Michael Mealor out as Kyle Abbott Y&R
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Although fans of Michael Mealor hoped against hope that rumors of his departure were just that, the actor himself has now confirmed that he — and alter ego Kyle — will soon be exiting Genoa City.

Upon joining the show in the spring of 2018, Mealor’s Kyle caught fans’ attention early on with a naked plunge in a pool on fictional GC Buzz. This after he returned to town bent on destroying his father, Jack Abbott, and was taken under the wing of his pop’s lifelong nemesis, Victor Newman. Kyle eventually reconciled with his dear ol’ dad and when the patriarch’s paternity came into question, even went so far as to get drunk and dig up Phillip Chancellor’s grave in an effort to get his hands on DNA which might settle the matter. With those antics behind him, Kyle next became embroiled in a classic love triangle involving Summer Newman and Lola Rosales.

Kyle was set to marry Summer — again — when a lover from the past was revealed to have had his child. This put a wrinkle in the proceedings and Summer accepted a job in Italy. Hunter King’s departure from the canvas left fans speculating about whether or not she and her character would return, and of course, about “Skyle’s” fate.

With Mealor’s exit now a soon-to-be-done deal, fans are awaiting both official word of King’s exit and maybe, just maybe, a happy ending (if off-screen) for Kyle and Summer.

Soaps.com will update readers with any and all new information as it becomes available. Until then, please join us for a look back at Kyle and Summer’s romantic engagement in the park in our photo gallery.

– Candace Young