Suzanne Somers has been married to Alan Hamel for over 40 years, and their romance is as alive and sexy today as on the day they first met.
"Three's Company" star Suzanne Somers and TV producer Alan Hamel have been together for over 50 years, and married for 43.
The couple met in 1969 when Somers was a model on the game show "Anniversary Game" which was hosted by Hamel. Hamel was married at the time, and the 23-year-old Somers was recently divorced, and then something unexpected happened.
Somers revealed that she and Hamel spend 24 hours a day together, and haven't spent a single night apart in 40 years.
Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala | Source: Getty Images
A ONE-NIGHT-STAND BECOMES LOVE FOR LIFE
The two flirted on set, and one night they went out to dinner -- and dinner with the boss turned into a one-night stand. But that night something extraordinary happened, Somers revealed in an Instagram post:
“Over 50 years ago I wrapped my arms around you and knew I would never let you go.”
“He turns me on. Since the day we met, I’m overwhelmed with the feeling that I can’t get enough of him. I love his smarts, I love his sexiness, I love the ‘bad boy’ in him."
THE SECRET TO STAYING IN LOVE
While many advocate that spending too much time together can be prejudicial to a couple's relationship, Somers and Hamel don't agree. Somers revealed that she and Hamel spend 24 hours a day together, and haven't spent a single night apart in 40 years.
That doesn't mean, of course, that it was all smooth sailing from the word go. Somers confesses that in the beginning of their marriage she and Hamel "fought like cats and dogs." The trick was to see it through, she confided:
"We both knew that this was the real deal and worth figuring out, which we did. Since that time, our relationship has really deepened and I don’t remember the last time we argued."
FOLLOWING IN GRANDMOTHER'S FOOTSTEPS
Hamel and Somers never had children together, but are devoted to their blended family -- Somers' son Bruce Jr., and Hamel's son Stephen and a daughter Leslie.
Somers and Hamel share 3 granddaughters, Camelia, Violet, and Daisy Hamel-Buffa. Violet, 20, has been helping Somers promote her hair care products, while Camelia Somers, 20, is an actress.
Audiences will know her as Charlotte in CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful." Daisy is the musical one in the family and the vocalist of the band DAISY. Like Camelia, Daisy has also dabbled in acting, and we must wait and see which wins out -- music or the big screen.