Despite everything that Chloe Mitchell has done on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, it’s clear that she’s done everything for the love of her daughter, Bella. But because it's been a while since viewers have seen the little girl, they may not be fully aware of her history. Which is where we come in!
Who plays Bella on Y&R?
When Chloe returned to Genoa City in 2016, she revealed her daughter, Bella, played by child actor Cali May Kinder. But in November, the role was recast with another little star in the making, Gia Poeme, who continued to play the role occasionally until Chloe faked her death and went on the run with her child and Kevin. Now that they're back, Bella is being played by Martie Marie Blair.
Who is Bella’s Father?
The real question for many Y&R fans is who is Chloe's babydaddy? Following the death of her daughter, Delia Abbott, Chloe was unstable and even kidnapped Connor Newman, who had received Delia’s corneas in a transplant operation. Before leaving Genoa City, Chloe made love to Kevin Fisher one last time and then skipped town with a stolen canister of Billy Abbott’s sperm.
When Chloe returned to town for the one year anniversary of Delia’s death, she visited her daughter’s roadside memorial and happened to run into Kevin, who she only spoke to briefly. The reason for her secrecy was that Chloe was around five or six months pregnant at the time!
After Bella was introduced to everyone in 2016, Mariah made Chloe take a paternity test which seemed to indicate that Kevin was not the father. Although soap opera paternity tests are notoriously unreliable. Scott Grainger’s return to Genoa City even made some fans suspect he and Chloe could have hooked up in California. But after Chloe sent letters to Kevin and Billy warning that one of them was her babydaddy, another paternity test finally revealed that Bella was Kevin's daughter!
What happened to Bella?
After blowing up the cabin, supposedly killing Adam Newman, Chloe went on the run, leaving Bella in the care of her daddy, Kevin, and her grandma, Esther Valentine. She eventually returned and tried to make a life with her family, but the truth was revealed at Chloe and Kevin's wedding, sending her running again and leaving Bella behind. Chloe faked her death, but then revealed to Kevin that she was alive and together they went on the run with Bella. They eventually returned to Genoa City to try and put their past behind them and give Bella a stable home, but is that really possible?
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