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Why fans think Victoria Newman is leaving The Young And The Restless

Bruno Cooke June 7, 2022
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A recent plot twist has got The Young And The Restless audiences wondering how much longer Victoria Newman is going to remain in Genoa City, Wisconsin – is she leaving? Here’s what we know.

WARNING: Y&R SPOILERS AHEAD

Why do fans think Victoria Newman is leaving The Young And The Restless?

In the most recent episode of Y&R (6 June 2022), Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) asks Ashland Locke (Robert Newman) not to leave town.

She promises him that they’ll find a way to make their love work – by doing things “differently”. They agree to take things slowly, to build trust over time. Ashland tells Victoria to take all the time she needs, and Victoria replies that she never wants to lose him again.

Read Soap Central’s full recap here.

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Meanwhile, previews of this week’s episodes suggest that the reunion Ashland has been dreaming of will wrest Victoria from her family.

Heinle apparently told Soap Opera Digest that Victoria will defy her family’s entreaties, leave behind her chief executive job at Newman Enterprises, and “cut ties with her family”.

Victoria Newman leaving would rock Genoa City ‘to its very core’ and leave The Young And The Restless fans reeling

Soaps writes that aftershocks will “reverberate across the canvas”, rocking Genoa City “to its very core”.

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“We will see the dynamics of the Newman family take a dramatic turn as a result of Victoria’s decision,” the outlet quotes Heinle as saying.

Victoria will be in conflict “with everyone she loves” – bar Ashland, of course. Daily Soap Dish adds that the last time Victoria and Ashland entered into a tryst, they spoke about moving to Italy. That’s a far cry from Wisconsin.

The question playing on viewers’ minds will be whether she can reconcile her family to her decision to recommit herself to Ashland – or will Victoria Newman be leaving The Young And The Restless forever?

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How long has she been in the show?

Amelia Heinle has been on the cast of The Young And The Restless for 17 years, since 2005. 

Formerly Weatherly and Luckinbill, Heinle is an American actress from Phoenix, Arizona. Besides Y&R, she’s held roles in All My Children (as Mia Saunders), The City (Stephanie Brewster) and Loving (the same).

Victoria Newman was born on-screen in 1982. Four actresses have portrayed her: Ashley Nicole Millan from 1982 to 1990, Heather Tom from 1990 to 2003, Sarah Aldrich briefly in 1997, and Amelia Heinle from 2005 to present.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.