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GH's Kimberly McCullough Reveals 2015 Had Its Share Of Personal Heartbreaks, But Was Glad To Have The Chance To Wrap-up Scrubs Story



General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake) took to her website for a blog post encapsulating the ups and down of her life in 2015.  The blog touched upon her career including: directing an episode of Pretty Little Liars, filming her passion project Hey Day, and returning to General Hospital, plus some very personal and emotional setbacks.

The post entitled:  “2015 Year End Wrap Up (The Discovery of DJ Bellum and other fun facts about being an adult” is written in McCullough’s own style and very personal account.  In it, her fans learned that she suspected she may have a brain tumor, but after an MRI and diagnosis it was revealed to be an arachnoid cyst.  After that scare, McCullough in the summer found out she was pregnant and was having a little girl.  However, tragically 22 weeks into the pregnancy she miscarried.

She shared: “My heart was so full and then it broke. I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.”   McCullough also saw this past year the death of her beloved dog, Melba.

Kimberly also shared her thoughts on wrapping-up the year helping send off Jason Thompson (Patrick) on GH, relating her thoughts alongside a touching photo of Jason and their on-screen daughter, Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Brooklyn) from Thompson’s last day on the GH set where he received a cake.  Kimberly added:  “I also got to spend time with my General Hospital family and see my good friend Jason Thompson off, hopefully to greener pastures.  I’m really proud of the work we did, not just this go around but over the last ten years. I made a great friend (JT), I gained a TV Daughter (the most precious soul on the planet) and got to tell an important and at times, really fun story.”

One of the more exciting things that was noted in her post was McCullough plans on sharing Hey Day with the world in 2016.   A cast member of Hey Day happens to be  non other than McCullough’s on-screen mom, Finola Hughes (Anna)!

To say that this account did not move us to tears, is an understatement.  I am sure, like all of you, we only want the best for Kimberly.  We love her, and after all, she has meant so much to all of us for decades.  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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I buried a baby…so i understand how one feels at the loss of a child…its a heartbreaker.

I had read the blog before you posted it here, Michael. Her story is devastating, and also brought me to tears. But I was also inspired. KMc is a phenomenal young woman of grace, intelligence, sensitivity, strength, courage. All of these qualities come through in her portrayal of Robin, which is why I have loved this character for 30 years.

The internet is often a cruel place. I have read — even on this site — nasty comments about KMc’s weight, theories that she has held GH “hostage” and, thus, so ruined storylines, that she lost her acting talent… Just way over the line, awful nonsense. Those people who have said those things should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

KMc is a daytime treasure. My heart aches for her. I thank her for trusting us enough to share her story. She is also a survivor, which is part of the lesson of her blog. She has suffered great losses, but she will make it. As a fan I send her my condolences, and also feel secure in my belief that ultimately her strength will bring her to a better place.

Love ya, Kim!!!!!!!!!

Well said, and very true. The internet can be very cruel

I can certainly relate, Tristan. Some women cave after losing a child….miscarriage or death. As Kimberly, I straightened by shoulders…..gathered strength because I had to, in order to survive. That is not to say, however, that the pain is buried. Forever in my heart!!!!

CeeCee, thank you for trusting us with your story.

Well said Tristan, I couldn’t have said it better. You hit it on the nail with your description of Kimberly as a woman of grace, intelligence, sensitivity, strength and courage which translates on screen in her portrayal of Robin. Her performance on the bridge with Billy (Jason) was one of my favorites in any of the performances of this past year. I’ve watched it a handful of times and each time I shed some tears.

Kimberly is truly a daytime and General Hospital treasure. I wish her love, peace, good health & happiness in this new year and beyond.

Well said Micheal

so sorry for your loss it is so hard to lose a child my daughter Brooke was murdered dec-14-2007 just few days before Christmas she was 22yrs. old and was 21 weeks preg. with a baby girl that we named Brooklyn Ellen iam still grieving for them both Brooke was home a sleep when the friend of her boy friend was drunk and out all night with a girl from a bar he says he don’t know why he killed her only when she woke up she fought him he stab her choked her and raped her I lost 2 that night losing children is so haed to go through I pray for you Kimberly take care of your self. love Rita.

I am so sorry for what you have suffered. I hope you have been able to find peace.

My heart broken after reading Kimberly’so blog..she is truly a very strong women and my wish and prayers for her is that 2016 gives her all the happiness she has given us over the years.

