Popular Young And The Restless Couples Ranked

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Young and the Restless (Y&R) centers around the trials and tribulations (plus, corporate shenanigans) within Genoa City. Sure, there is tons of drama that unfold weekly; however, there is also a lot of love that goes around. There are couples that simply just want to fool around, couples that are truly in love, and those unique duos that hit soap opera super couple status. Below is an overview of some popular Y&R super couples ranked:

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13. Victoria Newman and Ryan McNeil

Remember Vicky’s first husband Ryan McNeil? The two had quite the love story when they fell in love in the early ‘90s, as Victoria was learning the ropes at Newman Enterprises and Ryan was eager to climb that corporate ladder. They got hitched in 1992 and broke up, but as is the case in soaps, they once again came back together in the early 2000s. Sadly, at their second wedding (just as things were about to become official), Ryan was shot by his ex-girlfriend, which tragically ended this beautiful love story.

12. Sharon Newman and Adam Newman

Sharon does love those Newman men! First, she fell in love with Nick Newman, and then had a creepy affair with his dad Victor, and even married his half-brother Dylan McAvoy! There was also a time she hit super couple status with Nick’s other half-brother, Adam. Despite being wronged by Adam, Sharon still fell in love with the town’s bad boy and shared a deep (dark-ish) love with him. They eventually moved on to others, but these two had a complicated relationship, filled with a ton of chemistry.

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11. Ashley Abbott and Victor Newman

Had there not been a Nikki Reid, these two would probably still be together. The Abbotts and Newmans rule Genoa City, and one of the greatest soap opera rivalries in history has to be the one between Jack Abbott and Victor Newman. This made it that much more shocking in the early ‘90s when his sister Ashely hooked up with Victor. They made a phenomenal couple with intense chemistry; both were intelligent, corporate savvy, with strong personalities. At the end of the day though, Victor’s heart has always belonged to Nikki, and this relationship simply did not work because of that.

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10. Ashley Abbott and Brad Carlton

Speaking of Ash, she had quite a relationship with the late Brad Carlton. Carlton was a known lady’s man, but he also happened to be the ex-husband of her sister Traci. Did that stop them? Not one bit. They would be on and off from the late ‘80s to the early 2000s and even got married at one point. Both were gorgeous and loved the corporate rat race. This relationship simply worked.

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9. Lauren Fenmore and Paul Williams

You can tell a couple has had a strong relationship when they can stay friends after the breakup. Current BFFs Lauren and Paul had quite the love affair back in the day. They hooked up in the 1980s and even got married at one point! Alas, it didn’t work out, but when all was said and done this couple had tremendous chemistry and the good news is that they have managed to remain life-long friends in the process.

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8. Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman

There’s nothing Nick Newman loves more than reuniting with an ex. He consistently tries to give it the only college try with Sharon (time and time again), and has even given Chelsea Lawson more chances than she deserves. Then, there’s Phyllis, and for one reason or another, these two can have a major disdain for each, and yet find it hard to keep their hands off each other. Is it the love, or their chemistry in the bedroom? Regardless, they still make an incredible super couple when they are together.

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7. Chelsea Lawson and Adam Newman

Speaking of Lawson, while her relationship(s) with Nick has always been a flop, there’s just something right about her being with Adam. Both being former cons, they just “get” each other like no one else in Genoa City can. Which makes it no surprise that they can break up, only to reunite at the drop of a hat.

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6. Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

Speaking of continued reunions, there’s just something about Billy Abbott that Victoria can’t resist. Is it his charm? That cute smile? His carefree attitude? Or the chemistry they share? While they are on-again-off-again, when they are “on,” they are great together, especially during the earlier years of their relationship.

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5. Sharon and Nick Newman

Sharon and Nick share a deep love, rich with history. It seems no matter how hard they try and no matter how many terrible things they do to each other, they always end back in each other’s arms. These two were high school sweethearts that ended up getting married and starting a family in the mid- ‘90s. They have been on-again-off-again ever since, as both lovers, friends, and co-parents. They fight, then makeup, become friends, and then somehow seem to fall in love with each other, over and over again, despite affairs, secrets, and lies. Right now, they are in the friend zone, but who knows for how long and if that will all change. 

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4. Hilary and Devon Hamilton

Nothing like stealing your father’s wife, right? In all seriousness, Hilary and Devon shared quite the connection, and even after the two broke up, they couldn’t seem to stay away from each other. Sadly, Hilary passed away in the summer of 2018, and while Devon has moved on, a piece of his heart still belongs to his deceased wife.

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3. Nikki and Victor Newman

This love affair has been going on for over two decades now, and the couple seems to have only two statuses when it comes to their relationship: together or fighting. But this is what makes them so great, yet so predictable. Even when they fight, and they have had plenty to argue about over the years, they always (always) get back together.

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2. Drucilla and Neil Winters

Dru and Neil’s romance was a delightful watch over the years, and viewers loved watching these two connect on Y&R screens during the 1990s and 2000s. They made for a steamy, yet a sensible couple. Sadly, the Dru character passed away in 2007, while actor Kristoff St. John (Neil) passed away in 2019. A love story cut way too short.

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1. Lauren and Michael Baldwin

These two aren’t only an incredible Y&R couple, they also take the cake when it comes to super couples in the land of soap operas. There aren’t many couples who last 10-plus years in marriage without a divorce (or two) in the mix. Their passion, chemistry, communication, and strength are not only an inspiration in daytime drama but real-life as well. Genoa City’s ‘It’ couple has been going strong for a long while now and by the looks of it, they should continue with this momentum for years to come.

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Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass is an avid fan of daytime drama and has been watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Young and the Restless for over two decades now. As a full-time freelance writer, she gets to combine her love of soap operas and writing through her Fame 10 articles. Also a mother of two busy girls and a mommy blogger, she's been published multiple times over in Huffington Post Parents and Scary Mommy.