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The Young and the Restless Delivers Largest Audience in Nearly Two Years!

According to CBS in a press release today some great news for The Young and the Restless. The #1 daytime drama, delivered its largest weekly audience in nearly two years, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending October 27th!

The Young and the Restless averaged 4.92 million viewers, up +3% over last week and its biggest weekly audience since the week ending Feb 3, 2012.  In key women demographics, it averaged 1.9/12 in women 25-54 and 1.3/09 in women 18-49.  The Young and the Restless ranked as daytime’s #1 program in women 25-54 and women 18-49.

So, it looks like Delia’s death and the story that has sprung out of it has kept viewers tuning in instead of tuning out!  Have you decided to watch the story and the performances of this controversial storyline?  What do you think of Y&R’s stellar ratings numbers? Comment below!

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Joshua
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Joshua

Oh great! Now show killing witch Jill Farren Phelps will probably bring Reed back to town just so that she can kill him.

Or perhaps one of Cane and Lily’s twins?

JUDY
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JUDY

LOVE THE WAY NO ONE EVEN CONSIDERS PEOPLE OVER 54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY BE WE SHOULD ALL TUNE OUT AND WATCH THE NUMBERS DROP.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im a male and we dont seem to count at all…plus im over 50…

su0000
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su0000

I don’t get it.. As a long time Y&R fan I think Y&R has hit bottom.. The stories are stale, uneventful, stagnate.. There is no drama but a lot of sadness and depression to be had, it is not entertaining nor fun to tune in, these days.. I think people are tuning to partake in a child’s death, for some dark reason some people seem to be getting off on all the tragedy and gloom of ‘all’ the Y&R stories.. Y&Y is the dark gloom of all the soaps .. The acting has picked up, but is not over the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

take heed….. Victor and Jack this 2 year high… is Adam, Billy, Victoria, Chloe… and the supporting cast forefront… —————- for the sake of argument…. “why not” bring back Victoria Rowell…. Drucilla Dynasty in the money. LOL… take a gamble…. this would give fans so much to do – hoot and hollah at the original vixen shrew vagabond for all the ages… so she thought 1. for Devon – Neils adopted son to have inherited upwards of what? 2 billion dollars… ? I don’t get that reason… but… what is rationale… is to bring Drucilla back… ala: Joan Collins…. camp/position/status/power… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I might add….

for all the doom and gloom… Nikki is: and it’s her fault – (AND, the writing) dang! I’d be so bored with Victor. She’s going to improve with Dylan? I think NOT

BRING back… Sean Young… to ably assist and power trip with, party girls

Patrick
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Patrick

I watched a scene the other day…. when Victor, the big wig… he thinks… met with Devon, (to offer his “support” with his empire) Genoa City’ new multi-billionaire….

doesn’t play out… doesn’t bode well….. Devon is not that interesting a character… hence…. HE NEEDS HELP… in a big way…

don’t you think… Drucilla and Neil could take over

lol…. and… Dru could save her best friend Sharon

Patrick
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Patrick

C’mon

it wasn’t that long ago … that Devon and Noah… were rapping with a recording contract….

and he’s now a game player – corporate mogul – Chancellor heir?

how about Devon relapses – loses his hearing… and Vampirella Drucilla hones in on his Dynasty and thrones herself

Justin
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Justin

Agreed. Welcome to the Jill Phelps era.

Harlee
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Harlee

I totally agree with you and the dread & gloom right now and I’m certainly not a happy camper being a male viewer for 40 years and over 50 (as jimh) but with all my frustration about JFP and the state of YR doesn’t mean my heart doesn’t have hope because I most definitely have deep internal love of CBS daytime for decades. I read not so flattering comments from you about YR and many of vets so I’m suspect about the post. Maybe totally wrong but if longtime viewer who truly loves YR regardless of the state at the… Read more »

Carly
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Carly

I totally agree with su0000 too …doom & gloom right now …. This is the most depressing storyline ever. I have to force myself to watch the current shows since I am a long time viewer. Delia’s death was completely unnecessary with the death of Catherine already taking its toll. Are there going to be any children left on Y&R for the next generation??

Kate
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Kate

This is the only soap that I like. The only thing that is somewhat annoying is the whispering. Just not sure why they like to whisper instead of talking normally. Victor loves to whisper! Love the writing. Great storylines. Catherine’s death was handled extremely well. So, it is not surprising that audience is increasing. It has taken me a long time to get interested in another soap since the death of AMC.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was a ratings gimmick– it got ratings– it accomplished what it set out to do. As much as so many whine about JPF whenever they reward her by turning in to these types of stories, she don’t care how much we bitch about her– she got the numbers up– and stories like these will continue as long as they work. But this type of soap telling doesn’t last too long, otherwise you will have to kill off everyone in town– so she better have some other rabbits in her bag of tricks for the long term.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I’m missing a lot of it because I watch on line and cbs.com is TERRIBLE.

