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    GL's Michelle Ray Smith Expecting

    Friday, February 15 2008

    Michelle Ray Smith (CBS)
    Guiding Light's Michelle Ray Smith has publicly announced that she is pregnant. The actress recently made the announcement with her boyfriend Michael Laydon. The child is expected on July the 21st, around the same time that her contract with the show is due to be renegotiated.

    Smith joined the cast of Guiding Light as Ava Peralta in 2005. Ava arrived on the scene running from her troubled life in the world outside Springfield. She soon found herself virtually adopted by the Cooper clan and became smitten with "Coop" Cooper. Their rocky romance was complicated by the advances of her boss, Alan-Michael Spaulding, among other things. Since coming to town, she has also, through an act of serendipity, discovered that her former arch-nemesis Olivia Spenser is her mother. Although Olivia once tried to have her bumped off, they've managed to put the past behind them and she's becoming something of a chip off the old block, proving that she can be as ambitious and mercenary as her mother.

    Before joining the cast, Smith had a respectable career as a model, appearing in the Victoria's Secret catalog among other places. She's also been successful as a model in commercials, appearing in ads for Noxzema, Oil of Olay, Dannon and Dentyne Ice. She is currently one of the featured models for Garnier Nutrisse. In addition to that, she also keeps herself busy doing charity work, particularly for the Humane Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. sends our congratulations out to Michelle and Michael and wish them both all the best!

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    Posted by itsme at Friday, February 15 2008 03:24 PM

    Congratulations Michelle!! She will make a beautiful mother for sure!

    Posted by SndrElkins at Sunday, February 17 2008 03:12 PM

    Congratulations Michelle,you will be a great mother.

    Posted by sassymom75 at Sunday, February 24 2008 06:09 AM

    Congratulations Michelle, it is such a wonderful journey, you learn to love like you never thought possible.

    Posted by Nicksgrl45 at Tuesday, February 26 2008 04:09 AM

    That is great news are they going to write it in the show to give Jeffery & Oliva a grandbaby. Best wishes to the happy couple

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