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Vinessa Antoine Recalls Her Time as the OG Jordan Ashford of General Hospital

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When General Hospital’s Jordan Ashford first came to Port Charles in 2014, she was played by popular actress, Vinessa Antoine.

Antoine played the former police commissioner and DEA agent four four years, before exiting the show when she landed the lead role on CBC’s new dramatic series, Diggstown.  It was there that Vinessa became the first black Canadian woman to be the lead of a Canadian TV drama series.

As the story goes, believing she would be able to take a break from the show to film her other series, GH made the decision to recast the part of Jordan with Briana Nicole Henry.

Vinessa talked to TV Watercooler back in 2020 on her GH departure: “I thought that I would get to stay. It was quite a shocker for me. I never planned to leave the show. I was hoping to get to do what the other actors get to do…go on a little sabbatical. I knew that we were only going to be gone for the summer, so I thought maybe my character could go away on an undercover mission or fall into a coma. But they had other plans, which was out of my control.”

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Now in 2023, Antoine took a walk down GH memory lane via her Instagram account, where she shared some photos from her time on the show.

Accompanying the pics in the post, Vinessa said: “Some memory photos came up from my ABC soap days at General Hospital. Original Jordan Ashford. Feels like a lifetime ago now but what an amazing workout space for the brain of an actor. A great experience to sharpen your tools in the craft. It’s like going to the gym. Mad respect to everybody still in the soap game.
Grateful for all of the moments and for the GH fans along the way.  You guys remember when Jordan was actually undercover DEA? That’s the Jordan I liked playing.Anyway, just sharing some pics for the lifelong GH fans who remember #ogjordanashford”

Since Diggstown ended its run, Antoine has also been seen on The Resident, Interrogation, So Help Me Todd and more.

Did you like the OG version of Jordan, who was undercover DEA? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Diggstown only did 6 episodes a year, so it’s ridiculous to think she couldn’t have done both. Granted, the COVID epidemic would have made things more difficult, trying to work both in Canada & the US (this is why Julian Jerome was killed off, because he wanted to live in Canada – a country with an actual healthcare system – during the pandemic)

But this wasn’t the case when Diggstown started, so at the very least she could have started out doing both shows… then maybe dealt with the border crossing difficulties when that became an issue.

Of course now Diggstown is over, as is the “emergency” designation of COVID. So this may be wishful thinking on a Devil’s part, but I’d really like to see the original Jordan return.

Hey Satan

Canada’s is a good place to be ! Here in Manitoba…it’s pretty sweet with cold hard winters… what is it like there when hell freezes over?

Hell hasn’t frozen over yet. But I have some sweaters on hand, just in case I need them… for example, if a certain orange mortal with 70 + indictments against him (with more to follow) is actually convicted and sentenced to prison… well, there’s going to be a fully functional ski resort on Beelzebub Mountain when that happens, but I’ll be happy to wear the itchy old wool sweater that day!

That will be a heavenly day indeed!

I would like to see her return as well

I really would love to see her return. The new one just don’t get it.

I totally agree..I think the current Jordan lacks any kind of depth or acting abilities..Shes just a one dimensional character..Loved VA and her chemistry with Anna as she worked under cover for her..Love to see her come back !

Me to.

Wish she would come back,this jordan isn’t as good,she is to fake.

But she was so good comforting Taggert. She can act! She might just be too subtle and understated for some folks who like actors who mug it up.

That is not the reason Julian was killed off. He had no plans to move back to Canada then; he hasn’t even moved there now. William DeVry was completely blindsided by the decision to kill Julian off.

It would be interesting to William DeVry return as a new character as well

I couldn’t agree with u more

I hope GH does what it always does… bring her back as a new character.

Bring her back, the new Jordan is easily the worst actor on the show. Antonine and Henry were both great in the role.

% agree..She lacks any kind of emotion or depth..She’s a one dimensional character who has no acting abilities..Love to see her go and take Curtis with her..Hes become such a hypocrite!

Really? I love the current actress playing Jordan. She’s understated but that’s in keeping with the stoicism required of a police commissioner. I also think she’s a goddess.

I agree and she has grown in the roll especially with her little romance. But, I agree about dropping Curtis, he’s a one tone actor!

I agree Harry. Your “goddess” is a model. Have you seen her IG account? She has some great pics from her photo shoots. As for her acting, I thought she was awful when she first came to the show; very stilted (like what’s-his-face was who played Nathan). And personally I liked Briana who she replaced, so it was difficult for me to accept Tanisha Harper. But then I saw her improve and now I really like her; she made the character her own. She’s a much more sophisticated Jordan in her look and demeanor, than Vinessa or Briana. The others came across grittier. She looks like she’s on her way to a shoot after she leaves a shooting. (see what I did there? lol.) She brings a different vibe which I’ve become used to and like.

I did like Vinessa, too. I was familiar with her from a Canadian show she was in that I loved, “Being Erica.” So it was interesting and surprising for me when she came to GH.

I seriously want her back on GH. She is Jordan.

Me to. Shes the best .

Yes I agree! I miss her!
She played that role!

Vinessa is Jordan! She won awards every year she was on the show. Its watch the recast a try to play the part
The execs made a horrific mistake by not allowing her the small amount of extra time she.needed to do Diggsville. Correct the miistake

I liked her with Shawn Butler, T,J’s dad and also her close relationship with Anna. Hasn’t been the same with the other Jordans.

I agree !!

