Young & Restless Exclusive: Melissa Claire Egan Contemplates Love After ‘Chadam’ — Plus, 10 Men With Whom She Could Move On… and Make Trouble!
Maybe next time, Chelsea should look for a guy who isn’t quite so… um… damaged? “Yes,” says the actress. “She should!”
Does anyone think that The Young and the Restless’ Chelsea and Adam are in it for life? Hmm? Is anyone still clinging to that notion after he showed up to sulk through Sharon’s wedding to Rey and then moved to keep her in his life by asking her to counsel Chelsea?
Didn’t think so.
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“You can’t help who you’re deeply in love with,” sighs Melissa Claire Egan, who plays the recent stroke victim. But the next time around — and we all know that there will be a next time — maybe Chelsea should pick a fella who isn’t carrying quite as much baggage as Adam. “Yes, she should. And in the past, she has.
“She’s been with Billy, she’s been with Nick, she married Dylan back in the day,” she continues. “That’s why I’m really curious to see where this story goes and whether she gets to the point where she’s really done with Adam once and for all. It’s just such a push-and-pull relationship.”
Although currently, it’s a bit more push than pull, what with Adam asking the ex with whom he’s fixated to treat Chelsea — and her imagining that the two of them are stealing kisses behind her back. As Egan puts it, “It ain’t looking good right about now.”
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Anticipating that once Chelsea can walk, she’ll walk the hell away from Adam, we’ve put together a photo gallery of men with whom she could move on. Check out our ideas and see which candidates you think are the most interesting.
<p>If Sharon and Adam <em>do</em> reunite — and the writing is on the wall, in big, bold letters — her jilted husband and Chelsea could hook up to make their exes regret ever taking them for granted. And not for nothin’, but Rey and Chelsea would be one <em>gorgeous</em> couple.</p>
<p>Since he’s yet to put a ring on Phyllis’ finger, ex-fiancé Chelsea could float the idea of them entering into a, ahem, “return engagement.” As an added bonus of this possible pairing, we’d get Phyllis and Chelsea as singularly well-matched nemeses!</p>
<p>Chelsea could kill two birds with one stone by making a play for another of her ex-fiancés. (Yes, she’s had a few; don’t judge.) On one hand, she’d be sticking it to Adam by canoodling with his sworn enemy. And on the other, she’d be getting to spend more time with son Johnny.</p>
<p>The show seems to be positioning Sally as the former playboy’s new love interest. But he <em>actually</em> has more in common with Chelsea, from a challenging history with Adam to an occasional interest in giving up scheming. Just puttin’ it out there…</p>
<p>If anyone would understand what it feels like to be treated like an afterthought and binned with the garbage, it’s the Abbott family’s cast-out. Imagine the havoc that he and Chelsea could wreak if she brought him back to Genoa City as her new boo.</p>
<p>Since his fledgeling relationship with Elena is all but on life support in the wake of her tryst with old flame Devon, the doctor might eventually prescribe himself a little sexually healing. Who better to administer such a treatment than a similarly-brokenhearted Chelsea?</p>
<p>Blaming unstable Adam for ruining her life, Chelsea could seek revenge by <em>really</em> messing with his head — by seducing his married father! Oh, don’t scoff so fast — the Mustache has always had a thing for younger women. And Chelsea’s last husband was old enough to be <em>her</em> father!</p>
<p>What if Chelsea were to get outta Genoa City for a few weeks? The last time she did so, she returned with a new husband. Who’s to say that she couldn’t — or <em>wouldn’t</em> — do it again, this time by rushing down the aisle with Sharon’s ex-boyfriend? Stranger things have happened.</p>
<p>Sharon would see shades of red that she never before knew existed, were Chelsea to get even with her rival by making a boy toy of her son. And hey, it isn’t like characters don’t sleep their way up one side of family tree and down the other all the time.</p>
<p>We don’t wanna say that Chelsea’s a gold digger, but there <em>is</em> a certain lifestyle to which she’s become accustomed. And Katherine’s final husband would definitely be able to keep her in gladrags and bubbly. Plus, given his advanced age, forward-thinking Chelsea might figure that it wouldn’t be long before she was a very merry, very rich widow.</p>
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