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GH’s Nicholas Chavez and Tabyana Ali to ‘Sprina’ Shippers: “Thank You For Not Only Being Fans, But Turning into Family”

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The hottest young duo on daytime drama these days belongs to General Hospital.  The couple known as ‘Sprina’ played by Nicholas Chavez (Spencer) and Tabyana Ali (Trina), is being given plenty of non-stop intrigue and drama and romance, much to the delight of their fans, who just can’t get enough of them.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands everywhere Friday, Chavez and Ali weigh-in on all the latest developments and recent airshows including: the reading of Victor’s will, what to do about Esme and baby Ace, the action-adventure scenes in ‘Greenland’ and the Haunted Star, and most notably, that emotional leap from Trina into Spencer’s arms when he turned up alive!

Ali told SOD on her preparation for the moment: “I did a couple of jumps and held a baby, and that was about it!”


Chavez added, “That is my favorite ‘Sprina’ scene, Spencer is walking toward Trina and Trina breaks into a full sprint towards him, jumps into his arms and they kiss.  I’ve always wanted to do a moment like that, you know what I mean?” Ali said, “I really loved that scene, too. It was just so fulfilling.”

When addressing what each of them would like to say to their lively and constant fan base, Tabyana expressed; “I would just say we love you, we appreciate you, thank you for all of your support and thank you for not only being fans, but turning into family.”

Nick added, “I co-sign all of that. Every single word.”

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So, if you are a ‘Sprina” fan, what makes this couple so special and swoon-worthy for you? What do you hope happens next for Trina and Spencer in story? Let us know in the comment section below.

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I hope Spencer and Trina get their own home together. #Sprina

Me too!

What makes “sprina” so special to me? I love how supportive they are of each other during their family drama separately and together, that’s what being in a relationship is all about supporting each other, listening to what the other person has to say even if you don’t always agree. You work together as a team.. This lovestory is so beautiful and the way Tab and Nick just pull you in by just watching their scenes, it’s amazing I love it!!The sprinadventure and the reunion was EVERYTHING it gave what it needed to give Nick and Tab ALWAYS DELIVERS, it was beautiful❤ I can’t wait for the next chapter of the sprina lovestory

I hope they will stay together forever
They are so strong for each other!

The biggest factor that makes Sprina special is the two leads that play Spencer and Trina- Nicholas Alexander Chavez and Tabyana Ali. These two have unbelievable chemistry and it comes through in every scene they’re in together- whether they are arguing, working together, or confessing their feelings for each other. When Tabyana came into the role, she didn’t miss a beat in connecting with Nicholas. They work so well together that it comes across with such ease. Their scenes during the Haunted Star adventure took them to the next level. Nicholas and Tabyana made you feel their deep connection as their characters gave into their feelings for each other as they fought to stay alive. That leap sealed the deal- Sprina is a force.
Lastly, these two actors love and appreciate their fans and show that in a number of ways. I look forward to their upcoming storylines and wish them all the best.

thumbs up all the way on Trina and Spencer, and thumbs way down on Josslyn and dex who are boring and annoying .

Totally agree!!! They show an actual growing relationship, the ups and downs. All they do with Joss and Dex is sex, no real relationship, ruined Joss character for me, and I just don’t like Dex

They remind Me of a love I had in college… the good, the bad, the ugly but every moment was magical.
I will never forget it. This is a beautiful love story that GH created n im here for it everyday… NAC & Taby are amazing !!

They are great together. At it was hard for me to get use to the new Trina, however, she fell right in to her role as Trina. Love them both together.

Here we go again . Someone (Nicholas) is in a dangerous situation in a foreign country and now someone (Valentine and Laura) are going to find him. It’s obvious what will happen next. I’m very bored with this storyline. VERY.

Cathie, Don’t worry yet, we may see none of this, I hope. It’s Genie Francis annual vacation, so maybe we’ll be spared the Russian trip, her husband Kevin and Yuri are going along.

What makes me care for this couple is that the writers took their time telling their story as opposed to force feeding us into accepting them as a couple. Trina has her trials and tribulations, and Spencer is flawed but that’s what makes them interesting to me and fun to watch.

Please don’t break them up!
I know this is soap land but they are just so great together! A joy to watch!! thank you!!

I would like to see next Sprina love scenes it has not yet happened in the show it’s time for general hospital to do so

I hope they have a lo g and happy life together ❤️

Me too. Honestly would love to see them move forward thru life together.. great friendship and chemistry

They need to go to the next level, like Joss and Dex. But Trina has to keep an iron fist on Spencer to make him accountable for his behavior. Sprina are my favorite couple!

What makes Sprina special is their dynamics together, their chemistry, and how their friendship has slowly but surely blossomed into a love that sacrifice for each other. Young love has never really been depicted like this on a daytime soap before with characters like Trina & Spencer, so I consider Sprina the first of their kind.
Spencer’s been in-love with Trina since he first saw her at the gallery & again at her graduation party. Trina’s been hesitant about her feelings toward Spencer but her love for him shows itself whenever she covers for him, supports him, jumps on a moving ship for him, and recently literally jumping into his arms.

I would love to see Spencer romance Trina, take her on dates, go on another adventure together, find a place that is all his own to then ask Trina to move in, and like Victor suggested in the Will reading, safeguard HIS own family.
This isn’t to say that Spencer should leave Ace & his Grandmother behind completely. No. I certainly don’t want to see that. Instead, I want Spencer to start learning to balance his familial relationships without losing focus on his personal relationship with Trina. Sprina & their fans deserve to see their commitment & passion come to FULL fruition.

I would also like to see the writing & editing of Sprina just be a little tighter. The audience has seen a few gaps recently where the individual characters have taken a few hits and that can be reframed to make things a bit smoother to watch.

