I always got the impression that Melody Thomas Scott was a diva after she married Ed. Jeanne Coooper mentioned in her book that back in the 80's, Mel just stopped speaking to her for some reason and was that way for about 2 years. She said Ed Scott also did the same. She said then one day Ed was having a scene lit with Mel and ignored Jeanne and Mel then said what about lighting mother (Jeanne) and then they made up after that. She said she never did figured out what the problem was.
Eric Braeden alway seemed just to "tolerate" most of his co-stars. I always wondered how he felt about some of the women he worked with. I do think he adored Meg Bennett. In all the old photos of them at events he has her close to him and I saw a pic a few years ago when he was celebrating his anniversary with the show and he had Meg pulled up close with his arm around her waist.