As fans of Sonny Corinthos know, nothing is more important to the “coffee importer” than his family. Now, the General Hospital star has reason to feel this in an even greater way in real-life, too. Benard is over the moon that his daughter, Heather, has now made him a grandfather.
Congratulations, Maurice Benard
Benard tweeted a photo of Heather, her husband Phil, and their brand new bundle of joy, Eloise Andresen. “Miracles do happen. 💞 Congratulations Heather and Phil,” Benard tweeted.
Fans of the two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, now a granddad, posted congratulatory messages under his tweet. “Awww… What a beautiful baby girl,” posted Annie Foster aka @MauriceFF. “Congratulations to the entire Benard Family. I watched Heather grow up and now she’s a Mom. Maurice and Paula I know you will be amazing grandparents.”
“Congratulations to Paula, you, and all your family,” added Andrea Konyk aka @Rea_is_here. “Heather looked wonderful in your video. One lucky little girl to have all of you to love her.”
Prior to her giving birth, Benard invited Heather onto his YouTube show State of Mind to talk about what it was like for her growing up with a dad who battled mental illness. “My daughter, Heather, joins me this week,” Bernard wrote in the episode description. “We talk about what it was like growing up with a father who has mental illness. Being adopted she has a unique perspective on it. We also talk about what we’ve learned together.” Click here to watch the episode.
Viewers have seen what a doting grandfather Sonny can be having witnessed him interact with his grandson Wiley (Erik and Theo Olsen). And don’t cross the mobster, either! When Sonny learned that Brad (Parry Shen) had been dishonest and kept Wiley from his natural father, Michael (Chad Duell), for so long, he advised the lab tech to plead guilty to the charges against him.
Recently, Wiley was kidnapped by his mother Nelle (Chloe Lanier), who wanted to leave town with the tyke. Fortunately, Nelle was thwarted in her attempt to kidnap Sonny’s grandchild.
Soap Hub joins Benard’s fans in wishing Heather and Phil and their entire family all the best on their daughter, Eloise. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check local listings for air times.
Miracles do happen. 💞 Congratulations Heather and Phil.
For this week’s @mbstateofmind episode I’m joined by my daughter Heather.
— Maurice Benard (@MauriceBenard) October 4, 2020