Some fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL are still waiting for Hayden to return to Port Charles and reunite with her daughter, Violet, but they can take heart that the actresses Rebecca Budig and Jophielle Love are still very much in touch with each other! “Had a sweet little visitor today,” Budig declared on Instagram, sharing a cute photo of them together with little Love holding a pink guitar.
Naturally, the coronavirus pandemic has made these kinds of get-togethers a little more difficult to schedule. Back in May 2021, Budig and Love were delighted to hang out at the little girl’s seventh birthday party. “It had been way too long!” Love posted on her own Instagram of this newest reunion. “Always so fun to get together.”
It’s likely that Love used her little pink guitar to serenade her TV mom with another of her original improvised tunes as she did back in January 2020. And it also looks like if music doesn’t work out for the talented young performer, she could always pursue her interest in medicine! “I listened to her heart,” Love shared, “and it told me it had missed me too!”
Previously known for her roles as Michelle Bauer on GUIDING LIGHT and Greenlee Smythe on ALL MY CHILDREN, Budig joined the cast of GH back in March 2015 as Hayden Barnes. By May, the actress was off the show as her character was shot and put into a coma, but she was back again by August of that same year. After being written off the soap in September 2017, Budig returned again in July 2019, this time with Love alongside her as Hayden and Finn’s daughter, Violet. Although Love continues to appear to this day, Budig hasn’t been seen as Hayden since November 2019.
Viewers are still hoping that one day, Hayden will be reunited with her daughter (and wouldn’t Hayden be just the perfect spoiler for Finn’s new romance with Liz?), but until then, we’ll have to make do with these real-life reunions. “It had been way too long,” Love said of their recent get-together. Agreed Budig: “Yes, it had.”
Hopefully, it won’t be so long before the next one!