General Hospital Wiki
General Hospital Wiki
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Wiki logo.jpg

Claudette J. Beaulieu[15][16][17] is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.

She was portrayed by actress Bree Williamson from July 5, 2016 to October 24, 2016.

On January 11, 2017, it was revealed that Valentin Cassadine made it look like Claudette had committed suicide, however on September 19, 2019, it was revealed that she is alive and being held by Cassandra Pierce. Valentin hints that Cassandra may not still have Claudette and this is later confirmed.


On May 26, 2016, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Bree Williamson, formerly known for her role as Jessica Buchanan (2003-12) on the now canceled ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live, has been cast as the previously unknown ex-wife of Det. Nathan West (Ryan Paevey).[18]

Claudette was characterized by Executive Producer Frank Valentini as a spicy, bad girl and by Nathan (Paevey) as different from other girls — smart, fun and has an allure about her.[19]

Williamson made her first appearance on July 5, 2016.[20][21][22][23]

She made her last appearance on October 24, 2016, but the door is open for her to come back.[24]

On October 26, 2017, it was rumored that Williamson is set to reprise her role as Claudette.[25]

It is unknown if this actually true as it was revealed that a source close to Williamson tells that the actress has not been contacted by "General Hospital."[26]

A picture of Claudette was seen on October 27, 2017 holding a newspaper with the current date, hinting that Claudette might still be alive.[27][28]

On September 19, 2019, Claudette was revealed to be alive and held by Cassandra Pierce.


On February 26-29, 2016, while on pain meds after being shot, Maxie Jones (Nathan's fiancée, now wife) tells Nathan that she loves him and he replies by saying "I love you too, Claudette." When Maxie asked about Claudette, Nathan lied and told her that she was his French poodle and then his ex-girlfriend. On March 14, 2016, Nathan revealed to Dante that Claudette was his wife. On April 4, he told Maxie that she was his ex-wife, it was a marriage of convenience and that they had it annulled.

Claudette and Nathan met at a bar while he was in uniform in New York and Nathan describes the French-Canadian Claudette as different from other girls. They went out and it went well so they kept going out and he proposed to her after the second date.

Then Claudette suggests on their second date that they do a bunch of New York stuff that people don't normally do. They hit the Bronx Zoo, rode the Cyclone and took the ferry across to Governors Island. Nathan then realized that Claudette was just checking boxes off because she wasn't going to be a New Yorker anymore as her visa had expired. So Nathan decided to marry her as he was single and wasn't doing anything. It was a marriage of convenience at first as Nathan fell in love but Claudette didn't and was cheating on him the whole time they were married. After he found out, he couldn't forgive her so they got an annulment. Nathan assumes that she is back in Canada.[29]

She is formerly of Hell's Kitchen in New York City.

He later revealed to his mother, Liesl Obrecht that he told Maxie about Claudette but didn't tell her everything. On April 28, Obrecht revealed that if Nathan told Maxie the truth about what happened with Claudette, then Maxie would tell Lulu and if Lulu told Dante, then Nathan would end up in Pentonville. On June 6-7, 2016, Nathan revealed that he had shot her lover in a drunken rage. Later revealed to the audience to be Dr. Griffin Munro. On August 3-4, Claudette and Griffin unexpectedly reunited with each other at GH. It was also revealed that Claudette was and is still in love with Griffin and he is in love with her.

In September 2016, it was revealed that she has a daughter named, Charlotte, who was born in 2006. Due to Claudette's lies, both Det. Nathan West and Dr. Griffin Munro were formerly thought to be Charlotte's father. DNA tests proved that neither Nathan nor Griffin could be Charlotte's father.

Valentin Cassadine claims to be Charlotte's biological father, and on November 10, Claudette confirms in a letter to Nathan that Valentin is Charlotte's father. On December 8, 2016, it was revealed that Claudette has no biological claim to Charlotte as she was just the surrogate.[30] On December 9, 2016, Valentin revealed that he had hired Claudette to become a surrogate for the embryo. She gave birth to his daughter, Charlotte. Later on, she betrayed him and took his baby away from him for yet unknown reasons.

