Y&R Short Recap, August 11, 2020

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Recap written by Eva

Sharon has her surgery and awaits the results of the pathology report to find out if her cancer is in remission. Theo applies for a job at Chancellor communications and, after his interview Billy, thinks that he and Lily should give him a chance and hire him for the job. Phyllis puts dinosaur bones at the construction site for Abby’s hotel in order to delay the construction of Abby’s hotel. Nick offers to sell Abby a choice of any of the buildings he owns so that she will only have to renovate her new hotel, but she must stop construction of the hotel across the street from the Grand Phoenix.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, August 10, 2020

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Recap written by Christine

It was the anniversary of the re-dedication of Chancellor Park, so Lily and Billy decided to interview the citizens of Genoa City about Katherine for Chancellor Communications. The characters reminisced about Katherine and flashed back to recent significant events in their lives. Victoria said being successful at Newman came with drama. Nikki declined to comment when Lily asked for her thoughts on Victoria becoming the Newman CEO. Nikki warned Victor that she thought Billy was planning an exposé on the Newmans. Victor ordered Billy not to slander his family. Billy countered that it wasn’t slander if it was true. Adam seemed troubled about Victor saying that Adam killed AJ. Billy asked Adam why he’d been fired from Newman. Adam accused Billy of spreading poison through the town. Billy predicted that Adam would end up alone. Mariah thought about the time Sharon asked her to act as her health care proxy. Lily said her kids got her through her cancer treatments, and she thought Mariah and her siblings would do the same for Sharon.

Rey was there for Sharon ahead of her upcoming surgery. Nick talked with Lily about how much he admired Sharon’s strength. Devon recalled apologizing to Amanda for treating her unfairly and admitted he did it because she looked like Hilary. Amanda told Lily she was happy to be building a life in Genoa City, and she was excited about the new relationship with Nate. Billy told Lily that he wanted to find out what happened with the transfer of power at Newman. Lily was wary because he’d promised not to use Chancellor Communications to carry out a vendetta against the Newmans. He still wanted to pursue it, and he promised not to screw it up. Jack was affected by Dina’s declining health. He also predicted that some unlikely and explosive things would happen in Genoa City. Devon and Elena had a relaxing evening, and he said he was grateful she was in his life.

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Y&R Character Description – Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams
Written By Darlene

on November 24, 2013

Paul Williams is the current chief of police in Genoa City.  He’s married to District Attorney Christine Blair Williams.  He has a long history in Genoa City and has ties to just about everyone.

Paul fathered a daughter, Heather, with April when they were very young.  April left town with Heather, who spent most of her life without a father.  As an adult, she returned to Genoa City and formed a relationship with Paul.  Paul’s son, Ricky, also grew up without a father.  He was raised by his grandparents because his mother, Isabella, was institutionalized.  Ricky, just like his half-sister, returned to Genoa City as an adult.  Ricky had severe emotional problems, though, and a penchant for trouble.  When Paul found that Ricky had Eden Baldwin captive and was planning to hurt her, he had no choice but to shoot him.  Paul wrestles with this everyday of his life.

Paul counts many of Genoa City’s citizens as friends. His best friends are his ex-wife Lauren Fenmore Baldwin and her husband, Michael Baldwin.  He is also close to ex-fiancée, Nikki Newman.

Paul is a truly good man and a great detective.  He’s honest and trustworthy.  He often finds himself in a position that requires him to choose between his career and his friends.

Parents: Carl and Mary Williams
Children: Dylan McAvoy, Heather Stevens, Ricky Williams
Siblings: Todd, Steven and Patty Williams

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Y&R Character Description – Lily Winters

Lily Winters

Lily

Played By Christel Adnana Khalil
Written By Darlene

on April 21, 2013

When Drucilla Winters gave birth to Lily, she let her husband, Neil, believe he was the father.  Neil’s brother, Malcolm Winters took advantage of Drucilla while she was under the influence.  She thought she was making love to Neil.  She became pregnant and Neil never questioned whether or not he was Lily’s father.  Malcolm and Drucilla decided to keep her true paternity a secret.  The marriage fell apart anyway and Drucilla took her young daughter to Paris.

Several years later, Drucilla sent Lily back to Genoa City, where Neil had become an alcoholic.  At first, Lily hated Genoa City until she met a kindred spirit, Colleen Carlton.  The two girls became very close and Neil cleaned up his act, so Lily adjusted to life in America.

As a teen, Lily tried online dating and met Kevin Fisher.  Kevin was a possessive boyfriend and treated Lily badly.  When Colleen tried to warn Lily, Kevin started a fire at Gina’s restaurant intending to kill Colleen, who was inside.  Kevin was Lily’s first lover and she contracted Chlamydia.

Lily and Kevin’s best friend, Daniel Romalotti fell in love.  They eloped after Lily found out that Malcolm was her biological father.  On the paperwork, she listed Malcolm as her father.  Later, she confronted Drucilla and Neil overheard the truth.  Lily assured him that he would always be her dad, but the relationship between Neil and Malcolm never recovered.  The marriage between Daniel and Lily also dissolved once Lily realized she couldn’t trust Daniel and his porn addiction.

Lily caught the eye of local bartender, Cane Ashby.  Neil liked Cane as an employee, but he didn’t approve of a relationship between his little girl and a much older man.  Lily and Cane fought their attraction for each other for awhile but they ultimately gave in.

Lily and Cane broke up briefly because it was thought that he was the father of Chloe Mitchell’s baby, Cordelia.  Billy came forward as the father and Chloe admitted that she and Cane had never actually had sex, she had drugged him and told him they had sex.  Lily and Cane reconciled and they were married.

Cane had done some lying of his own.  He had everyone believing he was the real Chancellor heir, Phillip Chancellor, III.  The real Phillip showed up and the whole truth was uncovered.  Lily forgave Cane for this lie.  He continued to lie throughout their marriage and she continued to forgive him, even after he allowed her to believe he was killed and he was haunting her.

