The Young and the Restless’ Catherine Bach Reflects on Husband’s Suicide

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Dukes of Hazard icon Catherine Bach opened up about the suicide of her husband, Peter Lopez. The actress revealed how she's handled the emotional aftermath and how her role as Anita on The Young and the Restless helped her get back up and going.

It's such a blessing to have close friends.

Yes! They went through so much with me. And [as time goes on], you're more awake. You hurt more. It's like having a bad accident. The first part, you're in shock, and then you have to do some very hard work on yourself to go on because you don't feel like moving after you've been in a situation like this. You don't feel like doing anything.

I worked for CBS for years doing Dukes of Hazzard, and they called immediately, saying, "If there's anything you need, we want to help you." That's the kind of people they were. They all knew Peter. Then this last year, they said, "Hey, what about going back to work?" And I did it. I just sort of said alright, let's go have a meeting and we created this character (Anita Lawson on The Young and the Restless) and it has been so much fun. It's a challenge. It's like getting back up and going.

You know, I've done three films this last year too. This wasn't my plan at all. Peter and I had plans and I was just following along with that; I thought my career was not behind me, but not the first thing I was thinking about because we both realized that one big career in a family is enough. The other person has to take care of the kids and keep the home fires burning, and that was sort of my position. I enjoyed every single minute of watching my girls walk, run and go to school.

Daytime Ladies Sparkle at 40th Annual Daytime Emmys (PHOTOS)

Daytime’s favorite actresses and talk show hosts sparkled on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Award red carpet on June 16 in Beverly Hills. Nominees Katherine Kelly Lang and Julie Marie Bergman arrived looking glamorous, as the industry celebrated its biggest night. See more Daytime Emmy Award red carpet photos after the jump!

Soap Stars Party it up at 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception (PHOTOS)

General Hospital’s Jimmy Deshler and the lovely Haley Pullos, Emily Wilson, Kelly Sullivan and Laura Wright joined soap stars from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless to help kick off Daytime Emmy weekend at the Television Academy’s 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 13 in Beverly Hills.  Check out more photos of your favorite soap stars after the jump!

Jillian’s Picks For Best and Worst Dressed Women at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

BEST - Kristian Alfonso: The Days of Our Lives leading lady was simply stunning in her canary-yellow evening gown. The dress fit Alfonso perfectly, and her jewelry didn’t overpower her dress.

Soap Stars Celebrate at 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception

General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).

Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!