Inside Elizabeth's Chaotic Love Life On General Hospital

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Rebecca Herbst's run as Elizabeth Webber on "General Hospital." Believe it or not, it's been 25 years since the character arrived in Port Charles. Since she's on a soap opera, her life is anything but happy as she reaches this milestone. In May, she committed herself to Shadybrook, the town's mental health facility, after realizing she has been sleepwalking while making herself look like she had a stalker for months (via Soap Central). Elizabeth wants to know if there is more going on in her mind and so do fans.

After all, her life has been anything but easy. She arrived in PC as a teenaged high school student with a chip on her shoulder who was sent to live with her grandmother, Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames), by her absentee parents. An immediate crush on Lucky Spencer led to years of joy and heartache. There's been a whole lot more chaos in between and after (via Soaps In Depth). Will Elizabeth Webber ever get truly lucky in love? Until we know, let's look back on her previous attemtps.

Elizabeth and Lucky couldn't keep it together

Elizabeth Webber was all ready for a high school dance, but she stopped on her own in the park first. That night changed her life forever after she was sexually assaulted. Lucky Spencer found her and became her support system as the pair fell in love in a sweet and tender romance, according to Soaps In Depth. However, the attack also brought out the fact that Lucky's father Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) had also assaulted his mother Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) before they were together (via the Associated Press). The knowledge changed how Lucky viewed the world.

Elizabeth and Lucky were troubled young people who married several times. They also dealt with several extramarital affairs and Lucky's addiction to painkillers after he was injured as a cop (via Rebecca Herbst played against several Luckys during his time on the show. Jonathan Jackson originated the role in 1993 and left the soap in 1999 to be replaced by Jacob Young and eventually Greg Vaughan. Jackson returned as Lucky in 2009 and played him off and on until the character left town in 2015 (via Soaps In Depth).

By the time Lucky made his final departure, Elizabeth had given birth to three sons. He sporadically helped her raise them, but only one, her youngest son Aiden, was his. However, there was even some question over Aiden's paternity due to Liz's brief affair with Lucky's brother, Nikolas Cassadine (then played by Tyler Christopher).

Elizabeth found love with Ric Lansing, but Zander Smith got her pregnant

Elizabeth Webber's next relationship was beyond toxic as all Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) could ever think about was getting revenge on his half-brother Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). However, Ric was devoted to Elizabeth and wanted to do anything to make her happy. She just had to look the other way when he committed dubious acts (via One night with Zander Smith (Chad Brannon) changed her life, though. They were locked together in a crypt, and one thing led to another. Nine months later, Cameron Webber was born; after Zander was killed, he was left without a father.

Through the years, Ric would try to get back in Elizabeth's good graces, but it never worked out. It was 2015 when Liz tried to give it a go with Ric for the last time, but it ended poorly once she learned that he hired someone to pretend to be amnesiac Jake Doe's (Billy Miller) wife just to keep her from Jake. The night Liz learned the truth, Ric had been ready to propose (via Soaps In Depth).

Elizabeth had an odd love for Jason Morgan

In between romances with Lucky Spencer and Ric Lansing, Elizabeth Webber felt a strong attraction to Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), the right-hand man and enforcer for mobster Sonny Corinthos. Jason and Elizabeth tried to resist one another, but they continually relied on each other when life got hard. Jason is also the father of Elizabeth's second son Jake Webber (Hudson West), who Lucky Spencer tried to raise as his own (via

In 2015, Elizabeth fell for a mysterious newcomer who had just had reconstructive surgery. His name was Jake Doe, and she eventually learned that he was really a presumed-dead Jason with amnesia. She didn't bother telling him the truth, but it all came out just before Liz and Jake were ready to marry (via Soaps In Depth). Jake took the name Jason, dumped Elizabeth, and later learned he was really Jason's heretofore-unheard-of twin brother Drew Cain. By the time the real Jason returned, Elizabeth was madly in love with her most unlikely partner.

Elizabeth fell for the former serial killer Franco Baldwin

When Elizabeth Webber was considered a town pariah after keeping the supposed truth from the man now known as Drew Cain on "General Hospital," she found solace with another town pariah. Franco Baldwin had been a crazed artist/serial killer when played by James Franco, but when Roger Howarth took over the role, his murderous ways were explained away by a brain tumor. By the time Elizabeth became his friend and then his lover, he was a quirky art therapist working at the hospital where she worked as a nurse (via Soaps In Depth).

After many trials and tribulations, Elizabeth and Franco finally got married, and he became a father figure to her three sons. Her oldest son Cameron (Will Lipton) was already a teenager getting ready to graduate high school. Franco was tragically killed by Peter August (Wes Ramsey) in 2021 (via Soap Hub), and Elizabeth is now having a hard time moving on with the needy Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton).