Ever since Maxie returned to General Hospital and learned she was pregnant, fans have been wondering all over the Internet if Kirsten Storms is pregnant in real life! Well, the actress took to Instagram to shut that particular rumor down and sahred a photo of herself with a decidedly flat tummy!
“This is the only time I will address this on social media,” Storms wrote. “1. No, I’m not pregnant in real life. Just in General Hospital life (where they pad me up to look preggo in maternity clothes. 2. I like to wear loose clothes because they are comfy. And 3. If you wouldn’t say something on the street, don’t say it to someone online. It’s still rude. And I don’t do rude. Just like I refuse to turn around and start judging your appearance by the photos you post. #keep it classy ladies.”
General Hospital fans began speculating that Storms might be pregnant in real life based on her appearance on the soap, and when Maxie's pregnancy was revealed, many assumed it was to cover the actress' real-life baby bump. And some even assumed the father was musician Elias Paul Reidy, the guy who had begun showing up with Storms in her recent Instagram photos.
Over the years, Storms has found herself the center of a lot of online rumors, especially surrounding the various breaks she's taken from General Hospital. Eventually, she opened up about her struggle with serious depression and hoped her story could help clear up all the internet speculation.
Storms has one beautiful daughter, Harper, with ex-husband Brandon Barash, and they have been doing a fantastic job of co-parenting the four-year-old even after their split.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, ABC Soaps In Depth.