During all the behind the scenes drama being reported about GENERAL HOSPITAL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Michelle Stafford (Nina) was quiet, but there was a very good reason for that. Her father, Michael, was undergoing surgery. But the actress has finally reached out via social media to give an update and express her gratitude.
“I love all of you guys!” Stafford declared. “Truly… you are so lovely to me. Thank you for all of your kind words and love. I wanted to thank all of you who reached out to me and DM’d me in the last few days about my father’s heart surgery. You cannot know what that has meant to me. All is good. Thank you.”
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Happy 80th Dad!! And at the rate you’re going, here’s to 80 more! My dad is in great physical shape and still practices Law! He hikes 4 miles every morning and does intermittent fasting. His diet is free of crap. He is a great role model for aging well. He’s more healthy than some 30 and 40 year olds I know. So... again, here’s to another 80!! ❤️
Stafford has been at the center of many online reports that she is leaving GH to return to Y&R to play Phyllis again. Although at this time, neither show has confirmed any of the casting news, Y&R’s current Phyllis, Gina Tognoni, has already said her goodbye to the soap, and GH’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) said his own emotional goodbye to co-star Stafford.
Whatever Stafford’s future holds, we’re just glad to hear that her father’s surgery went well and he will still be a part of it! For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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