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No, not in the Mafia way that so many characters on General Hospital are. Embattled heroine Elizabeth Webber has family ties that run deeper in Port Charles than even the waters surrounding Spoon Island. Let’s untangle them, shall we? (Cocktail not included. Sorry.)
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Nope, not for decades. But back in the day, when Richard Dean Anderson was playing Liz’s dad Jeff Webber and she was just a gleam in his eye — see it? — he went from one doomed marriage (to the future Monica Quartermaine) to another (to loco Heather Webber).
Not until 2022 would we be introduced to Elizabeth’s mom Carolyn, whom Jeff was said to have met and married in his years away from Port Charles. When the do-gooders took off to work overseas with Doctors Without Borders, Liz made tracks for Grandma’s.
Where TLC Meets OMG
Rebellious teen Liz was a handful and a half for grandmother Audrey Hardy. Making matters even more complicated was the fact that the hellion hadn’t taken up residence at Meemaw’s alone; offering stark contrast to troublemaking Liz was her polar opposite…
Not only was Liz’s sister Sarah sweet to her sour, but she became the object of the affections of both Liz’s crush, Lucky Spencer, and his half brother, Nikolas Cassadine (then Tyler Christopher). “Leave some for the rest of us!” Liz might as well have hollered.
Maybe they fought like cats and dogs as kids off screen. But by the time Liz was joined in Port Charles by half sibling Steven Lars — a souvenir from Jeff’s marriage to loony Heather — they got along famously. If only he hadn’t gone from the operating room to the jailhouse…
What’s One More?
Oh, Jeff. He was never one to keep his scrubs tied, was he?. So Liz got a surprise half sister in Hayden Barnes in 2015 courtesy of his long-ago affair with Naomi Dreyfus. Ironically, Hayden fell for Hamilton Finn, who years later would become — that’s right — Liz’s boyfriend.
The One That Got Away
Liz married and married and married first love Lucky into the family. But unfortunately, the sweethearts also divorced and divorced and divorced. Maybe the 11th time will be the charm for the star-double-crossed exes?
Married to the Mob
Anyone who lives in Port Charles for a while is going to get involved with its criminal underworld. In Liz’s case, that meant having relationships with Mafia flunkies Jason Morgan and Zander Smith, and tying the knot with godfather Sonny Corinthos’ half brother, Ric Lansing.
Crazy for You
People thought Liz was nuts for getting mixed up with reformed serial killer Franco Baldwin. (What? The brain tumor made him do it!) But until he met a most untimely demise, he was really good for her and great with her kids. Speaking of whom…
They Grow Up So Fast
Liz’s firstborn is Cameron Webber, whose dad is the late Zander. And the golden boy is pretty much everything that a parent could hope for: sincere and sensitive, thoughtful and kind. Which, of course, makes him a magnet for heartache.
No, That’s *Not* Cousin Oliver!
Liz’s doomed romance with Jason added to her family portraits son Jake, who, taking a page from Dad’s playbook, was once believed to have been killed, only to resurface and announce that “rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Not in those exact words, mind you.
… and Baby Makes… How Many Is That Now?
In 2010, Liz finally welcomed into the world a child with Lucky: sweet Aiden, whose love of baking and Princess Kalinda made him a target for schoolyard bullies. As homophobia wreaked havoc on his life, Lucky, like Jeff when Liz needed him most, simply wasn’t around.
One Day You’re In-Laws, the Next… Outlaws?
Eh, never mind that Liz and Lucky split up ages ago. She still holds a special place in the heart of her former husband’s mom, Laura Collins. Truth be told, she and Audrey were probably more mothers to Liz than her actual mother ever was.
Now and Forever
Franco’s passing might have effectively ended his marriage to Liz. (Death’ll do that, after all.) But in no way, shape or form did it lessen the affection that Franco’s father, Scotty Baldwin, has for Liz and the family his son was so happy to be a part of.
Last But Not Least
Liz’s boys have in Violet Finn arguably the most adorable cousin in the history of cousins. She’s the daughter of Liz’s MIA half sis Hayden and her ex — Liz’s current squeeze — Finn. Which should make things pretty interesting if and/or when Hayden returns to town.