She was married to the now late, Det. Nathan West from 2006 until her presumed death in 2016.


Claudette and an unsuspecting Maxie (Burnett)

In July 2016, Claudette Beaulieu -aka C.J. Boland- is seen arriving at the Metro Court Hotel for an interview with unsuspecting Maxie Jones about a graphic designing job with Crimson. After a short interview, Maxie is so impressed that she (Claudette) gets the job.

Claudette and Nathan

Later on, Claudette surprises Nathan in a hotel room a the Metro Court Hotel. The two of them argue (they rehash the past) and she tells him about getting a job at Crimson with Maxie. Afterwards, she then apologizes to him but he tells her that she can't work with Maxie and that she needs to leave to Port Charles immediately to which she agrees. Nathan leaves to check her of the hotel but when he comes back he finds Maxie with her.

Claudette and Charlotte

On September 21, 2016, Claudette revealed to Nathan that she had given birth to a daughter, whom she named Charlotte, soon after their relationship ended. Claudette believed that Nathan was Charlotte's father, but knew there was a small chance that her former lover, Griffin Munro could be the father.

Immediately after getting this news, Nathan tells his fiancée Maxie Jones, who encourages him to get a paternity test done. Claudette had a lock of Charlotte's hair in a necklace and they used it to conduct the DNA test. Nathan sent the samples to a private lab.

Griffin and Claudette kiss

On September 29, the DNA test confirmed that Nathan is Charlotte's father. Nathan wants to see his daughter as soon as possible, but Claudette is afraid to reveal their daughter's whereabouts. When pushed, Claudette tells Nathan that she is trying to protect her daughter and herself from Valentin Cassadine, with whom she had a prior romantic entanglement. After things went south between Claudette and Valentin, he began threatening her and Charlotte, so they went into hiding. It was later revealed that Griffin is actually Charlotte's father.

The whole truth comes out

After Claudette fled the country, it was revealed that Valentin is actually Charlotte's father. Claudette is last seen on a plane headed back to Canada when Valentin appears and takes the seat next to her stating that she took something that belongs to him. It is most likely Valentin had Claudette killed. On December 8, 2016, it was revealed that Claudette has no biological claim to Charlotte as she was just the surrogate.

Claudette captured by Valentin

On December 29, it was revealed that Claudette never signed or had the divorce papers filed therefore she and Nathan were still married, Nathan believed that she wanted to use their marriage to protect Charlotte, but Maxie believed otherwise and reminds him that Claudette is a pathological liar. On January 4, 2017, Valentin deleted his contact of Claudette hinting that he may have taken care of her.

V: Claudette will not be a problem

On January 11, Valentin secretly had his connections in the Canadian authorities to report to Nathan and Maxie who had come to Canada to find her that Claudette had committed suicide a month ago, ending the search for her. With her death, Nathan and Maxie were finally able to get married on January 17.

On October 27, Cassandra Pierce, a powerful drug lord who was blackmailing Valentin, revealed a picture of Claudette holding a newspaper with the current date, hinting that Claudette might still be alive.

Valentin looks at a photo of Claudette

On January 10, 2018, after Valentin covered for Nina, after she unintentionally overdosed Cassandra and sent her into a coma, Valentin got the photo of Claudette from Cassandra's henchman, Erich, and deleted it.

On September 19, 2019, Cassandra revealed to Valentin that they both know Claudette is indeed alive and she said that she has her. It was also revealed that Valentin had Claudette freed when Cassandra had fallen into a coma. Cassandra attempted to blackmail Valentin into working with her but that plan failed.

On December 14, 2019, Nina tells Jax that Claudette's not dead. Valentin freed her from Cassandra and paid her to leave. Jax doesn't believe it and currently has Curtis searching for Claudette.

