The Real-Life Partners Of The Young And The Restless Cast

In the world of daytime soap operas, "The Young and the Restless" is considered a classic. Having debuted in 1973, fans have followed the many characters of fictional Genoa City for almost 50 years. For much of that time, "The Young and the Restless" has been the top daytime drama, according to CBS.

Whether you've been watching this classic soap opera from the beginning or are a newer viewer, there's no doubt that you're wrapped in the storylines and relationships of the Genoa City residents. While the characters deal with a wide range of issues and experiences, love always plays a significant role in the show. As fans tune in to see the developments, ups, and downs of various romantic relationships, it's only natural to wonder about the love lives of the actors who portray these beloved characters. Here are the real-life partners of "The Young and the Restless" cast members.

Elizabeth Hendrickson and her husband have one daughter

Although fans of "The Young and the Restless" now know actress Elizabeth Hendrickson as Chloe Mitchell, she first appeared on the soap opera in 2009 (via CBS). Nowadays, Henrickson is a mainstay on the show and has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

When she's not on the show, the soap veteran — who has appeared on other daytime dramas such as "All My Children" and "General Hospital" — is a wife and mom. In real life, Hendrickson is married to Rob Meder. In March 2020, the couple welcomed their daughter Josephine James, who was born during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. "When dreaming about the birth of your first child, words like 'social distancing' and 'shelter in place' never seem to enter into the picture," Hendrickson said in a statement to People. "Yet here we were. Over the past month, we simply focused on the things that we could control, and we reminded ourselves how lucky we were and stayed positive."

Lauralee Bell's husband is a photographer

If you're a longtime viewer of "The Young and the Restless," you know Lauralee Bell. The Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress first appeared in the soap opera in 1983 and has been a mainstay since (via CBS). For decades, Bell has portrayed the character Christine Blair, who is married to character Paul Williams.

Like her character, Bell is also married. Bell married her husband Scott Martin in 1997 during a ceremony in California. The pair now have two children they had in 2001 and 2002. The couple renewed their vows in 2022, which Bell shared on her Instagram. "So grateful for this special night while we were away when we read the letters we wrote for each other nearly 25yrs ago," she captioned the vow renewal post (via Instagram). "Back then, we had close friends read them at our wedding, but this time around, it was amazing having our kids and our little group there as we finally read them to each other."

Doug Davidson is married to a former The Young and the Restless star

Actor Doug Davidson portrays Laralee Bell's on-screen husband, Paul Williams. As a staple of the show, Davidson joined "The Young and the Restless" back in 1978. Davidson is the soap opera's longest-running cast member currently on the show, according to CBS. He has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards and won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013. In addition to his time on "The Young and the Restless," Davidson has also appeared on "The Price is Right" and "Diagnosis Murder."

While he's a "The Young and the Restless" veteran, Davidson isn't the only one in his family who's been on the daytime show. His wife Cindy Fisher was part of the cast in 1978, according to IMDb. The two met on the show and married in 1984 (via Soap Opera News). Davidson and Fisher have two children.

Peter Bergman has been married for more than three decades

Like his cast mate Doug Davidson, actor Peter Bergman has also been married for more than three decades. Coincidently, Bergman has also been on "The Young and the Restless" for more than 30 years. The actor, who plays Jack Abbott, joined the show in 1989 when his wife Mariellen was expecting one of their two children (via Watch!). Previously, Bergman appeared in the soap operas "All My Children" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" (also playing Jack Abbott on the latter), according to IMDb.

Although Bergman has been married for decades, this is not his first marriage. The soap star was previously married to Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole, who is known for her roles on television shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and even dramas such as "Madam Secretary." While Bergman and Ebersole would eventually split up, they remained friends.

Co-stars Sharon Case and Mark Grossman are dating

With the long hours on set and the many love-centered storylines, it makes sense that sometimes soap co-stars could become romantically involved in real life. Not only was that the case with "The Young and the Restless" actor Doug Davidson and his wife Cindy Fisher, but it's also true for current cast members Sharon Case and Mark Grossman.