Lily won a war against cancer, but was unable to conceive.  Mackenzie Browning, granddaughter of Katherine Chancellor, agreed to be a surrogate.  She gave birth to twins Matilda (Matty) and Charlie.

Even though Lily has given him no reason to doubt her loyalty to him, Cane is jealous and possessive.  He insists Lily is too kind-hearted to see peoples’ true intentions.

Lily is, in fact, a very loyal wife and friend.  She loves her children very much as well as her job and she does a good job of juggling the two.  While she does tend to see only the good in people, she is a smart and savvy woman who can have it all in spite of all the tragedy she’s endured.

Grandparents: Lillie Belle and Walter Barber (maternal), Ellis Winters (paternal), Lucinda Winters (legal)
Parents: Drucilla Barber, Malcolm Winters (biological father), Neil Winters (legal father)
Siblings: Devon Hamilton (adoptive), Moses Winters (legal)
Children: Charlie and Matilda Ashby
Aunts and Uncles: Olivia Barber, Neil Winters (biological), Malcolm Winters (legal), Mamie Johnson (great-aunt)
Cousins: Nate Hastings Jr.

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Y&R Character Description – Esther Valentine

Esther Valentine

Esther

Esther Valentine has been a loyal housekeeper and friend to Katherine Chancellor for many years.  For a short time, Esther worked for Nina after being lured away with promises of a better dress code and equal treatment.  Esther soon found out that working for Katherine wasn’t as bad as she thought, and she returned to the Chancellor estate.

Tired of being lonely, Esther had a one-night stand with Tiny and became pregnant.  She named the baby Kate and asked Katherine to be Kate’s godmother.  As a child, Kate was sent off to school.

Again having the need for male companionship, Esther began dating Norman Peterson.  She pretended to be the lady of the Chancellor estate.  Not wanting to embarrass Esther, Katherine and her husband Rex played along.  Rex caught Norman trying to steal from Katherine and confronted him, who was actually an ex-con.  Rex was shot in the process.

Proving that Esther is quick to trust and has bad luck with men, she, once again, became involved with a man who only wanted to get his hands on the Chancellor fortune.  Katherine was kidnapped and presumed dead, leaving Esther financially secure.  Esther and Roger were married, but he turned out to be married to someone else.  Katherine was reunited with her family.

When the time came for the folks at the Chancellor estate to meet Cane’s new bride-to-be, Esther was surprised to see it was her daughter, Kate, who was now going by the name Chloe.  Chloe had a daughter she named Cordelia.

Realizing Esther’s worth, Katherine promoted her from housekeeper to personal assistant, leaving Esther plenty of time to spend with her granddaughter.

 Children: Kate “Chloe” Fisher
Grandchildren: Cordelia Abbott and Bella Fisher

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Y&R Character Description – Phyllis Summers

Phyllis Summers

Phyllis

Grandparents: George Summers Sr., Harriet Summers
Parents: George Summers Jr. and Lydia Callahan
Children: Daniel Romalotti and Summer Newman
Siblings: Avery Bailey Clark
Grandchildren: Lucy Romalott

 

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Y&R Character Description – Nikki Newman

Nicole “Nikki” Newman

Written By Darlene
on August 15, 2013

Nikki Newman loves her family and friends above everything else.  She often puts their needs ahead of her own.  Victor is the love of her life and, though they tend to hurt, hate, and leave each other, they belong together and always find their ways back.  Nikki often offers Victor good advice, but he seldom takes it.

Nikki is married to Victor.  They have two children together, Nicholas and Victoria.  Nikki is also stepmother to Adam and Abby.  She is grandmother to the late Cassie Newman, Noah Newman, Summer Newman, Faith Newman, Reed Helstrom, and Johnny Abbott.

Nikki is a recovering alcoholic.  Her sponsor is also her best friend, Katherine Chancellor.  Nikki is sponsor to Neil Winters who, in turn, sponsors Nikki’s friend and former husband, Jack Abbott.  Nikki struggles with her alcoholism when terrible things happen to her or her family, but Victor always comes to the rescue, though he still keeps alcohol readily available and out in the open in his home.

Nikki is a loyal friend and she usually takes the high road in moral decisions.  As long as your name isn’t Adam or Sharon and as long as you aren’t threatening her family, Nikki always has a kind word.  She is a class act. Hard to believe she started out as a stripper.

Parents: Nicholas Reed and Unknown
Children: Dylan McAvoy, Victoria and Nicholas Newman, Adam Newman (stepson), Abby Newman (stepdaughter)
Siblings: Casey Reed
Grandchildren: Cassidy Newman (adoptive), Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Reed Hellstrom, Katherine Abbott, Johnny Abbott (adoptive), Christian Newman (adoptive), Connor Newman (step)

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Y&R Character Description – Nick Newman

Nicholas Newman

Nick

Nicholas Newman
Played By Josh Morrow
Written By Darlene

on May 22, 2013

Nicholas “Nick” Newman spent most of his life trying to make his father, business mogul Victor Newman, proud; but it always seemed that Victor held the bar higher for his son than his daughters, Victoria and Abby.  Nick realized that he would never make Victor proud and he no longer cared.  He ventured out on his own and discovered his own passion, which had nothing to do with business.  Nick is the owner of Genoa City’s newest nightclub, “The Underground.”

Nick is not only flaky in his professional life but also in matters of the heart.  He married his first love, Sharon, but strayed more than once.  When he found himself expecting a child with his mistress, Phyllis Summers, he divorced Sharon and married Phyllis.  He cheated on Phyllis with Sharon, and they divorced.  He planned to marry Sharon again, but she chose his brother, Adam.  Nick went back to Phyllis but decided he didn’t want to play her games, so he left her and hooked up with her sister, Avery.  It seems Nick may not have inherited his father’s head for business but they both have wandering hearts.

Nick would do anything to protect his family.  In spite of all the hearts he breaks, he feels the need to protect the women in his life, not the least of which is Summer, the child he conceived out of wedlock with Phyllis.  Summer, who became a beautiful young woman, is prone to mischief and makes foolish decisions in spite of warnings from family and friends.  This could be because Nick refuses to let her grow up.

