Valerie Marshall. He has one older brother, Jason, who is
also a doctor. In elementary school he developed a close
friendship with April Bradshaw who was also quiet and
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The character of "Joshua" and his brother "Jason"
were named after series creator Josh Hawkins and his
older brother Jason.
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herself from Josh and he stood by on the sidelines watching as she emerged as one of
the most popular girls in high school. After April won the Miss River's Edge 2001
pageant, Josh warned her that her immediate popularity could cause her problems.
However, April ignored his warnings and set her sights on Rodney Russell.
With is friendship with April appearing to have come to an end Josh kept to himself a lot
and did not make an attempt to let anyone else get closed to him. Josh became
concerned when April suddenly stopped coming to school and more so later when he
learned that she had left River's Edge. Josh who was now dealing with the fallout of his
mother's affair with Andrew Bradshaw decided that it was time that he to leave town. He
discovered where April was - in New Mexico at a home of pregnant teenage girls.
Almost immediately upon his arrival in New Mexico April noticed something different
about Josh's behavior. She pressured him multiple times to let her know what she
could do to help him with whatever he needed - however he insisted that nothing was
Josh told April upon his arrival at the home in New Mexico that he wanted to marry her
and adopt her child as his own. However, much later Josh went back on his word and
revealed to his best friend that he was gay and that while he did want to help her raise
the baby, he did not want to marry her. Josh was crushed when April accused him of
leading her on, the same way as Rodney Russell (the baby's father) had done in River's
Edge. April insisted that Josh leave New Mexico - which he did.
Dallas. There he was concurrently enrolled in high school and a community college. In
2005, he returned to River's Edge just as his father was set to marry Jillian Malone -
whom he immediately clashed with. Once back in River's Edge he reunited with April
and together they came to terms with his sexuality and his relationship with April and
with her daughter, Emily Rose Garrett Bradshaw. Josh and April went so far as to make
it public knowledge that Josh was in fact Emily's father when Rodney Russell returned
to town to inquire about Emily's paternity.
Josh continued his education at Southern Texas University and soon began an online
romance with Ryan O'Keefe. While Josh tried hard to keep his sexuality from his father,
his step-mother Jillian soon learned the truth.
During, Jodi Bradshaw's wedding to Jaxson Hayes, Josh revealed himself to Ryan and the two began dating.
In 2006, Josh was set to begin his residency and was matched at a hospital in Indianapolis. He asked Ryan to go with
him and thus began the strained relationship between Josh and Ryan's sister Brittany. This request pitted Brittany
against Josh as she didn't want Ryan to leave River's Edge. In the end Ryan chose to stay in Texas with his sister.
Brittany and Josh are still at odds with one another. Josh and Ryan ended their relationship when he left town.
constraints. He immediately ran into Brittany who was not pleased to see that he had returned.
On Valentine's Day 2010, Josh picked Ryan up from a bar and the two ended up having sex. They continued a strained
and awkward relationship since that point.
In 2012, Josh revealed to Ryan that he had testicular cancer and Ryan promised to help him fight it. In February of that
year in New York City, Josh and Ryan kissed for the first time since their V-Day hookup.