In the very near future, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Michael Graziadei (ex-Daniel) will welcome twins with his beautiful girlfriend, Lauren — which means that it’s time for their friends and family to fete the mother-to-be with a baby shower! And that is exactly what happened recently at the couple’s home — and Graziadei’s Y&R mom, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), was among the guests on hand to shower the new parents with love!
Graziadei shared a photo on Instagram from the party that included Stafford and good friend Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael) among the guests at the celebration held, according to the location tag on the post, in “my back yard.” Clearly, Graziadei was touched that his former Y&R co-stars were there to wish him and Lauren well on their journey into parenthood.
“This is one of my favorite pics from last weekend,” Graziadei wrote. “Was so grateful to have members of my Hollywood family present to celebrate the imminent arrival of these little monsters. I am forever grateful to you all. More pics to come.”
Over on her own Instagram, Stafford shared the exact same photo, practically disbelieving that her TV son will soon be a parent himself. “My baby GRAZZZZ! My first born!” the actress declared in her caption. “My baby… is having a baby… TWO babies to be exact. He and his beautiful girlfriend Lauren are having twins. I love you Graz!”
And speaking as only a mother of two herself can, Stafford also gave the parents-to-be a bit of advice. “Get ready for the circus,” she added. “Your beautiful, gorgeous circus.”
As longtime fans of Y&R will remember, Graziadei played Stafford’s son on the soap from 2004 until he exited in 2013. The actor briefly reprised his role in 2016 for a guest appearance, but Stafford was playing GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Nina at that time, so they didn’t cross paths in Genoa City. But it seems like the years apart had little impact on Stafford and Graziadei’s off-screen relationship! “I love you so much!” he wrote in reply to his friend’s post. “Thank you.”
Please join us in sending Graziadei and his girlfriend a restful last few weeks before their world forever changes when their twins are born!