Hilary Curtis has gone from schemer to one-half of one of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ most popular supercouples, but all the happiness coming her way right now has some fans worried it could all come to a terrible end! The fan-favorite character was introduced in June of 2013 when Mishael Morgan joined Y&R as a young woman with a mysterious agenda. But with the actress having announced her departure from the soap, Hilary's story is coming to an end. So let's go back and see how it all began...
Introduced as Cane’s new assistant at Chancellor, Hilary was later revealed to the working with Mason Wilder to ruin the Winters family because she blamed Neil Winters for her mother’s death. After Neil apologized for his part in Rose’s passing and forgave Hilary for her schemes, he even helped get her a job as Jack Abbott’s assistant at Jabot. Kyle Abbott accused Hilary of falling for Jack, and while she denied it, she did kiss Jack at a Valentine’s Day gala!
”Power is quite an aphrodisiac, don’t you think, Jack?” (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Hilary started an affair with Neil, and despite no one approving of their relationship, they eventually got married. However, Devon later professed his love and Hilary finally broke down and admitted she felt the same. But as the pair were about to tell Neil, he was blinded in a freak accident and they decided to break his heart after he recovered. Unfortunately, Neil regained his sight in time to see Hilary and Devon together and he confronted them about their affair while on a plane just before it crashed!
Having survived the crash, Hilary tried to solve her problem by telling Neil and Devon that she never really loved either of them. But after a drunk Neil caused a car accident that caused Christine to miscarry, Hilary proved she still cared by seducing the DA and blackmailing him into lessening Neil’s sentence. Neil divorced Hilary, freeing her to marry Devon.
Devon and Neil were forced to join forces to save Hilary’s life! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
But shortly after the wedding, Hilary fell over a cliff and instead of taking her to a hospital, Neil hid her away and hired Dr. Simon Neville to bring her out of her comatose state. When she awoke, she briefly believed she was still married to Neil, but he eventually confessed to being behind her disappearance and Hilary convinced Devon not to turn him into the cops. Though Devon did have to call in another doctor to save her life when they learned Hilary was dying from the drugs Dr. Neville had given her.
Devon bought G.C. Buzz and hired Hilary to be the host of the show, but her tendency to report salacious gossip that ruined lives left a bad taste in his mouth. He eventually fired Hilary and had Mariah Copeland step in to replace her. When Devon nearly died after a terrible car accident on New Year’s Eve, a remorseful Hilary promised not to contest the divorce and vowed to be a better woman, one Devon deserved.
”This place really needs a woman’s touch, Devon.” (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
As time went on, Devon was impressed at how much Hilary had changed for the better, so much so that he actually agreed to be the sperm donor when she decided she wanted to have a baby! After Lily interfered with their appointment for artificial insemination, Devon and Hilary tried it the old-fashioned way! That didn’t work, but a subsequent doctor’s appointment left Hilary pregnant and Devon even invited her to move in with him.
Now that she’s living with Devon and pregnant with his child, it looks like all of Hilary’s dreams are coming true. Which true soap fans know means that a nightmare is likely on the horizon! Stay tuned to see how Hilary is written out of the soap, and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!