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GH’s Chad Duell On His Break-Up with Y&R’s Courtney Hope: “We’re Still on Good Terms”

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Sunday’s all-new episode of General Hospital star Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) State of Mind series, brought with it a sit-down conversation with his on-screen son, Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos),

Toward the end of the interview, Benard brought up Duell’s recent split with Courtney Hope (Sally, Y&R).  The couple had wed in October in a gothic-style wedding, and then shockingly split up a short time after.

However, when Duell addressed what happened to cause the end of his relationship with Courtney, Chad said:  “Out of respect to her, I’m not going to delve too much into all this stuff.  All I’ll say is she’s an amazing person, she’s an amazing woman, she’s an amazing dog mom.”

He then shared: “It’s a complicated situation, and it’s not what anybody thinks. I’m not going to get into detail, but it’s not what people think. There wasn’t anything terrible that happened, or someone did anything to anybody else.”

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Duell added that the state of their relationship away from each other is A-OK, expressing “We’re still on good terms. She’s an amazing person in so many ways.  All I have to say is positive things.”  Chad said their split was “mutual”.

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At the conclusion of the part of his discussion with Benard on splitting up with Courtney, Chad revealed: “We didn’t actually sign anything. We weren’t really, like, you know, married or anything, really. It was amicable, kind of just that. And that’s all I can really say. We always want the best for each other.”

Watch Chad chat with Maurice on State of Mind below.

Then let us know, what you thought of Chad’s comment on his break-up with Courtney via the comment section.

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So disrespectful (not to mention stupid). Marriage is a sacrament, and clowns like this think it’s “no big deal” to make a mockery of it. Fancy decorations, themes, costumes – if you’re not going to give it the respect it deserves then don’t do it.

I know and isnt he supposed to be a Christian he used to make a big deal about that. He seems so immature. He used the word amazing so many times which I cannot stand.

I never heard CD say he is a Christian. That is odd.

Or, bozos on the sidelines with no dog in their fight are way too upset over other people’s personal business!

Well you took the time to reply so you must be upset too. Amen!

We all have a vested interested in treating others with respect and honoring sacraments. At least we do if we’re decent human beings. (Also it’s not “personal business” when they hold a Halloween party with costumes and decorations and call it a wedding, and post pictures of it all over the internet).

He doesn’t have to justify himself to a bunch of judgmental strangers online.

Oh stfu nothing disrespectful about it.

still strange after being together a long time and extravagant wedding. Too bad they couldn’t have figured it out beforehand. I guess the theme of “Til Death” wasn’t accurate. 🙁

Maybe they changed their mind at the last minute and since it was planned and paid for, they decide to go ahead with it but not legalize it.

I don’t think so. In the wedding photos, Courtney looked like she was happy.

What’s with the monkey? You post a picture like that and don’t explain? Or maybe I’m just ignorant and everybody already knows about the monkey!?!? LOL

Anyway, I’d like to know more about the rest of this story. Does he mean that the wedding was just for show? What was the point if they didn’t actually legalize it? And after dating for as long as they did, why hadn’t they figured out already that they weren’t compatible?

Maybe it was a celebration of “the death” of their relationship, but they wanted to send it off with a bang. If so, then that is obnoxious and extremely self-indulgent. Who knows.

It’s a stuffed animal and I don’t know the significance. Maybe it’s his emotional support animal.

Gosh, I thought Sonny and Carly had another kid .

Such an odd news item and strange comments. But life sometimes takes such turns. Wishing all the best to move on with grace and happiness.

So the wedding was just a party not really a marriage ceremony??? Confused!!!!!1

Something doesn’t seem right……theirs more to the story? Chad seems to have a history of failed relationships‍♀️I don’t know Courtney’s story? Not legally married‍♀️This isn’t a scene in General Hospital……
Still love you Chad……

“Didn’t sign anything” so no legal marriage… odd. Kids today i guess lol.

So, the wedding was as legitimate as has current spin of the story?

While it’s really nobody’s business but theirs, at least treat the soap fans as being intelligent.

Maybe the only thing lamer than his facile explanation/dodge is his smug expression in the photo. Can’t stand the Michael character and it’s bled over into any previous likability Mr. Duell (Dull?) may have had. Part of the growing Sonny/Carly legacy of poison, I guess.

There is a bit of arrogance discussing this issue so close to the event and not answering anything. Maybe he should have waited and maybe Mo should stop his effusive praise at this time. It seems disingenuous.

Geeze do we have enough padded rooms???

I have no respect for the women who cover for this guy hey come out of the closet I would have more respect for you! Did he ever say one time he lived her and don’t get me started on what a clown she is

Loved excuse me

He declared his love for her daily on Twitter. And Instagram. He did interviews saying she was his forever.

My neighbor used many of the same words to describe his live-in ex-fiancee…then introduced me to his boyfriend the following month!

This story just gets weirder and weirder.

Yessss, really strange and weird!!

First of all who cares and second of all, though the fans want to know, this is not just a continuation of a soap. It’s their lives and really no one’s darn business and I’d bet that’s what Chad says in real life.

It seems something odd happened ..he kept saying it’s not what you think and no one did anything to hurt anyone…hmmm. Thought it was well done interview.

Chad/Michael, you need to drop your quest with that lady and find someone who is best for you and your life.

What a dunce—both on camera and off. No big deal? For once, I have no words!!

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

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Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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