Patrick Duffy, an American actor and director, has spent decades working in the entertainment business, and there is no question in anyone’s mind that he enjoys the work that he does.
However, the Hollywood giant is also remembered as a guy who fought against all odds to be with the woman he loved — his late wife Carlyn Rosser. Although he is best known for his portrayal as Bobby Ewing in the 1980s drama “Dallas,” he is also remembered as a man who loved Carlyn Rosser.
After having their first encounter on a tour bus, Duffy’s love story with the woman who would become the love of his life lasted many decades.
Rosser was a ballet dancer at the time, whilst the actor had just graduated college and was working as a narrator for a dance show that was traveling at the time. Duffy was unconcerned with the fact that she was 10 years older than her.
The moment he laid eyes on the dancer, he was immediately taken aback by her beauty, and the actor knew immediately that he wanted to be with Rosser.
The smitten pair did not wait long to begin their courtship, and it was clear from the beginning that they were meant to be together. By February 1974, Duffy and Rosser had reached the point where they were ready to commit themselves to one another for the rest of their lives.
For the following several decades, it seemed as if they would never be able to realize their goal of spending the rest of their lives next to one other. However, in 2017, after 43 years of wedded bliss, the couple’s partnership came to an end as a result of the unfortunate passing of Rosser.
The news of her passing broke Duffy’s heart to pieces since he had centered his whole existence around her and could not fathom a world in which he did not have the ballerina in it.
Even worse for the actor was the fact that he had no prior notice that his wife was sick before she passed away.
Even after two years had passed after the loss of the ballet dancer, the Hollywood legend continued to refer to himself as “a married man.”
The actor of “Dallas” said in an interview that he conducted in 2019 that he was able to continue hearing and seeing his late wife. He said that he always had the sensation of being near to her and that he missed her touch the most.
It is true that the movie actor was going through a tough period, but happily, he was able to get over the loss thanks to the support of his children.
They were there for one another during the difficult time, but Duffy could see that it was significantly easier for him to deal with Rosser’s passing than it was for his children since he was much older and had more experience dealing with sorrow than they had.
The actor realized that he had to face the reality of his wife’s passing even though it was incredibly difficult for him to do so; else, he would be shattered for the rest of his life.
As a result, he gradually came to terms with the anguish while also trying to preserve the memories that he had with Rosser.
After he had finished coping with his loss, Duffy gave up on the prospect of ever finding true love again. However, life had other ideas for him.
After some time had passed, he would have a second opportunity at happiness with the Actress and Singer Linda Purl.
It all started during the pandemic with the two of them messaging each other in a group chat, but after a short time, Duffy and Purl realized there was something going on between the two of them.
The two then moved on from messaging to FaceTime, and then settled into a conversation on zoom that lasted between two and three hours before they went to sleep.
In the year 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, Duffy and Purl finally saw one another in person for the first time after having been in constant touch with one another through technological devices for the previous four months.
By July of 2020, they had made their relationship public, and ever since then, they have been inseparable.
It has been an incredible journey for everyone involved, but notably for Duffy, who went from believing that he would never find love again to being in a joyful relationship with someone else.
According to what he says: “Love came into my life even though I wasn’t seeking for it.”