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David Sanov and Alison Sweeney | Source: Getty Images
David Sanov and Alison Sweeney | Source: Getty Images

David Sanov Is Alison Sweeney's Husband of More Than 2 Decades

Naomi Wanjala
Jan 22, 2024
12:50 P.M.

Alison Sweeney's husband, David Sanov, had a career far from the entertainment industry. While he supported his wife's acting career, he worked in the police service for over two decades before retiring.

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David Sanov is Alison Sweeney's husband of over two decades. He was her childhood friend and longtime crush. Today, the lovebirds are a testament that true love exists and that marriage can stand the test of time.

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney tied the knot in 2000 and have been married for over 20 years. Their bond remains resilient, and even after these years, his wife continues to express her affection for him through romantic photos and heartfelt tributes, showcasing their enduring love.

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at the 36th Annual Vision Awards on June 27, 2009, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at the 36th Annual Vision Awards on June 27, 2009, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Inside David Sanov's Relationship with His Wife of over 20 Years

David's wife, who rose to fame through her role on the television show "Days of Our Lives," revealed a tactic she and her husband use to keep their relationship strong. They assess their relationship every year as part of their anniversary celebration, identifying each other's strengths, as well as weaknesses that they could still work on.

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While some may find it embarrassing, David and Alison's technique has worked for them. The pair are living testaments and have inspired many with their long-lasting marriage. David and Alison are parents to two children: Benjamin and Megan Sanov.

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at the screening of "Christmas at Holly Lodge" at The Grove on December 4, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at the screening of "Christmas at Holly Lodge" at The Grove on December 4, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

In July 2023, the lovebirds celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary, with Alison, who co-starred with Lacey Chabert in the 2022 romantic film, "The Wedding Veil," taking to social media to share a sweet photo of her and David alongside a heartwarming tribute to honor the significant milestone. Along with the picture, she wrote:

"Celebrating our 23rd anniversary! Time flies when you're having fun."

David was born in October. While celebrating his birthday in 2022, his wife shared a sweet selfie of them and captioned it, "Happy birthday, Dave!! Love you so much!! 😍😘🥂"

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David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015, in Burbank, California. | Source: Getty Images

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015, in Burbank, California. | Source: Getty Images

Celebrating David Sanov's Retirement

David devoted an impressive 27 years to the police service, with a significant tenure at the California Highway Patrol, before his retirement in 2022. His commitment to his job was evident in his long service. His retirement was a special occasion marked by his family's celebration.

His wife paid a touching tribute to his career and dedication on Facebook, highlighting the impact of his service. The proud actress wrote:

"We are so proud of Dave's 27 years of service with the @californiahighwaypatrol 💛💙 . Congratulations on your well earned retirement. Can't wait for the next chapter in our lives.[sic]"

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Despite working in the force for almost three decades and transitioning into a new phase of life, David prioritizes spending valuable moments with his family. On occasions like Easter, he is often spotted engaging in family time, and his wife captures these celebrations in photographs.

Furthermore, he proves to be a supportive spouse. Throughout the years, he has backed his wife's career by frequently accompanying her to red-carpet events as she actively engaged in her acting career.

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

David Sanov and Alison Sweeney at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

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David Sanov and Alison Sweeney Have Known Each Other from Childhood

David and his wife may have celebrated over 20 years of marriage, but their relationship has lasted longer than that. The couple came from creative families and has been acquainted since childhood. In an interview, she nostalgically shared how they knew each other. She said:

"Our parents are friends. His dad and my mom play the violin for feature film soundtracks, so we've actually known each other our whole lives."

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at the "Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's" event on December 5, 2012, in Culver City, California | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at the "Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's" event on December 5, 2012, in Culver City, California | Source: Getty Images

As time passed, Alison and David transitioned into adulthood, each embarking on distinct paths. Upon discovering that he had pursued a career as a police officer, she promptly sought her mother's assistance in locating him.

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Since they were kids, the "Days of Our Lives" actress claimed she had a massive crush on David. However, they lost touch, and later, their friendship grew into something special when they finally got in touch.

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov with their children Benjamin and Megan at The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on December 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov with their children Benjamin and Megan at The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on December 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

The Start of Their Relationship and Welcoming Children

David and his wife's relationship dates back to the late 1990s. After dating for a long time, they tied the knot in July 2000. The couple are proud parents of two children, with his wife noting that one of them was a delightful surprise addition to their family.

