General Hospital is a popular soap opera that has been airing on ABC since 1963. The show features the lives and loves of the residents of Port Charles, a fictional city in upstate New York. One of the most intriguing and complex characters on the show is Nina Reeves, played by Cynthia Watros. Nina has had a tumultuous past, involving a coma, a miscarriage, a fake daughter, and a real daughter who died before she could meet her. But what many fans may not know is how Nina is related to Wiley, the adorable son of Michael Corinthos and Willow Tait. In this article, we will explore the surprising connection between Nina and Wiley, and how it affects their lives and relationships.
Nina’s Tragic Past
Nina Reeves first appeared on General Hospital in 2014, portrayed by The Young and the Restless vet Michelle Stafford. The role was taken over in 2019 by actress Cynthia Watros, who has brought her own spin to the notoriously troublesome character. Nina’s origin story was one of tragedy.
Two decades before Nina’s arrival in Port Charles, she had been married to doctor Silas Clay (Michael Easton) who was having an affair with Ava Jerome (Maura West), according to The List. Her mother, Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills), was desperate to get her daughter away from her philandering husband, especially after Nina discovered she was pregnant. Madeline gave her daughter an overdose of antidepressants hoping to induce a miscarriage, but instead put Nina in a coma that she wouldn’t wake up from for 20 years.
When Nina did eventually regain consciousness in 2014, she was devastated to learn she had lost her baby and that Silas now had an adult daughter with Ava. Her grief led her to do some particularly nefarious things, such as inducing Ava’s labor during her second pregnancy and kidnapping the baby. Eventually, Nina received psychological treatment and managed to create a respectable life for herself.
Nina’s Fake Daughter
Following Madeline’s death in 2018, Nina was shocked to discover that she had a daughter. She had given birth while in her coma and her mother had given the baby away. She became desperate to find the child that was taken away from her and her husband Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) was more than happy to help.
Valentin hired private investigator Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) to search for Nina’s daughter but he ultimately came up empty. Valentin then decided to pay a woman named Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattson) to pose as Nina’s daughter and falsified a maternity test to prove their relationship, according to Soap Dirt. His scheme succeeded and Nina gratefully accepted Valentin back and began bonding with Sasha.
After several months of living a lie, Sasha’s feelings of guilt only grew. Eventually, the secret came out when Lulu Falconeri (Emme Rylan) overheard Sasha discussing the lie and then revealed it to everyone at Nina and Valentin’s second wedding ceremony, per Soaps.com. Nina was furious with Valentin and Sasha for their betrayal and cut ties with both of them. In the few years since this transpired, the three have been able to reconcile and now remain on good terms.
Nina’s Real Daughter
Nina’s quest for her biological daughter did not end with Sasha’s exposure. She continued to look for clues and eventually found a necklace with a half-heart pendant that matched the one she had received from her mother. She learned that the other half belonged to Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), a notorious troublemaker who had been involved with Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell), Wiley’s father.
Nelle had given birth to Wiley after getting pregnant by Michael, but she had switched him with another baby who died shortly after birth. She then tried to pass off the dead baby as Michael’s son and claimed that Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) and Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) had adopted her son with another man. However, the truth came out when Nelle kidnapped Wiley and tried to flee the country with him. She was stopped by Michael and his family, who reclaimed their son and sent Nelle to prison.
Nina realized that Nelle was her daughter when she saw her wearing the necklace at a court hearing. She tried to reach out to Nelle and form a bond with her, but Nelle rejected her attempts and accused her of being part of Michael’s plot against her. Nelle then escaped from prison and went on the run, only to end up in a car crash that left her presumed dead.
Nina was heartbroken by the loss of her daughter, who she never got to know or love. She blamed Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright), Michael’s mother and Nelle’s nemesis, for driving Nelle to her death. She also decided to sue for visitation rights to see Wiley, who she considered her grandson and the only link to Nelle.
Nina’s Other Daughter
However, Nina’s story is not over yet. There is still one more twist that could change everything. It turns out that Nina actually gave birth to twins, and her other daughter is Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen), Wiley’s adoptive mother and Michael’s wife.
Willow was raised by a cult leader named Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), who claimed to be her father. She later learned that he was not her biological father and that her mother had died when she was a baby. She never knew her real parents or her twin sister.
Willow and Nina have crossed paths several times, but they have never gotten along. Nina has been hostile and rude to Willow, blaming her for being part of the cover-up of Wiley’s true identity. Willow has been protective and defensive of Wiley, fearing that Nina would try to take him away from her and Michael.
The truth about their relationship has not been revealed yet, but it is bound to come out sooner or later. How will Nina react when she finds out that Willow is her daughter? How will Willow cope with the shocking revelation? How will this affect their relationship with Wiley and Michael? And what will happen to Sasha, who has become a surrogate sister to Willow?
These are some of the questions that General Hospital fans are eager to find out. The show is known for its dramatic twists and turns, and this one is sure to be a game-changer. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting storyline!