"The Young and the Restless" fans know Case as Sharon Newman, a character who has had her fair share of relationship drama throughout her time on the show. One plot included the character Adam Newman, played by Grossman. While Case has been on the long-running soap opera since 1994, Grossman joined the cast in 2019 (via CBS). Although their characters didn't end up together, Case and Grossman connected off-screen. Case even helped "The Young and the Restless" newbie Grossman get acclimated during his early time on the show, according to the Soap Opera Digest podcast "Dishing With Digest."

Eric Braeden is married to actress Dale Russell

Veteran actor Eric Braeden has been seen on screen for more than 50 years. His television appearances span multiple shows throughout the decades, including "Hawaii Five-O," "Wonder Woman," and "How I Met Your Mother" (via IMDb). The German-born actor has also appeared in films, notably "Titanic" where he played John Jacob Astor. Although he's been cast in many roles throughout his long career, he is perhaps most known for playing Victor Newman on "The Young and the Restless" — a character he's portrayed since 1980. His impressive resume includes a Daytime Emmy, a People's Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to CBS.

Braeden isn't the only one in show business in his family, however. The soap opera legend is married to actress Dale Braeden (née Russell), who had a small role in the Olsen twin movie "Holiday in the Sun" (via IMDb). The couple's son, Christian Gudegast, also works in the film industry as a director and screenwriter, according to

Greg Rikaart's husband is a showrunner

Longtime viewers of "The Young and the Restless" know actor Greg Rikaart as his character Kevin Fisher, which he's portrayed since 2003 (via CBS). According to his IMDb, Rikaart has also appeared on shows such as "Days of Our Lives," "Major Crimes," and "Dawson's Creek." While the Emmy Award-winning actor navigates many stories and plots on "The Young and the Restless," in his real life, he is a husband and father.

Rikaart is married to Robert Sudduth, who works as a writer and producer. Sudduth has worked behind the scenes on a number of shows, including "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," "On My Block," and "The New Normal" (via IMDb). Rikaart and Sudduth got married in Hawaii in 2015 and welcomed a son, Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth, the following year (via Soaps In Depth). Rikaart commemorated his sixth anniversary in 2021 with a sweet Instagram post captioned, "Celebrating six years of wedded bliss with my bae."

Conner Floyd's partner owns a tanning salon

As one of the newest members on the show, Conner Floyd joined "The Young and the Restless" in the role of Phillip Chance Chancellor IV in 2021, according to CBS. Although Floyd is a soap star now, he is a former athlete, having played football while at the University of Tulsa.

Floyd's character in "The Young and the Restless" is a married father, but off the set, Floyd is busy dating. His girlfriend, Carly Frei, owns the tanning salon Gloss Boss (via She Knows). According to the Gloss Boss website, this isn't Frei's first business venture. When she was 19, she started her first spray tan business, Chucktown Tan. The couple is known to share their love, dates, and adventures on social media. In 2022, the pair recreated 2018's "A Star is Born" with an Instagram photo of Floyd playing the guitar while Frei held a microphone. Floyd cleverly captioned the sweet photo as a nod to the film, "Tell me, something girl."

Mishael Morgan has two children with her husband

While "The Young and the Restless" fans know actress Mishael Morgan as the character Amanda Sinclair, this isn't the first time she's been on the show. Morgan originally joined the soap opera in 2013, playing the character Hilary Curtis for five years, according to CBS.

In fact, it was her portrayal as Curtis that earned Morgan two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. "I left the show when my character, Hilary, had been killed off," Morgan told Newsday. "Less than a year later, they called me and begged me to come back ... I wasn't sure how they were going to bring me back because my character had died in the arms of the love of her life. Now, I play her twin sister, Amanda."

In real life, Morgan is married to her husband Navid Ali. The couple wed in 2012 and now have two children (via The Sun). "I just love spending time with my husband and two kids, trying to be the best mom and wife possible," Morgan also told Newsday.

Joshua Morrow has been married for more than two decades

Soap star Joshua Morrow has been a staple on "The Young and the Restless," where he has played the character Nicholas Newman since 1994 (via CBS). The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated actor has also appeared on several shows and television movies throughout the years, including "The Nanny," "The Stafford Project," and "A Killer Walks Amongst Us," according to his IMDb.

Off the set, Morrow lives with his wife, Tobe Keeney, in Los Angeles. The pair got married in 2001 in a ceremony in California. "You throw around 'unforgettable day' quite often, but that truly was," Morrow said in a 2018 Soap In Depth interview. "My wife arranged that entire wedding, did it all herself. I've never seen her look more beautiful, more ethereal." The married couple now has four children — three sons and one daughter. Gushing about his family, Marrow also told Soap In Depth that his "beautiful wife" gave him "the four coolest children."