Their preferred shared activity involves spontaneous dance breaks.

David's wife explained that she did not expect to give birth when she went to the hospital for a checkup in January 2009. She was nine months pregnant, having wrapped up filming "The Biggest Loser," a reality show with trainers like Anna Kournikova and Jillian Michaels.

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Alison Sweeney and David Sanov with their children Benjamin and Megan at Knott's Berry Farm on December 5, 2015, in Buena Park, California | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov with their children Benjamin and Megan at Knott's Berry Farm on December 5, 2015, in Buena Park, California | Source: Getty Images

A routine medical appointment unexpectedly transformed into an immediate birth plan. Arriving at the doctor's office, still in makeup, the physician expressed concerns about the duration of her pregnancy.

Alison, renowned as a reality TV show host, disclosed that upon learning of the imminent birth, her husband reacted swiftly, rushing to the hospital. David reached the delivery room just as his wife was about to give birth.

David and his wife welcomed their youngest child, Megan Hope, through a labor-induced process. Their first child, son Benjamin, was born in February 2005. It was evident that both David and Benjamin adored the new addition to the family. Alison shared that her son nicknamed his younger sister "cutie pie."

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The lives of Alison and her family have undergone a significant transformation over the years. Despite managing various schedules, she prioritizes her marriage.

While David and his wife enjoy quality time together, occasional disagreements emerge. She mentioned arguing with David, recounting an incident where she believed he had watched "Survivor" without her awareness, leading to a dispute.

According to David's wife, they make it a point to watch TV shows together, and David even once committed to waiting for her at home when she gets off work so they could watch the finale of "Breaking Bad" together. Besides watching TV, the couple also enjoys traveling and attending concerts together.

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Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at Hollywood Palladium on November 7, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney and David Sanov at Hollywood Palladium on November 7, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

David Sanov's Wife Left Work to Spend More Time with Him and the Kids

Alison and David adeptly parent their children, ensuring a solid partnership. The mother of two shared that she and her supportive husband present a "unified front," preventing any attempts by Benjamin and Megan to manipulate the situation. She revealed that they back each other up once they have made a rule.

While the committed couple takes their parenting role seriously, they also inject fun into family life. Their preferred shared activity involves spontaneous dance breaks. At these moments, the family halts whatever activities they were involved with to dance together, embracing the moment's joy.

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Moreover, the family created funny dance videos, capturing lighthearted moments. David's wife humorously suggested recording these entertaining clips, envisioning their potential use as leverage to tease their grown-up children.

Alison Sweeney, David Sanov, and their children, Megan and Benjamin, at a private residence on October 23, 2010, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Alison Sweeney, David Sanov, and their children, Megan and Benjamin, at a private residence on October 23, 2010, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

In 2014, David's wife retired from filming "Days of Our Lives" to spend more time with her family. However, she briefly returned to the show but clarified that she wouldn't be partaking in a permanent role on the TV drama. She was on the show alongside stars like Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, and Kristian Alfonso.

While Alison Sweeney enjoyed her television role, she had no intention of pursuing it full-time. Notably, she portrayed the renowned character Sami Brody in "Days of Our Lives" for over 3,600 episodes.

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As of now, David's wife has transitioned from acting to working as a producer for Hallmark. Alongside her familial responsibilities, she's involved in diverse tasks, including content creation for the network, which she now finds fulfilling.

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David and his wife have been actively engaging in various activities, demonstrating their commitment to philanthropy and family. The couple's dedication to giving back to the community hasn't gone unnoticed.

As a retired police officer, David has had the opportunity to support the CHP 11-99 Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and scholarships to their children.

Last year, David and his wife celebrated Christmas in style in the company of their friends. Taking to social media to share a sneak peek of how the holiday went down with her followers, Alison wrote, "Such a fun night celebrating friends and this wonderful holiday season 🌲 🧑‍🎄."

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In a different post, David's wife shared a cute family photo featuring their children. Alongside, she included warm Christmas greetings to her followers. To usher in the new year, David spent quality time with his wife golfing, as documented in a photo shared by Alison on social media.

David Sanov and Alison's marriage has served as an example of a successful and enduring partnership. Their love story stands as a testament to their commitment to weathering the ups and downs of life together.

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