Last but not least, Tabyana & Nicholas. There is so many wonderful things that I’ve seen & heard about them. I love how kind they are to their fans. They have knocked every scene out of the park for me. They work so well with the vets and together in their portrayal of Sprina. They ooze chemistry in scenes together & it is beautiful to watch.

Thank you so much to both Nicholas Chavez and Tabyana Ali for handling the characters Spencer and Trina with such passion and such dynamic acting. You guys rock and the love story of Spencer and Trina is awesome. You have such great chemistry and I literally cannot wait until the next episode just to see Sprina. Keep bringing it. GH please handle this storyline with care!!!

1( Spenser and Trina are a gawdawful couple..
They have zero chem…
Spenser profiles a man
Trina profiles a child.
A man with a child in sexual contact is a pedo.
I’m not alone with that and a good many see it as being just that, a man with a child..
___The blame falls on casting ..
2( An irk/peeve of mine is grownup and Boomers. Intelligent people using a schoolyard neener ”Sprina”
Whoever came up with squishing names to make people look simple should be sent to Siberia..
good grief ”Sprina” , sigh..neener neener, if I were on the school playground I’d say grow up to the
Now a good many are grinding their teeth at me while others agree..
That’s the sweet side of the internet..
There are men and women fighting every second of every day to keep the right to free expression in a peaceful manner..
…. {{{{ HUGS }}}} to all 🙂
There are two sides to a coin both have equal worth/value.

It’s time for Trina and Spencer take the next step in their relationship would be a love scene in bed that has not happened yet so I would liove for them to do so general hospital

Su, one of your better and meaningful posts, you told it like it is. This whole Trina, Spencer thing is ridiculous and the less I see of them,the better.

100% agree. Over them.

Could not agree more. She does not fit with him at all & she does not fit her parents either. I am sick to death of the Trina show. God. Go away for a while.

What I would like to see next is love scenes in bed they have not got one yet

You’ve got a one track mind, and its going the wrong way, YUK!

There has been a certain spark since the day he met Trina. I was always curious, now it’s here and I am enjoying it immensely.

I would love to see Sprina move in together and take their relationship to the next level! With so much undeniable chemistry between them there’s no limit to where their love could take them. I look forward to Trina reassuring Spencer that he is definitely deserving of her love!

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Writers Strike Comes to an End; Leadership Votes To Conclude Work Stoppage

It’s over! After 148 days, the 2023 Writers strike will go down as the second longest in WGA union history, only a labor stoppage in 1988 was longer.

The strike will officially come to end on Wednesday at 12:01am PT.  This was due to a vote from the guild’s leadership that now has authorized its over 11,500 members to return to work.

That means: pitching and selling scripts, taking meetings, responding to notes, writers’ rooms opening up again, and more, can now restart.

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The WGA committee shared that the vote, “Allows writers to return to work during the ratification process, but does not affect the membership’s right to make a final determination on contract approval.” However, WGA East and West voted unanimously to lift the “restraining order” on Tuesday.

As the negotiators shared, the end of the strike doesn’t mean that the tentative agreement that the union reached with producers on Sunday night is a surefire thing: Union members still need to vote to ratify the contract. Union leadership announced on Tuesday that will take place between October 2nd and October 9th.

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However, SAG-AFTRA still remains on strike. So, even with the writers returning to work, many productions can’t move forward without their principal actors and performers.

So soap fans, how do you feel about this news for your favorite shows? Glad that the head writers and their writing teams will be back at work as soon as this week from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful? Y&R’s Josh Griffith, who previously had gone Fi-Core during the 2008 strike, remained at the top rated show during the last several months.

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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General Hospital Alum Richard Simmons ‘Not Interested’ In Biopic with Pauly Shore Portraying Him

Former General Hospital guest star and fitness guru, the reclusive Richard Simmons, has come forward and addressed actor and comedian, Pauly Shore’s wish to play the 70’s and 80’s pop culture icon in a biopic about his life.

Shore previously took to social media and on X shared a side-by-side of him and Simmons. Accompanying the post, Pauly expressed: I’ve noticed the reactions to me playing #RichardSimmons in a biopic. I heard he’s living in Big Bear. We’ve been playing phone tag (yes, he has a phone). I’m trying to make it happen, you guys. In the meantime, hit up all the big producers. I’ll see you at @TheAcademy 2025!”

However, TMZ’s sources are reporting on Saturday that Simmons is not in favor of Shore playing him in a film or anyone else, or any biopic on his life.

The outlet shared that Richard’s reaction was that he was aware of the effort behind a biopic, mostly spear-headed by Pauly. but that he just doesn’t want to be involved. Simmons also added that he likes Pauly a lot, but he’s not biting, despite the public’s urging on social media about the idea of a movie on his life.

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Born Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons, he became part of the public conscious back in the 70’s and 80’s with exercise studios and the ability to help his clients lose weight; many of them were celebrities. Simmons himself, admitted to at one time to being overweight, and getting into fitness helped him maintain a healthy living style and he wanted to help others.

Later, he began a four-year recurring run on General Hospital playing himself from 1979-1983.  Simmons returned to the show in 2013 for the Nurses’ Ball to taunt Lucy (Lynn Herring). He also was host of the Emmy-award winning, The Richard Simmons Show, which focused on personal health, fitness, exercise, and healthy cooking.  Over the last several years, Simmons has withdrawn from public life.

What would you think of a Richard Simmons biopic and if it included some moments in front of the camera and behind the scenes of what went down when he appeared on GH? Do you think it will ever happen given Simmons current position on the matter? Let us know in the comment section.

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