Full detailed profile on Chelsea Lawson Newman Played by Melissa Claire Egan on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Chelsea Lawson Newman
Actor: Melissa Claire Egan
Who played Chelsea Lawson Newman over the years
Melissa Claire Egan (November 11, 2011 to present)
Useful information on Chelsea Lawson Newman
* Met Billy in Mayanmar
Current: Fashion designer at Jabot
Past: Bartender/Con Artist
Chelsea met Billy in Myanmar and had sex with him when he was drunk and missing Victoria desperately. She planted drugs on him and he was thrown in jail. She was conspiring with her mother, Anita, and Victor Newman, who later brought her to Genoa City, to keep Billy from Victoria. A pregnant Chelsea showed up at Billy's door in Genoa City prepared to get as much money as she could out of the pregnancy, but softened toward him and Victoria, turned her back on her scheming mother, and agreed to sign over the baby to Billy and Victoria for adoption.
Chelsea lived in the garage apartment at Billy and Vikki's place while pregnant, and struck up a friendship with Adam Newman, who helped her find out her biological father is Jeff Bardwell. Despite a DNA test, Chelsea didn't receive a warm welcome from Jeff, who denied being her dad. Before giving birth, Chelsea fell through the ice on the pond after an argument with Vikki and Adam saved her life and delivered the baby. Chelsea followed through and signed over the child to Billy and Vikki, but decided not to leave town, even when Victor offered big money for her to do so. With Adam's encouragement she earned her GED and they decided to get married on the farm in Kansas. Anita showed up back in Genoa City and Jeff admitted he is Chelsea's father. The pair began cozying up to the newlyweds, who bought Genevieve's estate.
After finishing her high school equivalency program, Chelsea became pregnant with Adam's child. They were ecstatic. Unfortunately, as they were headed to the airport for a holiday, Summer, who was driving upset, swerved into their lane and caused a wreck. Chelsea lost the baby soon after in the hospital. Chelsea and Adam began having issues as he seemed to be emotionally unavailable to Chelsea when they were grieving. Adam became involved with Sharon again after saving her from the fire she started at the ranch, which caused Chelsea to become jealous and suspicious. Adam insisted he loved Chelsea, and only Chelsea, but then she caught him kissing Sharon. Chelsea tried to get Adam to move away with her to Paris, but when it came time to go, Adam couldn't leave Newman Enterprises, so Chelsea dumped him. Later, Chelsea discovered she was pregnant by Adam, but she was afraid he would try to take custody of the baby away from her, so she didn't tell him. Since she had had a one night stand with Dylan McAvoy, she reluctantly took Chloe's advice and let Dylan believe he was the one who had got her pregnant. They fell for each other and got married. After the baby was born with an eye problem and Adam got wind of it, he assumed it was hereditary - he confronted Chelsea about the child's true paternity. Dylan was devastated by the news and Adam made Chelsea and the baby move into his penthouse. They grew close while tending to Connor's medical needs, however, even after Connor received Delia's corneas and was fine, Adam continued to behave as though he were stressed. When they finally decided to remarry, they tied the knot in front of a justice of the peace.
Adam suggested that they immediately move to Paris. Just before they were to leave town, Chelsea found a note from Adam and a videotaped confession that he was the driver who hit Delia.
Chelsea vowed to do anything to help Adam, but he was thought killed in a car crash with Billy. Victor reached out to Chelsea and Connor, much to Jack’s dismay, but Chelsea refused to believe Adam was dead. She and Chloe grew at odds with each other, and Chloe snatched Connor and took him to Paris. Victor helped Chelsea get Connor back, and Chelsea got a restraining order against Chloe. She moved on making the fashion line without Chloe, though they eventually reconciled. Meanwhile, Victor helped Chelsea in her quest to find out the truth about Adam and broke the news he really was dead.
Billy and Chelsea began to grow close, connected by Adam’s role in Delia’s death. He asked for Chelsea’s help exposing Ben’s secret past and they went to Australia together. The trip spurred Victoria to divorce Billy and he and Chelsea grew even closer. They began dating seriously and he moved in with her one his divorce was final. Together they found a nanny cam that had been installed in the nursery and thought maybe it was placed there by Victor.
