Gloria Cerullo hasn’t been on GENERAL HOSPITAL in many years, so some fans might be curious about Lois’ mom. The character made sporadic appearances in the mid-90s on the soap, and was played by Ellen Travolta, who returned in November 2023 to reprise the role in time for the Quartermaine Thanksgiving celebration.
Gloria first came to Port Charles with her husband, Carmine Cerullo, to check on their daughter, Lois Cerullo. She was not thrilled to find Lois dating another musician, as Ned Quartermaine was also performing as Eddie Maine. So Ned made up a story about his family to charm Lois’ mom and win her over. Gloria and Lois sparred over the wedding plans including the dress and the venue (Gloria wanted a big family ceremony with a priest).
Months later, after not hearing anything from Lois, Gloria returned to check on her. Although upset that she’d given Ned another chance (after finding out he’d also been married to Katherine Bell at the same time!), when Lois’ ex-boyfriend, Danny, showed up to win her back, Gloria managed to get rid of the guy.
After Ned and Lois were remarried, Gloria learned she was going to become a grandmother. When Lois had cramps, Gloria rushed her daughter to the hospital, but it was only false labor and it wasn’t time to welcome Brook Lynn Quartermaine to the world quite yet.
In November 2023, Lois returned to Port Charles to check on Ned, who was suffering amnesia and calling himself Eddie Maine again. She invited Gloria to join the family for Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned to see what happens!
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