General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna Gets Wheel About His ‘Kidlife Crisis’
There’s nothing like a red sports car to brighten up your life — and driveway.
As kids, we all have dreams of owning one thing or another when we get older and sometimes those dreams come true, as one did for General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna (Dante). The ABC fave let fans in on his exciting new purchase — a bright red sports car!
“From my wall as a kid to the driveway,” he shared, along with two photos of the car, and admitted, “in time for pre mid current kid life crisis.” But dad wasn’t about to exclude his kiddos from the excitement and allowed two of his daughters to pose on the front bumper of this new toy.
Castmate Johnny Wactor (Brando) wanted a chance to get up close with the car and commented under the post, “Bring that puppy to work and let me take her for a spin,” as Zamprogna’s onscreen mom Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) sent her congratulations through a series of emojis. And even General Hospital alum Erik Valdez (ex-Trey) sent the actor a message, “Amazing! Congrats!”
However, one other comment caught our eye and left us laughing — because, you know, a lot of us can relate and would agree. “Congratulations,” dcarter708 stated. “I had John Stamos [ex-Blackie] on my wall. Can I have him delivered to my driveway?” Too funny!
Now, if only the soap would set Dante up with some hot wheels things would be a little brighter in Port Charles. Speaking of which, take a moment to look back on Dante’s life throughout the years — from undercover cop to husband to father.
<p>New York City Police officer Dante Falconeri arrived in Port Charles in 2009 working undercover as Dominic Pirelli. He infiltrated the Corinthos organization to bring Sonny Corinthos down, not realizing Sonny was his biological father. When Sonny learned “Dominic” was a cop, Sonny shot him in the chest. </p>
<p>While undercover as Dominic, Dante met and fell for Lulu Spencer. He eventually admitted who he was and then tried to break up with her for her protection. However, Lulu wouldn’t hear of it and stood by him when the truth came out.</p> <p> </p>
<p>As he recovered from his gunshot wound, Dante learned about his mother, Olivia Falconeri, and Sonny’s history together. He struggled with his mother’s life long lie but eventually forgave her. He also took some time to accept that mob boss Sonny Corinthos was his father but they eventually formed a relationship. The first step was Dante keeping quiet about Sonny being his shooter, which got Dante fired from the NYPD. Luckily, the Port Charles Police Department was happy to have him.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Dante learned that Michael Corinthos, not Sonny, had killed Claudia Zacchara. Hoping to use the law to help his brother, Dante revealed the truth during Sonny’s trial. Unfortunately, Dante was unable to protect Michael, who was sent to Pentonville Prison. Dante later got Michael released on the condition that Michael move in with him.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Out to avenge Dante’s role in having Michael sent to prison, Carly Corinthos hired Dante’s old friend Brook Lynn Ashton to break up Dante and Lulu. When that didn’t work, Carly dug into Dante’s past with Sonny’s ex Brenda Barrett. Though Dante only helped to protect Brenda and her son from an abusive ex, his secrets were too much for Lulu and she broke up with him. </p>
<p>Of course, Dante and Lulu reunited and he proposed just as he was being rushed into surgery after getting shot again. He recovered but Lulu continued to fear for his safety as a cop. She overcame it though and the two lovebirds married in New York City on Christmas Day. </p>
<p>When Dante and Lulu decided to start a family, they learned Lulu was unable to carry a baby to term. They turned to Lulu’s best friend Maxie Jones to be their surrogate. When Maxie got pregnant she failed to tell them she miscarried their baby and was carrying Spinelli’s child. After giving birth, Maxie gave the baby to Dante and Lulu, but the truth eventually came out, devastating the couple. Soon after that disappointment, Dante and Lulu discovered Britt Westbourne was impregnated with their stolen embryo. They named their son Rocco.</p>
<p>Dante became jealous when Lulu’s ex-boyfriend Dillon Quartermaine returned to Port Charles. When he thought Lulu cheated on him, Dante slept with Lulu’s cousin Valerie Spencer. Lulu left Dante and then teamed up with Johnny Zacchara to run Valerie out of town. When that plan endangered Valerie’s life, Dante filed for divorce. They reunited after Dante rescued a kidnapped Lulu from drug dealer Raj Patel.</p>
<p>Dante and Lulu learned Lulu had another child. In true soap opera fashion, Helena Cassadine fertilized Lulu’s egg that Stavros Cassadine had harvested from her years earlier with Valentin Cassadine’s sperm. Dante and Lulu welcomed the young girl, Charlotte, to their family but entered a tense co-parenting situation with her father.</p>
<p>In 2018, Dante, wanting to ensure Lulu’s safety, went back undercover. This time with the WSB when Raj Patel resurfaced. Dante’s mission left him stranded in Turkey with Raj’s organization for months, leading Sonny to team up with Robert Scorpio to rescue him. Though they brought Dante home, the torture he endured left him with PTSD. Fearing he’d hurt Lulu and their kids, Dante left for treatment and cut off all communication with his family. He sent Lulu divorce papers which she signed in 2019.</p>
<p>While recovering from PTSD in a Geneva facility, Dante was brainwashed by Liesl Obrecht. When he returned to Port Charles to take down Peter August, he was forced to accept that Lulu had moved on with Dustin. Sadly, just as she was about to tell Dante she still loved him, Lulu fell into a coma after getting caught in the Floating Rib explosion.</p>
<p>Dante was programmed by Obrecht to do away with Peter… and he’d have done it had not Sam intervened. She was just being a good friend by helping Lulu’s former husband get the help he needed… but slowly, over time, the two became much more. Could they overcome their individual pasts to create a lovely future? </p>
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