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Kelly Monaco on Steve Burton's Exit From GH: "They're Wrapping Up A Nine-Year Relationship!"

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Get ready JaSam fans!  General Hospital is prepping the exit storyline for Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and that means it could spell the end of the road for Jason and Sam, or does it?   General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) spoke to Access Hollywood.com about Burton’s impending exit, where Kelly admitted, “They’re wrapping up a nine-year relationship.”   Monaco also revealed she has an inkling of how Jason will exit Port Charles, and she said it’s likely to be “pretty dramatic.”

Kelly who is getting ready to hit the ballroom dance floor once again in the Dancing with the Stars All-Stars competition which begins a week from this coming Monday on ABC, says thinking about Burton’s last tape date is not easy! “Man, I haven’t even been able to cross that bridge yet. I don’t like goodbyes,” she said. “I’d like to think that he’s just gonna take a little vacation and come back. I know it might be wishful thinking.”

As Kelly begins to pull double-duty, (at a time where she originally thought her workload would be lessened at GH for DWTS prior to the news of Burton’s exit) she sat down with Access Hollywood for a video interview with her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.  Watch the video after the jump, and then let us know how you feel the writers should wrap up Sam and Jason’s story to facilitate Burton’s finale? And if you are Team Kelly all the way to win DWTS?

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Nikki
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Nikki

Awww Steve and Kelly have such a great friendship and working relationship. While I am not a JaSam fan, I am certinly going to miss their chemistry.

However, I am happy for Steve and the decision he mde for himself and his family and I am also exemely excited to see Kelly on DWTS once again! 🙂 I will endlessly voting for her.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I will vote for her too

margie
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margie

I love Steve Burton he was my Ma’s favorite. I hope hes going on extended vacation. So our Jason door will be open. Best of luck with those scenes, Kelly. Do your best but I’m Team Kelly!

kara anderson
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kara anderson

what about team jason as well

Jacey
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Jacey

I love Jason and Sam! I hope that they reunite and find their son. Steve and Kelly have an amazing and rare chemistry that just captivates you and pulls you in. Together they have created an epic soap couple and portrayed a memorable love story. I will miss seeing them onscreen together. I hope JaSam and their son will have time to bond as a family before Steve leaves. I wish the best of luck to Steve in his future endeavors and I am completely 100% Team Kelly for DWTS. I’m so excited to watch her compete again. Best of… Read more »

kara anderson
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kara anderson

that is so awsome

SZima
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SZima

I used to be a JaSam fan, but the longer they were together, the less I liked them. The final straw was when Jason couldn’t/wouldn’t accept Sam’s baby and basically asked her to abort. That was it…DONE.

Not going to miss Jason and I hope Sam moves on with John. He at least would respect and accept her.

Nikki
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Nikki

I could not agree with you more! Amen!

Remedy
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Remedy

Yes I agree! Wrap this Jason exit up fast! Its already gone stale!

Jan
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Jan

dont agree…but o well.

rhonda moore
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rhonda moore

Oh !! Rig*ht !!! Because he respected the supposed love of his life & the Mother of his baby so well!!!!!!! He is a male Ho!! I like his character, but let’s be honest he has not been loyal to any of the women he supposedly loved or was involved with.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

slit he loved his female girlfriends is liz and carly and sam

kara anderson
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kara anderson

you are so wrong about that John mcbain his name on the show is silas clay
no one respect steve burton like that he is my best friend

SZima
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SZima

I can’t believe you’re reading posts from a year ago!

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I will miss Steve Burton as Jason because he is a large part of GH. Although I wish him the best of luck with his future I will miss the character of Jason. Hope the door stays open for a return some day. His last day won’t be a happy one for me.

Avril
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Avril

I definitely agree Joan….watching Jason leave GH is gonna be hard for all us die hard GH fans….I wish Steve Burton the best of luck in everything he attempts & I hope they leave the door open for him to come back if things don’t work out for him down in Tennessee…GOD BLESS ya Steve & you will be missed….<3

kara anderson
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kara anderson

you are so right about that

janice
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janice

Steve B is at the heart of this show. It’s going to have an ’empty spot’ when he’s gone. At first, I was not a Jasam fan, but I am now. They are ‘real’….both Jason and Sam are guarded with their feelings and to see them together, the chemistry just works. It’s going to be a very sad day indeed. I prefer to go with what Kelly said and think that he’s just going to be on extended leave. I wish Kelly the very best on DWTS. She’s been my fave from all the seasons. I hope she wins again.… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

