Celebrity Parents Michelle Ray Smith expecting first child By Staff Author Published on February 14, 2008 06:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Guiding Light’s Michelle Ray Smith, 33, and her boyfriend Michael Layden are expecting their first child. Michelle is due on July 21st. This was something that we both really wanted and talked about at great length. So we’re both excited. I told [GL] as soon as I found out. My contract is up for renegotiation in July. I’m up to consider staying and seeing how things go. I don’t know if they’re writing it in or not. I did talk to Ellen [Wheeler, Executive Producer], who was so excited that she started to cry. She was so happy for me. Source: Soap Opera Weekly Thanks to CBB readers Karin and Theatre Chick.