Dylan McAvoy (married August 9 2013)
Adam Newman (married on January 29 2014; married on July 20 2012; divorced on April 25 2013)
John Abbott (signed over rights to Billy Abbott)
Riley Newman (son with Adam; miscarriage)
Terrance "Conner" Newman (son with Adam; born Aug 9 2013)
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At the penthouse, Billy grouses to Chelsea about Jack's actions. He says this isn't about the Abbotts losing Jabot, it's about his brother losing his soul. He wonders where Gabriel is - he claims to hate Victor but he's nowhere to be found. He wonders if Chelsea rejected him one too many times. Chelsea stammers that she has no idea. Billy heads out to deal with the Abbott family crisis. Chelsea tries unsuccessfully to reach Gabe. She tells him Jabot needs him. Gloria appears. "Who was that?" Chelsea says she's sounding as shifty as Jeffrey. Glo rants about him being at the yacht club. They discuss Jabot. Glo thinks John must be rolling in his grave. She wonders where it leaves them and the line - Chelsea and Victoria have history and not all of it good. Chelsea doesn't think Victoria has it in for her. Glo warns her not to let her guard down.
At Jabot, Yack tells Ashley that Victor and Victoria will be by today. "We're one big happy family now." Ash thinks he's lost touch with reality. Yack says if she's against him, she should quit. Victor appears with Victoria and Victor says they'll do everything to make Ash comfortable. They snipe back and forth. Yack is distracted by a text. Ash refers to working with Victoria. Victor says she won't work with Victoria, she'll work for Victoria. Ash turns on Yack. She seethes that Hex is a huge success and she's still not co-CEO. Victoria suggests she stay in the lab if emotion will cloud her judgement. Yack says, "Welcome to our brave new world." Ash will stay and fight for John's legacy. Yack takes Victor on a tour. Outside the lab they bicker. Yack says Ash is pain in his ass. Victor warns him not to make her question his behavior - it's becoming a little cuckoo. Meanwhile, Victoria wants Ash's office. Abby and Ben arrive. Abby says the merger is like her - Newman and Abbott. Ash tells them Victoria is now the boss. Ben is a little overwhelmed at the thought of them all working together. Victoria says she'll see them individually in her office. Ash whispers to Abby and Ben that they have to stick together. Vikki calls Ben in. She says it hasn't even been one day since they broke up. "Focus on business. That's all that's left." Meanwhile, Abby tells Ashley that Ben and Victoria broke up. Abby assures Ash she's loyal to her. Abby is next in Victoria's office. Vikki says they'll always be sisters but asks her to be on time and focus on work not her personal life. In the lab, Ash confronts Ben about his bed-hopping. She warns there will be war here and suggests he resign. He won't. Chelsea arrives. Ash tells her Victoria's in her office - the one with her name on the door. Chelsea enters. She informs her she won't allow her business to be threatened to keep Billy in line and threatens to take her line elsewhere. Victoria recognizes her value. Chelsea goes and Vikki notices Ben and Abby kissing. Elsewhere, Ash leaves Jack a voicemail - if he's John Abbott's son he wouldn't do this.
Billy calls out for Chelsea in the penthouse. Across the hall, Chelsea tells 'Gabe' she can't believe this happened. He says, "Of course it happened," and talks about their connection. She gets a text from Billy and takes a deep breath. Adam says she can't go through with the wedding. Chelsea replies that she has to go tell Billy. She goes home and tells Billy they need to talk. He blurts that he kissed Victoria and explains. Billy claims he regretted it - all he could think about was being honest with her. He doesn't want to be a screw-up anymore, and wants to marry her. Chelsea muses about getting caught up in things and suggests limiting his time with Victoria. Billy's relieved to be forgiven. Chelsea wants to get married right away.
Sage arrives at the penthouse to get her things. Adam tells her he took a half day - best decision he ever made. He gives her the signed divorce papers. She wonders about him suddenly being cooperative. He hints the future looks bright with Chelsea. Sage says, "Because you're lying to her." Adam warns she can never find out. He tells Sage to take all her stuff; Chelsea will be spending a lot more time there. Sage predicts this will all blow up in his face. He sneers at her to go play house with Nick and get out of his life. Sage meets Chelsea in the hall. She tells her she couldn't be happier to be out of this marriage and warns her about 'Gabe'. Chelsea goes into Adam's penthouse. She says she couldn't tell Billy. He offers to do it. She blurts that they're still getting married. She explains that she saw Billy kissing Victoria and she acted out and used him; they need to pretend it never happened. She exits as Billy appears. "What are you doing at Gabe's?" Chelsea says she made it clear that Gabe should move on. Billy is glad; they have a wedding to plan. Adam shuts the door and fumes.