Along With a Series of Sweet Snaps of Her Boo, Young & Restless’ Camryn Grimes Thanks Her Birthday Boyfriend for ‘Giving Me 33+ Things to Be Grateful For’
Aww… we’ll have what they’re having, thanks.
The significant other of Camryn Grimes turned another year older on October 19, but who’s keeping score? Ah, right — she is. “Brock Foster Powell — 33, Death — 0,” she Instagrammed.
She didn’t add, “In your face, Grim Reaper!” but c’mon, it was pretty much implied — and delightfully so. Along with her post, the Young & Restless leading lady shared a series of candid photos of the voice actor, with whom she’s been “official”-ly coupled on social media since September of 2020. (The last pic is our favorite, by the way; we’re not sure what just rose up from that water or what was about to, but we wish we did, based on the expression on Powell’s face.)
“Happy birthday to the one and only, the truly inimitable,” Mariah’s portrayer wrote to her boyfriend. “Thank you for giving me 33+ things to be grateful for.
“I love you,” she added.
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Regular readers of Soaps.com will recall that in the spring of 2020, the Emmy winner (for her earlier Young & Restless stint as Mariah’s ill-fated twin, Cassie) came out as bisexual, elaborating that “my bf is bisexual, and it was during conversations with him that it just clicked.
“Honestly,” she went on to say with a laugh, “[I] feel stupid I didn’t come to the conclusion sooner.”
On this cheerful occasion, keep the good vibes flowing by flashing back to highlights of Grimes’ epic run(s) as Cassie and Mariah via the below photo gallery.
<p>In 1997, <em>The Young and the Restless</em> cast the freshest of fresh faces — Camryn Grimes, then just 6 years old — as Cassie Johnson, the little girl that heroine Sharon Newman gave up for adoption at birth.</p>
<p>Though Sharon’s “pal,” Grace Turner, tracked down Cassie in hopes of putting the girl back in her mother’s arms, she got so attached to the tyke that she put off doing so for a year. Yes, a <em>year</em>!</p>
<p>Eventually, Sharon gained custody of Cassie with Richie Rich husband Nicholas, who came to love the little girl as his own. Who <em>wouldn’t</em>, right? The freckled mopped was nine kinds of adorable.</p>
<p>In 2005, a tween Cassie attempted to do crush Daniel Romalotti a solid by driving the soused older boy home from a party. It didn’t go well. An ensuing accident left her with injuries from which she would never recover.</p>
<p>Following Cassie’s death, she appeared over and over again to Sharon and Nick. At one point, she even visited her mom while she was carrying her sister, Faith — not that that prevented the baby-to-be from being kidnapped at birth by Nick’s half brother, Adam.</p>
<p>In 2014, Sharon’s sometime father-in-law and occasional husband Victor Newman hired a Cassie lookalike named Mariah Copeland to gaslight her. But it turned out he’d done Sharon a big favor by reuniting her with the twin sister that she’d never realized that Cassie had.</p>
<p>As Nick softened toward Victor’s pawn — and apparently developed his own secret handshake with her — Mariah got the hots for her sorta stepdad. Sharon, as you might expect, did not take it well.</p>
<p>While trying to figure out where she fit in Genoa City, Mariah struck up a relationship with Kevin Fisher. Unfortunately, they served up more comic relief than sexual tension — thankfully, that rabbit never died — and soon enough, she was moved on to…</p>
<p>While sparring with <em>GC Buzz</em> co-host Hilary Curtis, Mariah poured gasoline on that particular fire by dating her frenemy’s ex, Devon Hamilton. But to her surprise, she was more attracted to half brother Noah Newman’s girlfriend, Tessa Porter.</p>
<p>Though obstacles popped up left (Tessa was kind of a schemer) and right (Mariah cheated with a cute bartender), “Teriah” wholly committed to one another. Mind you, what that meant going forward, as with all things on <em>Young & Restless</em>, remained as uncertain as whether Tessa was going to be able to sink that eight-ball in the corner pocket.</p>
<p>Proving that no good deed can ever go unpunished, Mariah’s decision to team up with Devon to give Abby and Chance Chancellor the baby that they so desperately wanted resulted in the surrogate mother being kidnapped by the mother-mother’s off-kilter ex, Stitch Rayburn, and delivering baby Dominic like… well, this. No epidural. No Enya. Nothin’.</p>
<p>In early 2022, Tessa and Mariah made <em>Young & Restless</em> history by becoming the first same-sex sweethearts to get engaged on the show. And everything about it was supremely lovely… except maybe for the fact that Noah suddenly was all hung up on Tessa again. #awkward</p>
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