‘General Hospital’ Star Steve Burton Splits From Pregnant Wife: ‘The Child Is Not Mine’

Former General Hospital star Steve Burton is used to drama. For over three decades, the actor has dealt with onscreen turmoil. Now Burton’s personal life is playing out like a soap opera storyline.

'General Hospital' actor Steve Burton in a tuxedo and his wife Sheree Gustin in a black dress post together on the red carpet.
Sheree Gustin and Steve Burton I David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

‘General Hospital’ alum Steve Burton announces his separation from wife Sheree Gustin

While Burton’s General Hospital character Jason Morgan experienced ups and downs in his love life, it appeared to be the opposite for the actor. He and his wife, Sheree Gustin, married in January 1999 and had three children together. The couple split their time between Los Angeles, California, and Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Unlike her famous husband, Sheree stayed out of the spotlight but often accompanied Burton to red carpet appearances. Now Sheree is making headline news after Burton revealed details of their separation, which sounds like something out of a soap opera. 

On Wednesday, the actor posted an Instagram story detailing their split. 

“I wanted to clear something up. Sheree and I are separated. She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine.” 

The actor then revealed they’re still co-parenting their three kids and asked for privacy during this time.

Fan reaction to the couple’s shocking separation

No further details have been revealed about the couple’s split, including how long they were separated. So far, Gustin is remaining mum following her husband’s announcement. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from talking about it on social media. Burton fans shared their opinion on the matter via a Twitter thread.

“Wow, didn’t see that one coming,” wrote one user.

“So sorry to hear this news! Love you Steve. Wishing you and your family many Blessings!” another commenter wrote.

“I am so shocked. I wish him and the kids well. What a terrible situation to be in. God Bless! No matter how I feel about a character, they are real people with real lives,” another fan chimed in.

“Whatever the cause, it is always 2 sides in a relationship. Might be that one thing that’s the straw to break the camel’s back. Heal yourselves, love your kids enough to allow them love for both parents, and move n to find joy in the next phase of your lives,” another fan replied.

Steve Burton went through a lot of changes in recent months

Like on General Hospital, drama appears to be spilling into Burton’s real life. His separation from his wife, Sheree, isn’t the only change the actor’s undergone. In November 2021, he was fired from the ABC soap opera after nearly 30 years of playing Jason. Burton’s firing was because the actor refused to follow the show’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

On April 29, it was announced Burton would join the cast of Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem. Yet, news of his split has hampered the excitement over his new gig. While this is difficult for Burton and his family, fans are sending their love and support to the actor.

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