Daytime vet Tonja Walker is on cloud nine over her return to GENERAL HOSPITAL, but that’s not all Olivia’s portrayer is celebrating.
“My husband, [Edward Davidson], has pancreatic cancer, and he’s getting better,” she shares. “We got a diagnosis of 3-to-6 months to live three years ago, January. Now, he's in remission and we're hoping and praying it stays that way. My husband's a really good guy, so he's keeping very busy trying to help people access the kind of help he needed to beat cancer. In many ways, I had a lot of years with a lot of challenges. But this is just a wonderful time.”
The actress — who reveals how prayer played into her return to daytime in the current ABC issue of Soaps In Depth — had to leave Connecticut to shoot her big return. Though she misses her hubby greatly, there is an upside.
“It was wonderful this morning to hear how much he misses me,” she giggles. “He even misses my snoring! The longer I'm away, the more he misses me, so this could do great things for my marriage. I'm thankful and just feel so incredibly blessed, on so many levels.”