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Ben Westbourne
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Diego and Mateo as Ben Westbourne
General Hospital
Portrayed by Nolan and Michael (2013)
Diego and Mateo
(2013-present)[1]
Current status Recurring
Duration 2013-present
First appearance September 9, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Nickname(s) Ben
[Little] Cesar (by Liesl and Faison)
Gender Male
Born September 9, 2013
Wyndemere Castle
Port Charles, New York
Age 6
Residence Wyndemere
Spoon Island
Port Charles, New York
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Nolan and Michael as Ben Westbourne

Benjamin "Ben" Westbourne is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He was born to Britt Westbourne, however it is still unconfirmed who the biological parents are. The current public belief in Port Charles is that he is the son of Britt Westbourne and Brad Cooper, originally thought to be Patrick Drake's.

Storylines

Reveal

Britt revealed that she was pregnant with Patrick Drake's baby at the Nurses Ball and everyone is shocked and believes she is lying. Patrick and his girlfriend Sabrina Santiago perform a DNA test and it turns out that he is Patrick's. However, it is later discovered that this test was tampered with by Britt's mother, Liesl Obrecht and Britt claims that Brad Cooper donated sperm and is the father.

Birth

Having just revealed the truth to Patrick earlier that he is not her son's father, Britt is confronted at Wyndemere by Sabrina. Britt begins experiencing pains and they soon discover that she is in labor. Nikolas Cassadine, who was hosting Britt at his home, arrives at Wyndemere and finds Britt and Sabrina. He informs them that the launch will not be back in time to get Britt to the hospital. Britt is forced to deliver her son at Wyndemere with the help of Sabrina and Nikolas.

Soon after the baby is born, Britt realizes that something is wrong with him. Using her experience as an OBGYN, Britt deduces that there is fluid in her son's lungs and he needs to be rushed to the hospital immediately. The launch arrives and Britt is in no condition to be moved, so after some convincing she allows Sabrina to take her son to the hospital. Sabrina rushes the baby to the hospital and he is saved by Dr. Silas Clay. Brad watches through the hospital room window as Silas works to save the baby.

Meanwhile back at Wyndemere the launch returns and Nikolas carries Britt out of the house and to the launch. When they arrive at the hospital, Dr. Clay tells Britt that her son is fine and Sabrina got him to the hospital just in time. After Nikolas and Britt leave to get Britt checked out, Sabrina's friend Nurse Felix DuBois comments that the baby looks nothing like Brad and Nikolas also says that he looks nothing like Britt either, adding to the theory that Britt is lying about the baby's real parents.

Kidnapping

When Britt is getting ready to leave the hospital, she runs into Nikolas and tells him she named her son Ben, because her best friend in med school had a son named Ben and she liked the name. He is taken back to Wyndemere, due to Britt not being able to find a place to stay, and is subsequently kidnapped by his estranged and fugitive "grandmother" Dr. Obrecht. Obrecht brings him to Cassadine Island, where she gives him to Robin Scorpio-Drake, Patrick's wife who is supposedly deceased, being held captive by Obrecht. Robin is led to believe that Ben is Patrick's child with Britt, and takes care of him. While trying to get her son back from her father, Britt tells Faison that Ben is not her biological son. Faison thinks Britt is lying and refuses to hand "little Cesar" over to her, but he if forced to when Nikolas arrives with a gun and demands that Faison returns Ben to Britt. On their way out to get Robin and leave the island, Nikolas and Britt encounter Jerry Jacks. He forces them all to return to Port Charles with Robin, Faison and Dr. Obrecht so that Robin can synthesize a cure for polonium poisoning from Luke Spencer's blood for Jerry. Ben returns to Port Charles with Britt and Nikolas.  Dante and Lulu go to the hospital lab to make the their embryos are still there and to re-start the process of having a baby, but Ellie reveals that the embryos are missing.  The missing embryos gives more weight to the audience's speculation that the baby could be Dante's and/or Lulu's.

True biological parents

Britt has revealed that the father isn't Patrick Drake or Brad Cooper and she has stated that she is not the biological mother of the baby to her father Cesar Faison.  As of 12/15/13, Britt is about to reveal a secret to Nikolas Cassadine.

Family tree

Emil
Krieg
   
   
Sybil
McTavish
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Cesar
Faison
   
   
Liesl
Obrecht
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Brad
Cooper
   
   
Britt
Westbourne
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ben
Westbourne

References

  1. http://star-kidz.net/?cid=133
  2. Britt told Faison that she is not Ben's biological mother.
  3. If Britt is not the biological mother then presumably Brad is not the biological father.
  4. http://www.angelfire.com/tv/curlyqgrl/gh/eps/gheps1992.htm#1/31

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