Exceptional: Actress Eva LaRue, the ex-wife of late “All My Children” star John Callahan, has been reeling in the wake of his premature death in March.

The “CSI: Miami” star has been buying up the pieces to Callahan’s life because the longtime cleaning soap opera performer had his property ransacked and his personalized and material assets stolen in the times following his death because of to a large stroke. He was 66.

“It has definitely been a roller coaster for the reason that not only is my daughter [Kaya Callahan] grieving so hard, but I am grieving individually in my way, as well, due to the fact he has been my great buddy,” LaRue – who was married to Callahan from 1996 to 2004 – lamented to Fox News.

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Actress Eva LaRue with daughter Kaya McKenna Callahan and late ex-husband John Callahan. Callahan died in March 2020 of a massive stroke. (ABC/Virginia Sherwood)

Actress Eva LaRue with daughter Kaya McKenna Callahan and late ex-partner John Callahan. Callahan died in March 2020 of a substantial stroke. (ABC/Virginia Sherwood)

“And at the exact time, any individual broke into his household appropriate just after he died and stole his identification, his auto, his notebook,” ongoing the Emmy-winner. “They have been taking out loans and credit score cards in his title and they’ve siphoned cash out of his bank account – it is really been a nightmare. A nightmare.”

LaRue, who also performed together with Callahan on the ABC sequence, said hoping to treatment the complicated scenario has been overwhelming as tedious cell phone phone calls and e-mails have been taking a lot lengthier or have just gotten nowhere.

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“As you can visualize, each and every mobile phone call is getting set on keep for like 20 minutes or an hour or two hours, and then people today being like, ‘I’m sorry, we are unable to assistance you.’ It truly is just like a bureaucratic nightmare,” LaRue mentioned. “Every cellular phone simply call that we make to attempt to deal with the circumstance is just insane.”

LaRue claimed some development has been produced in apprehending the alleged culprit, which if the world wide coronavirus pandemic wasn’t sufficient of a burden, the predicament itself has “wreaked havoc” on their relatives.

“It’s just ill and messed up,” fumed the actress and design. “And I imply, the great detail is that they’re circling the wagons around this individual. And so he is likely to get caught. But in the meantime, it is really wreaked this kind of havoc for the last 4 months, like these kinds of nuts havoc.”

But in spite of the misfortune amid Callahan’s tragic passing, LaRue — who just lately took household an Emmy for superb visitor performer for her job in “The Youthful and the Restless,” receiving her nomination just two weeks soon after Callahan’s loss of life — has been tough at perform on the Pure Flix original restricted collection, “Finding Really like in Quarantine.”

The clearly show was filmed totally in isolation and with a skeleton crew.


“I considered it was this kind of a sweet tale and it was so topical how we’re all just we’re experience so lonely and reaching out by using social media and Zoom in all of these issues — like it was just so topical that I genuinely needed to do it,” LaRue claimed of the constrained series that also stars Tom Arnold, Stacey Sprint and David White.

She continued: “I just beloved the like story plan and I’m positive that it truly speaks to a lot of men and women due to the fact I know there had been a good deal of individuals that, that was the way that they were falling in enjoy — was just achieving out by all this madness in any way they could.”

John Callahan as Edmund and Eva LaRue as Maria on 'All My Children.' (ABC/STEVE FENN)

John Callahan as Edmund and Eva LaRue as Maria on ‘All My Children.’ (ABC/STEVE FENN)

She reported she jumped at the prospect to enjoy in this minimal filming place since the artwork of human interaction has seemingly been a misplaced artwork in modern decades with rising know-how, social media, and pesky courting apps. Plus, the coronavirus pandemic has “forced” people again into human habits.

“It’s particularly correct. It compelled people today – the excellent thing about this insane [time] is that I imagine you can find really been a great deal of intriguing positives that have occur out of this complete quarantine nightmare,” explained LaRue. “And that was a large amount of self-reflection – which typically none of us ever sluggish down plenty of to do – and we’ve experienced an inordinate volume of self-reflection time and much more than we will likely at any time have in our lifetimes again.”

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Extra the author and producer: “And the actuality that we seriously understood how much we have to have genuine interaction – not just texting conversation – but how we essentially have to have that experience time and I assume we all truly realized how a lot we desperately skipped human touch. There is certainly absolutely an appreciation issue that you arrived out of that over these final 4 months.”

Provided the demanding social distancing tips, LaRue claimed it created a “weird” dynamic filming on an vacant set and praised director Matt Shapira, as effectively as Tommy Blaze and David White, for their creative imagination in bringing the job with each other.

Eva LaRue  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

Eva LaRue  (Photograph by Jason LaVeris/Getty Photographs)

“I did not get to perform with everyone since of the way we shot it – we had been capturing in quarantine. So we virtually experienced – everybody was individual so that we wouldn’t all be on the identical set,” LaRue explained. “So the only human being I worked with was Stacey Sprint and the director/cameraman and the seem/lighting particular person. So we were just as minimum as you could get.

“And then David White labored with his true daughter,” included LaRue. “So it can be just the two of them in their household capturing. So everybody labored independently so that we could put this issue alongside one another in quarantine. David shot in his possess house and then we shot in a separate dwelling for me – and it was the director’s dwelling that Stacey and I shot in. And I really don’t know in which they shot everyone else mainly because I was not there on those times at all.”

LaRue, who also starred on “CSI: Miami” for eight seasons from 2005 to 2012, said that machine would be extremely hard to reproduce in the era of COVID-19 and social distancing.

“It’s odd since I imply, everybody’s tentatively coming back again if they are coming back at all for the reason that it is so tricky on a normal night time – I signify, thankfully, this was a small-sort sequence so we failed to have to meet,” she explained. “But if we experimented with to occur again with ‘CSI Miami’ – we had 300 folks on that demonstrate in between writers and producers and grips and lighting and sound and make-up and hair and wardrobe and interns and casting – all the stuff.”

From left, Eddie Cibrian as Jesse Cardoza, Eva La Rue as Natalia Boa Vista, and Adam Rodriguez as Eric Delko in 'CSI: Miami.' (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)

From left, Eddie Cibrian as Jesse Cardoza, Eva La Rue as Natalia Boa Vista, and Adam Rodriguez as Eric Delko in ‘CSI: Miami.’ (Photograph by Robert Voets/CBS by using Getty Images)

“We experienced nearly 300 persons who made that entire baby operate and I will not know if they could have – we merely could not have accomplished it,” she additional. “Maybe they could have done it with 100 men and women, but 100 folks nevertheless wouldn’t be permitted correct now.”

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LaRue mentioned she empathizes with the hundreds of staff in Hollywood who all of a unexpected located them selves out of a career because of to COVID-19 and said all people is united in the feeling that no a single is aware if or when their career could be pulled.

“It’s likely to be crazy mainly because no one is aware of something,” she reported. “I feel that is the weirdest issue about this is that we have kind of trudged by way of lifestyle calendar year right after year, decade right after ten years very much realizing that we will have a work – some job someplace, if not this occupation, a further task – and that for the most element except a little something really traumatic happens, there is normally the hope that, ‘OK, possibly this task finished but, you know, you will find going to be a improved just one on the horizon or something much better.’”

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“Right now, we are all definitely in this nuts limbo of, ‘Will it get greater?’ And of course, inevitably. But wow,” she additional. “This is the 1st time in my complete lifetime – perhaps in all of our existence – that there is genuinely nothing at all promised to any of us correct now. Interval.”