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GH’s Réal Andrews on Taggert’s Fallout After Trina’s DNA Test Results: “His Whole Past Is Unraveling In Front of Him”

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If you thought the scene where a devastated Taggert breaks down in the General Hospital elevator was heartbreaking … just wait! There’s more to the story!

This week on the ABC daytime drama series, upcoming previews indicated that the always stoic Marcus Taggert (Réal Andrews) is really struggling with more than just over the results of the DNA tests that proved Trina Robinson (Tabyana Ali) is actually the biological daughter of Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner), not him.

According to Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstands now), Taggert will go on a bender and wind up talking it all out with none other than Jordan (Tanisha Harper).

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Réal Andrews told SOD on the scenes: “Tagger is always so stoic. He’s always been that tough guy that doesn’t really show emotions. but here, you’re going to see 27 years of pent-up emotions come unraveled. He’s spiraling and the alcohol is obviously a part of it. And when he’s talking about what he’s going through, he’s triggered, you know? His whole past is unraveling in front of him, right down to why his marriage failed.  He’s having to face, for the first time, that he’s responsible for most of it,”

The actor also reports that following the scenes, the crew gave him a standing ovation sharing, “I was so humbled. It was very touching.”

So, GH fans get your hankies ready! This ought to be one of those moments that will forever tug at your heartstrings.

Do you hope GH will continue the Taggert story? Do you hope that the DNA test results might have been manipulated and that he is indeed Trina’s biological father? How will Jordan figure into all of this? Share your hopes in the comment section below.

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Must say I’m impressed that they are following up on Taggert’s POV. Hope they remember to bring up Gia’s past with Nikolas.

Real Andrews is quite impressive when given strongly written material.

Yes he is

Wu messed with the test.

I agree

Noone l mean Noone wants to see another DNA switch ever

Wu switch the results

I hope the dna test was switched I don’t want Curtis to be Trina’s father raggedy should stay her dad Curtis is doing the same thing that Portia and jordon did keeping secrets so who is he to judge anyone only is secret is criminal

Me either.

I hope this was the result of tampering with the test.

Yes

I really want curtis to be the father,and they will be a family, Jordan need to go she didn’t tell shawn that he was her son father either,she always meddling in people business.

I really like the idea of Curtis being Trinia father.

Hopefully Curtis is not trinas dad

Jordan move on. Stop meddling with married men.

She just slept with the first guy she saw.

Once a slut, always a slut

Who you calling a SLUT because it sure ain’t Jordan. Unlike Portia, Jordan always knew who her son father was from the jump unlike Portia. She kept that secret to protect her child but, everyone in the Curtis family KNEW it wasn’t his brother child.

Neither Taggert nor Zeke is married.

If that AIN’T the pot calling the Kettle a name. Portia cheated on Taggert with Curtis while she was married and supposedly got pregnant with Curyid child. When she met Curtis again, he was married this time to Jordan but that didn’t stop her from interfering in his marriage before having sex with him. GRANTED BOTH OF THEM SHOULD HAVE VERIFIED THAT THE DIVORCE HAD BEEN FINALIZED ALL THOSE MONTHS JORDAN WAS IN A COMA BUT they didn’t!!

I’m hoping that the DNA results are wrong and Taggart is Trina’s dad. It was heart breaking to watch Taggart emotional response after the results were released.

I agree

It was gut wrenching to watch collapse!!! It made me cry!!!! We all can imagine that kind of news!!! Ugh!!! Great acting!!!!

I’m hoping that Selina Wu interfered with the DNA results & that Tagert is indeed Trina’s bio dad. They have such a special father daughter relationship. I’m just over Curtis’s hypocritical standards & Portia’s interference with Trina/Spencer.

I agree

Ohhhhhh yes! That’s a great story line! And I think Selena has a crush on Curtis.

Deb, I agree with you.

It will take forever to really find the truth. GH love to keep you hanging on.

Portia’s was married when she was sleeping with Curtis

Jimmy Brooks,
We know that. That’s why she didn’t know who her dad was.

Totally agree. Cant wait til Portia finds out Jordan just slept with brother. But she’s not gonna stop her from sniffing all around Curtis! And when Trina finds out everything Portia is doing to break her & Spencer up…it’s curtains for Portia. Can’t wait til she loses both Curtis & Trina. Can’t stand her!

