Congratulations to Jimmy Deshler (ex-Rafe, GENERAL HOSPITAL) on the birth of his first child! He and his girlfriend, Kianna Griffin, welcomed a beautiful baby girl and he shared a photo of her in the hospital on Instagram on April 14, though he sadly didn’t reveal his daughter’s name. “My dad gave me this when I was born,” he said of the stuffed toy placed gently next to the infant. “Never thought I’d be this happy to give it away. You’re absolutely amazing, my baby girl. I’ll never stop loving you.”
Deshler first revealed his impending fatherhood back in September 2019, when he posted Kianna’s sonogram and declared: “I can’t wait to meet you.” Then, in November, he revealed that they were expecting a girl when he expressed his thanks for the two ladies in his life while cradling his girlfriend’s baby bump.
GH fans will remember Deshler from the role of Rafe Kovich, Jr., who he played from January 2013, until August 2014. The son of PORT CHARLES characters Stephen Clay and Alison Barrington, Rafe came to Port Charles with his mother and immediately set about avenging his mother’s murder. The teen also fell for Molly and tried to steal her away from TJ, and got addicted to drugs. Tragically, Rafe died after a car crash, but his heart was donated to save the life of Quartermaine maid Alice.
Since leaving daytime, Deshler has continued to appear occasionally in TV series like THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, NICKY, RICKY, DICKY, & DAWN, and STRANGE ONES as well as films like Marriage of Lies and Hope Ranch.
The little angel is just beautiful, and we look forward to seeing more photos of her — and finding out her name — very soon! So check back for updates! And for more on your favorite GH stars — past and present — keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.