Michelle Stafford fans 'can't take' rumors she's leaving Y&R amid cryptic post

Darcy Rafter August 8, 2022
Michelle Stafford fans 'can't take' rumors she's leaving Y&R amid cryptic post

Michelle Stafford fans “can’t take” circulating rumors she’s leaving The Young And The Restless, amid a cryptic post she shared on Instagram.

Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) is back on The Young And The Restless after going MIA for 11 years. The vixen is ready to stir up trouble in Genoa City and that’s not a good sign for Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis Summers.

Let’s take a look at the cryptic post Stafford shared on Instagram and fans’ reactions.

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Y&R’s Michelle Stafford shares cryptic Instagram post

Just a couple of weeks ago, Phyllis Summers told Jack Abbott she doesn’t feel at home in Genoa City any more. She even said if it weren’t for Summer Newman Abbott she wouldn’t even stick around in the town at all. This made fans instantly worry Michelle Stafford would be leaving Y&R.

Worries heightened after Stafford posted a cryptic Instagram of her covering her mouth with her sweater. She captioned the post “Sooooo much to say. 🖤 #YR

The Young And The Restless’ Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) is likely scheming a plan against Diane (Susan Walters) and that is probably why she has a lot to say… which she has yet to reveal.

However, fans shouldn’t worry too much about Stafford leaving the show as on July 31 a fan commented on her Instagram stating: “Rumor has it you’re leaving Y&R.” Stafford replied: “Some people always start those… don’t know why?”

Phyllis’ storyline on Y&R explored

Jack (Peter Bergman) felt as though Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) was manipulating him by saying she wasn’t having a good time in Genoa City any more. It seems as though Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) returning to Genoa City has really thrown Phyllis off, especially after her break-up with Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow).

Michelle Stafford revealed in an interview that Phyllis is feeling jealous at the minute: “Phyllis hates Diane. She really gets to Phyllis and I feel she’s just at war with Diane. All Diane has to do is walk into the room and Phyllis comes undone.”

Stafford fans ‘can’t take’ rumors she’s leaving Y&R

One fan wrote: “Please – anything other than you’re leaving Y&R. Your fans ❤️’s can’t take it 😢.” Another penned: “Oh man, please don’t say you are leaving again, I can’t take!!!!”

Fans have even been predicting what it is that Stafford can’t reveal: “You’re going to work for Marchetti and sabotage Diane, please say it’s that and not that you’re leaving.”

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.