The "American Dream Builders" host and his new husband shared the news Wednesday on their Facebook pages, revealing they were expecting their first child via surrogate in the spring."We have had the most special year and its JUST become even more beautiful," Berkus wrote.
"We are happy to announce that we are expecting our first child!
The one thing that remains true and what I will hold close to my heart as I embark on this new adventure is that I will ALWAYS have you. I will be working for a few more weeks and airing well into May.
If it weren’t for all of your love, support and faith in me as an actress I wouldn’t be able to make this bold move. ‘Y&R’ and especially [executive producer] Jill Farren Phelps made it very clear they did not want to see me go and plan to leave the door open for Chloe. Maybe in another medium or simply another time slot.
Throughout Maggie’s years on the series, the writers kept her sexual orientation ambiguous in nature.
The series featured her dating several men, taking a few of them to bed, sometimes out of confusion and other times out of a clear attempt to dispel her growing romantic attraction to Bianca.
Lots of people were still holding out hope that AMC would come to their senses and bring Bianca and Reese back from Paris. What do you think about Riegel joining the cast of Y&R, and teaming up with Elizabeth Hendrickson again?
Maggie and Jonathan’s romance was new territory for Hendrickson, as her character’s sexual activity increased: The relationship with Jonathan turned abusive, until Maggie finally accepted Bianca’s help and broke it off.
Show: All My Children TV: Broadcast / Network: ABCCharacter Status: Regular Endgame: None Orientation: Lesbian Show Status: Over Tropes: Abused, But not too gay, Hide Your Lesbians, Lesbian with a Man Introduced in: 2001-2002 / Final season: 2006-2007Appeared in seasons: 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2006-2007 Maggie was Frankie’s twin sister, introduced soon after Frankie’s death.
Maggie became friends with Bianca, often defending her when she was bullied by homophobic classmates.
Pecola sleuthed the news together yesterday after Riegel Tweet-teased fans, and then Daytime Confidential dropped an “awesomely fantastic” blind item about an ABC superstar joining CBS.
It’s a good move for Riegel’s career, but I’m guessing fan response will be mixed.