Young and Restless’ Christel Khalil, Daniel Goddard and More Open Their Hearts About Kristoff St. John — Plus, His Former Wife’s Emotional Birthday Message
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It’s not just Soaps.com that’s missing The Young and the Restless star today.
Christel Khalil, who plays Neil’s daughter, Lily, took to Instagram to express her wish “to see your beautiful smile again.” That and to rib the good-natured actor, as she was known to do.
Wednesday’s Baldwin-Fisher-centric Young and Restless rebroadcast just happened to feature St. John, prompting Greg Rikaart, who plays Kevin, to sigh tweet, “Sure is bittersweet seeing Kristoff, huh?”
Sure is bittersweet seeing Kristoff, huh? #YR
— Greg Rikaart (@gregrikaart) July 15, 2020
Daniel Goddard, who played Neil’s former son-in-law, Cane, added that “not a day goes by that we don’t miss” St. John.
— Daniel Goddard (@DanielGoddard) July 15, 2020
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) seconded that emotion. “The world was a little more beautiful, a little more joyful and way less serious with” St. John in it, she wrote. “How lucky for me and the rest of us that you were born.”
But perhaps the most openhearted message came from St. John’s first wife, Mia, a professional boxer with whom he had two children, daughter Paris and her late brother, Julian. “Happy birthday to my beautiful Kristoff,” she tweeted. “Your headstone, next to our baby boy, says nothing about Y&R because you were so much more.
“You were a father, son, friend and, most of all,” she concluded, “the most beautiful person I ever knew.”
Happy Birthday to my beautiful kristoff ❤️Your headstone, next to our baby boy, says nothing about Y&R because you were so much more. You were a father, son, friend and most of all, the most beautiful person I ever knew. Until we meet again, in another life, in another realm… pic.twitter.com/zBQbamnMLy
— Mia St. John (@MiaStJohnBoxer) July 15, 2020
Instead of blink back those tears, maybe you should just go ahead and let them fall as you review Soaps.com’s photographic tribute to St. John.