Mariah getting pregnant on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has sparked some questions among viewers, not the least being is Camryn Grimes pregnant in real life? While there has been a surge in pregnancies lately, with CBS Daytime stars like Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R) and Karla Mosley (Amanda, Y&R; ex-Maya, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) announcing they’re expecting, Grimes herself has made no such announcement. (Although back in March, she did celebrate her first anniversary with boyfriend Brock Foster Powell!)
In the fictional world of Genoa City, Mariah Copeland is pregnant, though it’s not actually her baby. Abby Newman married Chance Chancellor and hoped to start a family but the newlyweds soon discovered that they were struggling to conceive. Abby got checked out and was heartbroken to learn from the doctors that she would be unable to carry a child.
Abby looked into finding a surrogate and eventually settled on someone close to home that she knew and trusted — Mariah. Although it was a big ask, Mariah considered the offer and after getting the okay from girlfriend Tessa Porter, ultimately agreed to carry Abby’s child. Unfortunately, things then got even more complicated when it turned out that Chance had a low sperm count and couldn’t father the baby. Worse still, he was called away on a secret mission, leaving Abby to deal with everything on her own!
With the help of Chance’s mom, Nina Webster, Abby began looking into sperm donors. But as with the surrogate, she wound up finding someone she knew who would help her realize her dream. Devon Hamilton stepped up and offered to be the sperm donor, assuring the doubters that he knew what he was getting into and wanted to give Abby and Chance this gift.
Very quickly, Mariah discovered that the fertilization was successful and she was now carrying Abby and Chance’s bundle of joy. But when the little boy or girl enters the world, will Chance be there to welcome them? And will Mariah and Devon be able to step away from the child they helped create or will this bring more drama into Abby’s life, ruining her dream of starting a family? You’ll just have to stay tuned to Y&R to find out!