Though Nick can be callous and hypocritical at times, he has a way of making people love him and forget all the horrible things he’s done.  After all, compared to his brother, Adam, in many ways Nick is a saint.

Grandparents: Albert and Cora Miller (paternal), Nicholas Reed (maternal)
Parents: Victor and Nicole “Nikki” Newman
Children: Cassidy Newman (adoptive, deceased), Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Christian Newman (legal)
Siblings: Victoria Newman, Adam Newman (paternal-half), Abby Newman (paternal-half), Dylan McAvoy (maternal-half)
Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller, (paternal), Casey Reed (maternal)
Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katherine Abbott, Connor and Christian Newman*

*Christian is the biological son of Adam Newman. He is the legal son of Nick Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

Michael

Written By Darlene
on April 27, 2013

Michael Baldwin is the son of Gloria Bardwell and River Baldwin and brother of Kevin Fisher and Eden Baldwin.  He is married to Lauren Fenmore Baldwin and they have a son, Fen Baldwin.

Michael comes from a family of people who’ve made mistakes in their pasts.  However, unlike the rest of his family, Michael has completely changed his ways.  He is a lawyer and former district attorney.  He is highly regarded and sought after when people need legal representation or advice.

Michael struggles with his past, in that he fears Fen inherited his anger problems and will lash out as he once did.

Michael is a brilliant attorney and an even better friend.  He is sometimes lured into unsavory situations by his family members or his good friend, Phyllis Newman.

Parents: Gloria and River Baldwin
Children: Fenmore Baldwin
Siblings: Kevin Fisher (maternal half-brother), Eden Baldwin (paternal half-sister)
Nieces and Nephews: Bella Fisher

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Y&R Character Description – Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

Lauren

Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
Played By Tracey E. Bregman
Written By Darlene
on 5/2/14

Lauren Fenmore started out as a young singer in a band with Danny Romalotti.  Besides singing, her favorite thing to do was terrorize poor Traci Abbott.  This went on for years until she met local private detective Paul Williams.  They fell in love and married, but their marriage was full of turmoil.  Later, they divorced and Lauren married a doctor named Scott Granger.  They had a baby together, but a psychotic nurse named Sheila Carter switched the babies and took little Scotty as her own.  Lauren eventually reclaimed her son; but, through the years, Sheila has found ways to cause havoc in Lauren’s life.

Lauren is married to attorney Michael Baldwin, making her the sister-in-law of Kevin Fisher and daughter-in-law of Gloria Bardwell.  Lauren and Michael have a son together, Fenmore.  Lauren owns the upscale department store, Fenmore’s, along with her sister Jill.  She is friends with most people in town and is very well liked and respected.  She seldom gets herself into trouble like her younger self did.  She is often the voice of reason when friends or family aren’t thinking clearly.

Lauren and Michael may seem like a couple that could live through anything, and they have for the most part. Sheila has been gone for several years now, but who knows what kind of mayhem can come from her legacy?

Parents: Neil Fenmore and Joannna Manning, Siblings: Jill Abbott (paternal half-sister), Children: Scott Grainger Jr., Dylan Fenmore (legal, deceased), Fenmore Baldwin, Nieces and Nephews: Phillip Chancellor III, Billy Abbott,  Great Nieces and Nephews: Delia, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Philip “Chance” Chancellor IV

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Y&R Character Description – Kyle Abbott

Kyle Abbott

Kyle

In recent years, Kyle has had two love interests, Summer and Lola. When Lola needed a kidney transplant, Kyle learned that Summer was a match. He offered to marry Summer in exchange for her kidney, with an agreement to stay married for a period of one year. However, Kyle broke things off and went back to Lola shortly after she made a full recovery. Kyle married Lola, but less than a year later, he admitted that he made a mistake and that Summer was the woman for him. When it comes to his professional life, Kyle is more sure of what he wants. He’s worked his way up the ranks at Jabot and he wants to run a company some day. He is not above betraying his relatives in pursuit of that goal; he teamed up with Victor once to take Jabot from Jack, and when Billy was CEO, Kyle exploited Billy’s gambling addiction in hopes of getting him fired. It’s been a long time since Kyle did anything too underhanded, so those days might be behind him. 

Grandparents –  Paternal: – John Abbott Sr. and Dina Mergeron, Maternal: Kyle Jenkins and Unknown
Parents: Jack Abbott and Diane Jenkins
Siblings: Keemo Abbott (paternal half-brother)
Paternal Aunts and Uncles: Traci, Ashley and Billy Abott, Eric Vanderway
Cousins: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Theo Vanderway, Cordelia, Johnny and Katie Abbott

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Y&R Character Description – Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher

Kevin

Written By Darlene
on March 13, 2013

We met Kevin when he was an internet predator and he gave Lily Winters Chlamydia.  He tried to kill Colleen Carlton.  Later, he threatened Lauren Fenmore.  Still, he was forgiven by most people and became a decent citizen and business owner.

Kevin grew up in an abusive home.  His father, Terrible Tom Fisher, used to lock him in the closet.  Kevin is now claustrophobic.  Long after he changed for the better, a man named Clint took advantage of Kevin’s state of mind and forced him to rob banks dressed as a chipmunk, something Kevin is reminded of often by some Genoa City citizens like Billy Abbott.

Kevin is married to Chloe Mitchell Fisher, who has made some pretty outrageous mistakes herself.  It is this unpredictable behavior that makes them so interesting.  One or both of them is/are usually cooking up some sort of scheme.

Like most people in Genoa City who’ve turned their lives around, Kevin is close to Katherine Chancellor, whose maid, Esther, is Kevin’s mother-in-law.

Michael Baldwin is Kevin’s brother.  He understands Kevin and why he does the things he does, because Michael witnessed the abuse Kevin endured growing up and he, himself, turned his life around after spending some time in prison.

Kevin Fisher is a young man who has walked the line between right and wrong his entire life.  There is something about him, though, that makes us root for him.  Like Kevin says, maybe he brings out the chipmunk in all of us.

