TV fans who may cringe at the bad-boy characters Sean Kanan portrays on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless will be happy to learn that, in real life, he’s a devoted family man—and a romantic to boot.
“I was living single in Los Angeles. I had a big house in the Hills, all by myself. Then I met Michele, and she promptly told me she had four kids. So I did what I think any guy would do—I married her! And I have a daughter myself, so now we have this blended Brady Bunch family,” the actor, 46, tells Wedding Day Radio host Erin Brown of his beloved bride, who sat down with him to dish details of their nuptials last summer in Europe.
“We went to this little Italian town called Monte di Procida where I’d shot a film several years ago and became very good friends with the owner of the Al Chiar di Luna hotel,” says Sean, who, as author of The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan, knows a thing or two about throwing a memorable party. “We had a beautiful wedding overlooking the Mediterranean. We were married by the mayor of the town. Then we went to Sicily for our honeymoon.”
“I ended up wearing, like, six different dresses,” says Michele a producer-director whose big-screen credits include 2011’s My Trip to the Dark Side. “Birgit Müller, a three-time Emmy-winning costumer for The Bold and the Beautiful, did the design work. And Sean wore a suit by Carlo Pignatelli.”
As for favorite wedding gifts bestowed on couple, Sean adds: “One of my Italian friends showed up with this super lightweight luggage. That sounds really silly, but we’d bought a bunch of stuff during out tour of Italy, so we needed it.”