When the star isn’t on our TV screens as Abby Newman, she’s most likely with her young family. While the life of a soap opera star can be hectic, it appears the actress took some time out to refresh. Young and Restless star Melissa Ordway took advantage of the recent spring break and went on various adventures with her husband and daughters.
Ordway and her husband, actor and singer Justin Gaston, adopted their first little girl, Olivia, in 2016. The couple had their second child, Sophie in 2017.
Both parents regularly post about the family on social media and are keen to give fans a peek into their home life.
Trip to the happiest place on Earth
Melissa Ordway announced in an Instagram post shared on 25 April 2022 that she had “a lot of fun over the past week,” celebrating the spring break. She and her family went to Disneyland in California, where her husband and eldest daughter wore Mickey Mouse T-shirts to show their enthusiasm.
The couple is well-accustomed to the amusement park and has taken their daughter as a treat on numerous occasions. They previously went in December 2021 to celebrate their younger child Sophie’s birthday.
During the time off, the family also attended a Dodgers baseball game, Disney on Ice, and met up with friends. They even purchased a toy monkey called Bubbles who went with them “everywhere.”
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Fans gush over ‘adorable’ family
Soap opera fans are known for their loyalty to the actors, as they watch the characters continuously throughout the years. With the help of social media, they develop an assuring familiarity and insight into the stars’ lives.
It’s no surprise then that Young and Restless star Melissa Ordway wanted to share the trip with her followers. Fans were excited to see she’d had a good time over the break.
One person commented: “You are a very beautiful family.”
Another said: “Such fun, the girls are adorable.”
Someone else wrote: “Girls are BEAUTIFUL and so lucky to have such adoring parents. God Bless.”
In reference to the toy monkey, one Instagram user wrote affectionately, “Bubbles.”
“Sounds like fun,” someone said.
Other people noted how “adorable” the photo collection was.
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Mel’s character right now on Young and Restless
Melissa Ordway has been playing fan favourite Abby Newton on The Young and the Restless since 2013. She has almost a decades worth of experience with the character. Melissa was the seventh actress to take on the role of biological daughter to Ashley Abbott and Victor Newman.
Her character is currently struggling with her husband Chance Chancellor’s return from his military mission where he was presumed dead. During the emotional storyline, she tries to convince him to be open about the experience.
While Chance holds back his feelings, he is unsure of their marriage and doesn’t feel like it’s working.