In late 2012, Maxie came to the aid of her good friends Lulu (then Julie Berman) and Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) by offering to be their surrogate when they struggled to conceive a child (via Soap Central). Unfortunately, shortly after becoming pregnant, Maxie experienced a miscarriage and lost the baby. She made the decision to keep the miscarriage a secret while she figured out what to do.
She sought comfort from her ex-boyfriend and dear friend, Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson), and the two slept together. Maxie discovered she was pregnant by Spinelli and decided to keep everyone in the dark and continue with the pregnancy as if she was still carrying Lulu and Dante’s baby. Maxie began referring to the baby as her own and calling her Georgie, the name of her late sister. Her family and friends feared she was becoming too attached.
After the little girl was born, Spinelli’s then-girlfriend and lab technician Ellie Trout learned the truth and exposed it. Maxie and Spinelli were then forced into a custody battle with Lulu and Dante who didn’t want to give the baby up and tried to prove that Maxie would be an unfit mother. They were partially successful and the judge gave Spinelli sole custody of his daughter and he moved away with Georgie and Ellie for several years (via Michael Fairman TV). Presently, Spinelli and Ellie have divorced and he has returned to Port Charles, allowing Maxie to be a full-time mom to Georgie. Maxie and Spinelli remain good friends and successful co-parents.