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Sonny Corinthos and Carly Benson are fictional characters and a popular divorced supercouple on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.


Sonny has only been portrayed by Maurice Benard since 1993.

While Carly has been portrayed by Sarah Brown (1996-2001), Tamara Braun (2001-05), Jennifer Bransford (2005) and currently Laura Wright since 2005.

Sonny is the son of Mike Corbin and his late ex-wife, Adela Corinthos.

Carly is the daughter of the late attorney, John Durant and Nurse Bobbie Spencer via one night stand.

Sonny and Carly have been married three times and divorced three time and are currently on marriage number four, although the characters like to say that they have been marred five times because of their vow renewal in 2001.

Their marriages in 2001 and 2007 were both arranged so she didn't have to testify against him.

They have had their ups and downs, but throughout it all they have remained friends. They always have each others backs above everyone else's and no matter what.

They shared two children a son named, Morgan, born in October of 2003 revised to 1994 who was killed in a car bomb in 2016 and a daughter named Donna born in September of 2019. Sonny is also the adoptive father of Carly and A.J.'s son, Michael.

Sonny and Carly were together, on and off, from December 1998 to April 2007. They had revisits to their relationship in 2008, 2010 and most recently in 2014.

Their relationship is normally characterized as being explosive and tumultuous.

Maxie also stated that CarSon are destined.

They were suppose to be married on September 2, 2015, but Sonny was shot. They were married for the fourth time in the General Hospital chapel on October 14, 2015, surrounded by their family.

After their son Morgan was murdered, Sonny and Carly started to fall apart especially after Carly found out that he had supposedly slept with Nelle Benson and then Carly slept with her ex-husband, Jasper "Jax" Jacks and declared that their marriage was yet again over.

In May 2017, Sonny and Carly confronted Ava about switching Morgan's medication and it ended in Ava get severely burned in a fire that she set. Both Sonny and Carly promised to make Ava pay.

In June 2017, it was revealed that while closure for Morgan's death helped heal Carly and Sonny's emotional wounds, Carly did not want to fight with Sonny any longer and decided that it was best that the two get divorced.

They have since decided to give their marriage another try as Sonny is going to try to leave the mob.

Between Christmas 2020 and September 2021, Sonny was believed to be dead, and Carly planned to marry Jason to maintain mob strength. Sonny was alive but with amnesia, and romancing Nina Reeves in Nixon Falls, while she kept his true identity a secret from him. He regained his memory and came back to town, but in February 2022, cheated with Nina. Carly caught them and filed for divorce.

The couple's official song is "Always Something" by Rie Sinclair. The song "You Look So Fine" by Garbage is played when Sonny and Carly make love in 2000.



After being convinced by his second-in-command, Jason Morgan, to return to Port Charles, Sonny Corinthos starts a relationship with Hannah Scott, a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to one-time love Brenda Barrett. The two are involved until it is discovered that Hannah is actually an undercover FBI agent whose job is to bring him down and end his ties to the mob.

Reeling from this revelation, Sonny begins a downward spiral, certain he is meant to be alone. Jason's girlfriend, Carly Roberts, comes to check on Sonny one night, leading to an explosive, angry, sexual encounter. A literally and figuratively wounded Jason discovers them together and, after much turmoil, decides to step out of the equation.

A panicked Carly discovers she's pregnant and tries to convince her husband-in-name-only,A.J. Quartermaine, that he is the father. Sonny suspects the truth and demands that Carly and her son Michael move in with him. Just as it seems they are on the brink of having something real, Carly falls down the stairs and Sonny must make the decision between saving his child and a woman he is not yet sure he can live with.

Sonny ultimately chooses to save Carly and the two grow closer as they mourn their lost baby on Sonny's private island. After they return, Carly accidentally causes Sonny to get arrested and they get married so Carly can't testify against him. The duo fall in love, but the violence in Sonny's life escalates and he is shot on the steps of the PCPD.

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Sonny and Carly reunite and renew their vows in Martinique. After a bomb is delivered to the penthouse, Carly conspires with the Feds to get Sonny out of the mob. A betrayed Sonny cannot forgive her. It looks like they may be over for good as Carly tries to start a new life and a nightclub with Jasper "Jax" Jacks and an injured Sonny winds up under the care of a mysterious white-clad woman named Angel.

