Anthony Geary of “General Hospital” finally confirms affair with Elizabeth Taylor 25-plus years ago
Elizabeth Taylor caused quite a sensation in the early 80s when she did a multi-episode arc on General Hospital.
Her character of Helena Cassadine was the widow of a villainous man who tried to freeze the world but was foiled by Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis).
Reports surfaced at that time that Miss Taylor and Geary had become romantically involved but he denied it. Now, all these years later on an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, the multiple Emmy winner comes clean.
Wendy Williams: I remember when Liz Taylor entered the show and she’s always been fabulous. Were you friends with her in real life?
Anthony Geary: We were. I used to never talk about my relationship with Elizabeth Taylor because I’m a gentleman and don’t kiss and tell, but she did an interview a few years ago for Talk Magazine where she outed us as more than friends.
AG: Yeah, so I don’t mind telling that. I was sort of her boy toy for a couple of years.
WW: I love it.
AG: I don’t mind. A great story about her: at the time, I think it was 1983, and People Magazine did a cover story on me and they had a picture of me on the cover and the blurb there was ‘Anthony Geary looking for life after Luke… Admits his affair with Elizabeth Taylor was a hoax. ‘ I never said such a thing, I said, ‘No, we are just friends.’ So Elizabeth calls me and she says, ‘Tony? I hear you told People Magazine that we didn’t sleep together. That’s the worse thing that anyone has ever said about me. ‘