Crimes Committed

  • Fraud; married Nathan West to keep from being deported [2006; revealed Apr 4, 2016]
  • Adultery; had an affair with Griffin Munro while married to Nathan West [2006[31][32]]
  • Kidnapped Charlotte from her father, Valentin [pre-2016-Oct 24, 2016; revealed Dec 12, 2016]
  • Put Charlotte into secluded and hidden locations to keep her hidden from her father. [pre-2016-Oct 13, 2016; revealed Sep 29, 2016]
  • Fraud; claimed to be Charlotte's mother when she is not [Sep 21-Oct 24, 2016; revealed Dec 12, 2016]
  • Hit Griffin over the head with a vase and rendered him temporarily unconscious [Oct 24, 2016]

Health and Vitals

  • Fell while camping at Bear Lake and hurt her knee [2006; revealed on Jul 29, 2016]
  • Hunted by Valentin Cassadine [pre-2016-Oct 24, 2016]
  • Presumed dead after being captured by Valentin [Oct 24, 2016-Jan 11, 2017]
  • Held captive by Cassandra Pierce [Jan 11, 2017-2018; revealed on Sep 19, 2019 that Valentin had Claudette freed when Cassandra was in a coma]

See also

Family tree



  1. Maxie searched her by this name on April 15, 2016...
  2. Also in order to trick Immigration, she probably had to take his last name.
  5. "Boland" is how the closed caption spelt it on July 15, 2016.
  6. Bree Williamson is credited as Claudette Boland in the recurring section on July 15, 2016.
  7. Stated on October 28, 2016.
  8. She had a visa to be in the United States.
  9. Revealed on Aug 18, 2016.
  11. "Maxie: Oh, it's something from Amelia Beaulieu -- in Quebec." "Nathan: That's Claudette's mom." ...
  12. Revealed that she was dead on January 11, 2017. It was said that she committed suicide but Valentin probably killed her ..., however she was revealed to be alive on September 19, 2019.
  13. Revealed on June 29, 2016. Also evident by the ring that Claudette was wearing in the flashbacks and when she was looking at Naxie's engagement photos.
  14. Her name is still on Charlotte's birth certificate therefore making her Charlotte's legal mother. Revealed on December 8, 2016.
  15. On February 26-29, while on pain meds after being shot, Maxie tells Nathan that she loves him and he replies by saying "I love you too, Claudette."
  16. Her last name was revealed on May 4, 2016.
  17. On July 7, 2016, she stated that she started going by her initials - C.J.
  19. "Nathan: Yeah. And she's different than other girls. She's -- she's French-Canadian. She's smart. She's funny. She had this...allure that made me want to keep talking to her."
  29. "Nathan: I don't know. I-I haven't seen her since. She's probably back in Canada."
  30. CharlotteBirthRecord.png
  31. The affair was stated by Nathan on April 4, 2016.
  32. On April 22, 2016, Lulu stated that it was 10 years ago.

