sometimes a work romance turns into something quite special. 

"Sabina Zúñiga Varela and I first met as colleagues, starring in a theatre production of Water By The Spoonful at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California," he said. 

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The Price Is Right's James O'Halloran and fiancée Jaimee Gooley

13. The Price Is Right's James O'Halloran and fiancée Jaimee Gooley

The Price Is Right model James O'Halloran was his fiancée's knight in shining armor. 

"We met at the Melbourne Cup in Australia," he said. "It's a huge horse racing event, and everyone dresses up in their finest attire. A drunk guy (not me) kept unwelcomely approaching Jaimee, so she turned to me and said, 'Save me from him.' The rest is history." 

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The Young and the Restless' Tracey E. Bregman and boyfriend Brian Landow

14. The Young and the Restless' Tracey E. Bregman and boyfriend Brian Landow

Tracey E. Bregman knew her boyfriend, Brian Landow, was just the kind of guy she wanted to date. 

"We were social friends for years, and every time we were together, I thought to myself, 'Now, that's the kind of guy I should be dating,' but never thought of him because he was in a relationship," she said. "He thought I was so hot, he called me 'sis.' Then, about three years after we first met, we were both single, and he called me about a business opportunity. And then, he asked me out, and he threw me for a loop because I always thought of him as my friend. So, our first date Brian calls 'the interview.' We both had to see if we could see each other as more than friends, and what do you know, we did!"

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Let's Make A Deal's Jonathan Mangum and wife Leah Stanko Mangum

15. Let's Make A Deal's Jonathan Mangum and wife Leah Stanko Mangum

For funny man Jonathan Mangum, all it took to find love was some moving boxes. 

"Leah moved into an apartment next to my best friend from high school," he said. 

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The Bold and the Beautiful's Rome Flynn and girlfriend Camia Marie

16. The Bold and the Beautiful's Rome Flynn and girlfriend Camia Marie

Rome Flynn's girlfriend, Camia Marie, brings out the poet in him. 
"Camia Marie,
We met outside of her house. 
We kissed,
Our teeth touched.
The rest is history."

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The Bold and the Beautiful's Scott Clifton and wife Nikki Lampson

17. The Bold and the Beautiful's Scott Clifton and wife Nikki Lampson

Scott Clifton got the surprise of his life when he answered a call from his mom.

"Nikki was taking a course on developmental psychology at California State University, Northridge, and her professor happened to be, well, my mom," he said. "One day, my mom 'tricked' me into coming and meeting her class by asking me to bring her binder she 'forgot' at my house. She told her class they could interrogate me about my childhood and assess me—Scott Clifton: The Human Lab Rat! The one girl in the class who didn't seem all too interested was Nikki, whom I ended up sitting next to once I took a seat. We quietly flirted a little bit, and when the bell rang, she dropped this line, 'Well, I guess you'll never know what I think of you,' turned on her heels, and walked out. It worked, because I damn well had to see her again!" 

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The Price Is Right's Rachel Reynolds and husband David Dellucci

18. The Price Is Right's Rachel Reynolds and husband David Dellucci

Home is where is the heart is for The Price is Right model Rachel Reynolds:

"We met through a mutual friend of mine, all of us being from Louisiana," she explained. "David and I talked on the phone for one month before ever meeting each other in person. We both grew up in Louisiana but met each other for the first time in Anaheim, California. At that time, I was in L.A. working on The Price Is Right and David was in Anaheim playing for the Texas Rangers against the Angels. He asked me to go to a game so I went to the Angels stadium to watch him play and he hit two home runs that night."

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The Price Is Right's Manuela Arbeleaz and boyfriend Matthew

19. The Price Is Right's Manuela Arbeleaz and boyfriend Matthew

A lack of an accent was no deal-breaker for The Price Is Right's Manuela Arbelaez

"I was at an event with a group of friends and this guy approached me very friendly," she said. "We engaged conversation, he introduced himself as Matthew—very charming guy. He mentioned he was from Boston (but he didn't have an accent—BUMMER). After a little bit of chatting, nothing else happened. The day after I was invited to a friend's brunch, and to my surprise, Matt was there also. As well all know, Sunday brunches become an all-day event. So, we spent the majority of the day together. A week went by, and it was Labor Day weekend. I went to a house party, and there he was again. It seemed like I couldn't get rid of his presence everywhere I went! He finally asked for my number, and after a ridiculous amount of calls and voicemails, I finally agreed to go on a date with him. And here we are now, celebrating Valentine's Day together! I'm happier than I've ever been!" 

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