CHELSEA’S ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
Nick’s HEART HAS BEEN RIPPED TO SHREDS, BUT HE’S RISKING MORE PAIN BY LEANING ON Sharon, WHO’S ALREADY MADE HIS LIFE A MISERY
Nick’s heart has been ripped to shreds, but he’s risking more pain by leaning on Sharon – who’s already made his life a misery, on The Young and the Restless.
Nick Newman has endured more than his fair share of romantic heartache throughout his life, but Chelsea is the one woman who’s caused him the greatest pain.
After losing out on love with Sharon, Phyllis, Sage and every other love interest he had, Nick thought he’d found the trust and commitment he desired in Chelsea and that she’d never hurt him.
Fatefully, Nick (Joshua Morrow) has now discovered he seriously underestimated Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan). This is after her notorious past as a consummate con artist, which she’d hidden from him, was publicly exposed. With the damning allegations against Chelsea overwhelming Nick, Chelsea systematically destroyed her relationship with him by returning to her criminal vices and carrying out more scams using the alias Alexandra West. It was all a brazen attempt to avoid prosecution and the wrath of Sharon (Sharon Case) and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), who determined to leave no stone unturned in their quest to bring down Chelsea and protect Nick from her lies.
Unfortunately for Chelsea that meant Nick’s ex-wives ultimately uncovered Chelsea’s biggest betrayal – that she was hiding from Nick the fact he wasn’t Christian’s biological father.
Once the women learned the
truth, Chelsea knew she’d lose Nick forever and scrambled to flee Genoa City fast.
Breaking her new engagement to Nick, via a letter to him, Chelsea took her son Connor as well as Christian and the money she’d stolen from her victims and fled. After an attack of conscience prompted her to leave Christian behind, she and Connor disappeared from Nick’s life without a trace.
In the aftermath, Nick was a broken man, desperately trying to fathom why Chelsea would want to hurt him – until Sharon dropped the paternity bombshell. Devastated to hear the truth about Christian, Nick struggled to accept it until DNA tests concluded that Nick’s deceased brother Adam was Christian’s biological father.
The pain Nick felt was now compounded and, against his better judgment, he began leaning on a sympathetic Sharon for support and comfort. She was more than eager to give him the shoulder he craved but then shocked Nick by asking him to move in with her and Faith until he got his life sorted out. With his current home at risk of repossession, thanks to Chelsea’s crimes, Nick agreed, but his decision created dissension among his loved ones. Phyllis and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) were immediately concerned and suspicious over the move. Their concern being that a vulnerable Nick would be easy prey for Sharon, should she choose to make advances towards him.
Given Nick and Sharon’s long and tortured history of lies, infidelity and betrayal, Nick may indeed be setting himself up for more pain. Her mental stability is tenuous at the best of times and if she becomes fixated on having Nick back under her roof, she may be motivated to take extreme measures to keep him there.
This would be especially true if she seeks to keep naysayers, such as Phyllis, from tearing them apart. Phyllis must not be underestimated, either, as she’ll also fight dirty against longtime enemy Sharon to protect Nick in his time of need.
Nick (Joshua Morrow) is devastated by Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) lies.