There is nothing better than a soap opera plot twist that you didn’t see coming. But this time the plot twist isn’t brought to you by ABC’s General Hospital but courtesy of Kirsten Storms private life!
Storms is known to daytime audiences for portraying Belle Black on Days of our Lives and currently Maxie Jones on General Hospital. Storms took over as GH’s Maxie in 2005. She had a one year break from the role while Jen Lilley (now Theresa Donovan Days of our Lives) took over.
In a ripped from a soap opera script headline, news broke this week that Kirsten Storms was not only secretly married to her former GH co-star Brandon Barash (ex Johnny Zacchara), but that the couple are also expecting their first baby!
Had this pregnancy been written by soap opera writers it would likely be labeled a miracle pregnancy given that Storms took a hiatus from her role as Maxie Jones for almost 12 months (September 2011 – September 2012) while she underwent treatment for endometriosis.
Endometriosis can have negative consequences on a woman’s fertility which no doubt makes this baby news all the more special for 29 year old Storms and 33 year old, Zacchara.
Storms announcement comes at a time when her General Hospital character, Maxie Jones, is delivering her first child so it is unlikely that Storms pregnancy will be written into the shows storylines. Look for Maxie to be hidden behind large handbags, pot plants and shot only from the shoulders up!