Lauralee Bell, who celebrated 40 years on the CBS soap two weeks ago, showed her appreciation with an incredible tribute that she created, produced, directed, and filmed at the show’s recent Fan Club Weekend, celebrating everything The Young and the Restless.
Lauralee Bell Honors Y&R
Bell shared the video tribute on her official Instagram, in which she said, “Celebration at the #YR Fan Event!! It was great to see people come from near and far, all over the world! Obviously, most of our viewers couldn’t be there, so here is a little #behindthescenes.” She added, “And know that you were there in our ❤️’s because it takes each and every one of you to have gotten us here!! #yr50.”
The stunning star showed her appreciation for some others as well. “Thank you for everything Cathy, Joe, Matt, Matt, Nikki, Amy, and all the incredible volunteers! If I didn’t get you in the video, I’m so sorry. There was such limited time! Signing programs and taking pictures came first :)”
Lauralee Bell had more to say through a representative, adding, “Great to have a Fan Club event for The Young and the Restless again for the first time since the pandemic began and perfect timing with our 50th anniversary.
“Obviously, we are celebrating this milestone year, but when I heard how many countries were being represented by fans flying in for this event, I decided the lyrics ‘everyone around the world, come on’ from the iconic party song ‘Celebration’ by Kool and The Gang were a perfect fit.
“Loved that the fans were on board when I asked them to do a spontaneous wave! Hope they can spot themselves in the video as I panned across the room!
“With all these videos, I try to show as much behind-the-scenes fun for the fans and thank them as often as possible. I have to say, I couldn’t believe how many guests this weekend said they started watching since day one…1973! That’s a huge chunk of their lives devoted to Y&R! We really do have the best fans!” Check out the photo gallery from the actress below.