Kristen Alderson Out at General Hospital

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Kristen Alderson, Chad Duell

UPDATE:  I hear it was Alderson's choice to exit the role of Kiki Jerome on General Hospital. According to sources, the actress didn't re-sign her contract.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting Kristen Alderson (Kiki) is done at ABC Daytime's General Hospital. Alderson crossed over to GH as her One Life to Live character, Starr Manning, in 2012.  A year later, a messy, legal fight between Prospect Park and ABC prevented GH from continuing to use the character of Starr. This resulted in Alderson being brought back to the show as mob princess Kiki Jerome.

Like Starr, Kiki was slated for a young adult love story with Michael Corinthos (Alderson's real-life beau Chad Duell), but only after an introductory detour with Michael's half-brother Morgan (Bryan Craig). Despite several frontburner attempts, Kiki never proved as popular as Starr.