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GH's Kirsten Storms and Brandon Barash Newlyweds! Couple Expecting First Child … A Baby Girl!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Congratulations are in order to the beautiful and talented duo of Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (Ex-Johnny) of General Hospital! According to a story that just broke today via PEOPLE magazine, the couple were married back in June, and Storms is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby girl!

Barash told PEOPLE why the decision to keep everything hush-hush until now: “We kept things quiet because of everything that can go wrong during the first trimester. Kirsten did have a rocky [time] and we were in and out of the hospital.”  The pregnancy came as a surprise to the couple because of Kirsten’s battle with endometriosis.

Barash revealed, “We talked about wanting to have kids and Kirsten was told she could try hormone therapy. It was pretty bleak as far as the probability of her being able to get pregnant … but then we got back from a trip to Amsterdam and discovered we were expecting. We calculated that we conceived the baby in Tony Geary‘s (Luke’s) guest room!”

Brandon is very excited to welcome their baby daughter into the world! “We’re having a little girl in January. It’s been the most amazing couple of months of our lives.” 

Talk about life imitating art, since Kirsten’s Port Charles alter-ego, Maxie Jones has been pregnant and giving birth on the show too!  Send your well-wishes and congrats to Brandon and Kirsten here!

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natalie
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natalie

Congratulations on your marriage and impending parenthood. you were very smart to keep it a secret a special time like this should be cherished and enjoyed and given Kirsten’s medical issues this was a very smart move. I wish you all the best and long happy life.

Jan
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Jan

Oh my god never did I think they were married. But then I don’t follow the coupling
on that show or really any other. Just so surprise they’d be married.

des10261991
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des10261991

Congratulations!! What Wonderful news! God Bless You Both

janice
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janice

so happy for them. Now, I just wish Brandon would come back to GH!

B.J.
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B.J.

Me too! Congratulations to them both.

I really, really miss Brandon on GH as well. Hope to see him somewhere soon.

Anne
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Anne

All the best to a talented couple.

Kirsten did a great job today in the labor scenes. I imagine a real life pregnancy made those scenes more interesting to do. I miss Brandon. Please bring him back, GH.

Patrick
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Patrick

Maxie had me laughing out loud.

her water broke…. and when she was in the wheel chair….

“I need an outfit….” as they were heading to the hospital how Maxie is that.

her hair was a little out their… curly brown and blond ringlets…. oh well.

she was pushing it a little bit… yelping out…” I need Spinelli.”

Dale
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Dale

Congratulations to u both!!!! I had no idea u 2 were married!!! I hope u have a healthy baby girl!!!!

Beacon
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Beacon

GH should bring Brandon back to the show now he’s got a kid coming.

Kayla Roney
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Kayla Roney

I am totally happy for you two and your baby girl will be beautiful and blessed. Kirsten, you fans prayed for you and we waited patiently until you came back and are overjoyed that you are going to become a mother. Take care of your self just have a Happy healthy daughter and please do not name her Zenon lol.

Karen
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Karen

Congratulations on the marriage & impending birth of your 1st little girl. So i guess this makes Tony a godparent now??

Kelly Monaco Michael Easton
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Kelly Monaco Michael Easton

Congratulations to thd both of them!!

lisa
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lisa

I just found out in a news feed last week – that they were even dating.
Congrats !!

su0000
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su0000

what an awesome couple, in many ways,,

(I do miss BB/Johnny, he was a favorite of mine!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

This was a nice suprise…i wish soaps could suprise us like this…sometimes they do but not as well as they used to…spoilers(which i try to avoid) is what kills most of the fun watching soaps these days…CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE …would like to see Johnny return…as Sonnys sidekick and together they take down the Jeromes!!!

missellie
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missellie

Lots to look forward to….congrats!

aria
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aria

WOW, this is awesome news, they look great together. i’m so happy for them.

susiesullivan
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susiesullivan

congratulations to you both I love you on gh and miss johnny’s character wish he would make a repeat appearance well wishes to the new baby (georgie)maybe?

Nancy Rubenstein
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Nancy Rubenstein

Congratulations to two of my favorite soap stars. Wishing you a beautiful life together and a happy, healthy baby girl.

CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD
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CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD

I was shocked
to hear you two got married and now your going to be parents!!! That is so awesome and I am very happy for you both 🙂 Congrats to you and take care of yourself and just enjoy this time together before your little angel arrives!! God bless all three of you!! ((Hugs))

Mary Moore Fergen
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Mary Moore Fergen

Such great news about your marriage and daughter on the way, Kirsten and Brandon! Wishing you the best of luck and happiness!

