Ever since Maxie and Nathan were married on GENERAL HOSPITAL, the popular supercouple has been on the back burner. Ryan Paevey (Nathan) has taken some time off to film a role in a movie, and now it has been revealed that Kirsten Storms (Maxie) is also leaving the soap for personal reasons.
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A rep for the soap confirmed to Soaps In Depth that Storms is taking some time off from GH, but her status with the show remains unchanged. So she will be back!
The details regarding Storms’ most leave of absence have not yet been confirmed. The actress has taken a few breaks from GH over the years. In 2011, she left because she was suffering from endometriosis, and the role was recast with Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). In 2014, she took a few months off to give birth to Harper, her daughter with ex-husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH). More recently, in May of 2016, Storms was temporarily replaced with Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie, DAYS) when she left to deal with some skin issues.
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At this time, there has been no indication that the soap will temporarily recast the role of Maxie again. We wish Storms all the best and join GH fans in awaiting her eventual return to Port Charles, because nobody can play the character quite like her!
While you wait for Storms’ return, take a look back at Maxie and Nathan’s most romantic moments in our special flashback gallery below!
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Nathan helps Maxie try on some sexy new shoes while he recovers in the hospital.