|Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea|
|The Young and the Restless|
|Portrayed by||Melissa Claire Egan|
|Current status||Current, Contract|
|First appearance||November 11, 2011|
|Introduced by||Maria Arena Bell|
|Full name||Chelsea Lawson Newman McAvoy Newman Bourdreau|
|Born||May 17, 1985|
Chelsea Lawson (previously Newman, McAvoy and Boudreau) is a resident of Genoa City, originated by Melissa Claire Egan on November 11, 2011. She was introduced as a mystery woman involved in Billy Abbott's arrest in Myanmar.
On April 30, 2019 it was announced that Melissa Claire Egan will return to Y&R as Chelsea first appearing sometime this summer.
In order to clear his name, Billy Abbott had to find Chelsea Lawson, a mystery woman residing in Myanmar. He enlisted in the help of Cane Ashby to travel to Myanmar in search of Chelsea because Billy was not allowed to leave Genoa City. When Cane arrived in Myanmar, he asked a female bartender if she had seen Chelsea. She denied that she had ever seen her, though moments after her shift ended, Billy sent Cane a picture of Chelsea. Cane realized that the bartender he was talking to was in fact Chelsea, and she had vanished.
Billy's wife, Victoria Newman Abbott, and his mother, Jill Fenmore Abbott, decided to travel to Myanmar in search of Billy. Little did they know, Billy had been in Genoa City for almost two months, and Victoria's father, Victor Newman, forced him to hide from his family in order to keep him away from Victoria. Victoria and Jill searched for Billy, though they remained unsuccessful, until a man claimed he knew where Billy was. However, the man was a criminal, and they almost got hurt until Cane saved them.
Chelsea is presumed to appear in coming weeks, as Billy's ventures in Myanmar are slowly revealed.
Chelsea was raised by her mother Anita Lawson, who happened to be a con artist. She had no idea who her father was because her mother wouldn't tell her due to Anita having not seen him in a long time. At 16, Chelsea dropped out of high school and traveled with her mother, developing her own skills as a con artist. Chelsea and her mother then went their separate ways. Chelsea was working at a bar in Myanmar when she met Billy Abbott.
Chelsea arrived in Genoa City on New Year's Eve 2011 looking for Billy, whom she had known as "Liam". When Billy realized who she was, Chelsea accused him of raping her and getting her pregnant. However, Chelsea later admitted that he didn't rape her, and that the rape accusation was something she used as a con against tourists. However, a paternity test proved one part of Chelsea's claim: she was pregnant with Billy's child. Billy and Victoria offered to let Chelsea move in with them, which she accepted.
Issues with her mother and beyond
When Anita gets wind of where Chelsea is, she goes to Genoa City and is shocked to discover that her daughter is pregnant. Anita ends up becoming a problem for Chelsea, who doesn't want anything to do with her mother because of her con-artist ways. Billy and Victoria get word from Paul Williams that Victor was the reason for Anita and Chelsea being in town, that he was still trying to break them up. Billy and Victoria stand united.
Chelsea, realizing that her life was no life for a baby, decides to let Billy and Victoria raise the baby. They are happy that she has made the decision. However, Anita gets upset with her daughter over her decision because there would be no money involved. Chelsea is furious with her mother over what she perceives as a lack of support. Their relationship is strained ever further.
Relationship and marriage to Adam
In the middle of all the craziness going on around her, Chelsea finds a friend in Victoria's brother Adam Newman, who is dealing with his own issues. Because of his past, Adam tells her that he isn't interested in being her friend and tells her that she is better off not being anywhere near him. Chelsea, however, doesn't care about Adam's past or anything else. She accepts Adam regardless of what he did in the past, which he appreciates greatly because he is too used to people judging him.
As their friendship deepens, Billy and Victoria are unnerved by it. Victoria especially warns Chelsea to stay away from Adam because of all the horrible things he has done, but Chelsea, knowing that Adam is the only person who has been kind to her since she's been in Genoa City, ignores Victoria's warnings and continues hanging out with him. On April 9, 2012, after an argument with Victoria and Abby, Chelsea runs off. Adam ends up finding her nearly drowning in a frozen lake. Because she is in labor, Adam gets her to a cabin and helps her deliver her son John.
Adam proves to be a source of support for Chelsea and is there for her during various events such as finding out that Jeffrey Bardwell is her birth father to her decision to terminate her parental rights to John, allowing Victoria to adopt him. Adam is also there for Chelsea when she turns down a $10 million offer to leave town by Victor and also turning down Billy and Victoria when they offer to help her. When she gets a job at Jimmy's as a bartender and waitress, he makes it a point to hang out with her there. Adam even helps Chelsea study for her GED, which she passes.