Jake
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Jake

Congrats to both of you…best of luck!

Shirley A Miller
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Shirley A Miller

Congrats and all the best to you, Kirsten, Brandon, and your expected baby girl …..I am very happy for you!!! I sure wish you would come back to GH for at least a few episodes…… I really miss Johnny and I know a lot of GH fans do!!!!!!

gloria
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gloria

I could not be more surprised but how neat! They make a great couple & I wish them the best!

Jodee
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Jodee

I love her! So excited for them! Congrats to you both!

Emily
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Emily

Congrats to Kirsten and Brandon!!:) I enjoy both actors and glad they’re starting a family together. They look great tog and happy. Apparently w/a little help from Tony Geary, cool tidbit:)

All the best!!!

Shay
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Shay

Awww…congrats to the happy couple and their little “Maxiccara!” Oddly enough, I always found Storms’ portrayal as pregnant to suspend belief because she remained so perky, petite and perfect (unlike Britt who moves and totally behaves like a whale of an expectant mother….) Guess the joke was on us all!!!! Just hope they don’t name the baby “Georgie!!!” LOL…..

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL…. that’s so Funny…. the part about Britt. quite frankly… I was more invested in Britt’s… than Maxie’s pregnancy… I guess… cause we “know”, and/or thought we knew the outcome with Maxie… it wasn’t going to be hers…. from the start…. Ok… lambast me about Britt’s storyline… but… I wanted her to bond with this baby… and she, as a person…(her questionable… parents…) Britt’ was discovering her self… and questioning her being…. so… it all fit in my story, that Britt… play this all out from her point of view. and let the chips fall where they may…. her fallout,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

As someone who never was anti-Dr. Westbourne, I am actually enjoying Britt more and more, and it’s not simply because of her priceless relationship with the “mother of all mutters”….although it certainly helps!!!! Once we were treated to the “Britch’s” backstory, I found her to be intriguing and far more interesting than when she was simply this one-dimensional villainess with no explanation for her agenda/behavior. She obviously has a very damaged psyche, and is desperate for a road to redemption. At this point, it is hard to see that just becoming a mother will accomplish this objective, because it appears… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Britt.

“…She obviously has a very damaged psyche”

you said it perfectly.

how better to get involved with a story.

Kelly Thiebaud made this story… much more multi- faceted.. and multi-dimensional for Britt & the audience.

Britt’ mother… added personal intrigue… big.

Britt and Nicholas… pairing in the wings? who wouldn’t? Yikes!

props to Kelly Thiebaud again…. Jason Thompson and Tyler Christopher. Big.

mother/daughter duos are FUN, Interesting, and you cheer them on… Root…

a nice turn from the Patrick/Sabrina twist

she’s a keeper…. newbie on the rise.

Patrick
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Patrick

perhaps “Maxie” should name “her” daughter… Tiara….

Marisa
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Marisa

Congratulations on your wedding and new baby. I wish all three of you every happiness. I hope Brandon returns to General Hospital very soon. I miss him in the role of Johnny. I miss the role of Anthony and Joe Sr. as well. Three very talented actors gone.

heidi
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heidi

So happy for both Kirsten and Brandon!!! Congratulations to both of you!!! How exciting!!! So happy you found each other and so happy you are being blessed with a very lucky little girl!!! I wish you both all the best and hope Kirsten and Baby have a very safe and healthy delivery!!! I knew that the rumor was about the two of you and again so happy for both of you!!!

Diana Hege
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Diana Hege

Congrats to you both! i loved hearing you are married and having a child together.

claudia kurzyna
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claudia kurzyna

Congratulations to a beautiful couple!

Val
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Val

Congratulations on your Marriage and your Daughter due in Jan.

Diane
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Diane

Congratulations, you guys make a great couple. Love the show.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Congratulations to you both, I never would have thought they were a couple. Love a good news story. God Bless the 3 of you!

Patricio
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Patricio

Mazes Tov! God bless you all!

Nan
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Nan

Congrats! It’s a bit ironic that Kirsten met her future husband via GH and they are having a baby and her tv mom, Kristina did as well!

Susan
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Susan

To the most loved couple,I wish you’ll good health and safe pregnancy,Maxie I fell in love with you as Belle and love your style onGH blessing to you two.

Ces
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Ces

Congrats to this adorable couple!!!! Hope they have a long and happy life together 🙂

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

thinking a name like Antoinette would work, 🙂 great story! Congrats to all.

Valerie
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Valerie

Congrats 😉 may God bless you guys and your baby

Tisha
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Tisha

Beautiful couple

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