Suzanne Somers, the beloved actress known for her roles in Three’s Company and Step by Step, tragically passed away at the age of 76. However, before her peaceful departure, her husband of 46 years, Alan Hamel, penned a heartfelt love letter to her. In this blog, we will take a look at the beautiful love story between Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel, the sad news of Suzanne’s passing, and Alan’s emotional love letter that touched hearts across the globe. Get ready to feel the love, shed a tear, and marvel at a bond that stood the test of time.
The Love Story of Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel
Love, is the world’s most coveted and yet elusive feeling. And when it comes to Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel, their love story is nothing short of legendary. So let’s dive into the magical tale of this inseparable couple who proved that fairytales do exist, at least in Hollywood.
Meeting and dating for 10 years: Picture this – a young Suzanne Somers and a dapper Alan Hamel crossing paths, not once, not twice, but for a decade! Yes, folks, you heard it right. These lovebirds took their sweet time to decide that they were meant to be. Talk about patience paying off!
After a decade of dating, Suzanne and Alan finally tied the knot in 1977, and boy, did they make it count! Forty-six years of marital bliss is no small feat in the tumultuous world of showbiz. Kudos to them for beating the odds!
If you think that wedding vows are just empty words, think again. Suzanne and Alan were the epitome of togetherness. Not even a single hour apart for 42 years! Yep, you read that right. These two were literally attached at the hip.
In a world where relationships fade away faster than a Snapchat message, Suzanne and Alan’s bond stood strong and unwavering. They proved that love can conquer anything – fame, fortune, and even the fleeting nature of stardom.
Remembering Suzanne Somers
The world was left in shock when the news broke of Suzanne Somers’ passing. The 76-year-old actress, known for her iconic roles in Three’s Company and Step by Step, peacefully entered eternal sleep just a day before her 77th birthday. But it’s not her passing that we want to focus on today; it’s the beautiful love letter that her husband, Alan Hamel, wrote to her the night before she left this world.
Moreover, Suzanne Somers was not just a talented actress; she was a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. From her breakout role on Three’s Company to her later success on Step by Step, Suzanne captivated audiences with her infectious charm and undeniable talent. She was a true trailblazer and left an indelible mark in Hollywood.
Moving forward, Suzanne’s strength and resilience extended far beyond her acting career. She battled an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years, defying the odds and inspiring millions along the way. Her courage and determination in the face of adversity serve as a beacon of hope for all those fighting their own battles.
Suzanne Somer’s Loved ones
In her final moments, Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband, Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family. They had gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday, but instead, they bid farewell to an extraordinary woman whose impact will never be forgotten. The love and support of her family provided solace and comfort during her final moments, reminding us all of the power of unconditional love.
Further, Suzanne’s family continues to mourn her loss, they have planned a private family burial to honor her memory. They will lay her to rest in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by the love and memories they shared together. Additionally, a memorial service will be held in November, giving friends, fans, and loved ones the opportunity to celebrate her remarkable life.
The Love Letter
“LOVE I USE IT EVERY DAY, SOMETIMES SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. I USE IT AT THE END OF EMAILS TO MY LOVING FAMILY. I EVEN USE IT IN EMAILS TO CLOSE FRIENDS. I USE IT WHEN I’M LEAVING THE HOUSE.”
“THERE’S LOVE, THEN LOVE YOU AND I LOVE YOU!! THEREIN LIES SOME OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS WE USE LOVE. SOMETIMES I FEEL OBLIGED TO USE LOVE, RESPONDING TO SOMEONE WHO SIGNED LOVE IN THEIR EMAIL, WHEN I’M UNCOMFORTABLE USING LOVE BUT I USE IT ANYWAY.”
