Daytime Confidential's 10 Best Soap Couples of 2009
No. 6: Jake and Amanda, All My Children
The year 2009 was a tough one to be an All My Children fan. Amid the ridiculous plot points, outlandish, out-of-character antics of beloved Pine Valley denizens and the absolutely awful, shameful, awful (Did we mention awful?) writing, there were but a few reasons to still have hope for this show. One of those reasons was Jake and Amanda's (Ricky Paull Goldin and Chrishell Stause) love story.
It was a miracle from the Soap Gods that after seeing the chemistry between Goldin and Stause, the shiny ball watchers at AMC aborted the onscreen reunion between Goldin and former Guiding Light costar Beth Ehlers (Taylor) and instead opted for JaManda. The love and support Jake provided Amanda as she carried the spawn of Satan (known in some versions of the bible as Vincent Irizarry's David Hayward) made fans root for the couple even more. Despite all the insane choices this couple made to protect their (after all the tomfoolery, the kid turns out to be Jake's!) baby from the omnipotent Dr. Doom, Stause and Goldin made it work, and for that they deserve nothing less than a pair of Nobel Peace prizes. Too bad they'll have to settle for being named one of Daytime Confidential's Best Couples of 2009.