“General Hospital” star Maurice Benard interviewed Scott Clifton on “State of Mind,” and when the topic of his wife, Nikki, came up, he stated that they were separated and, that while the split was a necessary one, the two are still close. Though they’re living in separate homes, their houses are just five minutes apart. Benard inquired about being separated, and Clifton remarked, “I saw her today. We were hanging out with [Ford].” He added, “We’ll have family dinner over at her house some night … and then she’ll come and we’ll have family dinner at my house … we still create this kind of family unit thing.”
Clifton further explained that he and Nikki simply weren’t “romantically compatible” but that their relationship has improved since they came to terms with that. He quoted her as saying, “I release you. I can’t love you the way that you deserve to be loved, and you can’t love me.” After getting over the pain of separating, Clifton came to the conclusion that “it was such a kind, rational, compassionate thing for her to do. And now I thank her for it every day.” He went on to say that as a result, the two are in a good place.
He felt they didn’t need to have the traditional “talk” with Ford because he was used to them not being intimate, and was simply excited to get a second house. Clifton stated their intention is to ensure Ford’s happiness.
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