Fans of General Hospital's Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara) will be upset to hear that the real-life couple has decided to end their marriage after three years together.
In an official statement to Soap Opera Digest, Barash says they are splitting due to "the cliché irreconcilable differences,” but says they're splitting amicably -- with their two-year-old daughter, Harper, being their first priority.
“We have every intention of remaining a family through this and successfully co-parenting our kid and retaining a friendship in the efforts of raising her in a healthy environment,” the actor says, adding that they sought professional help to reconcile their differences but ultimately failed. “This was not a hasty decision; a lot of thought and therapy went into this... But we've decided that raising our daughter in two separate homes would be a healthier choice for all of us.”
The couple also moved to quiet any potential gossip about the reason for their split.
“There was nothing that went into this outside of what we’ve told you," Storms noted. "We’re doing what we feel is best for ourselves and Harper.”
For more on the couple's decision and what their split means for their family's future and the pair's GH Fantasy Weekend attendance, check out SOD's full story here.
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