Passions is a popular soap opera that aired from 1999 to 2008 on NBC and later on DirecTV. While the show was famous for its supernatural aspects, it also created many epic love stories. From Sheridan Crane (McKenzie Westmore) to Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald (Lindsay Korman), the love lives of these characters have captivated viewers. Let’s take a look at some of the best couples on the show.
‘Passions’ Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald and Ethan Winthrop were the best couple on the soap
Theresa and Ethan Winthrop’s (Eric Martsolf) love story was a huge one Passions script during the soap opera. The young lovebirds proved that opposites appeal to Ethan being wealthy and Theresa being the maid’s daughter. Theresa developed a crush on Ethan, who also had feelings for her. Still, Ethan’s ex-fiancée, Gwen Hotchkiss (Liza Huber), remained a problem.
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Gwen and her mother, Rebecca Crane (Andrea Evans), plotted to separate the couple and accused Theresa of revealing Ethan’s paternity to the tabloids. Ethan marries Gwen; however, his heart belongs to Theresa. Even though Theresa tries to move on, she can’t get over Ethan.
Despite all their obstacles, the finale ended well for Theresa and Ethan. The couple eventually got married and lived happily ever after with their son Little Ethan.
Sheridan Crane and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald were separated by his father
Passions‘ The second favorite couple was Sheridan, and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald (Galen Gering) was another of the series’ star-crossed lovers. The pair started off rough, with Sheridan disliking Luis; however, she quickly fell in love with the hunky cop. Still, the couple’s relationship was frowned upon by Sheridan’s father, Alistair Crane (John Reilly).
Other challenges the couple faced were Sheridan’s marriage to Luis’ brother Antonio Lopez-Fitzgerald (Christopher Douglas) and the kidnapping of their son Marty. Marty’s presumed death drives a wedge between Sheridan and Luis, who part ways. Luis then begins dating Sheridan’s niece, Fancy Crane (Emily Harper), which makes Sheridan a villain.
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Sheridan’s attempts to break up the couple fail, and in the series finale, Luis marries Fancy. Meanwhile, Sheridan reunites with Antonio and Marty. The writers’ decision not to reunite Luis and Sheridan in the finale upset fans and Westmore. “The show ended so weirdly, to be honest with you, for Sheridan and Luis in particular,” Westmore revealed in an interview with Soaps.com.
Eve Russell helped Julian Crane become a better man
PassionsThe relationship between Eve Russell (Tracey Ross) and Julian Crane (Ben Masters) spanned two decades. The couple met when Eve was working as a nightclub singer, and the two began a whirlwind romance. Alistair disapproved of the relationship and ordered his son to marry Ivy Winthrop (Kim Johnston Ulrich).
Julian and Eve cross paths in Harmony, but they keep their past relationship a secret. However, the two began to reconnect after learning that their son was alive. When Julian and Eve’s past is revealed by his aunt Irma (Marla Gibbs). Eve’s husband, TC Russell (Rodney Van Johnson), divorces her, rekindling her romance with Julian.
Julian’s attitude changes as Eve melts her cold heart and he becomes the gentleman she fell in love with. However, their relationship becomes complicated when they discover that their son Vincent Clarkson (Phillip Jeanmarie) is a notorious serial killer. Eve and Julian stay together despite Vincent’s scheme and torture towards them. The series finale has Vincent taken to jail while Eve and Julian prepare for their new life together.