Sam Sorbo talks hubby Kevin Sorbo & True Strength: He truly is my hero
Actress/model Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo was perhaps best known as both Princess Kirin and Serena, the Golden Hind in several episodes of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” as well as Dr. Sara Riley, Captain Dylan Hunt’s fiancée in “Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda.” She also appeared as Sarah, the Preacher’s wife in the Hallmark movie, “Avenging Angel.”
While filming her first appearance in “Hercules” in 1996 Sam met and immediately fell in love with Kevin Sorbo and vice versa. He proposed marriage six months later. They wed in January, 1998, and soon three little Sorbos (Braedon, Shane and Octavia) came along.
However, during the couple’s brief courtship, Kevin, the model of strength and veracity, experienced a series of devastating strokes in his brain in 1997 that all but left him incapacitated. Sam remained by his side, temporarily relinquishing her burgeoning career without hesitation for the man she loved and providing the support he so desperately needed.
Sam contributed several chapters to Kevin’s recently published memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life (Da Capo Press, ISBN 978-0-306-82036-6) that outlines Kevin’s physical and mental struggles and subsequent recovery from his strokes. He dedicated his book to her.
Sam kindly spoke with this writer about Kevin’s illness and recovery and her contributions to True Strength. Please enjoy this incredibly touching, candid interview: https://sorbowriter.wordpress.com/interview-sam-sorbo/