Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco can be seen together in the popular TV series “General Hospital”, and writing ‘seen together’ we mean a vast number of romantic scenes when Billy and Kelly look way too really in love with each other. Their fans wonder if they are a couple in real life, or just good actors who manage to play the passion so truly and professionally, so their fans believe it’s real? Let’s find out the truth about these Hollywood darlings.
Billy Miller wiki
Early life and family
William John “Billy” Miller II was born on 17 September 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, so under the sign of Virgo and holding American nationality. His family moved to the south, and Billy grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Due to some troubles with his health, Billy spent over five years being a patient of Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Texas – he hasn’t forget all the good they did for him, and still supports the organization. Nothing is known about his parents or siblings, as Billy keeps the information about his family low-key.
Billy attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, matriculated in 1997 and then moved to Austin, Texas to study in the University of Texas. In 2001 he graduated with a BA in communications; he also participated in the intensive program “Production Sequence” managed and directed by the film department, being one of twenty selected students of the university who took part in this project.
Billy moved to Los Angeles to start working as a male model, and signed with the Wilhelmina modeling agency. He was offered to film six various commercials, two of them for Electronic Arts’ new game “The Sims”. Billy also appeared in commercials for PokerParty, Pizza Hut, JCPenney and others. When Billy was 24, he auditioned for the daytime soap opera “As the World Turns” aired on CBS. However, apparently something went wrong on the management side, Billy failed the audition and was fired from the modeling agency.
For almost two years he couldn’t get another chance to appear in any commercials or photoshoots, getting back to work only in 2006. He returned to acting in an episode of the popular series “CSI: NY” (2004-2013), performing as Will Graham. Later he was cast in more roles, among them the part of Mickey Gerhardt in Castle (2009 – 2016), he also played James Earl Dean in Justified (2010 – 2015), and appeared as Marcus in “Suits” (2011 – present). After starring in such TV-films as “Fatal Honeymoon” (2012) and “American Sniper” (2014), Billy joined the cast of the legendary series “General Hospital” in September 2014, in the part of Jason Morgan.
Most importantly, for his brilliant performance in the series “The Young and the Restless” from 2008-14, Billy won Daytime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times: in 2010, 2013 and 2014. He was also nominated for his work in “General Hospital” as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2018.
Kelly Monaco wiki
Early life and family
Kelly Marie Monaco was born on 23 May 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, so under the sign of Taurus and holding American nationality. Kelly was born into a family of six, having a brother whose name is unknown, and four sisters: Marissa, Christine, Amber and Carmina. Her sister Marissa Monaco is her closest friend from the family, though she is on good terms with her other siblings; she also enjoys the role of an aunt, spending some spare time with her nieces and nephews. Nothing is known about her parents.
Back in the day, Kelly’s family had to relocate to the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania,, so Kelly studied there at the Pocono Mountain High School, including attending acting classes, and matriculating in 1994. Working at one of local resorts as a lifeguard, Kelly entered Northampton Community College in which she studied for two years.
She started her career as a PlayBoy model, becoming the Playmate of the Month in April 1997. Still dreaming to work as an actress, she managed to get her first role in the series “Baywatch” (1989 – 2001), and also was a double body for the model and actress Carmen Electra, substituting her in water scenes as Carmen couldn’t swim.
Later Kelly had minor roles in such series as “Mumford” (1999), “BASEketball” (1998) and “Idle Hands” (1999). After that she had bigger roles in such projects as “Football Wives” (2007), “The Edge of the Garden” (2011) and “Marie” (2012 – present). Her major success is her participation in the series entitled “General Hospital” in which she plays Sam McCall. It is also worth mentioning that in March 2009, Kelly was chosen by Paula Shugart and Donald Trump to become one of the 2009 Miss USA pageant judges. As to her modelling career, she appeared on the Maxim magazine cover and was featured in the “Hot 100 List” in 2006. She also participated in the first season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, winning it with her partner Alec Mazo, a former professional dancer and producer.
Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco relationship
As Billy and Kelly share the screen in the series “General Hospital”, in which they play a couple in romantic relationships, a lot of the series’ fans thought they were dating in real life. However, both Billy and Kelly say that they were just good friends. As to their personal life, Kelly dated her long-term boyfriend since high school times, Mike Gonzalez, and underwent a very painful break up with him. Billy, as her close friend and colleague, helped her to move through this difficult time, even suggesting that she burn her prom gown as a symbol of the end of a relationship which had lasted for 18 years. When it comes to himself, Billy is very secretive with everything dealing with her private life. Nothing is known about his current or former girlfriends. It is known that neither Kelly nor Billy have any kids.
Just finished our walk through for tomorrow’s @Killylive event. It’s gonna be a show to remember! Can’t wait to meet all of our @GeneralHospital and #killy fans. #billymiller #gh #killywithkindness pic.twitter.com/RwhGYDuG6K
— Kelly Monaco (@kellymonaco1) February 24, 2018
They often participate in events organized by the charity foundation “Make-A-Wish”, giving even more reasons for rumors about their affair, but they repeat that they are just friends.
Social media presence
Billy is far from any social media platforms and doesn’t have an Instagram or Twitter account, though Kelly is way different; she is very active on her Instagram account, posts there regularly, and has almost 200,000 subscribers. She is also very active on her Twitter account, which is read by over 225,000 people. It is worth saying that Kelly often posts their mutual photos with Billy.
Another photo of Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco backstage at the 2nd Annual General Hospital Convention. ?❤ #Killy #GH #GHConvention
Appearance, clothing style
Kelly has long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, weighs around 95lbs (43kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-21-33.
As to her clothing style, she prefers glamorous feminine looks, and often wears dresses, short skirts and high heels. Billy has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall, weighs around 182lbs (83kgs), but his vital statistics are unavailable.
As to his clothing style, he prefers classy looks, wearing mostly suits, shirts, trousers and sometimes smart T-shirts.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Kelly’s current net worth is estimated to be around $4 million, while Billy has accumulated an impressive net worth of $3 million. They both work hard as actors and models, and keep getting new offers from commercial companies and TV channels, so their net worth is going to grow in future.