ABC’s General Hospital is the longest-running series produced in Hollywood. The soap opera premiered way back in 1963. It digs the lives of residents of a fictional city named Port Charles.
Of its current cast members is actress Kirsten Storms. She debuted on the show on May 23, 2005, as Maxie Jones. A character that had long been played by Robyn Richards.
Since her debut, Storms has taken a few leaves. For instance, she took a medical leave to battle endometriosis in 2011. And last year, she took another due to severe depression. Then recently rumors rose she is leaving GH for good. Is it true? Let’s find out.
Is Kirsten Storms leaving General Hospital?
Before her leave last year, Storms had taken a temporary leave in 2016. In that time her role was recast and portrayed by actress Molly Burnett. And last month it was announced Burnett would once again be playing Maxie Jones.
As a result, fans came to the conclusion Storms was leaving GH. However, she put an end to these rumors on May 18 when she tweeted,
“To address the internet rumors, no I’m not leaving GH. I had to take 2 sick days due to the flu and that is all…”
Moreover, she also made it known that she had renewed her contract with General Hospital. And that she was,
“…very happy to be continuing with Maxie’s journey…”
Kirsten Storms relationship with Brandon Barash.
Storms and her former GH co-star Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) were confirmed to be dating early 2013. And in August of that year, Barash told People magazine the two had secretly wed in June. On January 7, 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, Harper Rose Barash.
Two years later they revealed to Soap Opera Digest that they had filed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. But they maintained the separation was amicable. Storms is now dating someone she previously dated. A musician/singer/songwriter by the name Elias Paul Reidy.
Reidy was the lead guitar for The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus from 2005 to 2008. He also played the guitar and did vocals for another rock and roll band called Hellings. Going by the photos they share on Instagram, the lovebirds are inseparable. In fact, some rumors claimed they were expectant. Are they?
Kirsten Storms pregnant and weight.
As mentioned earlier, Storms plays Maxie Jones on GH. And until recently, Maxie was pregnant with Nathan West’s baby whom she named James. Now there were rumors that she was also pregnant off-set. But she denied the rumors on Instagram saying,
“This is the only time I will address this on social media. 1. No – I’m not pregnant in real life. Just in GH life… 2. I like to wear loose clothes because THEY ARE COMFY…”
And to fans that commented on her supposed weight gain, she had this to say,
“If you wouldn’t say something to a person on the street, don’t say it to someone online. It’s still rude…”
Kirsten Storms net worth, age, height.
Kirsten Renee Storms (born on April 8, 1984) in Orlando, Florida to Mike and Karen Storms. She is therefore 34 years old. She has two siblings, Gretchen and Austin and a step-brother named Chris.
She began acting career at the age of 5 which led to her discovery by a talent scout. Her first role was for a Galoob Baby Doll commercial and after which she featured in several others. In 1996 she got a role on the TV show Second Noah.
Since then she has appeared in notable TV shows including 7th Heaven (1998), Days of Our Lives (1999-2004), Clubhouse (2004-2005) among others. She also voiced Bonnie Rockwaller in Kim Possible, both the show and films.
Her performances have earned her a few awards and several nominations. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, Storms has a net worth of $3 million. And in case you’re wondering, she’s 5’2′ (157 cm).