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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.


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