A joyful Hayley Erin (Kiki, GENERAL HOSPITAL) says “okay” to marriage
Hayley Erin (Kiki) shares her engagement — not to Dillon!
it’s been a busy summer of fan events and family fun for GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Hayley Erin (Kiki). But nothing beat getting the proposal she’s been waiting for! Luckily, she was kind enough to share her and Logan Luedtke’s love story — and a few personal pics — with Soaps In Depth readers.
Erin had been expecting a proposal from her live-in beau for about a year, but he still managed to surprise her during their July vacation with her parents. “I thought Hawaii, my birthday… it could happen,” she admits. “But the way it happened was super surprising. Literally everyone on the planet knew — except me!”
The plan was to get everyone to a private beach for family pics (and a surprise proposal!), but “we couldn’t go because HAWAII FIVE-O was filming there,” Erin recounts. “So we walked for 25 minutes to find another spot. It was hot, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. It was gorgeous. ‘No worries.’ Little did I know, everyone else was freaking out!”
Finally, Luedtke found the
perfect cove. “It was beautiful, and there was not a soul to be seen,” Erin says.
As she and her mom started setting up shots, her beau told her he had a question to ask. “Then he got down on one knee, pulled the ring out and said sweet things. I was in shock. I didn’t even say yes, I said okay! I was so overwhelmed!”
Love At First Sight
Erin’s grand romance started when an old acquaintance spotted her. “It’s so convoluted,” she giggles. “The short version is, she met Logan through a friend she’d just met who had a friend who had another friend. I was crossing the street, and they drove past and she recognized me.”
Next thing you know, a set-up was in the works. “She texted, ‘Do you like boys? I have one for you,’” Erin remembers. “I asked if he had a brain, and she said yes and sent a couple of pictures. It was love at first sight. Something inside me just knew this was so important. It was like an out-of-body experience.”
Of course, Luedtke — who’s a model and actor — played it cool when the soap star showed up at his pad. “I thought he just wasn’t interested,” Erin says. But when she was lured back again that same night, they “sat down on the couch next to each other, and he held my hand. We still argue over who started squeezing first — whoever did it, it worked! We’ve been together ever since.”
Planning The Perfect Wedding
Now, more than three years later, Erin and Luedtke are starting to plan their wedding,
with an eye on tying the knot in the fall of next year. “We’re not going to go crazy with it,” she swears. “A bit of flowers and lace wouldn’t be terrible, but I don’t want it to be a black-tie event. I want it to be fun and relaxed — and to have someone funny officiate” at the ceremony.
The first step is finding a venue, which means making a guest list. “My family consists of 30 people… but Logan’s family is 100,” the bride-to-be reveals. “So we’re going to be sending out a lot of invitations!
“I’m not really nervous about it,” she adds, “but I’m sure I’ll get stressed out when I’m actually doing it.”
“It’s so crazy,” says Erin, with her fiancé. Her engagement ring pairs nicely with the “love” ring she and Kiki always wear.
“I’m so excited to see what our life’s going to be like,” gushes the bride-to-be.
Luedtke’s proposal “was just perfect,” Erin says.