Steve Burton Files for Divorce From His Estranged Pregnant Wife Sheree Burton

The 'General Hospital' star revealed that his wife was pregnant with another man's baby earlier this year.

Steve Burton has made his split from estranged wife Sheree Burton official. The 52-year-old General Hospital actor filed for divorce from the fitness coach on July 8 after 23 years of marriage. 

In court documents obtained by ET, Burton cites “irreconcilable differences” as their reason for splitting up and lists March 1 as their date of separation. He is asking for joint custody of two of their children -- Jack, 16, and Brooklyn, 8 -- and the couple also has an 18-year-old daughter, Makena. He is asking that neither party get spousal support. TMZ was first to report the news.

In May, Steve confirmed he and Sheree were no longer together, adding that she is pregnant with a child that is not his.

“I wanted to clear something up," he said in an Instagram Story addressing the situation at the time. "Sheree and I are separated. She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine.”

“We are still co-parenting our three beautiful kids,” he added. “We would appreciate privacy at this time. Much luv, Steve.”

His announcement came shortly after Sheree confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram, writing, "Life sure is full of surprises!" alongside a Story of herself cradling her baby bump.

Weeks prior to the confirmation of their split, both Sheree and Steve celebrated their youngest daughter in honor of her 8th birthday in separate posts.

"Love her so much! So full of life, joy, some sass and compassion for everyone. The other day she said to me “I choose to be happy, because there’s always something to be grateful for I think we can all learn from our kids and enjoy the little things we sometimes take for granted," Sheree wrote alongside a selfie, adding the hashtag "don't worry be happy."

Steve, meanwhile, shared a photo of himself and Brooklyn eating breakfast together. "Coffee time with the most beautiful girl," he wrote. "Have a great weekend!"

Sheree last shared a family photo with Steve, whom she wed in 1999, in December 2021 for Christmas, while the actor's last trace of a full family pic with his ex is from April of last year.

ET spoke to Burton in April about being a part of Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem on Peacock and reprising his role as Harris Michaels.

"Well, you know, when I left General Hospital, I took some time off -- didn’t audition for anything -- and I got a call and what’s been great about this experience is I started my daytime career in 1988 on Days of our Lives and they said, 'Hey, we're going to bring back your character Harris Michaels from 1988 without the mullet,'" he shared.

He also noted that taking time off allowed him to spend time with his children.

"I've been off, so I've been spending so much time with my kids, it's been absolutely incredible," he told ET. "Yeah, it's been the best."