Parents: Tom Fisher and Gloria Baldwin
Spouse: Chloe Mitchell
Children: Bella Fisher
Siblings: Michael Baldwin
Nieces and Nephews: Fenmore Baldwin

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Y&R Character Description – Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott

Jack

John Abbott Jr, AKA – Jack is a former playboy who slept with many of the models from Jabot, and after sleeping with him, the women would ask him to make them the lead model. Diane Jenkins tried this but ended up falling head over heels for him. However, Jack decided to marry Patti Williams (Paul’s sister) to show his father that he had grown up. He still saw Diane and even slept with her on the day of his wedding to Patti; Jill set it up so that a pregnant Patti would find Jack and Diane together. This caused her to miscarry. After making plans to move out of the house and have another baby, Patti overheard Jack making plans to have a vasectomy.  Patti was so enraged she shot Jack three times, causing him to become paralyzed. He eventually recovered.

Jack and Victor Newman are long time bitter rivals. Jack married Nikki, Victor’s ex and true love. They had a son together, but he was born prematurely and died.

Jack found out that a woman he had loved while he was serving in Vietnam had had his child, whom she named Keemo. Luan and Jack were married, but she died from a terminal illness.

Diane returned to town and she and Jack were engaged, but Victor stole her away and they were married. In order to keep Victor, Diane stole sperm she thought was Victor’s to enable her to have a child. However, it turned out to be Jack’s sperm so they now have a child, Kyle.

Jack began courting Phyllis Summers to spy on Newman, but he fell in love with her and they were married. He stood by her when she went to trial for arson and trying to kill Diane. She was acquitted after evidence was found that Diane had set the fire to frame Phyllis. Jack and Phyllis used this to gain custody of his son, Kyle.

Family — Mother: Dina Abbott Mergeron, father: John Abbott, Children: Keemo Abbott, Kyle Abbott, Paternal half brother: Billy Abbott, Maternal half sister: Ashley Abbott, Maternal half brother: Eric Vanderway, Sister: Traci Abbott Carlton Connelly, nieces: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Cordelia and Katie Abbott, Nephews: Theo Vanderway, Johnny Abbott

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Y&R Character Description – Devon Hamilton

Devon Hamilton

Devon

Written By Darlene
on January 21, 2013

Devon Hamilton met Lily Winters while doing community service in Genoa City.  Lily befriended him and introduced him to her parents, Neil and Drucilla Winters.  Devon’s mother, Yolanda, was a drug addict and unable to properly take care of her son.  Drucilla convinced Neil they should become Devon’s foster parents.  They also tried to help Yolanda.  That plan seemed to work until Yolanda misinterpreted Neil’s feelings for her and made a pass at him.  Yolanda left town and Neil and Drucilla adopted Devon.

Devon was diagnosed with meningitis and lost his hearing.  He was given cochlear implants to help.  In spite of his hearing impairment, Devon has a love for music and is very talented.

In 2008, Drucilla fell over a cliff during a scuffle with Phyllis Newman.  Her body was never found, but she was presumed dead.

Devon’s Aunt Tyra and her daughter, Ana, came to town and were welcomed by the Winters family.  Ana has a talent for music, like Devon.

Devon’s great aunt revealed that she isn’t really related to Devon at all and Ana is the daughter of Yolanda, making her his sister.  Tyra explained that she took Ana in because Yolanda was unable to care for her.

By this time, Neil was remarried to Karen, but he and Tyra couldn’t ignore their attraction for each other and had an affair.  Devon was witness to this and became very angry.  As Devon and Tyra argued, they succumbed to passion and had sex.  Devon’s girlfriend, Roxanne, walked in on them and broke up with him for a short time, but he convinced her it wouldn’t happen again.

Katherine Chancellor gave Ana a scholarship to go to school for her singing and Tyra decided to join her.  Tyra and Ana left town but not after damage had been done.  Besides the Devon/Roxanne break up, Karen divorced Neil.

In 2011, it was revealed that Devon’s father was none other than Tucker McCall, who once traveled with rock bands on the road.  Yolanda was a groupie who had a relationship with Tucker.  Yolanda wrote Tucker a note, but she never let him meet his son.  Despite all his resources, he never bothered to search for his child.

Upon realizing that Devon was his son, Tucker wanted a relationship with him.  Yolanda came back to town with a new name, Harmony.  Harmony was clean and sober and wanted to bond with Devon and Ana.  Katherine Chancellor, who was Devon’s new grandmother and an alcoholic herself, took Harmony in and helped her stay sober.  Harmony discovered she was still attracted to Neil and this time he reciprocated.

Devon eventually made peace with Harmony and Katherine, but remained skeptical of Tucker, who seemed to care more about business than family.  Harmony left Genoa City to be closer to Ana in spite of her growing relationships with both Devon and Neil.

Devon found the music business to be very slow in Wisconsin, so he joined Neil, Lily, and Lily’s husband Cane to work at Jabot.

 

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Y&R Character Description – Chloe Mitchell Fisher

Chloe Mitchell Fisher

Chloe

Chloe Mitchell Fisher
Played By Elizabeth Hendrickson
Written By Darlene

on October 26, 2012

Chloe Mitchell came into this world as Kate Valentine, daughter of Katherine Chancellor’s maid, Esther Valentine.  She was sent to boarding school at a young age.  Several years later, Chloe Mitchell arrived in Genoa City to be a fashion coach for Lily Winters, who won the “Fresh Face of Jabot” contest.

When Chloe found out she was pregnant, she tricked Cane Ashby, Lily’s boyfriend, into thinking he was the father by getting him drunk and staging a “morning after” scene.  Cane married Chloe, and we found out that Chloe really was Kate Valentine.  Billy Abbott returned to Genoa City and, knowing he was the real father of Chloe’s baby, let Cane believe Cane was the father.  The truth finally came to light, though, and Cane got back together with Lily while Billy married Chloe.  Chloe had a daughter they named Cordelia (Delia for short), but the marriage was a disaster.  Billy’s heart belonged to Mackenzie Browning.  Chloe and Billy were divorced and she started dating Billy’s nephew, Chance.  Chloe and Chance became engaged but broke up when he could not contain his feelings for Heather Stevens.  To get even and make Chance jealous, Chloe slept with his half-brother, Ronan Malloy.  Chloe talked Kevin Fisher into letting her move in to his apartment.  They became best friends and eventually lovers.  Kevin and Chloe were married with Delia’s blessing.

