Young & Restless’ Melissa Claire Egan Issues an Invitation — And a Warning: ‘If You Don’t See It Today, You Can’t See It!’
Young and Restless actress touts free, fun experience.
The Young and the Restless actress Melissa Claire Egan, who plays Chelsea Newman, and whose former daytime role was Annie Lavery on All My Children, took to her Instagram story to invite followers to watch her in two upcoming live plays with various soap opera actors past and present. In her video story, Egan enthused, “One, happy Hump Day. Two, I’m wearing makeup today. It feels good, first time in a while. And also, more importantly, in much bigger news, I’m really excited tomorrow a few of us are doing this play reading by Scott Sickles who is a General Hospital writer who is so talented and it’s six of us.”
Egan will be joined by Bold and Beautiful’s Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Young and Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott), and Tonya Pinkins, who played Heather Dalton on As the World Turns from 1984 – 1986 and Livia Frye Cudahy on All My Children from 1991 – 2009 for the first play. All My Children star Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard; Sarge Wilder, Young and Restless; Griggs, Guiding Light; Jacob Foster, The City) and Young and Restless’ Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) will be featured in the second play.
Sickles’ one-act plays can only be seen live today, Thursday July 16, and can be accessed through Eventbrite at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. Touted as ‘free and fun’ the event will benefit the National Arts Club, which was founded in 1898 by Charles De Kay, and whose mission is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts. Egan warned, “If you don’t see it at 12 noon Pacific, 3 PM eastern, then you can’t see it. So if you can take a break from your Zoom calls or watching your babies or doing dad camp or mom camp, join us.”
Melissa Claire Egan’s Young and Restless cast just returned to work as of Tuesday July 14 following the extended production shutdown, and speculation has been rife about the future of the onscreen relationship between Chelsea and Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) given that Grossman’s offscreen connection to co-star Sharon Case may lead to a Sharon and Adam reunion as it would be easier to film intimate scenes amid the safety restrictions and protocols.
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<p>The couple that acts together, stays together… at least that’s been the case for Abby’s portrayer and her handsome hubby, who tied the knot back in 2012. The couple — who have two daughters — got to tie the knot all over again when in late 2020, he temporarily stepped into the role of Chance just in time for their alter egos to become man and wife! </p>
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<p>While mixing business and pleasure rarely works out for the residents of Genoa City, the same definitely can’t be said for Nikki’s portrayer and her hubby. Although now supervising producer at <em>Bold & Beautiful, </em>he was serving as executive producer at <em>Young & Restless </em>when first they met. </p>
<p>An added bonus to this pair dating? Even when health and safety protocols meant most Genoa City couples had to declare their love from a safe distance, Sharon (Newman, that is) and Adam were able to share illicit kisses behind the back of her husband, Rey! </p> <p> </p>
<p>“Honestly, I couldn’t do what I do without his support,” Cricket’s longtime portrayer told us of the spouse to whom she’s been wed since 1997. The pair have two children who, as she puts it, “are probably old enough that they don’t need me hovering over them. But they still let me, anyways.” </p> <p> </p>
<p>After dating for five years, the couple tied the knot during a 2001 ceremony in Santa Barbara. “I love her to death,” <a href="https://www.soapsindepth.com/gallery/cbs/the-young-and-the-restless-joshua-morrow-wife-tobe-161105" target="_blank">he told Soaps In Depth</a>, “and I truly don’t deserve her.” While we doubt that’s true, Nick’s portrayer added that “she has given me the four coolest children that I ever could have asked for!” </p>
<p>Get ready, because Billy’s portrayer is about to gush about the beauty who became his bride in 2015 and has since gifted him with two children. “She’s just an amazing person and doesn’t have a selfish bone in her body,” Thompson told <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-jason-thompson-interview-3/" target="_blank">Soap Opera Digest</a>. </p> <p> </p>
<p>While Egan and her spouse — whom she wed back in 2014 — have had the chance to work together on <em>Young & Restless</em>, Katrosar is not actually an actor. He did, however, put in two appearances on the soap on which she plays Chelsea in 2020, playing first her kidnapper and later an EMT! They welcomed their first child, baby boy Caden, into the world in August 2021.</p> <p> </p>
<p>It may seem like just yesterday that Kevin’s portrayer exchanged vows with Sudduth, but they actually celebrated their sixth anniverary in 2021. “I wouldn’t have stayed sane this past year without you,” Rikaart told his hubby earlier this year on Instagram. “Well, I’d have gone more insane, I should say.” Together, they have one son, Montgomery, whom they affectionately call Monty. </p> <p> </p>
<p>While Victor’s marriages have been legendarily rocky, Braeden’s own union has lasted more than five decades. And if there’s one thing anyone following him on social media knows, it’s how much he dotes on son Christian Gudegast’s adorable children! </p> <p> </p>
<p>Fans got an up-close and personal look into the homelife of Ashley’s on-again, off-again portrayer and her spouse when Davidson appeared on <em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. </em>Married since 2003, they share one son. </p>
<p>Davidson may no longer be playing Paul — much to the consternation of many fans — but he did walk away with one heck of a parting gift: It was on the set of <em>Young & Restless</em> that he met his wife when she was playing Rebecca. Married in 1984, they have two children. </p> <p> </p>
<p>Even as fans were falling hard for the pairing of Devon and Elena, the actors bringing them to life found themselves falling in love. “He is such a calming presence in my life,” she told Soaps.com. “Everyone should have a person like him in their lives!” </p> <p> </p>
<p>Ask Rey’s former portrayer the secret to a good marriage and he’ll tell you it’s communication. “Kaitlin and I have learned how to work through issues,” he admitted to Soaps earlier this year. Married since 2012, the couple has two daughters. “I’ve learned never to take anything that comes into your life for granted,” he said.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Mariah’s portrayer — who formerly played the ill-fated Cassie — and her voice-actor beau, Brock Powell, marked their first anniversary back in March of 2021. In January 2022, he popped the question and she said, “Yes!” The happy duo showed off the ring when they attended the Daytime Emmys together.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless</em> villain Robert Newman has been married to Britt Helfer, who played Lily on <em>Loving</em>, since 1986. The pair has two kids together — Kendall and Connor.</p>
<p>According to her Instagram, <em>Young & Restless’</em> newest Summer, Allison Lanier, shares a “birthday and a life” with non-binary singer/songwriter JD Samson.</p>
<p>Rory Gibson, who plays Young & Restless’ Noah, has been in a relationship with model Alicia Ruelas for over a decade. Read more about the <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/623451/young-restless-rory-gibson-girlfriend-who-is-dating-photos-alicia-ruelas/" target="_blank">loved-up twosome here</a>.</p>
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