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Jill-ted Lover: Has Jill Met Her Match In Colin on Y&R?


Jill Foster Abbott (cough, cough) Fenmore’s (Jess Walton) Jimmy Choos must have crossed paths with a black cat, because she can’t find a good man to bless her somewhat shriveled heart. When powerhouse actor Tristan Rogers hit The Young and the Restless canvas as Colin and started a scorching flirtation with our favorite beeyotch, this fan’s soul got a little happy. Now that Colin’s been revealed as Cane’s (Daniel Goddard) cattle-rustling Daddy from Down Under, Katherine (Jeanne Cooper), as well as Y&R viewers, are afraid Jill will be taken for yet another ride on the no-good man mobile.  (Editor's Note: It could be karma for having boinked poor, drunk Kay's husband and/or sleeping with Jack while she was married to his Daddy!)

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If you need a refresher course in this tough-as-nails diva’s romantic blunders, let’s recount. In the 2000s, Jill reveled in a whirlwind engagement to charming businessman Elliott Hampton, but that fell to pieces when he divulged his plan to rob Kay’s corporation blind. Nice guy William Bardwell (Ted Shackleford) seemed like the suitor to melt Jill’s icy façade, until Gloria (Judith Chapman) snatched him right from under her nose. She became a cougar, setting our screens ablaze in sexy boardroom scenes with Ji Min Kim. Sadly, he was murdered by David Chow. I feel like the writers really missed the bus by hooking her up with mean mogul Tucker McCall (Stephen Nichols), only to have him dump her unceremoniously and for no good reason.

I, for one, hope that Maria Arena Bell and Co. keep Colin in Genoa City and surprise us all by making him a dream lover for Jill. She is a multidimensional character with a lot of fire, and a great capacity to be soft and vulnerable. Goodness knows she’s been through the ringer. Can Jill find love with Colin, or will her newest dalliance lead to heartbreak?