Kim, I wish I could give you a big hug. Sharing your story helps you through this terrible journey and it will help others experiencing such a loss. I also went through a ectopic and miscarriage at 39 and it just took me to my knees. Never thought it would happen to me and already had 3 beautiful, healthy children, and was not planning either pregnancy but it hurt just so much I couldn’t wrap my head around it for quite a while. I slumped into a depression and slowly came out the other side. Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel or discount your experience. It unfortunately is a solo journey whether you are with a partner or not. It is yours and really only your journey and it is isolating and lonely but it ends, finally in YOUR time and on your terms. Let it be and feel whatever you need and don’t apologize for it to anyone. Sending you love from one Mother to another Mother. Don’t pay attention to the crazy’s out there. Xo

Sharing her life’s intimate and painful experiences is extremely courageous on
her part. Kim is not only helping herself heal… But also helping others in similar
circumstances. Blessings for the future…

I love Kimberly. Have been watching her grow up before my eyes. At times her character annoyed me but that’s neither her nor there about how much I love her. She had a very rough year. Losing a baby and a fur baby can be devastating one at a time. But both. Oh my heart just breaks for her. Then on top of that the brain tumor scare. I hope 2016 brings her nothing but good things for her personally and professionally. I just wish the haters would back off on the comments about her appearance. When you’re not feeling well it’s difficult to look perfect at all times. And to the haters, yes she had a double chin but that usually happens when you’re pregnant. My heard breaks she lost her baby and at such a long time into the pregnancy and pray she finds peace to help her heal.

I read her blog and was very saddened to hear about the loss of her baby. How horrible for her, not to mention the loss of her dog and the cyst she found. I’m glad she found a new friend (dog) and I hope this year is better for her.

I did find it tacky that SOD posted one portion of her blog “Actress miscarries” thought that was pretty insensitive.

Wishing her well.

I love Kim and always have because one, she grew up on the show and two, she has so much history and can act. What I like most about her is her is she isnt afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She could have remained on GH full time and continued to act but she followed her dreams and continues to do so by directing. Some people would knock her for not being around. Why? She is young and has dreams, let her go! Its not her fault that writers have written silly stories about her absence from the show and her daughter. I dont know Kim and I dont know anything about her personal life. Until know. I am sad to hear of her loss and will pray for her strength to rebound. NOTHING will replace her loss. She said that this is NOT a lesson she needed to learn. She is a grown women, she already knew what it meant to lose and to be hurt. I wish her well. I also want to reach out to my friend CeeCee. She is a sweet person who measures her words and doesnt like to hurt or insult anyone. She has EVERY reason to be mean and bitter. Especially during the holiday season. No, she takes the high road and gathers strength from her loved ones and her other children. I respect that. Jim H, as I read this article I see that you have been on the sad end of this experience, as well. I commend you for your strength AND your humor. I would never know buy all your knowledge and constant zingers the pain that you have experience. ANYONE who buries a child, God bless you!

Timmm, my dear friend. How sweet and loyal are you? I appreciate your words more than I can say. There will always be a special place for you in my heart. You, Shay, Fanny and su0000. ( last but not least, Suzie Q) have been and continue to be my rock….silently having my back. I can read between the lines. Thank you. Much love.

@CeeCee..Sweeeeeets..Your genuine kindness always shines through.
Hugs & Kisses…both cheeks, of course!!

Thank you, kind lady.

Here, here, Timmm. CeeCee and jimh are two of the finest individuals ever to have posted at MFSoaps, and they’ve each earned our love and respect as true examples of triumphing over tragedy. I’m so proud to call them my friends.

Me too! They are wonderful people. They should bottle their abilities and sell them to others! I lost my dad years ago and all though I’ve moved on, it took me a while, for sure. I cannot imagine losing a child!

No matter how frustrated some viewers have grown with the character of Robin’s comings and goings, there can be no question that her portrayer, Kimberly McCullough, whom we have seen blossom into adulthood before our eyes, is a multi-talented, courageous creative artist worthy of respect and admiration.

My heart goes out to you. You are special in my eyes. I’ve seen you grow to be a Beautiful woman. God Bless

I am so sorry for the year Kim has had. At the same time I’m gratified that she feels she has an “extended family” can share her feelings and losses with who have known her as Robin since she was a young girl. Kim’s 2015 year certainly didn’t show in her last appearance on GH, but I did sense something deeper about her that’s not just acting…particularly with Jason/Billy on the bridge.

