Mrs. Stavros is a fictional character on Degrassi. She is a Greek immigrant, who moved to Toronto with Mr. Stavros, and is the mother of Riley Stavros. She found it hard to accept the fact that her son is gay, but eventually accepted him. She was portrayed by Valerie Buhagiar.

Character History

Season 10

In Still Fighting It (1), she advises Riley to work on his attempt to get a second chance.

Later, in Still Fighting It (2), Mrs. Stavros would give her son advice about messing up his chance with the girl he liked, not knowing that he was actually talking about Zane Park. She goes on to tell him to be himself and that eventually the "girl" would see him for what he is. Riley goes on to explain about Zane, but before he can, she stops him and tells him that it does not matter if the "girl" is not Greek, she just wants to have grandchildren.

In The Way We Get By (1), she brings up snacks for Riley and Zane, but walks in on them kissing.

In The Way We Get By (2), she is in denial about Riley's sexuality, and convinces herself Riley is just going through a phase. She tells him not to bother his father about the issue.

Season 11

In Dirt Off Your Shoulder (1), it is revealed that ever since Riley tried coming out to her, she has barely spoken to him. When Riley agrees to meet with the daughter of one her friends, she is obviously happy and begins talking to him more.

In Dirt Off Your Shoulder (2), she attends Riley's 18th birthday dinner. She watches fondly as her husband talks about how proud he is of Riley. When Athena mentions that Riley has a "girlfriend", she looks happy and surprised, as she is seen smiling. When Zane interrupts Riley talking about his "girlfriend", she gives him an odd look.

In Take a Bow (2), she attends Riley's graduation. When Riley tells her once again that he is gay, she accepts him for who he really is.


Season 8

In Bad Medicine, while on a date with Anya, he tells her that his mom helped make some of the sandwiches because she was excited that he was taking out a cheerleader.



  • "Snacks for the study buddies!"
  • "Go with the grey shirt, the other ones a bit..zesty."
  • Mrs. Stavros: "Did you two get any studying done".
    Riley: "Studying? No, Zane left in a hurry..... you saw us right?"
    Mrs. Stavros: "Yeah, you two goofing off"
    Riley: "Ma, we weren't goofing off"
    Mrs. Stavros: "It sure looked like you weren't doing homework."
  • "You don't know what you are!"
  • Mrs. Stavros: "Don't bother your father with this."
    Riley: "Ma--"
    Mrs. Stavros: "DON'T!"