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Maurice Benard Welcomes His First Grandchild!


Please join us in congratulating GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny), who is now a grandfather! “Miracles do happen,” he shared on Instagram along with a clip from his most recent State of Mind video he taped with his daughter, Heather.

In the short clip, Benard introduced his daughter before pretending to act surprised that she’s pregnant. When she admitted she’s due Sept. 29, he suggested that she could have the baby right now on camera. “This thing could go viral!” he joked as he asks her if she can make her water break. She laughed as she pretends to try and admitted, “I don’t think so.”

“I’m gonna be a grandfather,” Benard said happily. “Which is amazing. I love babies. I love kids. I love animals. I love… you know, life.” He then ends the Instagram clip with a photo of Heather and her husband, Phil Andresen in the hospital with their new baby girl! “Incredibly happy to announce the birth of my granddaughter Eloise Andresen,” he wrote. “Born Oct. 2 at 4:20 p.m.”

Maurice Benard granddaughter

Congratulations to the entire happy family and we can’t wait to see more beautiful photos of Eloise as grandpa spoils her rotten!

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