Soap Hub newsletter subscribers mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. That’s when fan-favorite Melissa Ordway from The Young and the Restless will be joining us for a Soap Hub Fireside video chat to celebrate her 10th anniversary on Y&R and talk about Mother’s Day!
Melissa Ordway Joins Soap Hub for a Fireside Chat
Ordway joined Y&R in 2013 as Abby Newman Abbott. Previously, she’d appeared on the drama Hollywood Heights and the film Ted. Off-screen, the actress is wed to Justin Gaston (ex-Ben Weston, Days of our Lives). The couple has two children, Olivia Christine, born in 2016, and Sophie Jolie, born in 2017. Gaston briefly stepped to play Chance on Y&R when Abby and Chance tied the knot at the Chancellor’s mansion.
Ordway’s character is the daughter of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson). Although Victor and Abby had been married at one point, they were not together when Abby was conceived. Ashley withheld from Victor, in fact, that he was Abby’s father. As a young child, Abby discovered the truth and was the one herself who broke the news to the mustached mogul.
During her decade in Genoa City, Abby has been paired with Tyler Michelson (Redaric Williams), Dr. Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn (Sean Carrigan), Phillip ‘Chance’ Chancellor IV (Conner Floyd), and Devon Hamilton (Bryton James). She is the mother of Dominic ”Dom” Phillip Newman-Abbott-Winters-Chancellor. In recent months, Abby’s marriage to Chance hit an impasse and she’s become romantically involved with Devon.
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Past Fireside Events
April 18 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT: Martha Byrne (Honoring Elizabeth Hubbard)
March 23 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Beth Maitland and Michael Damian
February 9 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Carson Boatman
December 12 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Cynthia Watros
September 28 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm TY: Jophielle Love and Easton Rocket Sweda
July 27 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Lydia Look
May 19 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Kate Linder
March 22 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT: Jeff Kober
February 22 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Brandon Barash
November 9 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Lisa LoCicero
September 23 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Eva LaRue
August 10 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Tristan Rogers
April 21, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Marie Wilson
March 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Jacob Young
February 23, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Patrika Darbo
February 2, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Robyn Griggs
January 29, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Chat with Soap Hub Editors
Fireside Guests for December
December 11, 7 pm EST/ 4pm PST: Robert Scott Wilson
November 9, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Kathleen Gati
November 19, 7:30 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson
November 20. 7 pm EST/ 4 pm EST: Mike Manning
November 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Nancy Lee Grahn
October 26, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Trent Dawson
October 1, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: McKenzie Westmore
September 4, 2:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am PST: Eric Martsolf
September 9, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Vincent Irizarry
August 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Melody Thomas Scott
July 22, 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST: James Reynolds
July 30, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Hillary B. Smith & Crystal Chappell
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Martha Madison
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Lily Melgar
June 27, 5 pm EST/ 2 pm PST: Sean Kanan
May 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Maurice Benard
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. for Soap Hub’s Fireside Chat with Melissa Ordway.