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Soap star Maura West's daughter unrecognizable after 'being so grown up'

Darcy Rafter August 5, 2022
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General Hospital icon Maura West recently shared a practically unrecognizable image of her daughter, Birdie, now she’s all grown up.

Soap star Maura West met her long-time husband, Scott DeFreitas, in the 1990s when they were both working on As The World Turns. The couple have expanded their family and created an adorable bunch of children.

When you’re the daughter of two iconic soap actors such as General Hospital‘s Maura West (Ava) and As The World Turns‘ Scott DeFreitas (Andy), you’re pretty much born a legend. So, let’s take a look at what their daughter Birdie looks like nowadays.

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Soap star Maura West’s daughter looks ‘so grown up’

Maura West recently posted two adorable photos of her daughter Birdie to Instagram and fans can’t believe how grown up she looks.

In the first photo, Birdie can be seen wearing a pair of Ray-Ban black shades as she gazes into the distance. West revealed: “My daughter is about to be an eighth-grader.”

In the second shot, Birdie pouts for the camera and throws peace signs as the soap actress jokes in the caption: “But she’s clearly too cool for school.”

Some of West’s fellow castmates and friends took to the comments section to share their shock at how quickly Birdie has grown up.

General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati thought Birdie “looks like her stunning mama,” while Yellowstone star and former castmate Jennifer Landon wrote: “That’s Birdie!?! Time is terrifying.” 

Wally Kurth, who plays Ned on GH, shared “love it” while Guiding Light’s Kim Zimmer said: “OMG! I can’t believe that’s Bird! A young woman! Yikes, I’m old!” 

Birdie was born on June 16, 2009 and Maura West recently shared a picture of the day she was born with her Instagram followers.

Hilariously, this is also the date one of West’s co-stars, James Patrick Stuart, was born. In fact, a couple of years ago the actress shared a snap of the pair giving the birthday twins and “very special humans” a shout out.

Maura West’s family life explored

On January 9, 2002 the actress and her husband welcomed their eldest daughter Kate, who was named after West’s grandmother.

Kate and Birdie appear to be following in their mother’s footsteps. West wrote in the caption: “My daughters on stage together makes for a very happy momma.”

Maura West also has a son, Benjamin, who was born in 1996 and whom Maura shares with ex-husband Jonathan Knight. She has four kids with second husband Scott DeFreitas including Joseph, who was born in 2000, and Basil (born 2007).

In 2016, the family took a vacation for Disneyland’s 60th anniversary celebration. West wrote: “Fabulous. Magical time with my clan! We will never forget it!”

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.