Jack Abbott and Phyllis Summers have been spending quite a bit of time with each other in recent weeks on The Young and the Restless, even though they’re not “together” together. He’s mending a broken heart after potential love interest Sally Spectra let him down while Phyllis is happily reconciled with her ex-husband Nicholas. But there was a time when Jack and Phyllis were happily married until fate intervened.
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Will this duo ever get back together? Only time will tell. Longtime Y&R fans recall when Jack (Peter Bergman) and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) first got together. Phyllis returned to Genoa City after spending some time away following an unsuccessful court battle to hang onto her son, Daniel Romalotti.
She had honed her skills as a web designer and went to work for Jack at Jabot Cosmetics. Later, Phyllis jumped ship to go to work for Victoria Newman at Brash & Sassy. Victoria tried to get Phyllis to spy on Jack’s business, and Jack began romancing Phyllis to get the inside scoop on Victoria’s company. Jack and Phyllis put the boardroom games aside and got married. Phyllis became pregnant with Jack’s child, but she sadly miscarried.
Diane Jenkins Returns
Unable to have a family of their own, Jack and Phyllis took Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) to court, hoping to gain custody of Jack and Diane’s son Kyle Abbott. Michael Baldwin (Christian Le Blanc), who was close to Diane and Phyllis, represented Diane.
He brought up Phyllis being an unfit mother to her son Daniel when she was on the witness stand, and soon Jack and Phyllis lost their case. Then, in a bold turn, Diane moved into the Abbott pool house to get closer to Jack. Phyllis was not happy!
Diane stepped up her game by making sure Phyllis backed over her with her car, injuring Diane’s leg. Phyllis felt set up (she was!), and then she felt betrayed after Jack refused to take her side in the Phyllis and Diane battle. Evidence pointed in Phyllis’s direction after the pool house burned down. Diane, however, was the real culprit.
Y&R Custody Battle
Jack and Phyllis managed to get custody of Kyle from Diane after presenting evidence to Diane that she had framed Phyllis for arson. Jack and Phyllis got caught in the cosmetic wars between Jabot Cosmetics’ Tuvia and Newman Enterprises’ Satine (where Phyllis worked). Jack accused Phyllis of feeding insider info about Tuvia to Newman. Phyllis couldn’t convince Jack that she was innocent, so she moved out. Jack gave Kyle back to Diane. Later, Phyllis tried to make up with Jack, but her plan failed, and she took up with chemist Damon Porter (Keith Hamilton Cobb).
Jack and Phyllis were drawn together after Daniel Romalotti, now a teen, returned to Genoa City. Jack and Phyllis tried working together again, but Victor Newman’s business machinations often threw a wrench into their dynamic. Phyllis became pregnant, but Jack wasn’t the dad (Nick was). However, Jack did help bring her daughter Summer Newman (Hunter King) into the world after she went into labor while trapped in an elevator, bonding Jack to Summer regardless of biology.
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Jack entered a relationship with Sharon (Sharon Case) and the two of them went into business with Nick and Phyllis, helming the magazine Restless Style. Eventually, the foursome parted ways.
Jack had a relationship with Dr. Emily Peterson (Stacy Haiduk), who treated Jack’s ex-wife Patty (also played by Haiduk). Phyllis fell into a coma after arguing with Sharon over Summer’s paternity. She returned to Genoa City after recovering and resumed her love affair with Jack.
Sadly, their relationship was damaged beyond repair after Phyllis and Jack’s brother Billy (Jason Thompson) had an affair. Jack, however, can’t ever seem to get the redhead out of his system. So what will the future hold for them? Stay tuned!
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