Got that right! GH needs to bring her back

Bring her back!! Pleeeeeaase!

LOVE LOVE LOVE The Current Actress playing Jordan! Wonderful actress and very beautiful! I am so excited about her upcoming storyline with Zeke. Hope she is around for a long time!

Nice to see a positive comment about the current actress. Tanisha Harper’s Jordan is strong, courageous, dignified and drop dead gorgeous. She contrasts sharply with Portia, who acts like a silly, giggling sixth grade girl.

She need to come back as Jordan on GH. Don’t t like the this one or all the replacement . They should of let her come back.

Need to let her come back to General Hospital as Jordan. Don’t like those replacement. She’s did a great job as Jordan.

She was a great Jordan! I wish she could come back to the show.

Agree completely. She was great in the role of GHs Jordan. Such stage presence!
Wouldn’t she make a great Michele Obama?

Vinessa was easily the best actress to play Jordan. Brianna Henry was alright, but this new Jordan is awful. She looks far too young to play the role, and is extremely wooden. She and TJ look much more like brother & sister than mother & son. I was hoping to see Mishael Morgan step into the role after she wrapped on Y&R, but sadly that didn’t happen.

The current Jordan is soon to be 38; Briana before her is only 30 and Vinessa is basically 40. If anyone looks really young it’s Portia, even though the actress is soon to be 50.

How do we as viewers get this point across to the producers at GH. Almost every comment is the same – bring Vinessa back!

She was the best Jordan. The new lady just doesn’t have the charisma that is needed. GH, please bring her back!!!!

Wish she was back on GH. The new Jordan is robotic and nothing like a Police Commissioner should act.
The new one won’t move fast like she thinks her eye makeup will fall off

Loved her on that role…dumb to let her go . The new woman is great but she was out standing

I started watching GH in 2014. Vinessa was Jordan and I really loved her. It’s a shame she was treated this when her other costars were given the time to do other projects while also doing GH. It took me some time to get use to Briana Nicole Henry, but eventually did and then poof, she was gone. I LOVE ❤️❤️Tanisha Harper, she’s killing it. I would love to see Vinessa return to GH as maybe a former/current coworker, DEA or law enforcement agent, of Marcus Taggert. Taggert could use the support right now. She could help heal his broken heart .
She could also be a relative of Stella Henry who comes to visit her for the holidays. Or a long lost daughter of Hat Daddy Marshall Ashford. We don’t really know much about his time spent away from his family. Maybe he was a rollingstone, he is a musician after all. So, she comes into town hell bent on getting revenge on the father who abandoned her and her mother while she was pregnant, but then finds out eventually he had no idea she excited. So many exciting ways she could be written in and expand on the #BlackHospital stories.

Loved her and miss her as Jordan! So talented and beautiful. Absolutely loved the character with her in the role, been boring since she left.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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OLTL and GH Alum Kristen Alderson Reveals Pregnancy

Big baby news! Former One Life to Live and General Hospital star, Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr, ex-Kiki),has announced that she and her fiancé, Taylor Crousore, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl, due in January.

On her Instagram account, Kristen shared pics of her sonogram accompanied by Crousore, which said: “Words can’t describe the happiness😭🙌💖
BABY GIRL CROUSORE! ✨Due January 2024✨ Having a baby with my soulmate/best friend is the biggest blessing I could have ever been given✨💫”

The pic was followed by a video of many of Kristen’s family and friends guessing the gender of her little bundle of joy. Those appearing in the video included: Eddie Alderson (ex-Matthew, OLTL) and Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston, OLTL).

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Back in July of this year, Taylor proposed to Kristen and they became officially engaged. Taylor asked Kristen at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park in New York, almost exactly two years after the couple had their first date at the very same spot.

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Kristen appeared on One Life to Live from 1998-2012 and next appeared on General Hospital from 2012-2015.

Share your well-wishes and congrats to Kristen and Taylor and their baby girl on the way via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part One

Thursday’s episode of General Hospital kicked-off with Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer’s (Nicholas Chavez) adventures in New York City, where finally the fan favorite couple are getting some much needed, and waaaayyyyy overdue, alone time.

In story, Sprina arrive to their hotel room which has, thank God, one bed! Spencer heads out to get some theater tickets, leaving Trina enough time to video call her bff, Josslyn (Eden McCoy), and fill her in on how her first time alone with Spencer is going.

Trina, now in her nightgown, awaits Spencer’s return. When he does, Spencer tells Trina that everything is running on schedule. He won’t divulge what he has planned, but he has a surprise for her.  When Spencer asks what Trina wants to see on their trip, she lists all the museums she wants to go to.

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After a knock on the door, champagne arrive. Getting flirty and romantic with one another, Spencer calls for a toast to the woman he loves, and Trina toasts to the both of them together.

Spencer realizes he needs to take a quick shower and heads to the bathroom, so they won’t be late for their dinner.  Later, we see Spencer in his fine blue suit while Trina is a vision in her fuscia-colored dress.

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Overcome, Spencer tells Trina just how beautiful she is, and gifts her with a necklace so she remembers this weekend between them forever.  After they kiss again, it’s time for them to head out to dinner.  That’s the end of part one of Sprina’s trip to the Big Apple.

So, what did you think about the highly-anticipated Spencer and Trina scenes in New York City thus far? Were you all smiles? Are you looking forward to Friday, where many are hoping it’s the episode in which the lovebirds finally hit the sheets? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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