Throughout history, it's been common for older men to select younger women as their brides, across cultures, nearly universally.
A collaborative effort between the writers, Carly — originally played by Sarah Joy Brown (1996–2001) — was introduced under executive producer Wendy Riche.
A "love to hate" character who brings excitement to storylines because of her devious ways, Carly is the illegitimate daughter of former bad girl turned heroine, Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman). Throughout the 2000s, Carly, then Tamara Braun (2001–05) goes on to become one of the show's most prominent, vital and popular characters largely due to her supercouple pairing with mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and her friendship with Jason Morgan (then Steve Burton).
Balancing in the arms of a man hunk the natural beauty beams at the camera her lips painted a saucy red, while she shows off her toned, bronzed legs and sculpted abs, her hand jauntily placed on her hip.
The couple kept their relationship firmly underwraps as it is understood only his immediate family and a handful of his closest friends, who were sworn to secrecy, attended the wedding ceremony just before the 2013 NRL grand final.
But neediness is not gender-specific – guys make the mistake of being “needy” too!