American actress, singer, author and businesswoman Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy starred together in the sitcom “Step by Step” from 1991 to 1998. They played the role of a couple who spontaneously got married, creating a large blended family.
After the show came to a halt, Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy have remained close friends. The two influential entertainers have spoken fondly of each other in several interviews.
In a 2017 interview, Somers said that she and Duffy had “great chemistry” on “Step by Step” and that they were “like brother and sister.” She also said that Duffy was “one of the funniest people I know.”
Patrick Duffy has also spoken fondly of Suzanne Somers. In a 2014 interview, he said that she was “a joy to work with” and that she was “always professional and always prepared.”
The actress and actor understood themselves and acted professional. They knew their limits and accorded each other a great deal of respect. There has never be a reported disagreement between Somers and Duffy. They had a genuine friendship that has lasted for many years.
When Suzanne Somers passed away in October 2023, Pateick Duffy reflected on the years of friendship between them. He could not hide his grief.