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Susan Lucci May Never Date Again After Her Heartbreak

Susan Lucci is an American actress, television host, and entrepreneur. She is perhaps best known for her longtime role as Erica Kane on the daytime soap opera “All My Children,” for which she received numerous Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

 Lucci has also appeared in various television shows, movies, and stage productions, including The Woman Who Sinned. Army Wives, Devious Maids, and Hot in Cleveland has hosted several programs, such as “Saturday Night Live” and “Deadly Affairs.”

Lucci additionally is known for her business ventures, including skincare and beauty products, as well as her philanthropic work.

As far as her personal life goes, unlike many other Hollywood celebs, she has only been married once. Lucci married her husband, Helmut Huber, in 1969. The couple went on to have a son named Andreas and a daughter named Liza Huber. Liza followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a Soap opera actress best known for her role as Gwen Hotchkiss on Passions.

Throughout their five decades together, Lucci and Huber’s marriage was considered strong and stable. They remained very vocal about their love and appreciation for each other, oftentimes expressing their gushing admiration in interviews and on social media.

Lucci frequently credited her husband with being her most significant source of support and strength, both in her personal and professional life. That’s why when Huber passed away last year at the age of 84, she was absolutely devastated.

In the wake of her dearly departed husband’s passing, Lucci has expressed profound apprehension about re-entering the dating world. After all, she spent the last half century by Huber’s side. No doubt the thought of pursuing a relationship with anyone new seems almost outrageous to her.

Stay tuned to find out how Susan Lucci is holding up as she mourns the death of the love of her life.

Facts Verse Presents: Susan Lucci May Never Date Again After Her Heartbreak

Lucci’s Life Has Turned Upside Down

Susan Lucci will always hold a very special place in her heart for her late husband, Helmut Huber.

In early February 2023, the 76-year-old soap opera alum appeared on Good Day New York in order to raise awareness for American Heart Month. While on the program, Lucci opened up about her private life after anchor Rosanna Scotta pointed out that it will most certainly be a very difficult year for Lucci as she will be celebrating Valentine’s Day for the first time alone after spending the previous 52 years sharing that special day with her late husband.

Scotto went on to acknowledge how Lucci and Huber were ‘partners in everything’, including love, business, and pretty much everything else. Lucci replied to this observation by expressing how lucky she felt to have had Huber in her life.

Scotto then asked Lucci whether she’s ready to re-enter the dating scene, but Lucci quickly replied by saying that she is definitely not ready yet, which is entirely reasonable considering how Huber’s death was less than a year ago.

She went on to open up by saying that while everyone’s different, she’s currently just focused on how much she misses him.

“He’s worth missing. He was really the love of my life”, Lucci lamented as a look of utter heartbreak swept over her face.

Lucci then shifted gears by describing what made Huber such a unique influence in her life. She described him as a ‘very special big presence’ who was ‘very take-charge in a good way’. She further called him ‘caring, a caregiver, funny and smart’ before sweetly adding that he was also ‘handsome’ and had a ‘cute accent’.

People Are Trying To Set Her Up With Dates

Lucci might not be ready to start dating again but that hasn’t stopped complete strangers from trying to set her up with somebody new. When Lucci revealed this fact to Scotto, she became visibly emotional while reiterating that she’s not at all interested in dating at the current time.

While wiping a tear from her eye, the actress said that she can’t even imagine going out on a date at this point. Although people mean well, it’s obvious that trying to set someone up with someone new while they’re still in the depths of the grieving process comes across as tone-deaf and insensitive.

Huber passed away peacefully on Long Island on March 28, 2022. A representative of the family subsequently put out a statement that referred to him as a family man who deeply loved his wife and children. That statement also called him a loyal friend. 

The rep went on to describe Huber as having a roaring sense of humor and a larger-than-life personality.  The statement rapped up by applauding him for always being a practical problem-solver who lived his life to the fullest.

Lucci spoke about her husband’s passing while introducing the “in memoriam” segment at the 49th Daytime Emmy Awards in June 2022. During that moving speech, she made mention once again of his larger-than-life personality while also calling him a ‘force of nature’.

