The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Why Kevin’s Leaving Y&R – Greg Rikaart Explains Departure

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The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Greg Rikaart takes to social media to explain his why it was time for him to leave as Kevin Fisher. On his Instagram, Rikaart explains how much he has grown with the character of Kevin and how much their lives resembled each other, could this be one of the reasons he needs to separate himself from his acting career?

Y&R’s Rikaart goes on to say he has great love for the cast and crew of the CBS daytime drama and is sad to be leaving. Greg Rikaart took a moment to thank his fans for being such supportive cheerleaders and encourages them to stick around to see what life holds for him in the near future. He says he is unsure what this means for Kevin and Genoa City, but makes it clear they are leaving.

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Y&R fans have come to adore Kevin Fisher, even though he originally was to be a short-term character. He arrived in Genoa City in 2003, as an internet predator who dated a very young Lily Winters Ashby (Christel Khalil); because of their age difference he was charged with statutory rape but sought help from his older half-brother, Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc).

He became a fan favorite as his character evolved before our eyes, even having some incredible love stories with leading ladies like Elizabeth Hendrickson, who portrayed his ill-fated lover and wife, Chloe Mitchell.

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In the past 14 years that Greg Rikaart portrayed Kevin, he couldn’t help but note the similarities in their lives. He was able to find love with his husband, Robert Sudduth and in May 2016, they welcomed their son, Montgomery Argo; just as Kevin reunited with Chloe, and although their love story has come to an awful end, Kevin has just learned he is also a father.

Be sure to tune into CBS’ The Young and the Restless to catch up on everything happening right now and be sure not to miss the episodes leading up to Kevin’s departure from Genoa City. Check CDL The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers often for updates and news!

Fourteen years ago, I booked a two-week long gig on The Young and the Restless. In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined what it would turn into: a career-defining experience that has brought me so much happiness and fulfillment. Playing Kevin and watching him evolve over the years has mirrored my real life in so many ways. We both found love, both became dads and we both have more gray hair now than we did in 2003. I have such love and fondness for the cast and crew of Y&R that when I watch Kevin enjoying himself in scenes, it’s hard to know where he ends and Greg begins. At the moment it is unclear what lies ahead for Kevin and I, as we will be saying goodbye to Genoa City for a while. I am sad to leave a place I hold so dear but also really excited about what the future holds. I cannot overstate how much gratitude I have to all of you who have been such loud cheerleaders for me. You’ve all enriched my life. So stick around. The journey is just beginning. :)

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