Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson Quits ‘The Young And The Restless’ After 36 Years, Plus Takes A Family Vacation!

Omg! Eileen Davidson’s time on ‘The Young and the Restless’ has come to an end!

Eileen Davidson has been starring on the hit soap opera, ‘The Young and the Restless’ since 1982! That’s a whopping 36 years. She’s famous for her portrayal of Ashley Abbott, and has even won Emmy awards for her performance! Eileen wants to spend more time with her family, which is why she is parting ways. Her departure from Y&R follows the recent exit of co-star, Mishael Morgan (Hilary). According to sources, “Eileen is a big family person, but Sony’s ‘no raises’ policy makes it easier for actors to walk away these days.” Eileen is very familiar with soap operas and reality shows, as she also starred on the classic soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Remember when Eileen gave fellow RHOBH co-star, Erika Girardi AKA Erika Jayne, a guest role on Y&R as a birthday present?!

Eileen took to Instagram to confirm her exit. The soap star wrote, “Yes I am leaving my second home @youngandrestlesscbs in September. I have been so blessed to have been able to play Ashley Abbott and work with all my lovely and amazing friends on the show. I have so much love and gratitude to them all. Time for more control over my day to day!” She added heart and lip emojis. It’s clear that Eileen wants to spend more time with her husband and son, which is a good thing. On the RHOBH, we saw how close she is to them. Fellow co-stars of Eileen’s on the RHOBH, Lisa Rinna and Camille Grammer, left her heart emojis in the comments of her post, too.

Eileen is already taking more time for herself and her family. Right now they are on vacation! She shared, “Kayaking on the Kern!”

Kayaking on the Kern! With @writerannamarie @jessetvp Vincent and my niece Rosie!

A post shared by Eileen Davidson (@eileendavidsonofficial) on

I can’t believe that Eileen’s time on ‘The Young and the Restless’ is actually coming to an end! When I think of Y&R, I think of her. I thought she was going to be on it forever, honestly. This is the end of an era. I totally understand why she’s saying goodbye, though. Family is the most important thing and it makes sense that at this point of her life she wants to just focus on them. It’s actually a good thing that she just wants to spend time with them, now that she doesn’t have to work so hard anymore. From the RHOBH, it’s obvious that they are a sweet family! I’m glad we’ll always have the memories of Ashley Abbott. I’m hoping now Eileen will return full-time to the RHOBH!

Are you shocked Eileen quit Y&R? Do you want her to return to RHOBH? Share below!

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