Why Young & Restless’ Michelle Stafford Deleted Her Own Post: ‘You Don’t Need to Hear That Crap From Me’
The Emmy winner opened up on Instagram… and then thought better of it.
On January 9, Michelle Stafford grew reflective and shared her feelings on social media. “I posted something earlier about how my babies are growing up,” she wrote later, “and I’m sad and blah, blah, blah…
“I deleted,” she continued. “You don’t need to hear that crap from me.”
The Young & Restless leading lady wasn’t invalidating her feelings about the passage of time or the fact that real-life kids like her own Natalia and Jameson can seem to mature as fast as TV youngsters with soap-opera rapid-aging syndrome. It was just…
Let’s let her explain.
“So many in the world are way sadder [than me] these days — for good reason,” said the Emmy winner, who’s played Phyllis off and on since 1994. As for her blue mood, “it was a moment — forgive me.”
Not sure forgiveness is really necessary; we’re all allowed to have moments, good, bad and in between ones. In any case, Stafford replaced her original post with a shot from “my six-feet-apart work lunch with the beautiful Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) and always dapper Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael).
“We bought food and found a real lovely, comfortable, romantic, iron and cement stairwell to eat on, as all sitting areas have been taken away in L.A.,” she continued. “We are creatives. We’ll make any area shine! Nothing will keep us down.”
In closing, the Emmy winner issued words of an encouragement that also worked as a challenge that’s more than worth rising to meet: “Let’s continue to make this year shine, y’all!”
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While you’re here, why not peruse the below photo gallery, which counts down daytime’s 10 most formidable femmes fatales ever. Needless to say, Phyllis is among them. But — did she get the No. 1 spot?
<p>She’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way. Or so Viki’s incorrigible half sister would claim, if not in so many words, every time she wound up with a beau too many on her hands. And really, was it Tina’s fault that men were attracted like moths to a flame to her unique combination of ditziness and cunning?</p>
<p>What can Bobbie say? She’s always had an open heart — and an open-door policy when it’s come to the Who’s Who of hunky guys that have called Port Charles home. The ex-hooker can’t help it if a few (OK, a <em>lot</em>) of the men whose notches line her bedpost turned out to be less Mr. Right than Mr. Right Now.</p>
<p>Hard to believe that this heatwave in heels ever had to dupe rock star Danny into a relationship: Since she showed up in Genoa City, pretty much every other man whose path she’s crossed has taken one look at her dangerous curves and become the sort of putty in her hands that she could easily mold into the shape of her next conquest.</p>
<p>Even if Reva hadn’t infamously baptized herself “the slut of Springfield,” one of her detractors probably would’ve done it for her. That’s the kind of thing that just sorta happens when a character sleeps her way through a family tree, then branches out into other ones. (Take it from the mantrap who landed in the No. 1 spot on this list!)</p>
<p>That Victor’s wife made this list shouldn’t come as a shock; the ex-stripper is, after all, a pro at undressing in front of an appreciative audience. What is a bit surprising, though, is how untamed she remains. Remember how quickly she scored a fling with younger man Arturo during the Newmans’ brief attempt at an open marriage in 2018?</p>
<p>From the moment Carly hit Port Charles, she’s been the equivalent of a heat-seeking missile, working her wiles on guys as different as mom Bobbie’s goodhearted husband Tony and more mobsters than we can count. So unstoppable is the vixen, she once even dared to cheat on formerly-murderous fiancé Franco with her favorite don, Sonny!</p>
<p>Salem’s resident kissing bandit has a little black book that’s so big, it comes in volumes. But how could the former X-rated-movie star <em>not</em> be a contender for the title of Girl Most Likely To when, if she has a type when it comes to men, it’s…well, breathing. From Brady to grandpa Victor, she’s had ’em all. (And just might again!)</p>
<p>You know other women consider you a threat and a half when your own sister offers you millions to get married and have a baby with anyone <em>other</em> than her boyfriend — as Carly’s did back in 1997. Mind you, no one could blame Rosanna for being paranoid; wherever Carly went, a trail of fixated fellows never failed to follow.</p>
<p>To be sure, La Kane’s allure is legendary. All the much-married supermodel ever had to do was bat her eyelashes — sometimes just one, even! — and she had men eating out of her hand (or slipping engagement rings on her fingers). However, there’s one daytime temptress who over the years has proven even more irresistible…</p>
<p>We’d never call Brooke, as on-again/off-again mother-in-law Stephanie often did, that slut from the valley. But even we have to admit that the blonde bombshell, who years ago had a bed installed in her office, has gotten around…<em>and</em> around — so much so that she once “accidentally” had sex with her teenage daughter’s boyfriend!</p>
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