We relive the moment Hevon said goodbye.
Weddings, by their very nature, are the stuff of which dreams are made. And those dreams were never more impor tant than when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Devon married Hilary in the hospital, knowing that she would never leave there alive. Still, we were caught up in their delusion, willingly putting aside reality as they spun their fantasy. “Thank you for the most beautiful wedding day,” Hilary smiled as her new husband joined her in her hospital bed. “I’m just happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Struggling to hold back tears — and keep the fantasy going — Devon chuckled that theirs was not the most traditional wedding night. “When have we done anything — anything — in the traditional way?” Hilar y (continues)
Their wedding might not have been traditional, but Devon insisted on keeping some traditions, such as toasting each other with the champagne flutes Shauna had given them. Yet sadly, this would be the first break in their carefully constructed illusion, with Hilary too weak to lift her glass and drink.
Helping her, Devon remained determinedly upbeat, talking about sipping champagne for their anniversaries. “When we picnic on the sand of Nova Scotia… On the canals of Copenhagen… I think you’re going to have to wear a scarf and sunglasses, though. I don’t need my famous wife getting mobbed on our anniversary,” he teased. “Any other day of the year, fans can have a piece of you, but on that special day, you’re all mine… We’re forever.”
As they imagined a future that would never be, Hilary suddenly brought Devon — and us — back to harsh reality when she whispered, “We don’t have much time.”
Good-bye, My Love
Slowly, Hilary’s vibrancy began to fade, her words slurring. As selfish as she could be
in life, she was utterly selfless as she approached death. “You have to know that whatever I thought that I wanted, there was only one thing that I needed… It was you,” she sighed, and breathed her last. “Maybe I did something right, huh?”
Facing the worst, this was Hevon at their very best.
What’s consistent about THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Darin Brooks (Wyatt) when he turns up on the job each morning? He’s always smiling and excited to be there. The actor doesn’t take for granted that he gets to live his dream, which is why he was happy to shed some light on what his workday is really like!
When I get to work in the morning, the first thing I do is…
“Go get my little two-egg sandwich at the commissary. I eat really quickly, because I’m starving by the time I get to work.”
My favorite thing about being in the hair and makeup room is…
“That we just laugh and have a good time. Whether it’s running lines or talking about what happened the day before, it’s like our little community area.”
I’d be a rich man if I had a dollar for every time…
“I come into the hair and makeup room with bedhead. They’re always like, ‘What happened to your head?!?’”
One thing I still can’t figure out around this place is…
“I just learned after five years where editing is. I had no idea until recently.”
The B&B directors usually think I’m crazy when I…
“Uh… step on set? I’m nuts. Every day the directors are like, ‘Oh, gee, here we go.’”
My favorite days at work are the ones where I get to…
“Be on set with everybody. I’m just so grateful to be there working with people like Don [Diamont, Bill] and Scott [Clifton, Liam].”
When I’m waiting to get called to the set I usually am…
“Watching HBO in my dressing room, either a movie or [REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER] or whatever’s on at the time.”
Right before the camera starts to roll, I usually feel…
“Like I forgot my lines.”
My favorite thing about my dressing room is…
“How big it is. I think it was once the school room or a yoga room. I don’t have a bathroom, but I have a lot of space, so I have weights and a bench for stuff. I love it.”
Before I leave work, I always…
“Make sure to get my wedding ring back from wardrobe!”
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Devon and Hilary steal one last bittersweet moment of happiness
For as long as he possibly could, Devon maintained the illusion that he and his bride had before them a very long and very happy future.