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Former Y&R Star and Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominee, Jessica Collins Welcomes Her New Baby Girl!

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It’s been a stellar last seven days for former The Young and the Restless star Jessica Collins (Ex-Avery), the talented actress and chef!  First as revealed today, Collins welcomed into the world her new bundle of joy, a daughter named Jemma!

Collins shared her excitement as a proud mother on her Who Say account with a picture of her new baby adding: “Over the moon to finally share with you my greatest role: #Mommy @michaelcooney1 and I proudly present Jemma Kate Collins Cooney Born 1/23/16 #HappiestDayOfMyLife”.

In addition on Wednesday, Jessica received happy news from Daytime Emmy land, where she learned she was Pre-Nominated for her work in the Supporting Actress category for her work on Y&R.

Many have considered Collins work in her final storyline before her exit to be some of her finest work.  She now competes against 9 other actresses for the final spots in the blue ribbon round of judging.

Share your well-wishes and congratulations for Collins and dad writer/ director Michael Cooney on the birth of their daughter in the comment section below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Congratulations to Jessica on the birth of her daughter!! Miss her as Avery on The Young and the Restless but, have a feeling there are bigger and better things for her, especially in the daytime medium!

Penny
Penny

I hope you are right, Scott!

Daniele Johnson
Daniele Johnson

I dont miss Avery. I wish Chelsea would leave sorry not a fan

Carol
Carol

Had no idea she was even pregnant. Happy for her but I dont miss her character on the show

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Congratulations to Jessica and her beau on their new bundle of joy.

Welcome to motherhood, Jessica. It IS the best job you will ever have.

(Incidentally, she announced this on her official Instagram account too.)

Michelle
Michelle

Welcome Jessica and Michael on your beautiful new daughter❤️

Mo
Mo

Congrats. Enjoy your new role.

There were other actresses who should have been nominated over her.

Mo
Mo

Didn’t know she was pregnant.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I didn’t either. I was looking in the article for a reference to “adoption” or “surrogate.”

She must have been pregnant in her waning days on Y&R but didn’t look like she was expecting.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey, Mo…I agree. To me, Jessica Collins should N-O-T have been nominated PERIOD!!!!! Ridiculous.

damien
damien

congrats to my favorite y n r actress , jessica!…
you deserve the nomination and furthermore the award for best actress, it wasnt easy performing the hell out of a roller coaster storyline where pratt and jfp threw you and scott elrodd to the wolves! that convoluted story twist where suddenly joe was abusive and dylan suddenly got over you for sharon when you needed him most would have been hard for any actress to perform but you killed it!
y n r is a mess most days so enjoy motherhood, hopefully we will see you in genoa city when the brass stops with the bs victor vs santori nonsense

Nanci
Nanci

Congratulations to Jessica on the birth of her little
girl. What a cutie!

Miss the character of Avery so much, and hope she gets
that Emmy…her work was great!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Jessica Schmessica. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode and see the scene where Hilary reminds Nikki she was a stripper. Ooooohhhhh ….. oh, ok. Congrats to Jessica!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yup! After Hilary’s declaration, Mark Y, maybe Nikki’s nose will come down a peg or two. Having been a stripper is not the “worst” in Nikki’s past. Gutter urchin comes to mind…LOL.

blake
blake

Congrats to her! I miss her beautiful face on Y&R

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I like her but I’m not buying this sentence in the article:

“Many have considered Collins work in her final storyline before her exit to be some of her finest work.”

Collins is a good actress but the writing for her was so horrible when she left that I can’t believe anyone would think this is her “finest work.” This is not a criticism of her acting but a critique of the quality of the script she was given. The plot was terrible; the acting alone couldn’t save it.

If those scenes seriously qualify as the “finest” work that Collins did on her 3 years on Y&R, the remark is a very sad comment about the state of this show.

Obviously, I do not agree with this statement.

Linda Gould
Linda Gould

Congratulations Jessica and Michael on the birth of your daughter.

Dee
Dee

Love Jessica Collins. Wish she was back on Y&R. Congrats on the baby

elna
elna

Congratulations on the baby. We in South Africa has maybe one Y&R episode left before Avery exits. You are a good actress and also loved the show Tru calling wish it didn’t end which just a few shows in season 2.

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GH viewers remember Susan’s performances as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin.  Gail was Monica’s (Leslie Charleson) best friend, and eventually she married Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and was a stepmother to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Kin took to Twitter last week and revealed that General Hospital taped a tribute to Susan that will be seen in an upcoming episode.

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Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

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But after the cover of this week’s Soap Opera Digest hit newsstands; which indicates that Rick and Maya have split with the return on-air of Karla Mosley (Maya) (who had been off the show for maternity leave), it clearly looks like the show is moving in a different direction.

Jacob took to Twitter to offer up his feelings on the matter tweeting: “I for one am incredibly sad and disappointed. Rick and Maya have split. (Love that would never die) I loved working with Karla Mosley.  it has been the highlight of my 21 year career in daytime. TRUST ME when I say your opinion matters.”

Since that posting, fans of the couple known as #Raya, have been voicing their thoughts and sharing photos of the on-screen duo.  Young responded to one in particular saying, “Who remembers this? Gosh, I miss Maya.”  In it,the posting read: “This is heartbreaking, Raya was the only example of what true love looks like on that soap!”

Previously, B&B has told the emotional and socially-relevant love story of a transgender woman falling in love with one of the men of the wealthy and renowned Forrester family.

So, what do you think of Jacob’s comments?  Do you want Rick back on the canvas?  What should then happen next for Maya with no Rick?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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