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Brian is still married to Greg's niece, former tennis pro Kate Whittaker (Neve Campbell replacing Stacy Galina), who now runs a highly-lucrative sports management firm. The Whittaker-Cunninghams live on Seaview Circle in Abby's old home. Kate's top client is her daughter Molly Cunningham (General Hospital's Lexi Ainsworth). Kate and Brian also have a 15-year-old son, Brian "B.J." Cunningham II; a 13-year-old boy named Whittaker, Whit for short and a six-year-old daughter named Claudia.
Overwhelmed from trying to have it all, Kate decides she needs a live-in nanny, primarily for Claudia. A well-meaning Val suggests her daughter Betsy (General Hospital alum Julie Marie Berman). Bohemian Betsy has spent far more years working on a doctorate in creative writing than Val would have liked.
Gary, whom Betsy has wrapped around her little finger, doesn't see anything wrong with continuing to foot the bill for his daughter's continual education — even though the family is strapped for cash. Val puts her foot down, telling Betsy if she wants to follow in her footsteps and become a writer, then she needs to just write! Until then, Betsy has to get a job. What neither Val, nor Kate could have ever expected was the intense attraction that would develop between Brian and Betsy.
Brian is drawn to beautiful, flirtatious Betsy. The man is constantly stressed out at the office—due in large part to his mother's constant paranoia about Meg and Bobby usurping him at Sumner Group—and on the home front by Kate's driven, often emasculating presence.
Kate is oblivious to what's happening in her own home; it could be the Xanax and all the vodka she uses to chase it down. Her best friend and neighbor Julie Forsythe (formerly Williams) (Kent Masters King) isn't nearly as clueless.