This just in! Soaps.com readers who have been enjoying the building storyline involving the Winters family will be pleased to know that things are set to ramp up now that Tyra portrayer, Eva Marcille, has been bumped from ‘recurring’ to a more permanent status on The Young and the Restless!

Watch out Karen [Nia Peeples], as even though she seems to be fighting it for now, Tyra appears to have it bad for Neil [Kristoff St. John] – and she’s not leaving anytime soon!

It seems the show’s head honchos have decided to develop the character for the long-term based on Eva’s work.

Soaps.com would like to offer Eva congratulations on her achievement – we look forward to seeing some interesting upcoming plots for the Winters clan!