After giving up on Brooke English, who was involved in a loveless
marriage to Tad, Edmund Grey married Maria Santos. The couple
married on March 11, 1994, in a beautiful Catholic service, made
complete with a horsedrawn carriage after the ceremony.
The happily married couple took a honeymoon in Hungary. It was
there they discovered a shocking secret. Dimitri had a son! Corvina
Lang told a story she had kept secret for over 20 years. She had
seduced a drunken Dimitri, and had bore him a son, Anton in secret.
Anton was not Corvina's sister. He was her son, and his parents were
really his grandparents! Edmund and Maria convinced Corvina that she
had to tell Dimitri. Eventually she caved in and confessed the
secret to her son's father. After the shock wore off Dimitri, he
invited Anton into his home and paid for his college degrees.
Dimitri managed to keep this secret from him. He became hell-bent on
keeping his precious son from the clutches of Kendall Hart, Erica's
estranged, resentful daughter. Kendall repeatedly succeeded in
hurting Erica. She told her mother she had slept with Dimitri, she
lied under oath, forced her to confront her rapist and faked a
suicide attempt. Upon hearing about that Dimitri was his father,
Anton eloped with Kendall, in order to hurt the two of them.
Del Henry, who helped Kendall write a book about her mother, had
secrets he was hiding. Years ago Del had talked Maria out of her
virginity in college. He dumped her afterwards. Along with
resentful feelings towards Del, Maria was also reliving horrible
memories. Maria and Del's encounter had left her pregnant. She kept
this hidden from her Catholic parents, who would be deeply ashamed of
her. Maria hid her pregnancy. Halfway through however, she lost the
baby. Having been untreated for her miscarriage, she had been
scarred permanatley. It was highly unlikely she would ever conceive.
This obviously infuriated Edmund. He and Del had a few words. Henry
also did not make a friend out of Tad. The only reason Del had come
to town was to get Dixie's kidney, because he was dying. Dixie did
give her kidney to her half brother, destroying her dream of having
Maria and Edmund experienced a great deal of grief after failing
time after time with invetro-vertilization. Erica made matters worse
when she told the world on "The Cutting Edge", about Edmund and
Maria's difficulty conceiving. This created thick tension within
During this time, Edmund was running for a political office, against
a nasty opponent. He dragged Edmund's good name through the mud when
he hired a photographer to take pictures of him and Liz Sloane.
Pictures that appeared to be evidence of an affair. During this
horrible scandal, Edmund's car was set on fire and he was presumed
dead. He showed up unexpectantly, however, at his own funeral.
After nearly giving up on their dreams of a baby, the Greys' were
introduced to a pleasant surprise: Kelsey Jefferson. Kelsey was
a 16 year old troubled pregnant girl. Kelsey was considering
abortion. Maria and Edmund convinced her to have the baby and give
them parental rights. The Grey's would give her a place to stay and
pay for all of her medical bills. How could she refuse?
Kelsey agreed to this arrangement. There was no way she wanted to
be held down by a baby. Kelsey was shocked when Bobby, the boy she
had slept with at a party was attending the same high school as her.
Bobby didn't even remember her name! And now he was dating Anita
Santos, Maria's sister! Kelsey agreed to keep quiet. She liked Pine
Valley; things were working out.
The Grey's were very generous to her. They made sure she felt right
at home at Wildwind. After Kelsey delivered Sam however, she felt
that she had been used. Kelsey felt unloved. Her crush on Edmund
only worsened her growing resentment for Maria.