Patrick Duffy is known for starring on various classic TV shows throughout the years, but when it comes to his family, the most exciting role is being an incredible father of his two children. It’s time you get to know the Dallas actor’s adult sons, Padraic and Conor!
The Step by Step star tied the knot for the first and only time with wife Carlyn Rosser in 1974. The longtime lovebirds welcomed their eldest son, Padraic, in 1974, followed by their youngest, Conor, four years later in 1980.
Patrick and the professional ballerina were together for 43 years until she died at age 78 in 2017. Carlyn may no longer be around to enjoy sweet moments with her hubby and kids, but the Man from Atlantis actor said he still feels her warm spirit.
“I can hear her. I can see her,” Patrick exclusively told Closer Weekly in October 2019. “I know what she would expect of me, and I try and live up to that.”
“I feel close to her all the time [but] what I miss most is her touch,” the soap opera star sweetly added. “I still consider myself a married man.” In the years since Carlyn’s death, the Welcome to Sweden actor has made spending time with children his No. 1 priority.
“His sons and their families are over all the time,” an insider previously told Closer in April 2019. “He hates being alone, so they’re a wonderfully close family. He loves having them around.”
Nowadays, the Mistletoe Secret actor is also focused on being the best grandpa to his youngest generation. “My greatest pleasures now are grandchildren because I have four,” Patrick gushed to Closer, noting he experiences the “same joy” he and his late spouse “felt with [their] children” when they were babies.
Patrick is thrilled to “relive memories” and connect with Carlyn, but he believes it’s important to “not try and recreate the memories” in his grandchildren. “They got to establish their own, and then you kind of fit into it,” he explained. “But it’s really rewarding to see that that innocence prevails, and then try and find it as an adult.”
Patrick may have been through some rough times in his life, but it’s very clear that he has plenty to live for. Aside from his new relationship with actress Linda Purl, he knows his loving children will always be by his side.
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