Heisenberg
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Heisenberg

I am tired of the Delia fallout. It is all too over the top for all involved.

In my book, the most moving scenes were Wednesday (in the US) of Neil and Hillary. Kristoff St. John was so amazing!

MEG
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MEG

I WATCH B/C OF ADAM.I’M GLAD THEY’RE HUMINIZING HIM.

Omar
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Omar

Congrats to the show..It is always great to see a soap surge..What Y&R is missing BIG time, is some balance..Its needs a bit of comic relief acting mix in the show..All gloom and doom is not good..Ms Phelps style has always been more or less this way and also in regards to killing off major characters..That said, she is a talented EP, but needs to incorporate more balance in her work much like Frank Valentini and the late great Paul Rauch.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I agree with Omar. I would like to see a little more genuine comic relief in Genoa City and some real romance. Both are absent from the storyboards. I can accept the Delia storyline but I do find it interesting the simple joyous moments of having children around are only visited in episodes like Billy’s “what if’s” as he and Delia waited for the ambulance. I would like the show show more of that with families and children. Writers, like any parents, need to know that if you make babies — and writers like to do that — then they… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

And all you haters need to GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON…………..I’m happy Y&R is increasing and have a feeling it will probably increase more due to the funeral! Go Y&R!

su0000
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su0000

ahh haa Y&Y viewers will increase to watch a dead child funeral..
goes to show the depression of Y&R watchers, not a happy bunch lol ..

”I’m tuning in to see the pain and torment over the dead kid!!” .. geezuz huh ..

k/kay
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k/kay

Derrick if you get a chance read Carolyn Hinsey’s article in the Nov. 11,2013 issue of SOD “It’s Only My Opinion”. It sums up pretty much why I had a dislike for the Delia storyline. I am most certainly not a hater of Y&R just hate recycled storylines and centering everything on one actor she did this on GH. Enough!

Johnny
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Johnny

Funeral? Are you kidding? Soaps don’t show funerals anymore. If they do, three people are in attendance. Same for weddings. It boggles my mind that these shows cannot save enough money once in a while to have one show with the whole cast in attendance. They know they are telling these big epic stories weeks and even months in advance. Surely one or two shows is not going to break the bank. It is such a cheat to the audience. They could scale back a few days before and a few days after in order to tell these stories properly.… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I have a feeling this surge in ratings will be temporary as any new viewers who tuned in to see the death of Delia will realize that there’s not much to keep coming back to: no romance, no umbrella stories tying all the characters together, no humor to balance things out, and no plots other than Adam hitting Delia, Dylan being Nikki’s son, and the Carmine mess (those last two ain’t exactly generating must see tv). And I’m still baffled why the Winters family continues to be isolated from the major players, only serving as ears to bend when needed… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Goes to show those who do nothing but complain about the series that whatever it is that they’re doing at Y&R is working. And it’s time for you guys to give it up. The regime(s) at Y&R are delivering the best years we’ve had since before Maria came on and destroyed the series. I’m happy with everything within the series right now, and cannot wait to see what else comes of it!

Roula
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Roula

I was not happy about Delia’s death, I loved the scenes with Delia and Billy. As well as the one’s with Delia and Chloe. I think the need to add some happy story lines and sweet romances. I hope Sharon returns to the sweet person she once was and finds some happiness. I also think that I would like to see Chelsea with Cane. He and Lilly’s family are sweet but he and Lilly together are boring! Maybe the new Abbott Andrew could click with Sharon.

Roula
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Roula

I also want to add pls replace Kyle. I prefer the old Kyle. This one is a dud

Patrick
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Patrick

he seems out of place…. the lanky jean jacket and Jeans tennis shoe… long hair… certainly not ooh la la on fire… watching the Abbotts family breakfast (s)…. dang! wasn’t THAT a treasure trove of watch the au natural Abbotts real for reel as they set out the door to commence Jack, Kyle, Summer, Traci, Ashley, Abby, and Billy – kyle wasn’t much of a presence you have to hand it to ED (Ashley) for ethos pathos and logos… brings to the canvas heartfelt why they bring Ashley in to the scene to help bring home Serial. watching Ashley and… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I know, with Lurch (Kyle) sitting at the table and the creepy fake cheerful attitude of The Abbott’s, it seemed more like the Adam’s Family.