I have been a fan ever since you first appeared on GH. You were an amazing actress even when you were a young child – you were and are so believable and natural. I am so sorry that 2015 has been such a difficult year for you and wish you good health and happiness in 2016 and beyond.

Kimberly I to have lost two children in my lifetime’ one a little girl that I carried for three months and miscarried a week before Christmas and a little boy that I carried for 8 months and lost to Potters Syndrome. But I was determined to keep trying and as a result I became the proud mother of two beautiful and handsome children ‘ a girl and a boy, ….fast forward its been 35 years now and they are both today full grown and healthy adults. So hang in there God in his infinite wisdom, has a way of giving back what he has taken away! I still grieve for and still miss the children I lost…But I am so very blessed to be mother to the two I do have! Stay strong Kimberly the best is yet to come for you! I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors. And I wish you many many blessings to come! O.S. I have loved watching you grow on General Hospital as Robin Scorpio for years and will miss you and Jason both but I can’t wait to see what you both have in store for us in the near future! I know you will be awesome!
Your Forever Fan!
Marilyn Berry

I am so sorry Kim for your loss. There are no words to say how this hurts. We never forget, we just get to cope better. Take care

I love Kimberly for so many reasons……she is a truly phenomenol actress…….I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of her baby…..prayers and hugs for the future you deserve

Heartbreaking–but I have the sense that Kimberly has weathered other storms and is a very strong, determined woman. I hope this new year brings her all good things. Kimberly, you are in my thoughts.

She had a rough year.

She started a new relationship in 2015 and became pregnant (presumably by this guy) the same year. Not the best way to bring a child into the world.

I hope she has a nice 2016.

i feel like ‘I’ve grown up with KMC, she’s the reason i started watching GH, i was so intrigue by her and wanted to see this girl just like me, she gifted GH to me and i’ve been watching ever since so i’m grateful to her for that and only wish her the best. i’m so sorry for the lost she had in 2015 and wish her nothing but the best in 2016.

I feel your lost. Losing a child at any age leaves a huge hole in your heart. I share your pain. May this year bring you Hope/Faith and Love. With God All Things Are Possible.

Her personal story is truly heartbreaking. I’ve always admired KMC as an actress and young woman trying to live her best life! I have always watched her career and check up in her. On a separate note glad see the posters her are supporting KMC and not still bashing Robin. It always amazing when people don’t see that one is very real and the other is make believe! I’m sending much love and prayers for what ever you want for 2016! A lot of us have watched from that adorable 6 year with the missing tooth. Her kidnapping reunion with Anna back in the day and of course her SL with Stone goes down in some of the most memoral scenes on soaps or any other genre of TV/film That’s how powerful they are! That is thanks to KMC!

I am so sorry for the bad year Kimberly has had. I pray and hope her 2016 will be blessed with wonderful events and memories. I can’t imagine losing a child of any kind and would probably not recover from that.

Take care of yourself, enjoy your life and please know your fans are 100% behind (or beside) you forever. Love you and please come back to GH on occasion for a visit?

Your Lenoir, NC biggest fan

I am sooo sorry. All that she was doing is a lot, and health problems to the loss of her child.

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Kimberly McCullough Shares Remembrance of the Late TV Legend Norman Lear on the Set of ‘One Day At a Time’

Television legend, Norman Lear passed away on Wednesday at the age of 101 years old. The comedy genius who created, wrote and produced some of the greatest sitcoms of all time died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Lear’s body of work included: All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Sanford & Son, plus the soapy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin) has been working as a director in the television industry for years now and upon learning the news of Lear’s passing, shared a very touching moment via her Instagram that stayed with her through her directorial career. McCullough had been a director on the reboot of One Day at a Time that featured EGOT winner, Rita Moreno.

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McCullough expressed: “My hat goes off to your, sir Norman. What a wonderful life you lived. In my very first directing job, only 6 weeks after having a baby, I was feeling fragile and not quite ready to get back to work. On the set of One Day At A Time, you squeezed my chin and said ‘Look at you! A baby directing our show.’ It wasn’t condescending at all. In fact you seemed thrilled by how far we’d come in the industry, giving young women a seat at the table. I replied, ‘I’m not a baby. I just had a baby.”‘

McCullough added: “You gave me nod of approval saying, ‘Even better. You let me know if you need anything.’ That meant the world to me. Thank you for your service of the television industry, of our country and being a stand up human. #ripnormanlear”

In a previous post pictured with Norman Lear, Kimberly shared: “Thank you changing the world with your storytelling. Honored to say I’ve been able to work with you. One time I heard you say “but where is the HEART of the story?” I have a feeling you’ve asked that question a lot…”

The Lear family also put out this statement on the death of the iconic TV genius: “Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” the Lear family said in a statement. “Norman lived a life of creativity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding ideals of justice and equality for all. Knowing and loving him has been the greatest of gifts. We ask for your understanding as we mourn privately in celebration of this remarkable human being.”

