TV Stars Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom End Decade-Long Marriage

Daytime Drama Icons Navigate New Personal Chapters.

by Nouman Rasool
TV Stars Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom End Decade-Long Marriage
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Beloved soap opera stars Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom are parting ways after a ten-year marriage, and the news was shared through a heartfelt Instagram post. The two, who first captured the hearts of fans on the set of "As the World Turns," have announced their mutual decision to separate, emphasizing that they are still friends and respect each other.

"Cady and Jon here. We are taking this opportunity to make a short statement about our relationship status. In this notice, Cady McClain, 54, and Jon Lindstrom, 66, said. It may be obvious to some based on our posts that we’ve taken some time apart.

After serious consideration, we have decided that our goals have been taking us in different directions and to end our marriage. We remain friends and wish each other every happiness." They've been two of daytime drama's highest-profile stars, married on Valentine's Day 2014, and reaped many awards for their performances.

McClain has won accolades for her portrayal of Dixie on "All My Children," and Lindstrom has been a household name since the early '90s for his performances as both Ryan Collins and Kevin Collins on "General Hospital."

Career Highs Persist

Their professional paths have often mirrored their dynamic personal lives.

Throughout their marriage, both actors have continued to thrive in their careers. Lindstrom garnered three Daytime Emmy nominations for his work between 2019 and 2023 and made his mark as an author with his debut novel, "Hollywood Hustle," released in February.

Meanwhile, McClain has not only been nominated but also won two Daytime Emmys for producing and directing "Venice the Series" and more recently snagged an award for outstanding guest performer in a drama series for "Days of Our Lives" in 2021.

As the news of their split surfaces, both McClain and Lindstrom have requested privacy during this transition. "As people who work in the public eye, it can be difficult to have a private life. Regardless, we ask for your kind consideration in this matter," they concluded in their statement.

The announcement comes as McClain has been traveling frequently to New York City this year, whereas Lindstrom continues his work in Los Angeles on "General Hospital." The couple’s journey from co-stars to spouses and now to friends is a testament to their evolving paths and the mutual respect that remains central to their relationship.