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Played by Alicia Leigh Willis
Courtney Matthews, played by the talented Alicia Leigh Willis, arrived in
Port Charles in 2001 and became half of a popular GH couple,
Jason and Courtney, who were affectionately called "Journey".
She started out in a car accident and was soon discovered to be the
daughter of Mike and his unreliable ex, Janine. Since Sonny found out that he
had a "baby" sister, he did everything in his power to shield her from
his dangerous life. Sonny's controlling but caring attitude towards Courtney
did not gotten her brother on her good side, but the two generally
Courtney was once married to sneaky AJ Quartermaine, something that Sonny
greatly disapproved of. The two flew off together and Sonny tried to stop
the wedding, but Courtney swore that AJ loved her. The two were happily
married for a while, until a jealous and drunken AJ drove their car into a strip
club/bar. Courtney made a deal with the owner, Coleman, to keep AJ out of
jail. Courtney agreed to strip for Coleman's club until AJ's debt was paid
for. Sonny found out what his sister was doing to help AJ and ordered Jason
to protect her while she was at the club. AJ eventually discovered that
Courtney was torturing herself by stripping to cover up his debts and tried
to get her to stop. Eventually, Jason came to her rescue at the club.
After her role as stripper "Daisy", Courtney was stalked. Jason again
protected her from her stalker who turned out to be her own husband, AJ. AJ
and Coleman had teemed up to stalk Courtney in the hope of her clinging to
AJ. In the end, AJ ruined his marriage, and Courtney ended up in his
brother Jason's arms.
Courtney worked as a waitress for a while at Kelly's restaurant, where she
frequently fought with Elizabeth about Jason. Courtney and her sister-in-law
became good friends.
Jason and Courtney's friendship turned into a romance, which Sonny also tried
to put a stop to. After a brief separation, Jason and Courtney reunited,
and the two were happily living together in their loft. Jason proposed and
she agreed. She was pregnant with Jason's son, but she miscarried it when
escaping from Alcazar, who had kidnapped her. Courtney was then hooked on
pain pills. Later, she and Jason did marry in France. When they returned
home, Courtney was in a car accident but recovered. She cared for Carly's
children while Carly was in a coma and even left town with them for a while
to keep them away from mob violence. Courtney figured out after a while that
she couldn't stand to live in Jason's mobster world, but it took longer to
completely break up her and Jason.
Next, Courtney took up with Jax, who wooed her romantically. Courtney
briefly took in troubled foster kid Diego. After she and Jax wed, they
tried to have a child, but Courtney learned that she was not able to carry a
child to term. They paid Elizabeth to be their surrogate, but Courtney felt
left out of the process. She grew close to Nikolas, who was having his own
problems. She and Jax divorced, and Elizabeth lost the baby.
Courtney and Nikolas wed, and she miraculously became pregnant. Although
there were multiple paternity tests, Jax kept changing them to make it look
as if he were the father. Helena also kidnapped Courtney for a while.
Courtney contracted a deadly virus in 2006 and died after she gave birth.
It was a while before Nikolas learned for sure that little Spencer was his
baby and not Jax's.
Courtney was a very kind, sweet girl, but she could show strength when
needed. She had a lot of insecurities that sometimes got in the way of her
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