Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (2023)

Susan Walters was so obsessed with fellow actor Linden Ashby, it didn't take long for the couple to get married. Since then, the couple have welcomed children into their union and are one of the longest-running couples in Hollywood.


Linden Ashby's acting career was still in its infancy when he met his wife, Susan Walters, a fellow actress. The duo met and fell in love in 1986 when they met on the set of "Loving."

The soap opera's setting was in New York, and in a previous interview, Linden noted how the odds favored them despite the city where they met and their professions. The couple fell in love very quickly.

Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (1)

Linden Ashby posing for a "Loving" photo shoot on September 24, 1985. | Source: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images


The actor revealed that he and Susantied the knotwithin three months of the meeting! The Atlantic Beach, Florida-born actor shared that she was around 21 or 22 and he was 24 or 25 when they got married.

Linden, born May 23, 1960, graduated from Jacksonville, Bolles High School, Florida, before majoring in psychology and business administration at Durango, Colorado, Fort Lewis College, which he dropped out his freshman year to act.

Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (2)

Susan Walters at the opening of Magia Cafe, Los Angeles, circa 1988. | Source: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images


After moving to New York, she studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Linden landed minor roles, and in 1994, she appeared opposite Kevin Costner in "Wyatt Earp."

His prominent role was in the "Mortal Kombat" movies, where he played Johnny Cage. In 1997, he starred in "Blast" and the following year, he guest-starred on "Melrose Place" for 35 episodes.

linden tooappears in "The Young and the Restless"(Y&R)" as Cameron Kirsten in 55 episodes. In 2004, she had a role in "Wild Things 2" and three years later, she was seen in the movie "Resident Evil: Extinction."

The star appeared alongside Steven Seagal in "Against the Dark" in 2008, and that same year his fans got to see him in "Impact Point." The following year, he was in "Anaconda-Trail of Blood," and from 2011 to 2017, he was in "Teen Wolf."


Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (3)

Linden Ashby, Susan Walters and their daughters Grace and Savannah Ashby at the "Cinderella" video and new album launch at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on October 2, 1995. | Source: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images


Linden took pleasure inprotagonist of several soap operasin his acting career. As mentioned above, he appeared in "Loving" as Curtis Alden, in "Days of our Lives" as Paul Hollingsworth, and in "Y & R."

His fans probably know him best for his villainous role on "Y&R." Linden's wife was on the show as Diane Jenkins when the producers approached him about starring in the thirteen-episode series.


The character was so successful that he was asked to appear in more episodes. She was shooting a movie while starring in "Y & R" and had to try to split her time between the two productions.

Linden shared how acting on a soap opera was stressful, but also great for the actors because it was like being in a spontaneous live performance. She compared it to filming a play, but confessed that there wasn't much time to prepare and the scene was expected to be fixed quickly.



Linden and Susan often share Instagram posts showing how they've kept their bond strong. As of September 2021, Lindenshared an adorable image of him and his wifeoutdoor.

Susan kissed her husband on the cheek as he looked directly into the camera while smiling. In the post's caption, she revealed that they've been biking, camping, and hiking while living the good life in Zion National Park.


The couple seems to enjoy staying active and in shape, and the following month they were out in California's Trabuco Canyon. The actress shared a photo of her and her husband.ride a mountain bikeon earth.

On April 19, 2022, the couple celebratedyour 36th wedding anniversary. Susan honored the milestone by sharing a cute photo of her and her husband posing of her, describing him as her husband, her partner, her friend and her rock.


The second image was of the couple embracing during an outdoor adventure. On May 3, 2022, Linden shared a family photo that included the couple's children andhe wrote:

"A person is not much luckier than me."


Susan and her husband share two children, daughters, who are now adults. Grace Ashby wasborn in june 1991, while her sister, Savannah Ashby, was received the following year in November.

The family of four often split their time between staying in California and Atlanta, Georgia, and Linden once revealed that she had talked to her children aboutjoin showbiz. The actor said that he told them that he was fine with them getting together.


However, he demanded that they first receive an education. The family has strong ties and when they were in Atlantic Beach they visited Linden's mother, but also tried to see her sister, her nieces and nephews.

When he was in Atlantic Beach, the actor would go to "Pete's Bar" in Neptune Beach. He also visited the "Oyster Bar" and "Sliders Seafood Grille" in the area, and in Atlantic Beach he frequented "Tapas" and "Royal Palm Village Wine".


During their visit, Linden and her family hiked, biked and surfed. However, the actor has many other hobbies, including golf, windsurfing, tennis, diving, hunting, and horseback riding.

She [Susan Walters] joked that Linden [Ashby] was entitled to "three-quarters" of her salary...


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In March 2022, Susan revealed that Grace would be a new mother, leading them to becomefirst time grandparents! The actress said that her daughter was supposed to give birth in August 2022.

The star shared how both she and her husband were extremely excited about it. On the other hand, Savannah found her way into the entertainment industry and worked for Paramount/Viacom TV as a business legal consultant.


Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (4)

Susan Walters as Diane Jenkins on CBS's "The Young and the Restless" on February 23, 2022. | Source: Sonja Flemming/CBS/Getty Images


Susan played the role of Diane Jenkins on "Y&R" from 2001 to 2004. However, in 2022, sheyou have to repeat your roleafter Jenkins faked her death, according to the actress' interview on the Disshing with Digest podcast.

Although it's been 20 years since Susan appeared on the soap opera, she confessed that it seems like she appeared recently. In addition to "Loving" and "Y & R," the star and her husband have starred in other series together.

Susan Walters Married 'Y&R' Co-Star Linden Ashby After 3 Months; they had 2 children in their 36 years together (5)

Susan Walters as Diane Jenkins and Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott on CBS Television Network's “The Young and the Restless” on February 23, 2022. | Source: Sonja Flemming/CBS/Getty Images


The duo had roles in "Melrose Place" and "Teen Wolf." During her 2022 People magazine interview, Susan revealed that her husband was the one who helped her with her lines for "Y & R," where she acted alongsideeric braedeny Peter Bergman.

She joked that Linden wasentitledaround "three-quarters" of her salary, as he helped her perform her lines every night. Showing how much she valued him, shesharedhow "unbelievable" it had been.


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