robert
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robert

I have really enjoyed Y&R lately.

randy
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randy

its like an accident on the highway, we all slow down to see the wreck,,but as soon as we pass it we r on our way without another thought of it,,,the same will be with this storlyline, i mean seriously in this day n age would any of us leave our child in the car while we skip out to get ice cream,, i surely wouldn’t and im sure billy abbott wouldn’t either another pointless plot driven story with no care for the character,,but bravo to micheal muhney and finally a big shout out to Amelia henle for her powerfull… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…finally a big shout out to Amelia henle for her powerfull driven performance as a heart broken step mother,” this in itself… is powerful…. – tears for – Amelia Hienle don’t you just ‘ADORE” her…. Love to Victoria.. she’s like the unheralded Newman. and she’s the best reason… along with Billy to keep up ———- she was featured in the latest issue of SOD…. and she quips about her 7-8 years “strong” on Y&R 3 kids later and her loving marriage. Bravo Amelia… take care. anyway… she more than makes you forget about Heather Tom… she can take her 4-5… Read more »

Ellie
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Ellie

I’m fast forwarding through lot of Y&R lately. I’ve watched for the Billy and Chloe scenes but remain unimpressed that the Delia death is basically being told from Billy and Adam’s viewpoint. Even today, the camera shows Adam, not Chloe, as Chloe is reacting to Connor’s news. The storyline is missing the maternal element, just like Jake’s death on GH did. It was the same with the flash forwards of Delia’s life. Chloe not being included in any of then removed me from the story. Is there an unwritten rule that JFP shows must tell all story lines from the… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The next storyline is going to be the rape of Fenmore in prison Next we will have a serial killer in Genoa City. Now please tell me again that JFP is not also writing for the show. The actors should not get real comfortable on this show anyone can be written off except of course Dudley-Do-Right/SB who is now a grievance counselor I hear and he has known Billy how long? Amazing!

PatF
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PatF

Can’t stand Phelps, but I am SOOOO glad to see the show doing well with all the great cast performances. The show topped 5 mil two days last week, so that’s quite an accomplishment for a genre that was almost down to only two soaps just over a year ago. I doubt the show will continue at the level, and will most likely end up back down to around 4.4-4.6 mil. I don’t want to see any more deaths on this show for some time, so I hope the backlash CBS/Sony got over this was enough to keep that under… Read more »

Brenda
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Brenda

Glad to see YR is up. The actors are really bringing their A game for this storyline, especially Bill Miller.

Johnny
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Johnny

There is just a complete and utter lack of heart wrenching emotion and feeling around this story. Its coming across as dark and hollow. Jack was talking like a detached Master of Ceremonies at he Abbott house. Then casually talking about an abbott breakfast like the family was getting togeth aer for brunch rather than to mourn a child. Where are the scenes of Billy breaking down in Victoria’s arms? Where are the scenes of Sharon visiting Chloe just to talk? They are not playing he moments and that’s what this story needs. The creepy music accompanying Adams guilt is… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

You are spot on–the Abbott’s came off as weird with all the happy talk, tea parties and silly costumes. No wonder Billy stormed off. The Abbotts seemed to be starring in their own dark comedy and they were acting just down right creepy and completely inappropriate.

Blank Slate
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Blank Slate

How dare they kill off that beautiful child and continue to let Victor breathe! I woud have paid The actress whatever she wanted to stay on the show. That kid could ACT like a pro. Alll Victor Newman is good for is calling Nikki HIS baby as he leans over to kiss her for the 5000th time in one episode!

Blank Slate
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Blank Slate

But must pay homage to Billy Miller here . He is truly making me forget I’m watching a show. His pain hurts.

Shelly
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Shelly

I’m just glad people are watching the soaps. Screw the talk shows!

Marynelle
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Marynelle

I stopped watching when I found out they were killing off Delia….. They’ve done all they can to ruin Sharon, don’t care for Abby/Tyler/Hlliary/Mason, etc. Altho I’m sure MM is doing a great job as Adam as he is an amazing actor and I do miss my Jack. Don’t care for Victor/.Nikki anymore.

Harry
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Harry

Initially, the Delia storyline had me watching simply to see some incredible acting but using a child’s death as a plot device just doesn’t work. Moreover, it is dragging on too long. and the errie music needs to go–it’s macabre and unnecessary. The other storylines should be used by those suffering from insomnia. Michael, Lauren and Fenn’s redundantly boring storyline is just friggen stupid and makes the actors look idiotic by extension. All the blonde twinkies are duller than dishwater and the Winter’s Tale will never be interesting,

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

Photo: JPI

In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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General Hospital

Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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