Soap-hopper Jennifer Bassey (ex-Quinn, GH; Marian, ALL MY CHILDREN) eloped with LAW & ORDER vet George Bamford on April 19. “We got married at the clerk of the court in downtown Manhattan, and we’re very glad we did!” she tells Soaps In Depth. “His kids live out of town. I figured that if we invited anybody, then everyone’s gonna be angry. So we didn’t invite anyone. And you know, when you’ve lived this long, there are a lot of people!”
The couple, both widowed, met when Bassey, who was trained as a grief counsellor following her husband’s passing, helped Bamford recover from the death of his wife of 50 years. Neither of them expected to find love again, but their union certainly seems to be heaven-sent. “When we were finished, I said [to the clerk], ‘What’s your name?’” Bassey shares. “He said ‘Angel.’ And George said, ‘We got married by an angel!’”
“We snuck off to do it!” says the bride.