Chloe and Kevin have had their ups and downs but value their marriage and friendship.  They are involved in a joint business venture with Adam and Chelsea Newman called TagNGrab, a fashion website.

Chloe is a wise-cracking bundle of energy who brings fun amongst all the drama in Genoa City.  She usually acts before she thinks, but she has matured a lot since returning home with a chip on her shoulder.

Parents: Esther Valentine (Mother), Tiny (Father)
Children: Cordelia Abbott, Bella Fisher

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Y&R Character Description – Chelsea Lawson

Chelsea Lawson

Written By Darlene
on October 26, 2012

While Billy Abbott was in Myanmar, he met a bartender/con artist named Chelsea Lawson.  Seeing that Billy was very drunk, Chelsea seduced him.  Months later, she showed up in Genoa City pregnant with Billy’s baby.  She accused Billy of rape but confessed it was a con, not knowing she was being recorded.  When Chelsea gave birth to a baby boy, she gave up her parental rights.  Billy and Victoria named the baby John and are raising him as their own.

Chelsea befriended fellow outcast, Adam Newman.  He resisted her at first, but finally gave in to his feelings and they started a friendship, then romance, then he proposed marriage.  The couple went back to Adam’s childhood home in Kansas.  Adam’s ex-wife, Sharon Newman, followed them there.  On their wedding day, while Adam was in the shower, Sharon called his phone and Chelsea saw, making her feel insecure.  She had no reason to worry.  Adam told Sharon to leave, that he loved Chelsea.  Going back to Genoa City to live their lives, Adam bought Genevieve Atkinson’s mansion, and Chelsea and Adam decided to start a family.  Chelsea became pregnant and, to get away from stress and Newman drama, the couple decided to go on a “babymoon.”  However, on the way to the airport, they were involved in an automobile accident with Adam’s niece, Summer Newman, and Chelsea lost the baby.

Chelsea is the daughter of Jeffrey Bardwell and Anita Lawson.  She got her talent for conning from Anita. Jeffrey wasn’t in Chelsea’s life growing up.  Both Jeffrey and Anita would like a relationship with Chelsea, but she suspects it is because she is a Newman.

Chelsea and Adam started a business venture with Kevin and Chloe Fisher called TagNGrab, an up-and-coming fashion website.

Parents: Anita Lawson (mother) Jeffrey Bardwell (father)
Children: Connor Newman, Johnny Abbott (Chelsea is Johnny’s biological mother, due to the circumstances surrounding his conception, she signed over her parental rights to his father, Billy. Johnny was adopted by Billy’s then wife, Victoria).
Aunts and Uncles: William Bardwell

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Y&R Character Description – Billy Abbott

Billy Abbott


Written By Darlene
on October 23, 2012

Billy Abbott is the son of Jill Abbott Fenmore and the late John Abbott.  He shares the same father with Jack, Ashley, and Traci.  He shares the same mother with Phillip Chancellor III.   When Jill and John divorced, Billy went away to boarding school and returned as a teenager.  His partying days started then, and he found himself in one predicament after another — alcohol, women, and gambling being his major vices.  He left town again when he found out that his marriage to Mackenzie was invalid because they were first cousins.  Years later, as adults, the two reconciled briefly after finding out they are not related after all.

Billy is the father of Cordelia Abbott, a child he conceived with Chloe Mitchell who was little more than a fling.  He also conceived a child with Chelsea Lawson (now Chelsea Newman).  Billy and his current wife, Victoria Newman Abbott, are raising the baby.  They named him John.

Billy has a way of finding trouble wherever he goes and whatever he does, but he loves his family and he has the best of intentions.  He just can’t get past the need to stick it to his father-in-law, Victor Newman.  The two have had a rivalry for years now.  The fact that Billy is an Abbott, brother of Victor’s nemesis, Jack Abbott, coupled with the fact that Billy is married to Victor’s daughter makes him enemy number one, and Victor has done equally evil things to Billy.  Billy also finds it difficult to pass up a juicy story for his magazine, Restless Style, even when it hurts his family.

In spite of his past and oft bad decisions, one can’t help but root for this lovable playboy.  He adores Victoria and dotes on his children.  He’s the apple of his sisters’ eyes and sometimes the voice of reason for his big brother, Jack.

Parents: John Abbott and Jill Foster Abbott
Children: Cordelia, John and Katherine Abbott
Siblings: Jack, Traci and Ashley Abbott (paternal half-siblings), Phillip Chancellor III (maternal half-brother)
Aunts and Uncles: Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (maternal, half), Snapper and Greg Foster (maternal, adoptive)
First Cousins: Scott Grainger and Fenmore Baldwin
Nieces and Nephews: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Keemo and Kyle Abbott, Chance Chancellor

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Y&R Character Description – Adam Newman

Adam Newman

Adam Newman

Written By Darlene
on October 21, 2012

During one of Victor’s disappearances, he met a kind, gentle blind woman named Hope Adams.  They fell in love and Victor took Hope back to Genoa City and married her.  When Hope found out she was pregnant,  the couple decided she would bring the baby to term in spite of the fact that the baby could inherit Hope’s blindness.  They named the baby Victor Adam Newman Jr.   Eventually, Hope admitted to herself and Victor Sr. that she wasn’t happy in the city and didn’t want to raise her son there.  She divorced Victor and moved back to Kansas where she married Cliff Wilson.  Years later, on her deathbed, Hope summoned both Victors to her bedside.  She told her son that Victor is not just a nice man, but also his father.  After his mother’s death, Vic now going by Adam, moved to Genoa City.  He was not welcomed with open arms as Nick and Victoria held a grudge against him.

