The actor and Sheree first met on the set of General Hospital, after which they got married in 1999.
Steve Burton is separating from his pregnant wife Sheree Burton, after 23 years of marriage. The former General Hospital star, 51, took to Instagram to reveal that he and the fitness pro, 47, are no longer together, according to PEOPLE.
"I wanted to clear something up," he wrote, before mentioning that, "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. We would appreciate privacy at this time. Much luv, Steve," the actor continued.
The actor and Sheree first met on the set of General Hospital, after which they got married in 1999. Steve—who shares daughters Makena, 18, and Brooklyn, 7, as well as son Jack, 16, with Sheree—did not mention how long they have been separated.
Sheree, meanwhile, has not publicly spoken out about their separation. However, she recently announced her pregnancy on her social media by posting a photo of her side profile cradling her baby bump. The news was first shared by a General Hospital blog. "Life sure is full of surprises!" she captioned the reveal.
It is to be noted that Burton's announcement comes nearly six months after he was let go from General Hospital for not conceding to the show's mandate for the coronavirus vaccine. Burton put rumors of his exit from the show by sharing the news in a video on his Instagram page.
"I know there's been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital. I wanted you to hear it from me personally," he said in the clip. "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."
He continued, "But this is also about personal freedom to me. I don't think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me, I'll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital, I love it there."
"Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor," he concluded, referencing the character he has played off and on since 1991.
Burton filmed his final episode of the show in October. Since his exit, Burton is set to return to his Days of Our Lives role of Harris Michaels, which he first began portraying in 1988. The actor will also appear in the second season of Peacock's spinoff Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, which premieres on July 11, per Soap Central.
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