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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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whynot
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whynot

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.

Caress Morell
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Caress Morell

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.

Michael
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Michael

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

Meh
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Meh

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

Caress Morell
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Caress Morell

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

whynot
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whynot

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).

Michael
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Michael

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

Jewls
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Jewls

Oh stfu nothing disrespectful about it.

Momo
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Momo

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. 🙁

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

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.

Momo
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Momo

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

SZima
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SZima

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?

Margherita
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Margherita

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.

Momo
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Momo

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gosh, I thought Sonny and Carly had another kid .

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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.

ACE
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ACE

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

Patricia Dallaire
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Patricia Dallaire

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……

Brian
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Brian

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

Steve
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Steve

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Eddie NYC
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Eddie NYC

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.

Kay
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Kay

Geeze do we have enough padded rooms???

Kay
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Kay

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

Kay
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Kay

Loved excuse me

mm
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mm

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

Monty
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Monty

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

Michael
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Michael

This story just gets weirder and weirder.

Sunny
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Sunny

Yessss, really strange and weird!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

Flababs
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Flababs

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.

Christine
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Christine

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

Celia
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Celia

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

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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