Young And The Restless’ Greatest Love Triangles

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The love triangle can be an interesting soap opera storyline. Nothing messes up a good relationship like adding another person into the equation. Sometimes it is a wandering eye that adds another individual into a love story and sometimes it is simply a schemer looking to break up a super couple. Genoa City has had its fair share of dramatic romance trios. Below are the greatest Young and the Restless (Y&R) love triangles.

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7. Billy, Phyllis and Victoria

This is a love triangle that Y&R fans were obsessed with. Billy and Victoria were on the verge of reuniting for their trillionth-time at trying to get their relationship to succeed, when Phyllis ended up swooping in at the last moment to steal Billy’s heart. While Billy Abbott has since moved on to Lily Winters, many fans suspect that Vicky will remain his main squeeze when all is said and done. Phyllis and Billy have great chemistry, but Victoria owns his heart.

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6. Phillip, Katherine and Jill

Katherine and Phillip Chancellor II were married for many years until Jill Foster came into the picture. At that point in time, Katherine had dived into alcohol, cigarettes, and stable boys, so a young Jill was a refreshing change for Phillip. In the end, Phillip chose Jill. He not only loved her more at the time, but she was also carrying his child. Unfortunately, the two never really got to live out their happily ever after, as Phillip passed away in a car crash right before they were to be wed.

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5. Victor, Nikki and Ashley

Back in the early 1990s, Y&R viewers were glued to daytime screens watching the drama unfold between Victor Newman, his wife Nikki and Ashley Abbott. Interesting dynamics with this love triangle, as Victor hated Ash’s brother Jack. While Victor and Ashley made a great couple, the two never lasted the long haul. Victor always has a soft-spot for Nikki and tends to gravitate towards her when all is said and done.

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4. Phillip, Nina and Christine

Another Phillip Chancellor hits this list and he is certainly his father’s son. Phillip Chancellor III was involved with Christine Blair and the two were engaged at one point. Christine’s BFF also had eyes for Phillip and ended up seducing him one fateful night. Once she was expecting, the rest was history! Christine dropped Phillip like a bad habit and Chancellor ended up shacking up with Nina. The best part of the story was, years later, it would be revealed that Phillip was in fact homosexual. Pretty funny that two girls were vying for a man that was not the least bit interested in either of them.

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3. Brad, Traci and Ashley

It must’ve been hard for Traci growing up, living in the shadows of her older sister Ashley. Even harder once they hit adulthood, knowing that her husband Brad carried a torch for Ashley. Brad and Traci had a great love affair, but when things began to crumble, Ashley became someone he could flirt with and talk to. The two sisters constantly fought over him in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but as the years progressed, it was clear that Brad and Ashley made the stronger couple.

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2. Nikki, Jack and Victor

Most love triangles end after some months or years, but this one seems like the never-ending story. Nikki turned to Jack in the early 1990s to make Victor jealous and a nice little cycle began. Nikki ended up with Victor, but every few years or so, she turned to Jack. She would get his hopes up and then dump him for Victor. The cycle even continued up until a few years ago, when Jack and Nikki moved their relationship status on their Facebook pages from ‘friends’ to ‘lovers.’ Still, it wasn’t long before she returned to Newman’s arms.

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1. Nick, Sharon and Phyllis

If you Google ‘Y&R love triangle’, a photo of these three just may pop up on your screen. This love triangle story was one for the ages. Super couple Nick and Sharon had many bumps within their marriage, but they were able to sustain it all and keep things together. However, when their daughter Cassie passed away in a car accident, seemingly at the hands of Phyllis’ son Daniel, things got sticky and fast. Nick shut down and turned to Phyllis while grieving for Cassie, and Sharon lost it when she found out about their affair. Nick and Sharon would separate and Nick would end up with Phyllis. Years later, Sharon would get her revenge when she ended up stealing Nick away from Phyllis, twice. The chemistry Nick has with both ladies is phenomenal and what makes this love triangle so interesting is the fact that both women are so very different.

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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.