Adam has done many evil things to the citizens of Genoa City and has made numerous enemies but one thing has never changed.  He is Victor’s son and shares some similarities with his father.  They are both ambitious, stubborn, and vindictive.

Several times, Adam has been a hero but his wrongdoings have overshadowed these instances.  He is trying to change his ways with his new wife Chelsea, but he can’t seem to stop lying when it comes to his ex-wife, Sharon Newman.  Looking forward to starting a family, Adam and Chelsea decide to go on a “babymoon.”  On the way to the airport, the couple is run off the road by a distraught Summer Newman, Nick’s daughter. Chelsea lost the baby, giving Adam new reason to despise his family.

Besides owning shares in Newman Enterprises, Adam is part owner of TagNGrab along with Kevin and Chloe Fisher.

Parents: Victor Newman (Father), Hope Adams (Mother) Cliff Wilson (stepfather)
Children: Connor Newman, Christian Newman (Adam is Christian’s birth father, but signed his parental rights over to his brother, Nick)
Siblings: Victoria, Nick and Abby Newman (paternal half siblings)
Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller (paternal)
Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Cassie, Noah, Summer, Faith, Connor and Christian Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Abby

Abby Newman




Abby

Written by Darlene
on October 19, 2012

 When Abby’s mother, Ashley Abbott, returned home pregnant after a lengthy vacation, she told everyone she’d gotten pregnant via sperm donation. Brad Carlton married Ashley and claimed the child as his own. Years later, Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fearing the worst, she made a video for young Abby revealing Abby’s true paternity — Victor Newman. In spite of the fact that Ashley survived the bout with cancer, Abby saw the video. For years, she considered both Brad and Victor her fathers.

Brad died saving Noah Newman from drowning in the lake near the Abbott cabin. Not long after that, Abby’s half-sister, Colleen, drowned in the very same lake. Since then, she has embraced the Newmans and the Newman name.

Abby’s need for attention was the strongest motivation when she developed the “Naked Heiress.” She pulled many outrageous stunts and gained some fame. The Naked Heiress was a passing fad, but Abby’s need for attention did not subside.

Abby sued Victor for enough money to start her own reality show, but when Victoria got involved, Abby lost control of the situation. The lawsuit that Abby, Victoria, and Nick finally won awarded them each half a billion dollars.

Abby disapproved of Ashley’s marriage to Tucker McCall. She staged a meeting between Tucker and Diane Jenkins, hoping her mother would catch the two having an affair. Instead, Abby lost control of her car and ran Tucker down, leaving him in a coma. Ashley tried to take the blame for it, but Tucker knew the truth. He never pressed charges.

Abby became a reporter for Restless Style when her uncle, Billy, was offered the chance to make his magazine of the same name into a gossip television show.

Parents: Victor Newman (Father), Ashley Abbott (Mother) Brad Carlton (Adoptive Father), Children: Unborn baby girl with Ben “Stitch” Rayburn (Miscarriage), Siblings: Victoria, Nick and Adam Newman (paternal half siblings), Colleen Carlton* (adoptive paternal half-sister), Aunts and Uncles: Jack, Traci and Billy Abbott, Eric Vanderway (maternal), Matt Miller (paternal), Cousins: Keemo, Kyle, Delia, Johnny** and Katie** Abbott, Theo Vanderway, Colleen Carlton, Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Cassie, Noah, Summer, Faith, Connor and Christian Newman

*Colleen and Abby shared a father, Brad and their mothers, Ashley and Traci are sisters, so they were siblings and cousins.

**Katie and Johnny are Abby’s niece and nephew through Victoria and cousins through Billy.

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Y&R Character Description – Victor

Victor Newman




Victor Newman

Victor, is the son of Cora and Albert Miller. His parents, an impoverished couple in Buffalo New York, named him Christian Miller. After his father abandoned the family, Cora couldn’t afford to take care of her two sons, she took the oldest, seven year old Christian, to an orphanage. Though she promised to return for him, she never did. Christian ran away from the orphanage as a teenager and changed his name to Victor Newman, a name stating his intent to become a victorious new man. He started out selling soap out of the trunk of his car, and he eventually built a skill set to land a job running Chancellor Industries. He later started his own company, Newman Enterprises and turned it into a billion dollar conglomerate. In addition to being a wealthy and powerful businessman known world-wide for his shrewd skills, he’s also a husband and father. He and Nikki have been together off and on since the 1980s, and though they’ve hurt each other deeply and sworn that they’d never forgive each other, their love has proven to be unbreakable, and they continue to come back together. Victor did see his parents again. He and Cora made peace before her death. Albert became a wealthy man, though nowhere near as well-off as Victor. When Albert met his son again, he had no idea what a success he’d become. Albert rejected Victor, and, he offered to pay Victor to leave him alone. Hurt and furious, Victor revealed who he was and made it clear that he didn’t need Albert or his money.

Victor loves his family, but he’s never fully gotten over the abandonment he experienced as a child. He has sometimes crossed lines in order to do what he feels is best to protect his loved ones and keep them close. Victor is demanding, both in business and in his personal life. He has been known to pit his children against each other in an effort to push them to excel or to toe the line. When his family disappoints him, his reactions can be harsh. Victor once had Victoria arrested in an attempt to stop her wedding to Billy. When Nick and Sharon made plans to relocate to California and take Faith and Christian with them, Victor started a legal battle over custody of Christian (Adam’s biological son, who was being raised as Nick’s child). Victor also teamed up with Chloe to frame Adam for murder. It’s difficult for Victor to admit it when he’s wrong, but he usually eventually does. While being Victor’s relative means being held to a high standard, it also comes with perks. He gave Victoria, Nick and Abby every advantage in life that he did not have. Hope wanted her son, Victor Jr., AKA Adam, to have a simple peaceful life. Victor reluctantly allowed her to raise their son in Kansas, and he reached adulthood without knowing his mother’s “friend” Victor was his father. Hope told Adam the truth on her deathbed. Adam felt cheated and lied to, and he spent a lot of time punishing Victor for abandoning him and lashing out at his siblings because they had the childhood that he missed out on. Victor has said that if he could do it all over again, he’d raise Adam.

