Why Chloe Won’t Return With Kevin!
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS fans cried plenty of tears over the news that Greg Rikaart (Kevin) was exiting after 14 years — but now, they are shedding tears of joy since the soap reversed course, and the popular actor has returned! Could his beloved Chloe be next?
The In Depth Story: Rikaart was back at work just two weeks after his July 18 exit. While fans grumbled about Kevin’s departure, they were glad that the character hadn’t been killed off and even received a happily ever after as he whisked Chloe and their daughter, Bella, off to Oregon.
Prior to exiting, the actor expressed his thanks to Y&R, writing on Instagram, “In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined what [the job] would turn into: a career-defining experience that has brought me so much happiness and fulfillment… At the moment, it’s unclear what lies ahead for Kevin and I, as we will be saying good-bye to Genoa City for a while.”
Thanks to fan outcry, that good-bye was shortlived. Although it’s not clear for how long Rikaart is back, given Y&R’s shooting schedule, Kevin will likely appear sometime in September.
Alas, he will be traveling without his better half. Sources tell Soaps In Depth that there are no plans for Elizabeth Hendrickson to return as Chloe at this time. The actress has moved on to a new business venture, an upscale beauty salon called Ellie & Sass.
A farewell is never really a farewell in daytime television!