Young & Restless’ Camryn Grimes Reveals the Castmate Who Thought She Really Was Pregnant — Plus, Why the Surrogate Storyline Was ‘Torture’ for Her Mom
“Please just get pregnant,” the star’s mom pleaded, “You look so beautiful.”
Young & Restless Emmy-winner Camryn Grimes has been turning out brilliant performances since back when she was playing Cassie, so it hasn’t been a surprise to see her shine in her latest storyline when Mariah became a surrogate for her suddenly-close-friend, Abby.
In fact, she played the part so well that one of her castmates thought she was actually pregnant!
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Grimes described, in a recent chat with Soap Opera Digest, an interaction with Jason Thompson (Billy) that happened right after transitioning to her first big pregnancy pad. “I remember running down the stairs to do Covid testing and I was in my outfit because I was in two scenes… Jason Thompson was there.” She laughs, “He was like, ‘Hey Cammy, what… Oh my God! You’re pregnant?!’” Grimes told her floored co-star, “No, Jason. It’s a pad,” which left him marveling, “Camryn that looks so real.”
At the faux pregnancy went on, Grimes remembered people starting to ask, “Why do you look good pregnant?” and recalls joking with them, “I know… I’ve got the glow.” And teasing, “Should I just do it?”
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It turns out her mother and grandmother would have liked nothing better. Grimes revealed that she would “always send my mom and my grandma photos of me in the dressing room; of me trying on maternity outfits. It definitely gave me some ideas, but it was also torture for my mom and my grandmother who were like, ‘Please just get pregnant. [Pretend cries] You look so beautiful.’”
When asked about her possible timeline for having a baby with real-life partner, Brock Powell, Grimes teased that starting a family might be something they’d look at in the “next few years,” after doing some post-Covid traveling together as a couple. Given that that they spent most of their relationship in lockdown due to the pandemic, we totally get it!
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See Grimes and Powell and numerous others in our gallery of Young & Restless stars and their real-life partners below.
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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>
<p>Since joining <em>Young & Restless, </em>Morgan’s played both the ill-fated Hilary Curtis Hamilton and the twin sister who never got to know her, Amanda Sinclair. In real life, the beauty has been married to her guy since since 2012. They have two children together.</p>
<p>The handsome guy who plays Smilin’ Jack on <em>Young and Restless</em> married his second wife in 1985. At the time, he was playing <em>All My Children </em>good guy Cliff Warner. They have two children together.</p>
<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>“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 onscreen as 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>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 (ex-Ashland) 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 <em>Young & Restless’</em> Noah, has been in a relationship with model Alicia Ruelas for over a decade. <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/648965/young-restless-rory-gibson-engaged-alicia-ruelas-photos/" target="_blank">They got engaged in October 2022</a>!</p>
<p>Young & Restless’ Diane Jenkins, Susan Walters, is married to alum Linden Ashby, who played baddie Cameron Kirsten. The pair tied the knot in 1986 and have two children, Grace and Savannah.</p>
<p><em>Passions</em> alum James Hyde, now <em>Young & Restless’</em> Jeremy Stark, married Sue-Ling Garcia in 1994. The good-looking duo has a son, James Moses.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless’</em> favorite rock star, Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti) has been married to his lovely wife Janeen since 1998. They love to make beautiful movies together!</p>
<p>Moore (ex-Malcolm) hid his lady love from the world until it was time for them to share the news that they were expecting their first child together. In January 2023, Moore revealed that Jesiree Dizon was his significant other and that she was pregnant with a girl. On January 24th, news broke that their daughter had been born.</p>
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