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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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