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Beth Maitland & Don Diamont's Friendship — How 'Young and the Restless' Stars Started on the Wrong Foot

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 15, 2020
02:00 A.M.
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Before their friendship blossomed, Beth Maitland and Don Diamont had a weird first time meeting on the set of "The Young and the Restless." Now, they are very good friends.

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When Beth Maitland took up the role of Traci Abbott on "The Young and the Restless," she most likely had no idea how well-loved and iconic her character would turn out.

Beth Maitland attends CBS Daytime Emmy Awards After Party at Pasadena Convention Center on May 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Beth Maitland attends CBS Daytime Emmy Awards After Party at Pasadena Convention Center on May 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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Even though her IMDB page notes that she also featured in "Mr. Holland's Opus" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," it's still her role as Traci that prompts a standing ovation from fans.

When Don was written off the show, Beth was one of the people who asked for him to be placed on "The Bold and The Beautiful."

The role earned her Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series actress in 1985 and a life long relationship with co-stars - even though she started some of those relationships on the wrong foot.

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According to Cheat Sheet, before his appearance as Brad Carlton, Don Diamont had met Beth, and their meeting was anything but pleasant. It seemed that Don, who was working on "Days of Our Lives" as Carlo Forenza at the time, offended Beth when he refused to pose for a photo with her while they were backstage at a concert.

Hence, when he landed the role of Brad on "The Young and the Restless" two years later, Beth was less than pleased and ended up giving him the "cold-shoulder" for days.

Actress Beth Maitland at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Beth Maitland at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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Beth even went ahead to call him a "creep" during one of her interviews. Luckily, the duo mended the fence and ended up as good friends. When Don was written off the show, Beth was one of the people who asked for him to be placed on "The Bold and The Beautiful."

Cheat Sheet reported that it didn't take long before a character was created for the actor, and he credited Beth, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Michelle Stafford, and Eileen Davidson for their support.

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According to his IMDB page, Don started as a model before he landed a spot on "Days of Our Lives," "The Young and the Restless," "Baywatch," and "Diagnosis Murder." Despite being written off dramatically from "The Young and The Restless," the 35-year-old told Entertainment Weekly that:

“It was the best thing that ever happened to me, I can tell you that.”

Beth Maitland at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Reception at The Hollywood Museum on April 27, 2016 in California. | Photo: Getty Images

Beth Maitland at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Reception at The Hollywood Museum on April 27, 2016 in California. | Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, his former co-star, Beth, told TV Insider that she is grateful for the love she gets from fans when she said, "I'm just as thrilled, as the lion's share of our fans are, to be enjoying these shows."

She also spoke on the most significant moments on the show and how she couldn't be prouder of her growth and character.

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