(OLTL), due to a dispute around ownership of characters (as the Hollywood entertainment company Prospect Parked owned the rights to OLTL storylines and characters, not ABC), she returned to the land of Port Charles in 2013 as Kiki Jerome.

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As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and photos were snapped of the two stars playing in the ocean on July 4th and celebrating Independence Day.

While their Port Charles characters currently have no idea that they are married (and that Jake is actually Jason – the love of Sam’s life), it seems that for now, Monaco and Miller are enjoying each other’s company.

Perhaps all this fun may lead to something bigger and brighter for Monaco and Miller in the future?

partners Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy had undeniable sexual chemistry on the show, but could it be that the steamy connection from the ballroom floor has made its way into a full-on relationship outside of reality TV?

The smiling duo were spotted linking arms together in New York City this morning, possibly giving fans what they'd been hoping for since the first episode of this last season—a Kelly and Val love affair.."Listen, I hope everybody can have friendships like this," she told Brooke Burke-Charvet, who actually asked what was going on between them.

""This is what it is: It's unconditional love for each other, whatever that label is," Val further explained.

(GH) for the intense drama, interesting storylines and to watch their favorite characters go through the roller coaster ride of falling in love.

Sometimes the chemistry that two characters experience can be easily transferred into a real-life romance and, just like anybody else, many soap actors find true love while at work.

Below is a list of some of our favorite soap opera characters on GH, who have shacked up in real life, and found some romance while working on a soap opera set.

Now this real-life couple is clearly only in the of dating, according to Soap Digest.

There has been speculation around the idea that GH stars Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller have been seeing each other for months now.