6 Most Toxic Young And The Restless Couples

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One toxic person on a soap opera can cause a little drama, mix them into a relationship, and you have quite the recipe for a daytime drama storyline. Unlike super couples, toxic relationships can be a hard watch for some soap fans, but much like a road side accident, it is something you find yourself slowing down for to watch…and you simply cannot keep your eyes off it. There have been many a toxic couple to grace the little town of Genoa City over the years, and below is a list of six of the most toxic couples within The Young and the Restless (Y&R).

6. Patty Williams and Jack Abbott

Poor, sweet, mentally-unstable Patty. She’s been in love (wait, scratch that out), obsessed with Jack for almost thirty years now. While the couple was once married, and awaiting a child, all that crumbled thanks to Jack’s infidelities. Unfortunately, Jack never really loved Patty, and married her to prove to his father that he had grown up, and had priorities in his life. Sadly, when Patty found this out, she shot him and has been wreaking havoc on Jack and his loved ones ever since.

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5. Diane Jenkins and Jack Abbott

Speaking of Jack’s infidelities, Diane and Jack had incredible chemistry when it came to the bedroom, and that’s where their similarities really ended. Diane originally was smitten with Jack because she knew he could help land a big modelling job at Jabot. While they had been on-again-off-again for years, their relationship was based on one thing: sex. In fact, it was their affair that helped send poor Patty Williams over the edge. They did share a son, which Diane would nicely dangle over Jack’s head now and again. Still, Diane was shot in 2011 by Nikki Newman, an incident which ended Jenkins life, and any chance that Jack and Diane could rekindle their toxic relationship.

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4. Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

Vicki and Billy could easily wind up on any Y&R super couple list, however their constant bickering and bantering also lands them into the toxic category. While sometimes the way they go back and forth could be considered flirting, when they fight about higher-level issues (i.e. Jabot, Newman Enterprises, or The Moustache), they bring it to a noxious peak. As Genoa City’s very own ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ the biggest part of their issues is the fact that their families don’t get along, and if they can resolve this, then there just may be a happily ever after ending for them…if such a thing exists in the world of soaps.

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3. Sharon and Adam Newman

Was anyone (other than some Y&R fans) rooting for these two when they were together? Genoa City’s social outcast couple did make a pretty good team, and were in love for all the right reasons. Still, what makes this relationship oh-so toxic is the fact that Adam is Nick’s brother, who also happens to be Sharon’s soul mate, and the father of her two kids. Mix in the fact that Sharon was able to accept, forgive, and still love Adam despite the fact that he stole her daughter and gave the baby to Ashley, covered up evidence that could help her get released from prison, and a slew of other things he did – well, if that doesn’t scream toxic, not sure what would. Sure, they had chemistry, but there were far too much toxic issues going on between them, while they were together.

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2. Gloria and Jeffrey Bardwell

Toxic doesn’t even begin to describe these two. The couple bonded and fell in love due to their mutual money-grubbing and scheming ways. They initially met after Jeffrey’s twin brother, William passed away. As William was married to Gloria, when he died, Jeffrey blackmailed her to get a piece of the inheritance. The duo did wind up falling in love, but both have always had toxic blood running through their veins, eager to ruin lives for self-gain. Which is why they probably make such a great couple.

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1. Sharon and Victor Newman

From the get-go this relationship was simply wrong. Over the years, Victor and Sharon had established a wonderful father/daughter relationship. In addition, not only had Sharon shacked up with both Newman brothers at one time or another, marrying her kids’ grandfather twice, was simply horrendous. The era of Shictor was short-lived, but seemed to endure forever to the dismay of fans. While the first time they married it was more of an act of friendship, so Sharon could help Victor while he was in jail. Still, the second time around, it got far more romantic. This toxic couple seemed to co-exist simply to annoy people around them, which is exactly what they did. Not only did the storyline turn a lot of the residents in Genoa City off, they managed to achieve the same with their Y&R fan base.

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