Lucci additionally called Huber a ‘confident caregiver’ who always knew exactly how to make things happen and keep everyone around him laughing at the same time. Lucci wrapped up her unofficial eulogy of Huber by noting how much he loved and was so proud of their children and grandchildren.

Fittingly, she finished by acknowledging how people say that grief is often the price we must pay for love, but to her, if grief is the price she must pay, she still says that she wouldn’t give up even one second of the love that she shared with Huber.

Lucci Knew She Wanted To Be An Actor From An Early Age

Susan Lucci was born on the 23rd December, 1946, in Scarsdale, New York. She was the daughter of Jeanette and Victor Lucci, who owned a building supply company. Lucci was raised in a tight-knit family and showed an interest in performing from a young age. She took dance lessons and appeared in school productions.

After graduating from high school, Lucci attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, where she studied theater and speech. She also performed in theater productions while in college. After completing her studies, Lucci moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. She landed several small roles in television and stage productions before being cast as Erica Kane in the daytime soap opera “All My Children” in 1970.

Lucci quickly became a fan favorite for her portrayal of Erica Kane, and her work on the show earned her recognition and accolades. Throughout her career, Lucci has remained a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and has continued to work in various television shows, movies, and stage productions.

After portraying Erica Kane on All My Children for more than 40 years, Lucci went on to make appearances in 80s shows like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and The Fall Guy. She also landed roles in films such as Young Doctors in Love, Invitation to Hell, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, and The Bride is Back.

In 1990, she hosted Saturday Night Live and later that year, appeared in six episodes of the Primetime soap Dallas as the character Hillary Taylor. Throughout the remainder of the 90s, she continued to appear in films such as The Woman Who Sinned, French Silk, Between Love and Hate, and Ebbie.

After a lengthy time away from television, Lucci showed back up on the small screen in the role of Jacqueline Karr in two episodes of Hope & Faith that aired in 2004. Four years later, she competed in the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars alongside her dance partner Tony Dovolani. She ended up finishing in sixth place after being voted off the show on November 5, 2008.

In more recent years, she’s guest-starred in five episodes of Hot In Cleveland that aired between 2010 and 2014. After that she appeared in several episodes of Army Wives as the character Audrey Whitaker.

From 2012 to 2014, Lucci hosted the Investigation Discovery true crime documentary series Deadly Affairs. Then from 2013 to 2016 she was a series regular in the ABC comedy-drama series Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.

In 2015, Lucci returned to the big screen with a supporting role in David O. Russell’s biographical coming-of-age film Joy. Lucci’s two most recent credits were a minor role in a 2017 episode of Difficult People, and for providing some vocal work for Disney’s 2018 animated feature film, Ralph breaks the Internet.

Lucci Had A Frightening Health Scare

In the fall of 2019, Lucci suddenly experienced severe chest discomfort. After seeking medical assistance, she discovered that she had two blocked cardiac arteries. Later that evening, Lucci underwent an emergency procedure to place two stents in her heart, after which she ended up postponing making her experience known publicly until shortly before attending the annual Go Red For Women fashion event hosted by the American Heart Association in February 2019.

These days, the 76-year-old is doing her best to maintain a healthy lifestyle while enjoying her golden years in Long Island. She hasn’t appeared in anything to speak of since 2018, so it’s quite possible that she has retired from acting, although she has yet to announce that in any official capacity.

Let’s just hope that Susan Lucci is able to successfully navigate through this particularly heart-wrenching chapter of her life. As anyone who’s ever experienced it before knows all too well, grief can be absolutely devastating. So, before anyone else gets the bright idea to try and set her up on another blind date, let’s all just give Lucci a moment to process the loss of her dearly departed husband. She deserves some time to be able to come to terms with that, don’t you think?

Anyway, we’re just about out of time, so we’ll go ahead and wrap things up by tossing the mic over to you. In the comments, let us know what your thoughts are on Susan Lucci’s prolific acting career. Were you a fan of her role as Erica Kane on All My Children? What else do you remember her in? Drop us a line, and feel free to share your personal experiences with grief and loss if you feel so inclined.

As always, thanks for watching! We’ll see you soon with more thought-provoking content covering some of your favorite stars of the big and small screens. 

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