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Prince Nikolas Cassadine and Hayden Barnes are fictional characters and are a formerly married couple on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.


The role of Nikolas Cassadine was originated by Tyler Christopher on July 15, 1996. Christopher remained in the role on and off until June 16, 2016.

In 2019, the role was recast with Marcus Coloma, who made his first appearance on October 31, 2019.

The role of Hayden Barnes was originated by Rebecca Budig on March 20, 2015. She exited the role on May 19, 2015, but returned from August 3, 2015 to September 5, 2017 on a contractual basis. In 2019, Budig reprised the role from July 8 to November 27, 2019.


Prince Nikolas Cassadine is the son of Stavros Cassadine and Mayor Laura Collins. On his mother's side, he has two half-siblings - Lucky and Lulu Spencer.

Hayden Barnes was revealed to be Rachel Berlin, the daughter of swindler Raymond Berlin and his ex-wife, Naomi Dreyfus. However, in late 2016, it was revealed that her biological father is Dr. Jeff Webber since Naomi had an affair with him while she was married to Raymond. Because of this, Hayden has three half-siblings - Steve, Sarah and Elizabeth Webber.


On April 6, 2015, Nikolas Cassadine went to the Metro Court to pay a visit to Hayden Barnes, who opened the door and asked him who he was. Nikolas replied by saying he should be asking her the same question. Hayden was in Port Charles claiming to be the wife of "Jake Doe", but Nikolas knew she was lying because he knows that "Jake Doe" is actually Jason Morgan with amnesia and a new face. Hayden realized that since he knows without a doubt she's lying about being "Jake's" wife, he knows who "Jake" really is.


  1. ... Mentioned at minute 5:06.
  2. (Hayden mentions several times they are in Vegas)