Full detailed profile on Summer Newman Played by Hunter Haley King on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Hunter Haley King
Who played Summer Newman over the years
Hunter Haley King (October 15 2012 - present)
Useful information on Summer Newman
* Resides at the tackhouse with Nick.
Past: Production Assistant on Avery's cooking series
Summer Newman is the daughter of Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman. She was conceived when Nick and Phyllis had an affair following Cassie's death. Phyllis wasn't sure if she was Nick's or Jack's so a paternity test was taken. Nick was the only one to see the results that confirmed she was his. Jack delivered Summer while trapped in the Newman elevator with Phyllis. As a child, Summer went into a coma after Patty Williams intentionally kissed her after eating a peanut butter cookie. Phyllis and Nick blamed Victor, who had brought Patty back to town posing as Dr. Emily Peterson for revenge on Jack. Summer had to undergo speech therapy following the coma.
As a teenager, Summer was vocal about her embarrassing family, and became angry and rebellious after her mother was charged in the old hit-and-run attempted murder case and she caught her fooling around with Ronan. Summer moved in with Nick, who had also left Phyllis, and took a baseball bat to Ronan's car. While driving when upset, Summer caused an accident that caused Adam's wife Chelsea to miscarry. Summer shared a kiss with Fen Baldwin, and involved him in a scheme against Ronan that included bullying the boy Ronan is mentoring, Jamie. While still estranged from Phyllis, Summer turned to Avery, who was seeing Nick, and who talked her out of pursuing emancipation. In the meantime, Summer had apologized to Jamie and had come to like him, which set Fen off and caused him to escalate the bullying until Jamie nearly killed himself.
Summer developed a crush on Kyle, which caused Nick to start acting strange. It turns out he hadn't confirmed his paternity of Summer way back when and worried that she might be Jack's daughter, and therefore, Kyle's sister. He did a new DNA test, which came back showing that Nick was not her father. He told a furious Phyllis, and they assumed that Jack was her dad. Unbeknownst to them, Sharon had tampered with the DNA results. Eventually, Nick told Summer that he was not her father, and that Kyle, her crush, was her half-brother. Believing Jack to be her father, and her whole life to be a lie, Summer became depressed. She had to deal with Jack and Victor fighting about who her family is, and all that on top of Phyllis being in coma since she fell down the stairs at the gala. Summer was given back Phyllis' effects from the stairwell, among them Sharon's lipstick, but no one figured out that Sharon and Phyllis were fighting when she fell.
After dealing with Fen being in jail, believing that her best friend, Courtney, was a drug dealer, and the continued struggle of missing her comatose mother, Summer gave in to the lure of energy pills on a modeling shoot and ended up in the hospital with heart failure, but recovered fully. Summer next became involved with a man called John Darwin, a life coach, who later was revealed to be Ian Ward, the cult leader who had taken advantage of Nikki when she was young. The next revelation was that Courtney was an undercover cop the entire time she and Summer were high school buddies.
Summer, still looking for a place in the world, decided to try being a production assistant on the set for her Aunt Avery's cooking show, and bonded with the cute cameraman, Austin, over the loss of their mothers from their lives. Summer wanted to lose her virginity to Austin, but he alluded to having come to town for one reason only - it turned out he was stalking Avery, whom he blamed for his mother's death. After kidnapping Avery in hopes of convincing her to give a videotaped confession to having wrongly freed the man who killed his mother, Austin ended up in a shoot out, which saw Paul Williams shot and Austin grazed with a bullet while escaping. Summer went on the run with Austin and finally made love with him. Her first time was in a motel near the Canadian border. It wasn't long before the cops found Summer and brought her back to Genoa City. Austin then turned himself in. Summer advocated on his behalf, begging Avery to understand he was just mourning his mother and to help him. Avery enlisted Leslie's help and Summer got Austin out on bail. She then decided they should get married so she couldn't be forced to testify against him. Jack was livid upon finding out about the marriage and announced he would try to have it dissolved in court.
Austin Travers (husband)
Kyle Abbott (dated)
Fenmore Baldwin (kiss)
Nick Newman (father)
Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman (mother)
Cassie Newman (half-sister - deceased)
Noah Newman (half-brother)
Faith Newman (half-sister)
Victor Newman (grandfather)
Nikki Newman (grandmother)
Victoria Newman (aunt)
Abby Carlton (aunt)
Victor Newman Jr. (uncle)
Avery Bailey Clark (aunt)
Reed Hellstrom (cousin)
Johnny Abbott (cousin)
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At their apartment, Austin and Summer welcome Jack and Kelly. Austin tells Jack about his visit with Phyllis. He's praying she'll wake up for Summer's sake. Jack says Austin's shown great character. In the kitchen, Summer thanks Kelly for fighting for her and Austin, and says it must not be easy dating a guy who's engaged to someone else. Kelly looks uncomfortable. Over lunch, Jack announces that he and Kelly have decided to move forward and she's moving in. Jack says he told Phyllis. Summer tries to be accepting but leaves the table. She returns and offers strawberries, but Jack and Kelly hustle out. Summer tells Austin she won't give up hope.
In Georgia, Summer thanks Austin for coming to visit her mom. He says he wouldn't be free if not for her. They love each other. They enter Phyllis' room and Summer says, "Mom, this is Austin." Austin sits beside the comatose Phyllis and notes that she's pretty. Summer understands that it's awkward. Austin tells Phyllis he loves her daughter. He addresses what he did and how he feels he failed his mom. Summer sniffs that it was an accident and Avery helped him avoid prison. Austin confesses then that he married Summer for all the wrong reasons. He clarifies that he was crazy about her, but also thought it was his best shot at staying out of prison. He tells Phyllis her daughter's love took his hate away and waxes on about his hopes for the future. After, in the hallway, Summer assures Austin they're good. They go back in to see Phyllis. Summer thinks she can hear them. She tells Phyllis that Sharon's been great and the Abbott side of her family had a dinner for them. Summer says, "All we need now is you, Mom." When Summer goes to the office, Austin wishes he could give Summer what she wants - for her to wake up.