Tonight, across all network television, an in memoriam card will air at 8PM ET/PT to pay tribute to Lear and acknowledging his influence in the medium.

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s touching tribute to Norman Lear and the passing of the TV legend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What are Your First Impressions of Charles Mesure as ‘Mr. Brennan’?

There’s a new villain in town and things are about to get turned upside down for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) as General Hospital circles back around to the looming mysterious ‘Pikeman’ story and who was the target of the shooting at the Metro Court that put Curtis in a wheelchair.

Last Friday, and into yesterday’s Tuesday, December 5th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, viewers were introduced to “Mr. Brennan” who has to turn out to be the dastardly “Pikeman.”

If his portrayer looks familiar, actor Charles Mesure has appeared in numerous television series and film roles including: Once Upon a Time, CastleThe MentalistDesperate HousewivesBones and more. Mesure is also British-born, but moved to Australia when he was younger, accounting for the fabulous accent “Mr Brennan” has on GH.


In story on GH, as Sonny was telling “Mr. Brennan’s” minion, Hume that he would no longer run Pikeman’s shipments through his territory, the guy showed up at Kelly’s Diner with an ominous message for Carly (Laura Wright), although she doesn’t know it.

On Tuesday, in his room at the Metro Court, Brennan is upset that Sonny won’t work with him and tells Hume he plans to stay in Port Charles to make sure the shipments to Canada are ready to go. We also learn that apparently the head of the WSB has taken a leave of absence. Brennan reveals that being the director has its benefits. He then says he got rid of Frisco and he can work remotely and now things are falling into place.

Hume asks Brennan who the intended target is in all of this, and he says both Sonny and Anna. “Brennan’s” goal is to force Sonny’s hand to continue the shipments and more. Meanwhile, Curtis on the case as to who is behind his shooting and more.

So, what has been your impressions thus far of GH’s newest baddie as played by Charles Mesure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase Proposes to Brook Lynn; Kristina and Blaze Share a Kiss

Finally, many GH viewers got their wish, when on the Monday, December 4th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Chase (Josh Swickard) got down on one knee (a few times) and proposed to Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton).

At first, Brook Lynn balked at his attempt as she believed Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois (Rena Sofer) were pressuring him to do so. When she tells Chase marriage is off the table he pulls out an engagement ring. Chase reveals he was planning on proposing at Christmas, so he had the ring ready to go. A romantic Chase shares that he doesn’t want to waste one more day as he clearly knows what matters now … her!  With that, Chase gets back down on his knees and proposes again, and this time Brook Lynn says, “yes!” The two seal the deal with a kiss!

Molly (Kristen Vaganos) breaks the news to TJ (Tajh Bellow), that she now wants to accept her sister, Kristina’s (Kate Mansi) offer to be their surrogate, after all the failures they have been through in trying to find a candidate that will stick.  While TJ voices his concerns, he eventually comes around and tells Molly, “Let’s have a baby,” and now seems excited about the prospect of Kristina being the answer to their prayers. They seal the deal with a kiss!

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Kristina and Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) get together with a bottle of champagne, since Blaze’s latest song just hit number one on the charts. During their conversation, Kristina asks what is Blaze’s real name? She reveals it’s “Alison”.


Later, Kristina opens up about her past and her abusive relationship with Keifer, her short marriage to Trey and then how she went away to college and fell for her professor Parker Forsythe (formerly Ashley Jones).  She then reveals Parker went back to her ex. However, Kristina’s takeaway was she realized she was clearly into women. That leaves the moment open for Blaze to make a move on Kristina and the two share a kiss.

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So, three kisses moved the stories forward on this episode of GH. Which are you most happy about? Chase and Brook Lynn getting engaged? GH moving forward with a same-sex romance for Kristina and Blaze, or TJ and Molly coming together to agree to let Kristina be their surrogate? Three kisses, three different stories.  Let us know via the comment section below.

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