In the world of soap opera, where love stories come and go like changing tides, some off-screen friendships stand out for their genuine chemistry. Melissa Ordway, who plays Abby Newman, and Bryton James, who portrays Devon Hamilton, have very well entertained fans with their on-screen relationship on The Young and the Restless. Their characters, Abby and Devon, have a love story that feels not just scripted, but deeply heartfelt. But not just on-screen, their undeniable chemistry goes beyond that. Recently the two talented star sat down with Soap Opera Digest and talked about on-screen chemistry and off-screen friendship. Let’s see what they have to say!
The Young And The Restless: Melissa And Bryton’s Epic Journey As Abby And Devon
From the moment Melissa Ordway and Bryton James met on set, there was an instant connection. Bryton recalls Melissa’s sweetness, both on and off set. And their friendship blossomed even when they weren’t working closely together. Despite years of friendship, Melissa and Bryton shared a dream – to see their characters, Abby and Devon, together romantically. They openly expressed their desire for this on-screen pairing, even when the storyline seemed to pull them in different directions. Their wish finally came true, surprising them both and making fans happy worldwide.
When asked what makes their relationship special, they revealed it’s the foundation of their friendship that keeps them going. They know each other inside out, and have shared their lives’ ups and downs long before romance entered the picture. This deep understanding forms the basis of their love story, and make it relatable and heartwarming for viewers. However, their on-screen journey wasn’t without challenges, especially when it came to intimate scenes. The Young and the Restless stars confessed that their first love scene was nerve-wracking, given their long-standing friendship.
Melissa’s admiration for Bryton is palpable. She appreciates his genuine interest in people, his kindness, and his sense of humor. Bryton, in turn, admires Melissa’s heart of gold and her infectious laughter. Their mutual respect for each other’s talents and personalities has deepened their connection, both as friends and scene partners. The pair couldn’t help but root for their characters, Abby and Devon, to become an item. At first the writers were unsure about their pairing, but but Melissa and Bryton’s excitement for their characters’ romance never wavered. When the moment finally come, the stars admit that it felt real and sincere.
Melissa and Bryton’s journey from co-stars to close friends mirrors the very essence of the love story they portray on Y&R. Fans enjoy Abby and Devon’s love story because it’s more than just acting, it’s a real friendship shining through. So stay tuned to see what Abby and Devon’s future holds on Y&R. Meanwhile, keep your dial locked on TV Season & Spoilers for all the latest scoops on The Young and the Restless!