Please join us in sending love to Jess Walton (Jill, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), who recently suffered a heartbreaking loss. “We had to say goodbye to my beloved Jake and Lola,” she shared on Instagram with a photo of the two precious pups resting on the couch. “They were 13 and 14 years old, and their quality of life was diminishing fast.
“I have to admit that I love them like they were my babies,” she added. “And I will never forget them. Goodbye, my little darlings.”
Walton is quite the animal lover, with two other dogs in her family, Bella and little Rita Hayworth. In addition, she had two horses, Layla and Ace, who now reside in a horse sanctuary instead of at the actress’ Oregon home.
Naturally, Walton’s Y&R castmates and friends offered their sympathies and comfort. “I’m so sorry for your loss, Jess,” wrote Jessica Collins (ex-Avery). “I’m so sorry, sissy,” Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) said. “I sent you so much love.” Also sending their love were Lauralee Bell (Christine) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley) as well as a ton of fans.
Our thoughts are with Walton and her family as they mourn the loss of Jake and Lola, who have crossed over the rainbow bridge.