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Who Is Esme’s Father on GH? — Avery Kristen Pohl Speaks Out!


From the moment that GENERAL HOSPITAL‘s Esme Prince arrived in Port Charles, Spencer’s girlfriend has been all kinds of shady. She set Ava’s car on fire, somehow had the late Kiki’s hospital ID badge, was oddly fascinated by psycho Ryan during her time interning at Spring Ridge, and, most recently, drugged Trina. Avery Kristen Pohl made her debut as the pampered orphan back in August 2021, and we still don’t know much about the character’s background — other than she was adopted and she doesn’t get along with her parents.

While there are endless questions that GH viewers have about Esme, the question that just about everyone wants to know is, who are Esme’s biological parents? Is the mother who gave birth to her someone that resides in Port Charles? Might she have gotten her manipulative streak from her bio dad? Pohl recently weighed in on the possibilities during an appearance on The Chat podcast. “That’s a tough question,” Pohl confessed when asked about Esme’s birth parents. “I think that our writers and directors have sort of hinted at who they want Esme’s parents to be.”

Fan theories about Esme’s biological parents include serial killer Ryan Chamberlain (of course!), mob princess Jennifer Smith, the late hitman Carlos Rivera, and even that she’s the second unknown daughter of Ava and Silas Clay, making her Kiki’s twin. “I don’t think her adoptive parents are anyone on the show,” added Pohl. “But I’m interested to see if Esme even knows who her biological mom is.”

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Does Esme’s interest in Ryan go past simply being curious about the serial killer?ABC

The young actress suspects that her alter ego knows exactly whose DNA she shares but is keeping her lips zipped tight. “I think Esme knows who her biological dad is,” Pohl teased, “but I don’t want to actually put any names out there in case I’m incorrect.”

When The Chat hosts directly asked Pohl if Esme was the daughter of Kevin or Ryan, the actress proved that while she may be new to daytime, she is an old pro when it comes to keeping upcoming storylines under wraps! “I won’t confirm or deny,” she coyly replied.

Hopefully, GH viewers find out who Esme’s birth parents are sooner rather than later! But until then, cast your vote in the poll below for which character you think Esme’s biological dad is!

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