Geary opens up about Elizabeth Taylor romance

The actor, who has played Luke Spencer on daily drama General Hospital since 1978, was prepared to take the affair with him to the grave – until Taylor herself confessed all.

Appearing on Wednesday’s (09Feb11) Oprah Winfrey Show, the actor said, “For many years I kept it quiet because it’s not a gentlemanly thing to talk about, and then Elizabeth spoke about it in an interview… a few years ago and after that I thought, ‘OK.’

“I spent a couple of years with her and it was a wonderful time in my life.”

Geary reveals the romance started when Taylor was a guest on his TV soap in 1981: “She liked the soap and she liked Luke and then she sort of liked me when she found out who I was.”