“I ALSO USE LOVE TO DESCRIBE A GREAT MEAL. I USE IT TO EXPRESS HOW I FEEL ABOUT A SHOW ON NETFLIX. I OFTEN USE LOVE REFERRING TO MY HOME, MY CAT GLORIA, TO THINGS GLORIA DOES, TO THE TASTE OF A CANTALOUPE I GREW IN MY GARDEN. I LOVE THE TASTE OF A FRESHLY HARVESTED ORGANIC ROYAL JUMBO MEDJOOL DATE. I LOVE BITING A FIG OFF THE TREE. I LOVE WATCHING TWO GIANT BLACKBIRDS WHO LIVE NEARBY SWOOPING BY MY WINDOW IN A POWER DIVE. MY DAILY LIFE ENCOMPASSES THINGS AND PEOPLE I LOVE AND THINGS AND PEOPLE I AM INDIFFERENT TO.”
“I COULD GO ON AD INFINITUM, BUT YOU GET IT. WHAT BRAND OF LOVE DO I FEEL FOR MY WIFE SUZANNE? CAN I FIND IT IN ANY OF THE ABOVE? A RESOUNDING NO!!!! THERE IS NO VERSION OF THE WORD THAT IS APPLICABLE TO SUZANNE AND I EVEN USE THE WORD APPLICABLE ADVISEDLY.”
“THE CLOSEST VERSION IN WORDS ISN’T EVEN CLOSE. IT’S NOT EVEN A FRACTION OF A FRACTION OF A FRACTION. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE DOES NOT DO IT. I’LL TAKE A BULLET FOR YOU DOESN’T DO IT. I WEEP WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY FEELINGS FOR YOU. FEELINGS… THAT’S GETTING CLOSE, BUT NOT ALL THE WAY.”
“55 YEARS TOGETHER, 46 MARRIED AND NOT EVEN ONE HOUR APART FOR 42 OF THOSE YEARS,” he shared. “EVEN THAT DOESN’T DO IT. EVEN GOING TO BED AT 6 O’CLOCK AND HOLDING HANDS WHILE WE SLEEP DOESN’T DO IT. STARING AT YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE WHILE YOU SLEEP DOESN’T DO IT.”
Hamel concluded: “I’M BACK TO FEELINGS. THERE ARE NO WORDS. THERE ARE NO ACTIONS. NO PROMISES. NO DECLARATIONS. EVEN THE GREEN SHADED SCHOLARS OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS HAVE SPENT 150 YEARS AND STILL HAVE FAILED TO COME UP WITH THAT ONE WORD. SO I WILL CALL IT, ‘US’, UNIQUELY, MAGICALLY, INDESCRIBABLY WONDERFUL ‘US.’”
Alan Hamel’s Wrote About His Unconditional Love
In his heartfelt love letter to Suzanne Somers, Alan Hamel beautifully articulates the different ways he uses the word “love” in his daily life. From expressing love to his family and close friends, to using it to describe a great meal or the taste of a freshly harvested organic royal jumbo Medjool date, Hamel incorporates love into every aspect of his existence. I mean, who doesn’t love a perfectly ripened cantaloupe or a Netflix show that keeps you glued to the screen?
But when it comes to describing the love he feels for Suzanne, Hamel admits that words fall short. Unconditional love? Nah. Taking a bullet for her? Close, but not quite. Even the Oxford University Press, with all its scholarly wisdom, hasn’t been able to find that one word that encompasses the depth of their connection.
Hamel proudly boasts of the 55 years he and Suzanne spent together, with 46 of those years as a married couple. And get this, for 42 of those marriage years, they were not even an hour apart! Who needs space when you have true love, right?
As we bid farewell to the remarkable Suzanne Somers, we cannot help but honor the extraordinary life she lived. From her iconic roles in Three’s Company and Step by Step to her inspiring battle against breast cancer for over 23 years, Suzanne made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and the hearts of her fans. As we say our final goodbye, let’s remember Suzanne Somers for the laughter she brought us, the strength she displayed, and the love she shared with her beloved husband Alan Hamel. Although she may be gone, her legacy will continue to shine bright. Farewell, Suzanne. You will be deeply missed.