Victor has been embroiled in a bitter feud with Jack Abbott for decades. Jack once left Victor to die after he suffered a medical event, and Victor once kidnapped Jack and replaced him with a lookalike. Now that Jack and Victor have become seniors, they’ve found common ground, and while they are not friends, they have developed a grudging respect for each other.

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Y&R Character Description – Victoria

Victoria Newman




Victoria Newman

Victoria is the first child of Victor and Nikki. She feels that she shares many traits with her namesake, and she’s proud to be like her father. She’s strong and self assured and tenacious, with a sharp mind and business sense. A devoted mother and a loyal daughter and sister. However, she has done things that Victor considered to be a betrayal, such as successfully suing him for control of her $500,000,000 trust fund. She also threatened to take him down after he attempted to take control of Newman from her. He backed off and did not remove her as CEO. These acts did not come out of nowhere; they were the result of Victor doing things to Victoria that she felt were unjust. She believed that she was standing up for herself and taking what she deserved, just as Victor would’ve in her place. Victoria often takes Victor’s side when he does controversial things, and when she isn’t immediately supportive, she is quick to forgive him. This habit has caused tension between her and her romantic interests over the years.

Victoria loves Newman Enterprises, and she’s dreamed of running it since childhood. When she returned from boarding school, she took a job in the Newman mail room, and as she moved up the ranks, she learned everything there was to know about the company. She’s confident in her business skills, and she believes that she is the rightful heir to the company. As of 2020, she is the CEO. She’s pragmatic and doesn’t often let emotion get in the way of doing what she feels needs to be done. This has earned her a reputation for being cold, but she also has a spontaneous and playful side, which was seen more often after she developed a friendship and romance with Billy.

Her confidence was shaken after she suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of JT Hellstrom. She was wary about falling in love again, but Billy convinced her to take a chance on him. She felt happy and secure in the relationship, and she thought they were building toward spending the rest of their lives together, but that fell apart after he informed her that he was dissatisfied with the relationship. She has made a promise to herself not to ever take him back.

Victor taught Victoria to box to help her feel like she was in control of her life again. She regained her confidence, but she slipped into a depression when she was stabbed by Ripley Turner in a case of mistaken identity. With help, Victoria made progress, and she returned to work. Adam blackmailed Victor into making him CEO and firing Victoria. Victor assured Victoria that it would only be temporary, and he asked her to let him handle it. Victoria decided to take charge and show that she could be as ruthless as Victor was. Victor did not agree with the way Victoria went about things. He told her that she could have her job back, but she’d lost his respect. Victoria, who usually craved Victor’s approval, was unfazed, marking a new point in their relationship.

Grandparents: Albert and Cora Miller (paternal), Nicholas Reed (maternal), Parents: Victor and Nikki Newman, Children: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny Abbott (adoptive), and Katherine Abbott, Siblings: Nick Newman, Adam Newman (paternal-half), Abby Newman (paternal-half), Dylan McAvoy (maternal-half), Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller, (paternal), Casey Reed (maternal), Nieces and Nephews: Cassidy Newman (adoptive, deceased), Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Christian Newman, Connor Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Christian

Christian Newman




Christian

Christian has been described as a happy child, in spite of all the upheaval and revolving door of parental figures.

Christian had a complicated start in life. He’s the biological son of Adam Newman and Sage Warner Newman, but at birth, most people thought that Nick was his biological father. Sage had a DNA test while she was pregnant. Adam bribed the lab tech to say that Nick was the father. At the time, Adam had faked his death and had lead most of the town to believe his name was Gabriel. Victor knew Adam tampered with the results. Victor thought Adam didn’t he want the lab tech running the paternity test to notice he and Nick were related, which would blow his cover. Adam had been growing closer to Chelsea, under his Gabriel persona, and he feared that having a child with another woman just as they were connecting would jeopardize the connection he was building with Chelsea.

Christian was born prematurely, and Sage and Nick were told he died, but he was actually alive and well and being used in as a pawn in a revenge plot against Nick. Sandy Allen was a classmate of Sharon and Nick’s. As teens, she and Nick were hanging out, when he dared her to dive into a swimming pool from the roof. Sandy accepted the challenge and was paralyzed from the neck down as a result. Victor paid the family off, and Sandra disappeared from everyone’s lives. She made a full recovery and resurfaced as a psychiatrist working in Fairview and going by Sandra Anderson. Sharon checked into Fairview after a miscarriage that she was hiding from everyone except Mariah. She hoped to get pregnant again before anyone found out. Sandra found out about this and put her plan into motion. She lead Sharon to believe that she’d gotten pregnant again, and she kept her drugged and isolated so that no one would find out the truth. She tricked everyone into believing that Sharon gave birth, and she presented her with Christian.

Sharon and Dylan took “their” baby home and named him Sullivan. They raised him for months. Adam was seemingly killed in a cabin explosion, never knowing his son was alive. Prior to this, he’d come clean to Chelsea about Christian’s paternity. Sharon learned that Sully was truly Christian, but she couldn’t bear to lose the boy, so she hid the truth. Sage found out, and she confronted Sharon, but she was killed in a car accident before she could tell anyone else. Eventually, Nick learned the truth, and he took “his” son from Sharon and Dylan.

Chelsea told Phyllis that Adam was Christian’s father, and the information got back to Sharon. Sharon felt that she owed Nick the truth, even if it hurt, so she let him know. Nick was crushed, but he still saw Christian as a son. It turned out that Adam was not dead, and when he returned, he fought for custody of Christian. The judge was unhappy with Nick and Adam’s behavior, and Christian was temporarily placed in Victoria’s care. During a court ordered visit, Adam told Christian that he was really his father. Christian was too young to understand, and he thought Adam was making a joke. In the end, Adam withdrew his petition for custody, and Christian went back to Nick.

Due to being raised by his biological uncle, his siblings are his biological cousins, and his cousin Connor is his biological half-brother.

