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Does Hilary need a miracle to get her relationship with Devon back on track?
Let’s be honest. The New York City phone book couldn’t contain all the enemies that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Hilary has collected over the years! Yet this week, the beauty proves that her worst enemy isn’t Lily or Simone, it’s actually herself! Will it take a little miracle to get her back into Devon’s good graces?
Hilary’s been on an emotional roller- coaster ride ever since she and Devon ended up between the sheets, only to have her dream of a happily ever after shatter when her ex saunters back to the very sexy Simone! “After their time together, Hilary really thought they were going to get back together,” confesses her portrayer, Mishael Morgan. “It was more than just making a baby for her. So when she saw Simone was still in the picture, she was completely caught off guard! It was just raw feelings of jealousy, rage and feeling really let down!
“She’s in love with Devon, but she’s feeling a little used by him,” continues the actress. “Even though it was her idea [to make a baby with him], seeing him with Simone bursts her bubble and brings her back to reality!”
“I don’t know what’s ahead, but I can tell you one thing: Hilary doesn’t take anything lying down, and I don’t think this situation, if there is a baby, will be the exception!”
Oops… She Did It Again
That reality is fraught with tension when Devon expresses his displeasure after Hilary makes certain Simone is aware that she and the billionaire are trying to make a baby… and they’ve tried the old-fashioned way! “Hilary is a very emotional person,” defends Morgan. “As much as she tries to be in control of her life, emotions really push her to make a lot of decisions. (continues)
Her hormones are out of whack, she’s on all these [drugs] to help her have a baby, so she just blurts it out [ about making love with Devon] to Simone. But now she really fears that she’s blown it with him. She keeps blowing it with him, and she really doesn’t mean to! She is heartbroken.
“I don’t think she meant to hurt Devon,” she adds. “I don’t think she intentionally tried to drive a wedge between Devon and Simone. She immediately regretted it and hasn’t been able to fix it. Their relationship has gone off the deep end, and she hasn’t been able to reel it back!”
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
For Hilary, attempting to backpedal means “refocusing on her work,” previews Morgan. “She comes up with some really good ideas and wants to share them with Devon. She thought that this might break the ice and help them get back on a better footing, but he kind of rejects her!”
Instead, Devon urges his former wife to go to dinner with Tessa on the company’s dime. What he doesn’t tell her — and it irks her considerably — is that he will be having a bite to eat at the GCAC with Simone as well! “In Hilary’s mind, it is really insensitive of him!” declares Morgan. “He rejects her and he knows he’s hurting her, but then he decides to come
and have dinner at the same restaurant. She’s really angry about that. So when she walks by their table and happens to overhear her name being mentioned, she really can’t hold back at that point!
“She tells him that he’s wrong [about her being jealous] — but that’s a complete lie coming out of Hilary’s mouth,” adds the actress with a laugh. “She is clearly jealous. Jealousy is really behind all her emotions!”
In the middle of her tirade, however, Hilary suddenly becomes lightheaded, and Devon jumps in to break her fall! And this is not the first time that the vixen has nearly fainted… which could lead to more than a few viewers speculating about whether the couple’s amorous one-nighter might have resulted in the baby that Hilary has been so desperate to have. “If Hilary is pregnant, she will make it work in her favor,” says Morgan with a smile. “If she is pregnant, she is under the assumption that it will completely change Devon’s tune and maybe refocus his energy back to her. If that is the case, I don’t know… but in Hilary’s eyes, her being pregnant would be a good thing. I certainly don’t think it would be a bad thing! She will just figure out a way to reel Devon back in, and she looks at the pregnancy as a big catalyst to do just that!”
In fact, it would be an even bigger catalyst than anyone thought. After all, the couple had contracted to make a baby through artificial insemination — not through natural means! So could their night of passion render that contract null and void… and therefore give Hilary a bit more power than her babydaddy? “If Hilary is pregnant, I think that might be a good assumption,” Morgan teases slyly. “I don’t know what’s ahead, but I can tell you one thing: Hilary doesn’t take anything lying down, and I don’t think this situation, if there is a baby, will be the exception!”
Below: Devon’s continued involvement with Simone makes his former wife and would-be babymama as jealous as she insists that it doesn’t.
When Hilary’s hurt, she strikes back — which means she’s quick to inform Simone about her night with Devon.
If it turns out that Hilary is pregnant through old-fashioned means, Devon may discover that his agreement with his ex isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.