Steve Burton and Sheree (Gustin) Burton married for more than 20 years surprised their fans when they announced their separation on May 4. The actor renowned for his roles in daytime dramas like General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives met fitness trainer Sheree on the set of General Hospital and married her in January 1999. Together, they celebrated the arrival of three children: Makena, Jack and Brooklyn.
Breaking News: Steve Burton Divorce from Wife Sheree Burton
Actor Steve Burton and his former wife Sheree (Gustin) Burton have finalized their divorce as per court documents obtained by PEOPLE. The agreement includes joint legal and physical custody of their minor children son Jack and daughter Brooklyn.
As part of the divorce settlement Burton is obliged to pay Sheree $12,500 monthly in child support for their minor children until April 2024. Subsequently the amount decreases to $10,000 per month. Both parties waived any claims for spousal support although Sheree will receive $50,000 in retroactive support.
Burton filed for divorce from Sheree in July 2022 after more than 20 years of marriage. The couple, who met on the set of General Hospital and married in 1999, did not have a prenuptial agreement. The official date of separation was listed as March 1, citing irreconcilable differences.
Court documents also revealed Burton’s request for joint legal and physical custody of their children. The couple also shares an elder daughter named Makena, aged 20. Sheree was pregnant at the time of the filing, but Burton clarified that the child was not his.
Two months prior to filing for divorce Burton disclosed their separation on Instagram clarifying that while they were no longer together, they were co-parenting their three children. Sheree subsequently announced her pregnancy with her fourth child, confirmed not to be Burton’s and later announced her fifth child in October.
The divorce settlement terminated both parties’ ability to seek spousal support upon finalization of the divorce.
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