Young & Restless Alum Shares a ‘Rollercoaster’ Experience and Must-See First Photos of His Adorable Teeny New Twins Who Had to ‘Stay in the NICU’
Soap star congratulations pour in for the “proud papa.”
The “squeee” factor is through the roof on the first photos of Young & Restless alum Michael Graziadei’s (ex-Daniel) newborn baby boys, Oliver Bear and Arlo Wilde. The twins were born on Wednesday August 25, and the actor heaped praise on his lady love, Lauren, and her “incredible doctor and her team.” He explained, “Since their delivery it has been a rollercoaster with both boys having to stay in the NICU.”
Referring affectionately to the baby boys as his “little monsters,” Grazidei also gave a shout-out to “all the NICU parents out there and to all the doctors and nurses that care for these babies to ensure they all go home happy and healthy,” and added that “without their vigilance, support, and love, this would be unbearable and impossible.”
Graziadei announced the pregnancy with hilarious photos back in March, and shared snaps from a pre-birth reunion with former Young & Restless castmate Michelle Stafford, who played Daniel’s mother, Phyllis, ahead of the big day.
Stafford was among the first to congratulate her former onscreen son on the birth of his twins and posted, “Grazzzzz… the day!!!!” to which he responded, “Welp… it finally happened,” with a cry-laughing emoji. Among the other soapy well-wishers were Ashley Jones (ex-Megan, Young & Restless; Bridget, Bold & Beautiful), Mark Anthony Samuel (Felix, General Hospital), Greg Rikaart (Kevin; Leo, Days of our Lives), Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Christian LeBlanc (Michael) who was also a part of the baby shower festivities ahead of the twins’ arrival, and Adrienne Frantz (Amber), whose son Lion was also a NICU baby. Her message read, “Congratulations daddy! I am so happy for you! Lion was a NICU baby! It is the hardest thing any parent has to go through! Call me if you guys want to talk to someone who has been through it! Love you!”
We congratulate Michael Graziadei and Lauren on the birth of their beautiful baby boys and wish them all the best as they embark on this new chapter in their lives. Clearly, Graziadei is about to be very busy at home, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how much we’d love to see him back on The Young and the Restless as Daniel.
Check out our gallery below, which includes Daniel and other Young & Restless characters we miss and would love to have back.
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<p>A fierce wife, mother and businesswoman with street smarts, Drucilla was missed from the moment she went over the infamous cliff during a struggle with Phyllis. She was never to be seen or heard from again after that, but we’re sure she’s out there somewhere with amnesia. Rowell joined Kristoff St. John’s tribute episode on Young & Restless, the first appearance since her departure in 2007, and seeing her with the former castmates who play her family members made fans want her to return that much more. After losing Neil, Devon and Lily need Drucilla more than ever, and to see her reignite old rivalries and friendships would be epic.</p>
<p>As a core character and member of the Newman family, the absence of Noah Newman is often glaring as he is the logical choice to be learning the ropes at Newman Enterprises. He should also be forming the next generation rivalry with the likes of Kyle Abbott and taking up with love interests that his grandparents, Victor and Nikki, and his mom, Sharon, don’t think are good enough for him.</p>
<p>With Sheila Carter’s history of terrorizing Lauren Fenmore on Young and Restless, it’s always a chilling turn of events when Sheila, or anyone connected to her, arrives in Genoa City. Though Sheila turned up on Bold and Beautiful most recently – with her original face – on Young and Restless she had undergone plastic surgery to look exactly like Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis Summers. We’d accept her going back to her original look for a return.</p>
<p>Ronan Malloy wasn’t a huge character in Young & Restless’ history, but he is the son of an important past character, Nina Webster. He is also the brooding type whose naughty side was glimpsed during his relationship with Phyllis. Ronan is pretty appealing as a possible love interest for any one of the single ladies on the canvas. Since he had guardianship of Jamie, the teen who was bullied by Summer and Fen, it opens the possibility of that character’s return as well in a future story.</p>
<p>Daniel Romalotti is off living in another state with his daughter, Lucy, which is frustrating for fans of Phyllis and would like to see her interact with her son. Daniel’s not only a catch for any lady, but has history with several currently on the canvas, including Lily and Abby. We’d love to see Daniel return with a teen Lucy to make things interesting.</p>
<p>Yes, we know…Diane Jenkins is dead. But this is a soap opera, so there’s always the chance she’s not really most sincerely dead, right? What a time it would be for Diane to return…Jack needs a love interest, Kyle’s on the canvas to interact with his mom, and Phyllis could use a formidable rival.</p>
<p>When Deacon shows up in Genoa City you know there will be fireworks. Deacon has the bad boy appeal for the ladies, and by now has a grown son he could bring with him as well.</p>
<p>Danny is a nostalgic favorite who could easily cause complications in Genoa City if he were to charm one of his former romantic partners. <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder" target="_blank">Danny’s return</a> could bring about new storyline possibilities for any number of characters.</p>
<p>Oh, how we miss Patty and kitty! Whenever Paul William’s unhinged sister shows up in Genoa City, things are bound to get interesting depending on who becomes the focus of her attention. Often, it’s Jack Abbott, who cheated on her when they were married, and who she never got over.</p>
<p>Devon’s sister, Ana Hamilton, arrived in town and just began to get comfortable when she was gone again. Devon needs family in Genoa City and Ana was an energetic breath of fresh air, who should return.</p>
<p>Lauren’s son Scott’s last return caused ripples of excitement as he fell for Sharon and became embroiled in the sex-trafficking storyline. Though he cheated with Abby, and developed feelings, they parted ways overseas. We’d love to see Lauren’s son, as well as his half-brother, Fenmore, back in Genoa City.</p>
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