'The Young and the Restless' star leaving hit series after more than 30 years
On Wednesday Eileen Davidson confirmed via social media that she was leaving The Young and the Restless. She’s been on the show since the 1980s.
In her Twitter post, the actress revealed that she wanted to have more control over her day to day life. She’ll only exit the soap in September.
For 30 years, Eileen Davidson, 59, starred as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless (Y&R). She recently received a Daytime Emmy for the role.
The actress has starred on the show since 1984. According to her IMDb profile, she’s appeared in nearly 1,500 episodes.
Yes I am leaving my second home @YandR_CBS in September. I’ve been so blessed to be able to play Ashley Abbott and work with the amazing people on the show and have nothing but gratitude and love for all!!! Time for a little more control over my day to day! ❤️❤️💋— Eileen Davidson (@eileen_davidson) June 27, 2018
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Her announcement comes nearly a year after she confirmed that she was leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
‘Yes I am leaving my second home @YandR_CBS in September. I’ve been so blessed to be able to play Ashley Abbott and work with the amazing people on the show and have nothing but gratitude and love for all!!! Time for a little more control over my day to day!’
Eileen Davidson, Twitter, June 27, 2018
She left the reality show after three seasons. At the time, she had announced in a statement why she was actually leaving the reality show.
The actress said, ‘After a lot of careful thought, I’ve decided because of my crazy schedules at The Young and The Restless, as well as Days of Our Lives, it’s best for me and my family if I step away from being a Housewife for now’
First Chelsea, now Ashley, pretty soon there will be nothing left to watch!!! Best to you, @eileen_davidson I hope you find what you are looking for and keep in touch. I will miss you!!! 😔😔 pic.twitter.com/XKa4J7Jqvm— Queen Adiyah (@Adiyah_Malkah11) June 27, 2018
Wait what?? First @MishaelMorgan1 and now you???? I’m so heartbroken over this announcement!!! It just won’t be the same, but I know you have future endeavors planned!! Thank you for making Ashely Abbott so versatile and spunky!! I’ve enjoyed watching you!! #YR #MissYouAlready— Melody D. Bernardez (@MsMellieB) June 27, 2018
She teased fans that she might appear on the show from time to time just to see what the other women were up to. Davidson ended her statement by thanking her fans for their love and support.
Besides acting on Y&R, the mother of one has also starred on Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. She is a four-time Daytime Emmy nominee and two-time winner for both Y&R and Days.
Davidson was born on June 15, 1959, in Artesia, California. She shares a son, Jesse Thomas Van Patten, 15, with husband Vincent Van Patten.