Dis agree he is not the heart of the show! Yor are insulting not only the rest of the cast but GH fans that have been with the show from the start! He might think he is but I don’t! The heart is the Hospital and the cast around it. IMO He along with the characters Sonny, and Carly took it away from the Hospital. Along with JFP and Guza. I remember when he was in that accident and he went from a Quatermaine to a Morgan and Luke introduced Sonny a saw a change in the soap that a… Read more »

jka
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jka

I have been watching General Hospital sensor 1960’s. I’m not insulting anyone not insulting anyone …he is an integral part of the. show . Jmo

BTripp
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BTripp

Val and Kelly are going to look so hot on the dance floor together! Team Kelly all the way this year on DWTS.
I have no clue how they are going to send Jason out but the fans deserve something great so I have high hopes.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s said that we’re losing “JaSam” after all of these years, but I cannot stand Jason as a stand-alone character. I’m kind of happy he’s departing the series. Now he needs to take Sonny with him.

Remedy
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Remedy

Sooo agree on this!! Carly too!

Jan
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Jan

not nice they make the show…geez

Remedy
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Remedy

No they almost tanked the show…..smh

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Jan: Go away. if you cannot handle opinions, go away.

Remedy: I love Carly, especially with Laura Wright in the role!

susan M.
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susan M.

Well Jason has Spinelli ck. the dna results …And will confirm that Sam’s baby isn’t dead….And in the process find out that he is the father not his crazy brother Franco…. Reveal all this too Sam & make her & him very happy….Then Jason has to come back to every so often to his son….And doesn’t blame Jason for the death of her son & couldn’t sign the divorce papers…..That’s why she ran over his apt. to tell him but saw Jason kissing Elizabeth ……I think everything will end on a happy note & it will be intense……………….I don’t know… Read more »

sandra
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sandra

Kelly and Steve’s chemistry works together so well in portraying JaSam in love or in angst. I’m going with Kelly’s way of coping which is hoping that Steve is just going on an extended vacation and that he will be back one day to spread some Stelly Magic for the JaSam fans on
screen in the future.

Here’s hoping RC writes JaSam something befitting the love their portrayer’s have showcased in such an adorable way over the years as a parting gift to their fans.

Of course wishing Kelly the best for DWTS!

krktoday
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krktoday

I will miss Steve Burton. He has been a huge part of GH for so many year’s. I love Sam with John McBain . When those two look into each other’s eye’s up close I see a passion I never noticed with her and Jason. When Jason is gone I will miss his character but I will be able to carry on with Sam and John. Those two are red hot together. If Steve were to stay and continued on with Elizabeth he would of had a boring storyline. Miss goody two shoes is a bore. She never could accept… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Not sure Sam being with John ?????? The other day John looked at a picture of Natalie & Liam that he carry’s with him all the time…..If he is with Sam he can’t simply forget them….Natalie & Liam are alway’s in John’s mind….Are a big chunk of his life…

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

For sure! John had a 9-year relationship with Natalie, too! And it’s not over, he’s still in love with her! So Melissa Archer as Natalie has simply GOT to come to GH!

susan M.
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susan M.

John will be torn between Natalie & Sam……Plus he has a son now….Sticky situation……………

Jan
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Jan

You have better hopes then I, I just dont see anything that shes coming.
I think its perfect storyline but still many like myself well, I dont like Sam without Jason although they were dry as a couple.

Linda
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Linda

I wish Steve all the best and will miss his “relationship” with Kelly. It would be good to recast Jason because GH has lost so many Quartermaines. With regards to Kelly on DWTS I won’t be watching because I’m boycotting ABC except for GH. Won’t vote online either because votes are counted as viewers.

David
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David

The chemistry is between Mcbain and Sam!

susan M.
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susan M.

I wonder if it will last…………………….

Leanne
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Leanne

I will miss SB. And I will not enjoy John and Sam at all. Especially since John has destroyed his own family for no reason.

susan M.
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susan M.

They could alway’s kiss & make-up…..That’s Natalie & John….Work threw their problems like they alway’s have…………John helps Sam because when she is a damsel in distress…..Rememeber what Natalie did about the baby thing !!! She lied to John..They alway’s found their way back together..

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I will miss Steve Burton. I have liked his ‘pairing’ with just about everyone he comes into contact with – including the bromances!

I am Team Kelly all the way!

susan M.
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susan M.

