Talk of Claudette Beaulieu on GENERAL HOSPITAL might have some fans trying to remember who she is or even what happened to her. But we’ve got your back. The character debuted in July of 2016 and was played by Bree Williamson, best known for her run on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Jessica Buchanan. The character was written out in October of 2016 but has been mentioned since and her fate remains a bit of a mystery. Let us try to clear things up!
Claudette was first mentioned when Nathan West admitted to Maxie Jones that she was his ex-wife. They had gotten married so the French-Canadian could stay in New York, but she cheated on him the whole time and they annulled the marriage. So when Claudette showed up in Port Charles for an interview with Maxie about a job at Crimson, Nathan tried to get her to leave town immediately. But she stuck around and Maxie persuaded Nina Reeves to keep her on at Crimson so they could keep an eye on the schemer.
Claudette revealed that she had given birth to a daughter, Charlotte, but Nathan wasn’t sure if he was the father, or if it was Griffin Munro, the man with whom she had been cheating on the cop. After a paternity test confirmed Nathan as the babydaddy, he wanted to see his child but Claudette insisted she stay hidden to protect her from Valentin Cassadine.
When Claudette tried to leave Port Charles, Valentin sat down next to her on the plane, and it was implied that he had done something terrible to her. Later it was revealed that Valentin is actually Charlotte’s father, and Lulu Spencer provided the egg; Claudette was only the surrogate. In January of 2017, Maxie and Nathan were informed by the Canadian authorities that Claudette had committed suicide, but in October, Cassandra Pierce blackmailed Valentin with a photo of Claudette holding a newspaper with the current date. After Nina unintentionally overdosed Cassandra, temporarily putting her in a coma, Valentin got hold of the photo and deleted the evidence. In September of 2019, Cassandra revealed to Valentin that she had Claudette captive and claimed she was in a coma.
If Claudette is still out there somewhere, it’s entirely possible she could still factor in to future storylines, especially where Valentin is concerned. Stay tuned to see how things develop and for more GH features, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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