"General Hospital" star Steve Burton separated from his wife of 23 years as she announced the pregnancy with her fourth child. Here's what the actor revealed on his social media.
Hearing about divorce in Hollywood has become common in the past years, so it comes as no surprise when such news comes to light.
Recently, Steve Burton announced his separation from his wife of 23 years, Sheree Gustin, on social media, which left fans saddened by the revelation.
Steve Burton during the Disney ABC Television Group's TCA Winter Press Tour 2018 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 8, 2018, in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images
Still, he ensured his followers that their children remained a top priority and that they would continue to co-parent them.
STEVE BURTON'S WIFE – SHEREE GUSTIN
The "General Hospital" star married Gustin on January 16, 1999, but it wasn't until 2003 that they had their first child, Makena Grace, on September 5. Three years later, they had their first son, Jack Marshall, followed by Brooklyn Faith in 2014.
Over the years, Burton would share his beautiful relationship with his "amazing wife," even claiming that they treated every day like Valentine's Day. He said:
“I have the greatest wife in the world. She's just an incredible mom and partner. I couldn't do any of the stuff I do without her. It's the cliche of, 'Behind every man is a great woman.' She's everything.”
In 2021, the couple celebrated their 22nd anniversary and even brought to social media their unconditional love for each other. In his post, "The Young & Restless" star claimed that the past years had been nothing short of wonderful; little did he know it would be their last.
The following year, Burton announced their separation on Instagram. He also revealed that Gustin was pregnant with her fourth child, but he was not the father. He wrote in an Instagram story:
“Sheree and I are separated. She recently announced that she's expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine. We are still co-parenting our three beautiful kids.”
Months before the announcement, Gustin reflected on her mistakes on social media in several posts but never detailed what she had done wrong. It wasn't until their separation that fans pieced together the puzzle.
WHY IS STEVE BURTON LEAVING "GENERAL HOSPITAL?"
Months before, news about Steve Burton leaving "General Hospital" surfaced with fans wondering why. He later clarified the situation and confirmed that the show let him go as he refused to comply with vaccine mandates on set. He said in a post:
“Unfortunately, 'General Hospital' has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts.”
Steve Burton during the CBS Daytime Emmy after party at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images
Burton was not the only one dismissed from the show due to compliance with the vaccine mandate. Two weeks before his confirmation, his co-star, Rademacher, also left "General Hospital" for the same reason.
The long-running show has also bid farewell to one of its stars, Jay Pickett, who unexpectedly passed away at sixty years old. According to some reports, there's speculation that he died from a heart attack.