The Young and the Restless Nicholas and Sharon Newman are Genoa City’s destiny couple. High school sweethearts and soul mates, bound for eternity. Yet, circumstances have pushed these two star-crossed lovers to be little less than formable enemies. As much as Nikki and Victor belong together, so do Nicolas and Sharon. So, what brought them to their disastrous present?
Both had illicit affairs: Nick came home one night in a drunken stupor and made love to Sharon’s best friend, Grace Turner, who he mistook for his wife. Grace plotted and planned until a second night of passion came between he and Sharon, but the couple’s bond of love drew them back together. Later, another affair with the sexy and sultry Phyllis Summers ended their marriage, but not their bond. Sharon’s attraction to Genoa City’s ‘bad boys’ including, Diego Guittierez, Brad Carlton, Billy Abbot and last, but certainly not least, Adam Newman added much spice to the couple’s lives and kept this fan’s attention. Still after each encounter, Sharon returned to her first love, Nicholas. Will she return to him yet again? I hope so!
I believe what broke up this powerhouse couple wasn’t the green-eyed monster of jealousy, but the Newman bloodline’s inability to cope when faced with hardships. Nicholas followed in his patriarch father, Victor Newman’s footsteps, to run away when life throws him a curveball. His inability to handle such circumstances drove him to run away and hide, usually bringing disastrous consequences in its wake . Thus, after Cassie died in that car crash, Nick withdrew inside himself and used the excuse of pursuing Daniel Romalotti to keep from coping with his wife’s grief. Instead of embracing the grieving process, he ignored Sharon’s needs and pushed her away, creating an emotional gap that left both an emotional basket case and highly vulnerable. Enter Phyllis, Nick’s denial to accept his adopted daughter’s fate, and his craving for acceptance of who he was drove him into Phyllis’s arms.
From there, their lives escaladed out of control. Nick’s obsession with Phyllis took front and center. The pair later married and began down a sordid path that sent Y & R’s fans into a tailspin. Sharon became the helpless waif that started her on a path of self destruction, a path that drove her to become the woman she is today.
Only the writers know the future for Genoa City’s destiny couple! Should they survive to live and love another day? I think so. Their volatile relationship has a magnetic attraction, and a draw that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats, and eventually will pull Nick and Sharon back together. After multiple triumphs and an array of lovers and marriages, will the couple finally find true happiness? Should their long history, and obvious chemistry bring them back onscreen as lovers? You decide!