General Hospital star Steve Burton has finalized his divorce from estranged wife Sheree Gustin, over two years after they first announced their split. The former couple, who share three children together, have reached a settlement amid Sheree’s pregnancy with another man’s baby.
Years of Marriage Ends in Shocking Affair and Pregnancy Revelations
Steve and Sheree were together for over 16 years. They married in 1999 and have three children – Makena, 18, Jack, 16, and Brooklyn, 7. The family seemed picture perfect from the outside.
However, their marriage secretly unraveled after Sheree had an affair last year. She became pregnant with her new boyfriend’s baby a few months ago. The bombshell revelations stunned Steve and their inner circle.
A friend told Us Weekly: “Sheree told Steve that she was expecting her boyfriend’s baby before she announced it publicly. Steve was just as shocked as the rest of the world.”
The pregnancy news especially impacted their two teenage kids. The source added: “Jack and Makena are pissed. They’re embarrassed and they’re angry.”
Divorce Finalized Quietly as Sheree’s Due Date Approaches
According to court records, Steve and Sheree’s divorce was finalized on December 27 in Williamson County, Tennessee. The exes agreed to joint legal and physical custody of their three kids. No further details about spousal or child support have been made public.
The settlement comes about two months before Sheree’s scheduled due date in late February. She has continued to proudly post baby bump updates on social media amid the scrutiny.
Steve, meanwhile, has moved on with new girlfriend Jaimie Goodwin. They went Instagram official as a couple last month after being spotted together several times in Nashville.
|Steve Burton’s Relationship Timeline
|1999: Marries Sheree Gustin
|2022: Separates from Sheree after her affair
|Dec 2022: Finalizes divorce from Sheree
|Nov 2022: Goes public with girlfriend Jaimie
What’s Next: Co-Parenting Three Kids as Sheree Welcomes Baby #4
Steve and Sheree will need to peacefully co-parent their three children as she prepares to welcome a new baby with her boyfriend. Their divorce settlement should lay the groundwork to minimalize conflict regarding custody arrangements.
The former couple broke the news of their split in May 2021 when Steve announced on Instagram: “I wanted to clear something up. Sheree and I are separated. She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine.”
Sheree later explained why she stayed silent: “I did not make any comments about our separation before now because I wanted to try and protect my family — and our three kids — from being uprooted and turned upside down any more than they already have.”
The road ahead will undoubtedly still involve challenges blended with new beginnings. Hopefully Steve and Sheree’s divorce resolution provides their family stability to transition through this next chapter.
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