Does Ashland Really Love Victoria on The Young and the Restless?

The Young and the Restless Ashland and VictoriaThe Young and the Restless Ashland and Victoria

When they exchanged vows in Italy on The Young and the Restless, Ashland Locke sure seemed to be head over heels in love with Victoria Newman. But he was a different man then.

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Now, everything Ashland (Robert Newman) says or does seems to suggest this was all a long con where Ashland wanted to take Newman Enterprises away from Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and was only using Victoria (Amelia Heinle) to further his agenda. But is that really all it was? Could The Locke Ness Monster truly have feelings for his relatively new bride?

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It was all an act from the start, 74% of you feel certain of it. Maybe not from the moment he arrived in Genoa City. Maybe then, he really just wanted his wife and son back.

But once he learned about Harrison’s true paternity…and once Victor threatened to let Ashland die from a heart attack unless he gave Victor his way, Ashland hatched a scheme to make the Murderous Mustache pay. He never loved Victoria. He just laughed about what he could use her for.

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A smaller but more big-hearted 21% of the audience still can’t be certain one way or the other. He certainly sounds sincere. And he didn’t accept Adam Newman’s (Mark Grossman) bribe. Now, that might mean he has a bigger payoff in mind. Or it could be that he wants the company…and his wife, too.

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Only 5% are all in on The Ashland Loves Victoria bandwagon. He didn’t have to marry her in order to stick it to Victor. The Wisconsin big fish in a small pond was never a match for a New York Master of the Universe. Ashland fell in love with Victoria in spite of himself, and anything he may — or may not — have done since then has nothing to do with her. Business is business and love is love.

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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