The Empty Nest
With son Larry newly married and daughter Emily following suit this month, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) and her husband, Scott Reeves (ex-ryan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), have been considering their future. “Scott and I would laugh,” she admits. “We were like, ‘What are we going to talk about when the kids are gone?’” But now that they’ve waded into this new phase, there’s been a change of heart. “We’ve actually adjusted really well,” she shares. “We can do whatever we want without thinking, ‘Oh wait, are the kids going to be home?’ It’s sort of like this revival in our life in our 50s.” However, as both Larry and Emily have moved less than an hour from their folks’ Tennessee farm, they do still drop in. “I cook for them, and we play bingo and sit in the Jacuzzi,” their mom confides. “And they bring their laundry… When you don’t have kids at home, you don’t mind.”
“At first, we were like, ‘Oh gosh, this is going to be so weird,’” Reeves says of their new life.