Who Is Young And The Restless Star Jordi Vilasuso Married To In Real Life?

Jordi Vilasuso has been charming viewers on soap operas ever since his role as Tony Santos on "Guiding Light" from 2000 to 2003 (via Soap Hub). More recently, he was a mainstay on "The Young and the Restless" as Detective Rey Rosales. 


He arrived in Genoa City as part of the growing Rosales family but would eventually be the last one left on the canvas (via Soaps In Depth). It wouldn't be long before Rey was paired with the pure-hearted but emotionally tattered Sharon Newman (Sharon Case). 

They eventually wed, but their marriage was anything but bliss (via Soaps.com). Her toxic attraction to Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) was a point of contention in their relationship, and it stood in the way of their happiness (via Daytime Confidential).

Throughout his time on the show, Rey's love life was a complicated mess. However, things are a lot smoother in Vilasuso's personal life. Unlike Rey's dark and depressing marriage to Sharon, Vilasuso has been happily married for the last 10 years. 


Another difference between Rey and Jordi? Before Rey's death, he was in his second marriage, both of which ended in disaster (via Soaps In Depth), but the actor himself has only been married once.

Jordi Vilasuso has been happily married to wife Kaitlin for 10 years

In 2012, Jordi Vilasuso married fellow actor Kaitlin Riley, and the couple has been together ever since. Born in South Florida, Kaitlin has her fair share of acting credits, having small roles in the "American Idol" movie "From Justin to Kelly" and the Oscar-winning "Monster." 


Meanwhile, Jordi — also a South Florida native — has made his name in soaps, having appeared on "The Young and the Restless," "Guiding Light," "Days of Our Lives," and "All My Children." However, you can also spot him in shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Glades."

The couple has two daughters together, and they were expecting a third in 2020 before tragedy struck. That pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, which was a devastating loss for Jordi and Kaitlin.

Regardless, the actor clearly has much more luck in love than his soap opera counterpart: His relationship with Sharon was enough to make anyone swear off marriage. Despite Jordi's recent "The Young and the Restless" exit, the couple looks to be more in love than ever — and they have a new project on the horizon.


Their next chapter as husband and wife

Now that Jordi Vilasuso has left his role on "The Young and the Restless," he's making career moves — and they include wife Kaitlin Vilasuso! Per Soap Central, following Rey's on-screen death, the couple launched a new podcast, "Making It Work. According to the description, the podcast will feature the couple getting "candid about lessons they've learned in their own relationship" while also exploring "new ways of making it work."


On the podcast, Jordi and Kaitlin will also address his "The Young and the Restless" departure, per Michael Fairman TV. Regarding her husband's character abruptly being killed off, Kaitlin said, "It was what it was. But it's really nice that people are saying, 'Rey deserved better than that! Sweet Rey.'" 

While Rey's death is an important topic of discussion, their podcast also touches on the real-life heartbreak of Kaitlin's miscarriage.

It appears that the podcast has been a vehicle for Jordi and Kaitlin to process their lives together, and it seems like a great way for the actor to spend his time after leaving "The Young and the Restless."