‘The Young and the Restless’: How Filming May Have Foreshadowed Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill’s Real-Life Divorce

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Some of daytime’s greatest followers could not even know that The Young and the Restless stars, Amelia Heinle (who performs Victoria Newman) and Thad Luckinbill (who performs J.T. Hellstrom) performed a married couple on and off the set. The two aren’t married any longer and there could also be a cause. Turns out filming may’ve foreshadowed their demise lengthy earlier than their marriage ended.

Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill’s relationship timeline in a nutshell

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Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill | Sonja Flemming/CBS through Getty Images

It gained’t shock devoted followers of The Young and the Restless, however between Thad Luckinbill becoming a member of the present in 1999 and Amelia Heinle (changing Heather Tom) added six years later, a romance could have been inevitable.

The two performed lovers-turned-spouses and ultimately, their marriage fell aside attributable to a change in Luckinbill’s character. In actual life, the celebs married in March 2007 and had two youngsters whereas concurrently starring in Y&R collectively.

Despite the comfortable couple showing on TV recreation reveals like The Newlywed Game, Luckinbill filed for divorce in 2017, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Luckinbill left Y&R in 2010 to pursue different initiatives, however he reprised his function in 2017 along with his run ending along with his final airdate in March 2019. In the meantime, Heinle’s Victoria has moved right into a relationship with Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson).

Here’s how ‘The Young and the Restless’ foreshadowed their divorce

When Heinle and Luckinbill have been nonetheless married and thriving, Heinle spoke with Soaps She Knows about working along with her [then] real-life husband simply as Victoria and J.T. have been concerned within the divorce course of.

“It’s fun! We don’t really fight at home that often. Everybody fights, but we fight very seldom. Maybe one of the reasons for that is because, when we come to work lately, all we get to do is fight!” Heinle mentioned.

“I don’t know, I assume anybody who’s married would perceive it. It’s type of enjoyable to yell at your husband. It’s like punching a punching bag! Yeah! It’s like, ‘we don’t must go to a counselor. We have The Young and the Restless!’”

Could these scenes have foreshadowed the top of the duo’s real-life marriage?

“I think sometimes in life you’re going through things, and you act out,” she added.

When requested in regards to the discomfort in filming intimate scenes with somebody aside from Luckinbill, Heinle didn’t see it as an issue.

“There’s nothing really that sexy about it. For Thad and I, we know it’s a job and we see it like that. I’m sure it’s caused problems between couples before, but for us, it all just works out,” she mentioned.

Do Heinle and Luckinbill get alongside now?

Despite the divorce, the 2 nonetheless co-parent their youngsters. Heinle beforehand mentioned they continue to be shut pals. She advised Hollywood Hiccup they each loved the sophisticated storyline surrounding J.T.’s psychological abuse towards Victoria including it wasn’t bizarre to work along with her ex-husband in any capability.

They could have break up for “irreconcilable differences” however all seems properly. It appears Heinle and Luckinbill have moved on and stay devoted to their respective work in probably the most skilled, and mature, means doable.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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