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Jack Wagner Admits Falling In Love With His ‘General Hospital’ Co-Star Was ‘Dangerous’

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

Jack Wagner and Kristina Malandro didn’t just play an “it” couple on TV — they became one in real life, too. Kristina (who now goes by Kristina Wagner) and Jack played Frisco and Felicia on the hit soap opera General Hospital, and their romance extended offscreen.

Kristina and Jack’s onscreen relationship started in 1984. By 1993, they were married in real life. The star couple went on to have two kids together, Peter and Harrison, before eventually divorcing in 2006.

In a 2014 interview for Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Jack compared his relationship with Kristina to a “Barbie and Ken” thing, calling it “once in a lifetime.” He says they were incredibly emotionally connected, and that their onscreen chemistry “was just coming off the page.” It seems to have made perfect sense for their romance to extend into their real lives.

Jack reveals that falling in love with his co-star was “amazing,” but also “a little dangerous.” He compared their situation to being in a big family, and says they lived in “this sort of impassioned bubble.” He also says they had to really sit down to make sure they were truly in love offscreen — which they eventually felt fully secure that they were.

Despite their divorce, Jack calls his relationship with Kristina “an amazing ride,” and says he’s grateful for all of it — especially their sons.

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Photos: Oprah: Where Are They Now?; Facebook / General Hospital 

CORRECTION: February 8, 2018

An earlier version of this story named the series Oprah’s Where Are They Now? The series is Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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