Over the years, both Darnell and Debbi have left and returned to the show several times, but now that they're back, they say they're still having fun. "[Darnell] is such a special person in my life," Debbi says. "Even the years that we were apart and we didn't see each other and we weren't working together, we always stayed in communication. I love him dearly."
In fact, the two actors are so close that Darnell actually gave Debbi away when she got married last June! See why it was an emotional moment for both of them.
Darnell and Debbi have both won Emmys for their roles, making Debbi the only African-American actress to ever snag the daytime acting honor.