Dallas actor Patrick Duffy was the happiest man on earth when he married his wife, Carlyn Rosser, in 1974. While their wedded bliss lasted for more than four decades, it unfortunately came to an end when Carlyn died in January 2017 and left him heartbroken.
“Patrick doesn’t hide his feelings about it,” an insider previously revealed to Closer Weekly. “He’s grateful for the years they had together, but wishes they had more.”
Together, the loving couple had two kids — Padraic, 45, and Conor, 39 — who, just like the 70-year-old dad, miss their mom every single day. However, the couple’s children do understand that sometimes terrible things happen in life and you have to try your best to move on.
“His kids are encouraging him to find love again,” the insider added. “They’ve even tried to set him up, but it didn’t work out.” After everything that’s happened, Patrick undeniably knows that Carlyn is the only woman he’ll ever love. In fact, he said he still talks to her everyday.
No matter what, Patrick’s kids will always have his back and even though they know their dad isn’t ready to move on as yet, they still try to support him to the best of their abilities.
“My boys were there as stalwarts. But I also realized that, as much as they were trying to buttress old Dad up, I’m probably more adjusted to this set of circumstances than they are,” he said. “You reach a certain age and you realize the road ahead is much shorter than the road behind.”
At the end of the day, Patrick confesses that he still sees himself as Carlyn’s one and only — a fact that most likely will never change. “I feel close to her all the time [but] what I miss most is her touch,” he confided. “I still consider myself a married man.”
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