I can’t stand her either

Amen! We’re with ya Taggart❤️

I think that Selina tamper with the DNA. I don’t think Curtis is Trina father.

I believe Selena Woo tampered with the DNA test. To have control over Curtis so he can do what she needs him to do in fear that harm could come to his daughter!

I agree

I think Curtis is no push over and is perfectly capable of taking care of Trina and I hope she is his daughter. Ms. Wu will never be able to handle Curtis.

Curtis is not Trina’s father. I bet Woo had something to do with that test.

Who you think k Brad learned his tampering from.

Kare n,
That little creep, never could stand him!

Supposedly Brad hadn’t even met Selina at the time he was up to his lab test tricks with Britch.

He was aware that the Wu’s were his biological family, but hadn’t actually met any of them at that point.

I think Ms Wu change the dna test for curtis I always thought taggert was her father am hoping by and by through this storyline that taggart her father that hard thing to go through.

I agree

I am hoping taggart is Trina’s real dad that Selina woo just manipulated the results

I want Curtis to be the father

I do believe that neither is her dad

That’s what I think

Wait till the big shocker comes out sonny is her father

LOL

Pussy Jones,
How funny! He didn’t even know her. Really a stupid idea, or just a joke I hope.

Nah, they aren’t going there, because Spencer is Sonny’s nephew. Also, Trina’s darker than any of her three parents as it is, so the odds of her having a white father are roughly equal to that of me opening a ski resort on Beelzebub Mountain tomorrow.

I cant stznd Curgis znd Portiz togdther remember Curtis was marrito Jordan they werrent divorced when he fooled around with Portia whdn Jordan was comatose in Rehab
Portia is the only Slut

Hope all goes in Taggart favor
Please hurry and get Nina out boy I love this soap been watching for about 25 years it gets better and better

Nina needs to be found out. Her and Sonny don’t even look right together!!

I think sonny and Carly belong together and Nina and her manipulation has to go

I second that opinion!

They sure don’t

Totally agree. Nina n Sonny very mismatched.

Don’t even get a Devil started….

That smirk on her face when TJ said that Ned’s amnesia might be permanent… she’s gone to full on irredeemable Shiloh/Whiny Heiny mode now.

No future except as a chew toy for my three headed dog, Cerberus!

Yes I really hope that Taggart is the biological father for Trina.

I love Real’s portrayal of Taggert. I think that he really IS Trina’s father and Ms Wu manipulated the results.

I wanted Tagger to be Trina father…I’m hoping that Selena did have the DNA changed…or even better yet, Posha changed the DNA…I can’t stand her!
Tagger was exceptional in the scene in the elevator!

That’s a good thought because Portia could have easy access in the hospital.

I hope he is the.dad

Taggertt is the the father. Just wait and see.

Taggertt is the father.point blank period!

I hope it was a mistake, and Trina is Taggert’s biological daughter.

I hope that it was a mistake or Selina Wu messed with the results. Taggert needs to be Trina’s biological daughter.

Who is this Ms WU chick?

Ms. Wu is a mafia leader, one of the 5 families
She has card game at Curtis club, in the back room.

I hope it will be found out that the test for Trina was tamper with. I want Targget to be Trina’s father. Can’t stand Curtis’s, too self righteous!

I believe that Taggert is really Trinas biological father. Selena Wu doctored the tests results to make Curtis the father. Why because she knew he got an offer from the WSB if it turned out that trina wasnt curtis daughter he would most likely take the wsb up on their offer and Curtis might close down his club and Selena Wu wouldnt be able to have access to curtis back room to conduct her gambling ring among other things with Wu you never know. Remember i said this.

I just want this story line ended but now am thinking the test was manipulated by the mob lady and so we will have months more of this story line with Taggert’s unraveling!

I hope Tagart is her real father

I hope it doesn’t take forever for the true to come out tag is the father so please don’t let this go on forever

Right! Just like the Nina/Sonny thing. It’s time she’s found out. Can’t stand her.