I alway’s liked John w/natalie …… They were really very passionate on OLTL………

Jan
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Jan

After nine years and its over, dont see she’ll have much of anything with John in my strong opinion. I also think fans arent going for it so they’re gone.
General Hospital needed Sonny & Jason as a team, dont see much of future without it.

louise
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louise

Wishing SB the very best with his family. I will miss the chemistry between him and and Sam and no one could talk to him like Molly. I just hope they RC let him leave on a happy note, and noway will I look a Sam and McPain pairing can’t stomach it.

Holly Ramey
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Holly Ramey

I agree Jason & Sam deserve to be a family with their son before Steve Burton leaves.
Wouldn’t be able to stomach Sam & McBain together.
Hope Steve Burton isn’t gone for long don’t want Jason Morgan to miss to much of his son’s life like he did with his late son Jake.

CHRIS
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CHRIS

Ummm gotta say for some of the suppose great John and how he is with Sam fans. As a MASSIVE fan of Kelly/Sam how the hell can anybody want her with his lame ass. If you watched OLTL he aint neva do ish for his girlfriend ever. WAIT HE CHEATED ON THEM. Thats what John does to his girlfriends. And this dude tossed away his family cause they weren’t around. So now we r suppose to want Sam stuck in that. REALY So you want her in some dumb ass fight over John instead of living a life free of… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t think John is ugly…..Sam & Jason might have their happy ending.. Spinelli investagation about Sam’s baby which Jason told him to find out about..The blood test doesn’t match HMMMMMMMM….The truth will come out & maybe Jason & Sam will ride out in the sunset together..Or not ……Or just Jason and it will end on a happy note…I didn’t read were Natalie is coming to GH?????? Where did you read this??? I alway’s liked John with Natalie & never considered anyone else…

Rebe
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Rebe

I will truly miss Steve playing our beloved Jason Morgan. He has really carried the show in a big way all these years. I’ve enjoyed watching him all of his 21 years on GH. But my all time favorite story lines have been these past 9 years when the heart throb Jason Morgan met and fell deeply in love with the beautiful Sam Mc Call!! What a hot and magnetizing couple they have been. I’ve watched GH for many many years, and the JASAM COUPLE have had the most funny, adventurest, exciting, and HOTTEST story lines on the show, until… Read more »

Rebe
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Rebe

I’m hoping that the writers will please write a very beautiful love story, reuniting Sam and Jason with their baby son for a special ending to the JASAM LOVE STORY IT’S BEEN FOR 9 YEARS! Please do this for all the Jasm fans that have so patiently waited for this great couple to marry and have their own child. No matter what, I’m sure sooooooooo many tears will be shed saying goodbye to our beloved Jason Morgan, and our beautiful JASAM COUPLE. Get this family together with so much love and happiness before Steve leaves the show! What a sad… Read more »

beejay
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beejay

wish steve all the best have loved him all these years but best with same!! writers do right by them give us one jasam episode PLEASE!!kelly is awesome voting for you girl! 30 yrs l’ve watched since new writers watching the show slip away hoping jasam moment so i’ll stay and always love the action scorpios, luke laura,brenda sonny, now show is slowing getting away from good characters carlie come back to action gh and super cassidine story lines good historly use it. WILL MISS YOU STEVE!!! PLEASE BE A LONG VACATION

FANFORME15
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FANFORME15

Definately Team Kelly! I have been a Jasam fan right from the beginnig. They have been the best couple on any soap for a very long time. Wishing Steven luck, but I will miss him on GH. May the door always be open for his return.

Lisa
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Lisa

steve you are the best person on this show and you are breaking kellys heart apparently you dont realize that…. I am honestly happy for you but do you know how many times I have cried to certain parts like the two times sam lost her baby and how much shit you and kelly have been through on the show…. you and sonny maurice are the two main characters in this show and without you its gonna suck because maurice isnt good without you….anyways good luck with your future I just hope you come back for jasams future…. love ya… Read more »

marnie
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marnie

i just hope they don`t kill jason off,he is such a wonderful actor.the show will never be the same.he is such a sweet natured person who truly loves his family , definitely a good man.hope you the best in your future endeavors.one of your biggest fans, marnie from indep, mo. GOOD LUCK!

Sharon W.
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Sharon W.

If Jason is killed off and not going to be replaced, I’m not watching General Hospital anymore and I have watched for many, many years.
Seems everybody who leaves, for whatever reason, has to be killed. There’s got to be something better for people who exit General Hospital.

Pat McClintock
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Pat McClintock

P xxx at I miss
Kelly Monica. She is t he only one who can play Sam on GH

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