External links

v - e

General Hospital

Gh banner.jpg
Current Contract Characters
Curtis Ashford · Cmmr. Jordan Ashford · Marshall Ashford · Dr. T.J. Ashford · Cody Bell · Officer Rory Cabrera · Chief Drew Cain · Ava Cassadine · Prince Nikolas Cassadine · Spencer Cassadine · Dr. Victor Cassadine · Gregory Chase · Det. Harrison Chase · Mayor Laura Collins · Brando Corbin · Sasha Corbin · Carly Corinthos · Michael Corinthos · Sonny Corinthos · Alexis Davis · Agent Anna Devane · Det. Dante Falconeri · Dr. Hamilton Finn · Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt · Josslyn Jacks · Maxie Jones · Sam McCall · Esme Prince · Brook Lynn Quartermaine · Nina Reeves · Dr. Portia Robinson · Trina Robinson · Felicia Scorpio · Willow Tait · Nurse Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin · Dr. Britt Westbourne
Current Recurring Characters
A.D.A. Jennifer Arden · Deputy Mayor Eileen Ashby · Scott Baldwin · Johann Bauer · Brick · Valentin Cassadine · Nurse Phyllis Caulfield · Dr. Ryan Chamberlain · Lucy Coe · Dr. Kevin Collins · Brad Cooper · Gladys Corbin · Kristina Corinthos-Davis · Nurse Amy Driscoll · Chet Driscoll · Nurse Felix DuBois · Martin Grey · Stella Henry · Nurse Epiphany Johnson · A.D.A. Molly Lansing-Davis · Diane Miller · Dr. Liesl Obrecht · Dr. Monica Quartermaine · Ned Quartermaine · Olivia Quartermaine · Dr. Terry Randolph · Cyrus Renault · Chief Mac Scorpio · D.A. Robert Scorpio · Nurse Deanna Sirtis · Jennifer Smith · Grant Smoltz · Nurse Bobbie Spencer · Damian Spinelli · Lt. Marcus Taggert · Cameron Webber · Selina Wu
Current Child Characters
Scout Cain · Donna Corinthos · Wiley Corinthos · Rocco Falconeri · Violet Finn · Avery Jerome-Corinthos · Bailey Jones · Danny Morgan · Leo Quartermaine · Aiden Spencer · Jake Spencer · Georgie Spinelli · James West
Deceased and Presumed Dead Characters
Benny Abrahms · Bernie Abrahms · Dr. Rachel Adair · Diego Alcazar · Lorenzo Alcazar · Luís Alcazar · Sage Alcazar · Ruby Anderson · Peter August · Dr. Andy Archer · Hank Archer · Dominique Baldwin · Franco Baldwin · Dr. Gail Baldwin · Lee Baldwin · Cadet Cooper Barrett · Harlan Barrett · Kiefer Bauer · Det. Jesse Beaudry · Officer Brian Beck · Katherine Bell · Nelle Benson-Jerome · Virginia Benson · Nurse Jessie Brewer · Dr. Phil Brewer · D.L. Brock · Nurse Marge Brown · Brendon Byrne · Dr. Neil Byrne · Det. Andy Capelli · Helena Cassadine · Irina Cassadine · Kristina Cassadine · Mikkos Cassadine · Stavros Cassadine · Stefan Cassadine · Tony Cassadine · Stone Cates · Lenny Caulfield · Dev Cerci · Melanie Chamberlain · Dr. Silas Clay · Eddie Coe · Victor Collins · Ray Conway · Wiley Cooper-Jones · Liam Corbin · Mike Corbin · Lily Corinthos · Morgan Corinthos · Phil Cusack · Dr. Alex Devane · Dr. Ian Devlin · Lt. Ronnie Dimestico · Sean Donely · Dr. Pierce Dorman · D.A. John Durant · Beatrice Eckert · Bill Eckert · Nancy Eckert · Cesar Faison · Connie Falconeri · Stella Fields · Dr. Russell Ford · Alice Grant · Brent Green · David Grey · Gordon Grey · Summer Halloway · David Hamilton · Anthony Hand · Jon Hanley · Dr. Steve Hardy · Peter Harrell, Jr. · Peter Harrell, Sr. · Abby Haver · Logan Hayes · Theo Hoffman · Jimmy Lee Holt · Nurse Marie Hopkins · Lady Jane Jacks · John Jacks · Edge Jackson · Aleksander Janáček · Evan Jerome · Julian