Five Soap Opera Feuds That Spilled Over Into Real Life!
No. 3: Eric Braeden vs. Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
Perfume prince Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) has hated ruthless, corporate raider Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) ever since Victor a.) stole Jabot Cosmetics from the Abbott family and b.) bedded Jack's fragile, younger sister Ashley (Eileen Davidson). In turn, the self-made "New-Man" resented tennis-playing, country club kid Jack for having grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth — and an unlimited black card in his wallet. There was also their mutual affections for stripper-turned-fashion-model Nikki Reed Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) to consider.
In 1991, Jack vs. Victor spilled over into real life, as tabloid headlines screamed of an on set brawl between Bergman and Braeden! Reportedly, The Young and the Restless creator William J. Bell had to threaten to fire both hotheaded thesps to get them to cool down. While Bergman and Braeden continue to share tons of storylines on Y&R, right to this day, apparently there still isn't much love lost between the two. Got that?