Melissa Claire Egan married her husband in California

While Melissa Claire Egan joined "The Young and the Restless" in 2019, it wasn't her first time on the soap. The actress originally appeared on the show in 2011 as the character Chelsea Lawson, who she portrayed until 2018. Egan then went on to portray Chelsea Newman (via CBS). In addition to "The Young and the Restless," Egan has appeared on "All My Children," "One Tree Hill," and "Criminal Minds" (via IMDb).

In her personal life, Egan has been married to her husband, Matt Katrosar, since 2014 (via People). The couple wed in Santa Barbara with a view of the ocean. "I've been married about nine times on television," Egan told Inside Weddings. "I've had every hairstyle, all different dresses, various 'themes' to my TV weddings ... So it was pretty cool to finally do it my way."

Egan and Katrosar welcomed their first child in 2021. Their son, whom they named Caden Robert, was born in August 2021 after Egan experienced multiple miscarriages. "As happy as we are," Egan shared when announcing her pregnancy on Instagram. "The journey to get here has been filled with lots of tears, stress, sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, and two miscarriages. To anyone going through this process or any kind of fertility issues, I feel you, I see you, you're not alone."

Melody Thomas Scott is married to a producer

"The Young and the Restless” staple Melody Thomas Scott has been a part of the cast since 1979, according to CBS. The longtime actress' portrayal of the character Nikki Newman has earned her several awards, including a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Before her more than 40-year-stint on "The Young and the Restless," Scott worked in the industry for decades. Having started as a child actor, Scott appeared in her first movie, Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie," at just eight years old.

Not only does Scott have a long acting career, but she also has a longtime marriage. The actress has been married to Edward Scott, who previously worked as a producer on "The Young and the Restless" since 1985. Although this is her third marriage (both of her former marriages each lasted less than a year), Scott told Soap Opera Digest in 1995 that in her "heart," her current marriage felt like her "only marriage."

The Scotts, who have three children and five grandchildren, are still going strong. Scott shared how her marriage taught her about partnerships. "A marriage is two people who love each other, obviously, and respect each other enough to both be caretakers of the unit they've created," she told Soap Opera Digest.

Melissa Ordway wed her husband on screen

Actress Melissa Ordway, who plays Abby Newman, has appeared on "The Young and the Restless" since 2013. In 2020, Ordway's character was set to marry the character Chance, played by actor Danny Boaz. But unfortunately, Boaz tested positive for COVID-19 and was unable to film, according to TV Insider. That's when Ordway's real husband, actor Justin Gaston, stepped in to temporarily play the character and marry his wife on screen.

"At first, we didn't know what to expect," Ordway told TV Insider about filming with her husband. "But this was the most fun two weeks I'd ever had at work. Justin and Melissa don't speak to each other nearly as eloquently as the writers write for us!" Gaston also enjoyed his time on set, telling TV Insider he was "really, really excited to work with" his wife.

In real life, Ordway and Gaston wed in 2012. The actors also have two daughters named Olivia and Sophie (via CBS), whom Ordway often posts about on her social media. In May 2022, Orday posted a video of her daughters and husband singing on Instagram. "Our bedtime concert session last night," Ordway captioned the sweet clip. "These moments mean everything to me. Listening to their sweet voices. I'll forever be grateful to be their mom."

Jason Thompson and his wife are the parents of two

Since 2016, Jason Thompson has played Billy Abbott on "The Young and the Restless," according to CBS. However, this isn't his first time on a popular soap opera. Before "The Young and the Restless," the actor appeared on "General Hospital" and was even nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards. He would go on to win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.

While Thompson was born in Canada, the actor now lives in California with his family. He and his wife Paloma have been married since 2015 and now have two children, according to Soap Opera Digest. Although Thompson keeps busy with his work schedule, he's grateful for the balance that working on daytime soaps affords him. "My kids get to have a dad that's around quite a bit, and that's just been amazing," he told Soap Opera Digest. "There's been times where I've wanted to branch out and do different things, but in this moment, right now, there's not a better job in the world for me."