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General Hospital Spoilers: Kelly Thiebaud Explains She Had To Leave Soaps For Personal Reasons

General Hospital star Kelly Thiebaud says that while the daytime television world will always be in her heart, she had personal reasons as to why she left Port Charles. The actress recently opened up about her decision in a new interview with Soap Opera Digest. Here’s what you need to know.

General Hospital Spoilers: Kelly Thiebaud Explains She Had To Leave Soaps For Personal Reasons

Speaking to the publication in a new interview, Kelly opened up about her decision to leave General Hospital. She says that it definitely wasn’t an easy one to make. She put it this way, “There are so many different aspects of it, honestly. One is that I’m in love and have been doing long-distance for almost a year now and my partner cannot move to the States at the moment. But also, as a lot of people who have followed me on the show know, I am very interested in doing other things with my career. As much as I love Britt and I love the fans and I love working on GENERAL HOSPITAL, I just felt like I had to leave and go and pursue those other dreams and goals of mine, because being [on GH full time] doesn’t really allow the flexibility to do other projects. So those were the two biggest factors in my decision.”

When asked when she made the decision, Kelly said, “This has been something I knew [was inevitable]. My return to the show [in 2020] was only supposed to be temporary and to be quite frank, it was only because of my relationship with Steve [Burton, ex-Jason] and our characters falling in love with each other and having something really magical happen between us that made me want to stay, so I agreed to stay longer. I was very clear with the writers and Frank [Valentini, executive producer] about that. We were all really excited to go on this journey, and then the whole bomb dropped [with Burton departing the show in 2021] and I was really disappointed about that. It was like, “What just happened? I stayed on the show for this storyline!” 

General Hospital Spoilers: What’s Next For Kelly?

She continued, “But it was always going to be a temporary thing for me because I really want to do films and theater and all sorts of other things. It was always something that I knew would happen, I just didn’t know quite how it would happen until this beautiful soul came into my life and it kind of made the decision for me, in a way.”

Needless to say, General Hospital fans will have to tune in each and every day to find out what will happen next. Let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. General Hospital airs weekdays on the ABC network. Check your local listings for times.

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