1978: After a failed marriage to Jeff Webber, Monica became Mrs. Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon). His wedding present? The mansion to which she still holds the deed.
1979: Monica attended the wedding of Scotty (Kin Shriner) to Laura; his stepmom, Gail (Susan Brown), was once Monica’s foster mom.
1980: When Alan discovered that Monica was having an affair with Rick Webber (Chris Robinson), he tried to kill them.
1980: Edward (David Lewis) disapproved of Tracy’s efforts to prove that Monica’s baby, Alan, Jr. (A.J.), was Rick’s bio son (he wasn’t).
1983: Monica and Alan expanded their family when she (at first reluctantly) agreed to raise Jason, his illegitimate son by late mistress Susan.
1988: Monica trysted with tennis pro “Ward” — then discovered that he was actually Tracy’s son, Ned (then-Kurt McKinney). The situation got even more awkward when he fell for Mon’s long-lost daughter, Dawn.
1991: After divorcing the previous year, Monica and Alan retied
1992: Nikki (Camille Cooper), the daughter of Monica’s ex-lover David, set her sights on A.J. (Gerald Hopkins) as part of her revenge plan against the doc.
1995: While battling breast cancer, Monica grew close to fellow patient Page (Riley Steiner), whose daughter, Emily (Amber Tamblyn), she and Alan adopted after Page passed.
1997: Monica cheated on Alan with oily Dr. Pierce Dorman (Tuc Watkins), who she held hostage after he got Emily addicted to drugs.
2002: The green-eyed monster once again struck Alan when Rick came back to P.C.
2005: It was not a good day for Monica when a scuffle between A.J. (Billy Warlock, bottom l.) and Jason (then-Steve Burton, top l.) left both of them badly injured. Also pictured: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Kelly Monaco (Sam).
2007: It was an excruciating year for Mrs. Q., who had to bury both Alan (fatal heart attack) and Emily (murdered).
2012: A.J. (Sean Kanan) returned to town and it was revealed that Monica had helped her son fake his death in 2005.
2014: Monica and Michael (Chad Duell) were heartbroken when A.J. was shot dead (by Sonny, it turned out).
2017: Monica was delighted by the birth of her newest grandbaby, Emily Scout, the daughter of Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam.
2017: Monica shared a heartfelt good-bye with Tracy (Jane Elliot) when her sister-in-law left Port Charles.