What Happened to Summer on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


Nick and Phyllis’ daughter has been at the center of plenty of drama but because Summer Newman occasionally comes and goes from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, some viewers may find themselves wondering about the details of the young woman’s life. Well, that’s where we come in!

The result of an affair between Nick Newman and Phyllis Summers, Summer was born December 18, 2006. The role was played by young actress Samantha Bailey from 2009 until 2012 when the character was SORAS-ed into a teenager and recast with Lindsay Bushman. But she was quickly replaced with Hunter King that same year. However, at the beginning of October 2018, actress Bayley Corman temporarily filled in for King while she was busy for a couple of episodes.

Hunter King
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Summer has had a tumultuous life on Y&R, starting with being kidnapped at just a few months old by Sheila Carter! As a teen, Summer acted out by experimenting with drinking and drugs and caused a car accident that caused her aunt Chelsea Lawson to miscarry her and Adam’s unborn child. When she fell in love with Austin Travers, she not only tried to go on the run with the hunk, she became his wife so she couldn’t testify against him! Later, Summer was devastated when Austin was murdered, and while solving the mystery, grew closer to Kyle Abbott. But she typically has terrible taste in men, like the scheming Luca Santori, or later, her mother’s boyfriend!

Relive some of the highlights of Summer’s life in our special flashback gallery below!

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