I hope it turns out that the results were tampered with and she has them done again and finds out it’s neither one of them but someone different altogether

Real kicker would be that Taggert had an affair with Jordan and turns out to actually be T.J.s real father, that would shock the hell out of people

Taggert needs to get Trina’ s DNA some how and his and keep quiet that he is doing it. Run it thru the PCPD lab. Doing it quietly. I feel Selina Wu altered the lab report between Curtis and Trina to hold it over Curtis’ head. So she can keep her back room Poker games going at the Savoy.

I really like Taggert and I hope that he gets a break….maybe a fresh start with Jordan! He will always be Trina’s dad …

I hope Taggart is not Trina’s father.

I want Taggard to be the father

Yes I hope tager is Trina father and wuwu mess with the test cause she want to have something over Curtis head Trina love tager I know it going to hurt Curtis

I hope the DNA was tampered with and he is her dad

I don’t know why but, when the other girl was playing Trina, I for some reason though she was Curtis’s daughter. Marcus is a good guy but,if Trina is Curtis’s daughter then it should be left at that. Trina said, Marcus as she knows and thought was going to be her Dad. There’s nothing wrong with Trina having two Dads. It’ll all work out.

Well the ancestry DNA test that Trina and Curtis’s aunt took did place them as close relatives. I feel for Taggert, and Jordan is the right person to share his grievances.

I would hate for Trina to also spiral out, especially since it seems that Portia would continue to be dishonest to get her own way. I believe that Trina should stay Taggert daughter but good old mamma dearest should evaporate completely. I love Spencer and Trina together as well as Jordan with Curtis but, he need a lesson in treating Jordan right. SO it’s cosmic justice if Jordan and Portia brother hook up for awhile before all her lies to keep Curtis catches up and ends his romance with Jordan as well.

They need to make it that Portia rigged the results to make it look like Curtis is Trina’s read dad, just so she can get back together with him. Figuring that Taggart would be able to handle it but he can’t. now that would be a great story, then taggert discovers the real truth and hell breaks out, Curtis leaves and Taggert leaves…..

So now it looks like Taggert could be the new police commissioner, now that Jordan’s getting kicked upstairs to be Laura’s deputy mayor.

While the gig might be good fit for him under normal circumstances, something tells me it’s not going to go well, if he takes on that kind of responsibility while in the middle of a personal meltdown.

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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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An emotional York told GMA, “I believe they found a match, perfect match, which will make me cry.  So we’re going to start our testing and do all that kind of stuff coming up here in about a week, and then I believe the transplant will happen, fingers crossed, in November.”

Through his association with the Be The Match organization, York located the now potential donor to help in his fight against myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders. “

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York went on to explain the difficulties he faced in trying to find a match: “Many of my family members were tested and most of them were 6 out of 12; apparently there’s markers that have to be reached. So they were on standby.”

When asked just what the GH fan favorite would want to say if given the opportunity to speak to the donor that appears to be a match, in tears, John expressed: “Thank you for saving my life. For letting me spend more time with my wife and my daughter and my son-in-law and my grandchildren and seeing this beautiful blue sky.”

John has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years and until recently had kept his battle with these two blood cancers private, but came forward to clarify why he is taking time away from GH, and how he is been trying to find a life-saving donor match.

Watch York’s segment from GMA below.

Now, share your thoughts and well-wishes as John awaits the test results from his potential donor, to hopefully undergo this life-saving transplant in November via the comment section.

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How will she do it? Now comes word from Soap Opera Digest that Brook Lynn will once again go back into the music business when Blaze hires her to be her manager.  This will bring actress and singer, Jacqueline Grace Lopez back to General Hospital to reprise her role as Blaze.

The last time viewers saw Blaze was back on the April 17th episode of GH, when Blaze surprised Chase (Josh Swickard) by turning up to speak on his behalf in front of the PCPD review committee.  Throughout her initial run as the character, Blaze was tormented by that creep of a manager, Linc.  She also became good friends with Chase when they sang together on multiple occasions, and revealed her real name was actually, Allison.

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This will mark Lopez’s third time on GH, the first in a brief role as a babysitter in 2015/2016, her last run as Blaze, and now her return.

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Just how long Jacqueline’s stay on GH will be this time remains to be seen, but the show is looking at exploring more about the character of Blaze.

Looking forward to having Jacqueline back on the canvas and on your screens as Blaze? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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