Still separated from Carly, Sonny sleeps with his attorney, Alexis Davis — an encounter that Carly witnesses. A distraught Carly winds up driving her car into the river. Her family and friends think she is dead and mourn, but are elated when she turns up alive at her own funeral. Despite his indiscretion with Alexis, Sonny and Carly work out their differences and marry for the third time in Martinique.

Just when things are looking up for the two, Luis Alcazar comes to town on a mission to get rid of Sonny. A suspicious Sonny fakes his own death and learns that Alcazar's goal is to ensure his claim on Sonny's first real love, the presumed-dead Brenda Barrett.

Carly catches Sonny kissing Brenda on the docks and throws herself into opening a new nightclub. Her friendship with newcomer Ric Lansing takes a twisted turn when they wake up together in a motel. Carly finds herself pregnant again and fears the worst. In a successful effort to save his own life, Ric confesses that he never touched Carly and that he and Sonny are half-brothers. Ric's plans to make Sonny pay for the life he was denied escalate when he locks Carly in a panic room so he can steal her baby.

Sonny and Jason search for Carly as Luis Alcazar's brother Lorenzo takes control of Ric's plan and turns it into a plot to take over Sonny's territory. On his yacht, Alcazar begins to soften toward the pregnant Mrs. Corinthos. After she comes home, Carly's empathy for Alcazar drives a rift between her and Sonny. Paranoid due to Alcazar's gas-lighting of him, Sonny accidentally shoots Carly in the head while Lorenzo helps her through labor. Carly slips into a coma and can't quite connect with her family after she awakens.

Sonny sees Carly and Lorenzo kiss and turns to salvage diver Sam McCall for some no-strings sex. Carly catches them in bed and begins a romance with Alcazar. A custody battle ensues with Sonny for their boys. While stuck in an elevator in the burning Port Charles Hotel, Alexis Davis reveals to Carly that Sonny is her daughter's real father. Carly keeps the secret as she and Sonny make their way back to one another for the sake of the children. Sonny stashes a pregnant Sam across the hall with Jason. In order to save his best friend's marriage, Jason claims to be the father of Sam's child.

The truth comes out and Carly forgives Sonny. Carly's search for her father, federal prosecutor John Durant, proves to be no threat, but when Kristina Davis is diagnosed with leukemia, Carly's lie of omission becomes a matter of life and death. She tells Sonny the truth so that his bone marrow can be tested.

Weary after years of lies and drama, the two separate. Carly strikes up a friendship with doctor Steven Webber. Sonny and Alexis put aside their differences as they fight for Kristina's life, but Ric, now married to Alexis and back in the picture, spurs on their rivalry. Tragedy meets miracle when Sam's baby is stillborn and the baby's stem cells save Kristina's life. Carly offers support to Sonny, even testifying at Kristina's custody trial, but the civility doesn't translate into a reunion.

Sonny and Carly remove their wedding rings and declare their marriage over once and for all. Carly now finds herself pursued by Steven Webber and turning back toward her old flame, Lorenzo Alcazar, while Sonny considers learning a little legalese.

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Photos and videos


S&C pt.46 Sonny proposes. Sorta.


Carly Corinthos 07-15-15 (Part 1)


Carly Corinthos 07-15-15 (Part 2)

Sonny and Carly were married for the first time at Sonny's penthouse on September 18, 2000. They renewed their vows in a church in Martinique on February 26, 2001. They were married for the second time by Father Coates at Sonny's penthouse on June 28, 2002. They married for the third time at the Port Charles courthouse on January 16, 2007. They married for the fourth time in the General Hospital chapel on October 14, 2015. Sonny and Carly renewed their vows on August 26, 2019 at their home, Greystone Manor, surrounded by family.


S&C pt. 127 Forced marriage pt.4

Sonny and Carly marry for the first time, 09/18/00


General Hospital Carly and Sonny 2 26 01 Wedding

Sonny and Carly renew their vows, 02/26/01


Sonny and Carly Corinthos

Sonny and Carly marry for the second time, 06/28/02


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Sonny and Carly marry for the third time, 01/16/07


Sonny & Carly's Wedding

Sonny and Carly marry for the fourth time, 10/14/15


Sonny and Carly I Will Always Love You

Sonny and Carly renew their vows, 8/26/19

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