Someone’s new year is off to a great start! Please join us in congratulating THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Camryn Grimes (Mariah) who just announced her engagement to boyfriend Brock Powell! “You and me, we’re in a club now,” she captioned her Instagram photo, using Ellie’s quote from the Pixar movie Up. Then she wrote “Engaged” with a heart emoji and the date he popped the question — and she obviously said yes! — which was Jan. 7, 2022. Then the hashtag “#onlyupfromhere.”
The first photo is a shot of the couple kissing in the blurry background with their hands in focus in the foreground, showing off her gorgeous diamond ring. The second photo in Grimes’ Instagram gallery is Powell’s entire Up-themed proposal, including candles, roses, balloons, and vintage aviator hats. In addition to the quote Grimes used in her post is another that reads: “You will always be my greatest adventure.”
Powell is also an actor, doing voice work for series like TWICE UPON A TIME, ONE-PUNCH MAN, BAYMAX DREAMS, and MICKEY MOUSE FUNHOUSE as well as in films like Phineas and Ferb the Movie and Sherlock Holmes and the Great Escape. Over on his own Instagram, Powell shared the same two pics as well as another quote from Up: “I have just met you and I love you…” (a line spoken by the dog, Dug in the animated flick.)
Grimes became a fan-favorite when she joined Y&R back in 1997 as Cassie Newman and became the youngest winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2000 (she was only 10 at the time!). Although Cassie was tragically killed off in 2005, Grimes continued to appear as her spirit in the occasional episode, and viewers were delighted when she returned to the soap full-time in 2014 as Mariah Copeland, a look-alike who turned out to be Cassie’s long-lost twin.
Grimes and Powell first began dating in March 2020, but it looks like he didn’t want to wait until their second anniversary to pop the question! Our best wishes to the newly-engaged couple for a lifetime of happiness. Can’t wait until they set a date and we can see some beautiful wedding photos! Wonder if the actual nuptials will be Up-themed, too?