Kelly Monaco Sets Record Straight On Romance With Billy Miller, ‘General Hospital’ Star Says They Are ‘Just Good Friends’

Kim Brandow

Are they or aren’t they? Kelly Monaco answered that question on whether she and co-star Billy Miller are really heating things up off the set. General Hospital fans have been wondering what was up ever since photos came out in July showing them frolicking together in Malibu.

The twosome was seen running around on the beach having fun, but the snapshots of them getting cozy in the ocean waves were most questionable. They were at a get-together at a Malibu beach house that good friend Cheryl Burke had rented for a party with friends. Kelly and Cheryl have become good friends ever since the General Hospital actress appeared on Dancing with the Stars. According to Soap Hub, Monaco explained what those intimate photos were all about.

“Billy and I were hanging out with a bunch of friends. We went into the ocean, like many friends do. The picture looks like it’s a little more intimate than it is.”

It is true that many other people were hanging out together. Kelly was seen in her bikini playing ball with some other friends as well. However, she was much cozier with Billy than with anyone else. Of course, they do work together very closely, and as Monaco pointed out, they do hang out together off the set quite often.

“Billy has become a very good friend. I’m one of the only single people on the show and so it Billy. So we hang out with friends and socialize outside of work.”

It’s great that they struck up a friendship outside of work, but those rumors have been swirling on a possible romance for a while now. Fans of the soap may have been hoping for a real-life romance between those two, but Kelly Monaco says otherwise, even though the photos sure looks like a romance is blooming between them.

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

There were also rumors of some tension on the set of GH between Kelly and Billy and their co-stars, according to a report last month by Celeb Dirty Laundry. It said that the actors were not happy about this new romance between them off-set. They said that they were jealous that they would become a super couple on and off the set.

Of course, these are just rumors. It is doubtful that anyone would be jealous of a couple who would decide to start dating outside of work. As CDL had pointed out, there have been relationships formed with a few GH stars that are still together now. Kirsten Storms and Brandon Barash, as well as Rebecca Herbst and Michael Saucedo, are now married with kids. Also, Bryan Craig and Kelly Thiebaud are planning a wedding as well. Even Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson are still together.

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Angela Weiss/Getty Images

The General Hospital stars are about to be reunited as husband and wife on the ABC daytime drama. It has been a long time coming ever since Billy Miller took over the role of Jason Morgan. He doesn’t know who he is right now, but that will soon change. Viewers have been waiting for way too long for the big Jason reveal.

JaSam fans are hoping for a long-awaited reunion, but there are their other halves to worry about before that happens. Jason is engaged to Elizabeth, who has been keeping this secret to herself. Sam is just recently engaged to Dr. Patrick Drake and has made a family with him and Emma. That poor little girl will once again be heartbroken that her daddy can’t seem to walk down the aisle with a new mommy without a “dead” spouse being revealed.

Were you hoping that there would be a Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller romance?

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