Jerome · Kiki Jerome · Veronica Jerome · Victor Jerome · Stan Johnson · B.J. Jones · Georgie Jones · Tania Jones · Dr. Tony Jones · Dr. Ewen Keenan · Paddy Kelly · Dr. Warren Kirk · Rafe Kovich, Jr. · Trevor Lansing · Duke Lavery · Beatrice LeSeur · Dr. Cameron Lewis · Nurse Lucille March-Weeks · Wendy Masters · Courtney Matthews · Danny McCall · Angus McKay · Harmony Miller · Nurse Leyla Mir · Trey Mitchell · Susan Moore · Chloe Morgan · Jason Morgan · Oscar Nero-Quartermaine · Dr. Lisa Niles · Johnny O'Brien · Dr. Kevin O'Connor · Brighton O'Reilly · Raj Patel · Dustin Phillips · Eddie Phillips · A.J. Quartermaine · Dr. Alan Quartermaine · Alex Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Dr. Emily Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Quentin Quartermaine · Mariah Ramirez · Madeline Reeves · Carlos Rivera · Hernando Rivera · Faith Rosco · Nurse Sabrina Santiago-Rivera · Joe Scully · Jack Slater · Damian Smith · Frank Smith · Zander Smith · Joseph Sorel · Luke Spencer · Siobhan Spencer · Cheryl Stansbury · Jennifer Talbot · Leopold Taub · Nurse Diana Taylor · Dr. Peter Taylor · Nurse Amy Vining · Barbara Vining · Jason Vining · Reverend Dr. Bradley Ward · Justus Ward · Mary Mae Ward · Dr. Rick Webber · Al Weeks · Det. Nathan West · Dr. Karen Wexler · Dawn Winthrop · Dr. Maggie Wurth · Anthony Zacchara · Claudia Zacchara-Corinthos
Off-screen and Former Characters
Lila Rae Alcazar · Dr. Grant Andrews · Jennifer Arden · Terri Arnett · Jordan Ashford · Arielle Ashton · Lord Larry Ashton · Larry Joe Baker · Christina Baldwin · Serena Baldwin · Dr. Tom Baldwin · Alec Barrett · Brenda Barrett · Julia Barrett · Derek Barrington · Hayden Barnes · Claudette Beaulieu · Dr. David Bensch · Ginny Blake · Jack Boland · Nora Buchanan · Shawn Butler · Edward Caldwell · Florence Campbell · Gia Campbell · Nurse Sheila Cantillion · Judge Naomi Carson · Charlotte Cassadine · Lt. Eric Cates · Jagger Cates · Carmine Cerullo · Gloria Cerullo · Lois Cerullo · Skye Chandler-Quartermaine · Judge Amber Chau · Dr. Linda Chu · Nurse Judy Clampett · Nurse Beverly Cleveland-Fairchild · Angie Collins · Elijah Crowe · Nurse Jolene Crowell · Nurse Nadine Crowell · Dr. Rae Cummings · Marco Dane · Dr. Harrison Davis · Howie Dawson · Margaux Dawson · Katherine Delafield · Téa Delgado · Roy DiLucca · Tiffany Donely · Senator Martin Drake · Dr. Noah Drake · Dr. Patrick Drake · Toussaint Dubois · Algernon Durban · George Durnely · Jenny Eckert · Sly Eckert · John Everett · Nurse Iris Fairchild · Mary Finnegan · Florence Grey · Pres Floyd · Parker Forsyth · Nurse Betsy Frank · Det. Alex Garcia · Charity Gatlin · Jonah Gatlin · Max Giambetti · Milo Giambetti · Marcus Godfrey · Yvonne Godfrey · Carla Greco · Frankie Greco · Alice Gunderson · Nurse Audrey Hardy · Dr. Simone Hardy · Dr. Tom Hardy · Dr. Tommy Hardy · Nurse Jane Harland · Det. David Harper · Sgt. Jim Harper · Elton Herbert · Dr. Jim Hobart · Paul Hornsby · Greg Howard · Dr. Matt Hunter · Hutch Hutchins · Jasper Jacks · Jerry Jacks · Miranda Jameson · Reginald Jennings · Olivia Jerome · Amelia Joffe · Claudia Johnston-Phillips · Frisco Jones · Dr. Lucas Jones · Slick Jones · Dr. Leo Julian · Joe Kelly · Rose Kelly · Jack Kensington · Dr. Gary Lansing · Howard Lansing · Ric Lansing · Roy Lansing · Dr. Steven Lansing · Judge Rachel Lasser · Nurse Meg Lawson · Dr. Kelly Lee · Winifred Leeds · Guy Lewis · Nurse Rita Lloyd · Carol Lockhart · Nurse Anne Logan · Janice Lomax · Priscilla Longworth · Ethan Lovett · Judge Richard Lowe · Charlie Lutz · Emma Lutz · Huxley Lynch · Dr. Andre Maddox · Starr Manning · Todd Manning · Nurse Rosalie Martinez · Pete Marquez · Dr. Francince Massey · Det. John McBain · Camellia McKay · Martha McKee · Nurse Melissa McKee · Skeeter McKee · Nurse Augusta McLeod · Maggie McMorris · James Meadows · Jake Meyer · Nurse Lorraine Miller · Martina Morales · Angel Moran · Miguel Morez · ‎Hope Morgan · Ken Morgan · Sam Morgan · Johnny Morrissey · Joey Moscini · Decker Moss · Dr. Griffin Munro · Det. Byron Murphy · Kent Murray · Dr. Kim Nero · Dr. Patrick O'Connor · Jimmy O'Herlihy · Finian O'Toole · Officer Delores Padilla · Blackie Parrish · Paloma Perez · Bryan Phillips · Judge Henry Pierce · Nurse Georgia Price · Grant Putnam · Celia Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Cpt. Burt Ramsey · Ranelle Rance · Dr. Lak Rashi · Coleman Ratcliffe · Tom Rayner · Guy Richardson · Dr. Joe Rivera · Teddy Rivera · Tony Robinson · Det. Cruz Rodriguez · Casey Rogers · Dan Rooney · Winston Rudge · Father Mateo Ruiz · Delia Ryan Coleridge · Juan Santiago · Emma Scorpio-Drake · Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake · Hannah Scott · Jeffrey Scribner · Rebecca Shaw · Colton Shore · Harry Silver · Charlene Simpson · Dr. Eric Simpson · Det. Lucky Spencer · Lulu Spencer · Valerie Spencer · Rex Stanton · Suzanne Stanwyck · Nurse Mischa Stephens · Holly Sutton · Jackie Templeton · Nurse Regina Thompson · Ellie Trout · Dusty Walker · Claire Walsh · Judge David Walters · Faith Ward · Isobel Ward · Keesha Ward · Dr. Maya Ward · Randy Washburn · Rupert Watson · Heather Webber · Dr. Jeff Webber · Dr. Lesley Webber · Mike Webber · Rick Webber, Jr. · Dr. Sarah Webber · Dr. Steve Webber · Cpt. Samantha Welles · Rhonda Wexler · Agnes Whitaker · Whit Whitaker · Mitch Williams · Dr. Lainey Winters · Prunella Witherspoon · Grace Yang · Johnny Zacchara
Current Crew
Dan O'Connor (Head writer, 2019-present) · Frank Valentini (Executive producer, 2012-present) · Chris Van Etten (Head writer, 2017-present)
Former Crew
Shelly Altman (Head writer, 2011-2012, 2015-2019) · Ron Carlivati (Head writer, 2012-2015) · Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer, 2001-2012) · Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer, 1996, 1997-2000, 2002-2008, 2008-2011) · H. Wesley Kenney (Executive producer, 1987-1989; Head writer, 1988) · Gloria Monty (Executive producer, 1978-1987, 1991-1992; Head writer, 1981) · Jean Passanante (Head writer, 2015-2017) · Wendy Riche (Executive producer, 1992-2001) · Garin Wolf (Head writer, 2008, 2011-2012)
Related Topics
List of cast members · List of current actors · History of General Hospital
v - e

Westbourne family

Westbourne Profile 2021.jpg
Unnamed Parents
Madeline Reeves
(widowed from Mr. Reeves)
Liesl Obrecht
Nina Reeves
Nathan West
(married to Maxie Jones;
widowed from Claudette Beaulieu)
Nelle Benson
(married to Julian Jerome;
widowed from Hank Archer)
Willow Tait
James West
Sam McCall, Lucas Jones, Leo Quartermaine,
Wiley Cooper-Jones, Andy Nero (Nelle's stepchildren)
Georgie Spinelli (Nathan's stepchild)