Parents – Sage and Adam Newman (biological), Nick Newman (legal), Siblings – Cassie, Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Aunts – Victoria and Abby Newman, Uncles – Adam Newman, Cousins – Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katherine Abbott, Connor Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Tessa

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Tessa

In 2017, Tessa became a fixture at Crimson Lights, where she sang and played her guitar for tips. Nikki noticed her and soon hired her to give Reed guitar lessons. After Nikki learned that Tessa was living out of her car, she allowed Tessa to move into the main house at the ranch. Nikki saw a lot of herself in Tessa, a young woman who was determined to overcome adversity and build a better life, and she also gave Tessa a job as her personal assistant. Born and raised in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, Tessa’s father was a drug dealer, and her mother was a drug user, who often disappeared for days at a time, leaving Tessa to fend for herself and protect her younger sister, Crystal. After meeting the Newmans, Tessa began to take part in open mic nights at Nick’s bar, the Underground, and she met Noah Newman. They soon began to date. Tessa would later confide in Mariah that she was never in love with Noah, though she thought he was sweet (11/14/2018). She’d come to Genoa City hoping to marry one of its many wealthy citizens, then walk away with half of everything in a divorce settlement. Tessa’s plan went awry when she found herself developing real feelings for Noah’s sister, Mariah.

Devon Hamilton, Mariah’s boyfriend at the time, took her, Noah and Tessa to San Francisco for a music festival. The women secretly shared a kiss during that trip. Tessa explained the moment away, and they continued on as friends. When Mariah admitted that she was falling for Tessa, Tessa claimed that she didn’t feel the same way. Meanwhile, Crystal got trapped in a prostitution ring and called the crisis center where Sharon volunteered, for help. Tessa found out about it, and she and Mariah kidnapped a woman who was involved in running the operation and forced her to give up information on Crystal’s whereabouts. Crystal was rescued and sent to witness protection.

Later, Crystal left witness protection to confront Zack, the head of the prostitution ring. She found him threatening Abby and Scott’s lives, and she killed him. It turned out that the gun Crystal used belonged to Nikki, and Tessa had to admit she stole it from the ranch and gave to her sister for protection. Devon signed Tessa to a recording contract, but she ran into problems again when she read Mariah’s diary without permission and used it to to write a song. Mariah recognized her words in the lyrics and threatened to sue. She proved her claims by letting Noah read her diary, and as a result, he found out about the kiss Mariah and Tessa shared. Noah left town.

Kyle took it upon himself to help his friend, Mariah by helping her and Tessa get together. Just as they started dating, Tessa had to leave town to help Crystal. Tessa returned after Crystal moved to Canada. Tessa worked two jobs to earn enough money to pay off the shady people who helped Crystal start over with a new life in another country. When the money didn’t come fast enough, someone attacked Tessa. Meanwhile, Nikki, Sharon, Phyllis and Victoria had hidden JT’s body after they believed Nikki killed him. Tessa found out about their secret, and she blackmailed them. She hid the money she got in her mattress. Mariah found out about it after she threw the mattress away and bought a new one, but Tessa lied and said she earned the money by selling a song. When Mariah learned the truth – that Tessa had blackmailed Mariah’s mother, she broke off the relationship.

Eventually, Mariah came to understand and forgive, and she took Tessa back. Tessa opened up and was honest with Mariah, and their relationship grew. Tanner Watts, a famous singer, asked Tessa to go on tour with him. Tessa had to reveal that he was her ex-husband. They’d gotten married in Vegas on a drunken lark, while they were on tour in the past.

Mariah was upset that Tessa had kept something from her again, but they worked through it, and Tessa went on tour. Mariah mistakenly thought that Tessa was cheating on her with Tanner, so she slept with another woman in retaliation. Tessa was devastated and refused to forgive Mariah at first, but with Tanner’s help, Mariah was able to convince Tessa to give her another chance.

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Y&R Character Description – Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott




Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott is the biological daughter of Dina Mergeron and Brent Davis. She grew up believing that her biological father was John Abbott, and she did not find out the truth until she was an adult. The decision was made not to tell John, and he died never knowing Ashley was not his biological child. Ashley and John were very close. He doted on her and nicknamed her “My beauty.” Ashley had a more strained relationship with Dina, who left the family to start a new life in Europe, when Ashley was eleven, and didn’t return for over a decade. Things with her mother became more fractured when Ashley learned that she was the result of one of Dina’s many affairs. Dina returned to Genoa City in 2017, because she wanted to reconnect with her family after learning of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. 

Ashley is very competitive, a hard worker and a proud Abbott. She spent a lot of time vying with Jack over control of Jabot. When Jack thought he was at risk of losing to Ashley, he revealed that he’d written a clause into the company by-laws preventing non-blood Abbotts from being CEO. Ashley was devastated and furious that Jack would do this to her. She tricked her mother into believing that Jack was not a biological Abbott either, then she arranged for this false story to be publicly revealed to humiliate Jack and show him how it felt. Eventually, Ashley learned that Dina talked John into giving Ashley ownership of all the patents for the products Ashley created, as the Jabot chemist. This went a long way toward healing Ashley’s relationship with her mother.

When the truth came out about what Ashley had done to Jack, she took her patents and moved to Paris to start her own cosmetics company, called My Beauty. This left Jabot scrambling to create new products to sell. She later renamed her company Abbott Exchange. As time passed, Ashley and Jack reconciled, and they merged Abbott Exchange with Jabot. Ashley resides in Paris, but she returns to Genoa City often for family events and to spend time with her mother, who is on the verge of succumbing to Alzheimer’s.

Ashley has a daughter, Abby with Victor. Her siblings are Jack and Traci Abbott. They are legally full siblings, but because of Ashley’s paternity, they are biologically her maternal half-siblings. She also has a maternal half brother Eric Vanderway, and a paternal half brother Billy Abbott. Though Ashley and Billy don’t share blood, they share a sibling bond.

Her nieces and nephews are Keemo and Kyle, through Jack, Colleen, through Traci, Theo, through Eric, and Delia, Johnny and Katie through Billy.

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