There are several reasons why Kelly Monaco would be a stand out in the American entertainment industry. One is that she is the first winner of the popular long-running celebrity dance television series, Dancing with the Stars. Another reason is that she has been portraying the character of Sam McCall on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital since 2003. The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actress has also been featured as the Playmate of the Month of the iconic Playboy magazine, a feat she achieved in April 1997.
A lot has been said about the actress but the most fascinating thing to note about her revolves around her love life, both of yesteryears and present, as it has been reported in some quarters that she was once married. It is however not clear if this is true or false as many tend to believe so due to the unique length of her relationship with Michael Gonzalez.
Why Kelly Monaco’s Longterm Relationship with Michael Gonzalez Was Believed to Have Been Solemnized
While there are a multitude of people who can boast of long-term relationships, not many can boast of a relationship that lasted from childhood to adulthood. Kelly Monaco became one of the lucky minority thanks to her relationship with Michael Gonzalez who she met and fell in love with while attending high school.
A huge part of Kelly’s pre-celebrity days had Gonzalez in it. They had worked as lifeguards in a local resort and even attended the same community college together before she was able to launch her modeling career. After dating for a long time, the two announced that they were going to be together as a couple but rumor had it that there was no formal ceremony between them.
Kelly and Michael ended up staying together for eighteen years until they separated in 2009. Their separation was heart-breaking for the actress who found it hard convincing herself that it was for the best. Gonzalez reportedly also felt the same way and tried to work things out with his love but Kelly appeared to have already made up her mind to leave. Gonzalez was not a celebrity like her and so most people believed that the different lifestyles they both grew up to accept caused the glitches in what would have been a beautiful love story.
Life After Breaking Up With Gonzalez
Following her separation from her high school sweetheart, Kelly Monaco moved on to date a number of people. She has, however, claimed that she and these people were just good friends from her acting, modeling, and dancing careers. Rumors and proven accounts of her experiences with them, on the other hand, tell a very different story as it is believed she dated a few of these people.
Film actor Heath Freeman was one of these persons reported to have dated her. Freeman, who is best known for his appearance in projects like NCIS, Skateland, and ER among others, began dating Kelly in 2010. Their romantic relationship was, however, short-lived as it came to an end in 2012. Rumor has it that her relationship with Freeman ended after she met Val Chmerkovskiy, her co-winner of the Dancing with the Stars show.
Kelly Monaco and Val, who is a two-time Latin dance champion, began spending lots of time together as a result of their shared interest. The duo soon later found themselves getting attracted to one another as they became practically inseparable, appearing alongside each other wherever they went. Their relationship which began in September 2010 lasted until they finally separated in 2014. After her time with Val, Kelly moved on to date Billy Miller.
Details of Kelly Monaco’s Relationship with Billy Miller
When playing a long-running role on a TV series, actors and actresses are advised by the producers to build/have strong chemistry. This is something Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller have gone on to have as they are co-stars on General Hospital. The strength of their onscreen chemistry is further solidified in the fact that they both made their debut on the show on the same day, albeit in different years.
After they featured together on the soap opera where the characters they played were married, a lot of fans commented on their perfect chemistry while more wished for them to begin dating in reality. As things would pan out, the two began spending lots of time together as they were pictured sharing cozy moments while hanging out with friends on the beach.
Like most reserved celebrities, the two never made it known to the public that they were dating. They were even trying hard to avoid speculations from fans into their growing love life. However, after a while they put all the rumors to bed when they announced that they were just good friends who valued their connection since they were the only single people in the General Hospital cast.
Billy, who she seemed to be more attached to than the previous two she reportedly dated after Gonzalez, has appeared to be her last known relationship. They still maintain a close friendship as the famous daytime drama actress was by his side to celebrate his 40th birthday.
— Kelly Monaco (@kellymonaco1) September 20, 2019
As you would expect, the popular actress has gotten to face questions on whether she sees herself ever getting married. She appears to not have given much thought to it other than when she is featuring on the General Hospital show where her character is married.
The Body Stats of the Model
A look through Kelly Monaco’s catalog of pictures reveals that she is an extremely gorgeous woman. While the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native is no longer an active model, she has maintained her great looks so much so that she was named in the Maxim 100 list of hottest women in the world in 2006, long after she stopped walking the runway.
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Monaco, who was also named Maxim’s number one sexiest cover model of the 2000s, stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches and has a bodyweight of 44kg. Her body measurements are 34-22-32 inches for her chest, waist, and hips.