Their friendship turns to love, and Adam proposes to Chelsea on June 25, 2012, which she happily accepts. They are married at his childhood home in Kansas on July 20, 2012. The couple was expecting their first child together until they were involved in a car accident caused by an irresponsible Summer Newman.
Problems with Sharon
Dealing with the grief over losing their unborn child, Chelsea is shocked when she finds out that Adam is helping Sharon, who is in trouble for burning down the ranch house in a drunken stupor. Chelsea, who has had problems with Sharon before, is further angered when she discovers that Sharon is hiding out in the guest house. She confronts Adam about it, but he tries to reassure her that he's doing the right thing, and that he loves her, not Sharon. However, as time goes on, Chelsea becomes scared that she will lose Adam to Sharon, knowing that they do still care about each other. She is even horrified when she catches them kissing. Chelsea then goes to Victor and tells them that Sharon caused the fire at the ranch. He uses the information to his advantage and has Adam make a deal with him to help get Newman Enterprises back from Jack Abbott, who is dealing with his own problems. Adam, realizing what an idiot he is for helping Sharon, realizes that he truly does love Chelsea and vows to save his marriage, which he does.
Break up with Adam
In December 2012, Chelsea first broke up with Adam. But on New Year's Eve, Adam prepared a romantic dinner and promised to Chelsea that they will leave the town as Chelsea wanted. In that night, Chelsea got pregnant. In January 8th, 2013 , Chelsea and Adam decided to go to Paris. But then, Adam didn't want to leave Newman Entreprises and Chelsea thought this company means more than her to him, and she still saw his connection to Sharon. In January 22, they broke up again and this time decided to divorce.
February 2013- May 2013
Chelsea rents a room at the Athletic Club and goes into business with Chloe. They bought The Restless Style Office, and Gloria worked with them. Chelsea became close to Cane who believed in her and wanted her to work for the new fashion division at Jabot. Neil is against it at first, but Cane fought for Chelsea. Neil and Jack decided to work with Chelsea and Chloe. Meanwhile, Chelsea discovered that she was pregnant during the big storm of Genoa City.
She decided to tell Adam that he will be a dad, but when she found him with Sharon at their house, she decided t not tell him. He came over later to know what it was so important, but she refuses to tell him because she saw him moving on with Sharon. She wanted to tell him a few times after that but every time, they are interrupted and she changed her mind.
She became afraid that Adam would take the baby away from her and afraid that Sharon would be in her child's life. Chloe convinced her to choose a man to the be "the baby's daddy" and tried to convince her that Cane would be the perfect choice, but it's a guy named Dylan McAvoy with who Chelsea had one night stand in March 2013 who became the fake baby daddy. During Nikki and Victor's wedding, Adam got shot to save his father, and Chelsea spent a lot of time at the hospital at Adam's bedside. She finally told him that he will become a dad, but when he woke up he said Sharon's name, which hurt Chelsea deeply. Chelsea is further hurt by Adam saying that he didn't remember what she had said.
However, Victoria overheard what Chelsea had said, which scared Chelsea because she felt that Victoria would use the information against her. After that, Chelsea started to spend a lot of time with Dylan, and they became friends. But Sharon discovered that Chelsea is pregnant and told Adam. Adam saw Chelsea and Dylan together and confronted Chelsea about it. Chelsea lied and said the baby is Dylan's. Dylan said to Chelsea that he wants to be involved in his child's life and he started the plans to build a crib. She is very moved when she got a letter to her lost son written by Adam and a blanket and got emotional. Chelsea felt bad to lie and almost told the truth to Dylan, but she changed her mind when he told her that he lost a baby once before with Avery. Her business with Chloe becomes successful, and Chelsea even forgave Summer for the accident ; She said that she is having a second chance and that Summer deserves to have second chance too. Summer models for Chelsea's line with Mason. Meanwhile, Adam begins to wonder if he, not Dylan, could be the father of Chelsea's baby.
Marriage to Dylan McAvoy and birth of Connor
While Adam wonders if he's the father of Chelsea's baby, she and Dylan fall in love and become engaged. Despite her unresolved feelings for Adam, Chelsea can't deny what she feels for Dylan, and when he proposes, she accepts. However, Jeffrey feels that his daughter is not doing the right thing by denying Adam the chance to know that he is the baby's father, an opinion shared by Anita, but Chelsea is determined to make sure that Adam never gets that chance. She ends up paying off her parents to get them to both shut up. She and Dylan marry on August 12, 2013, but after their wedding she goes into labor, and Dylan helps deliver her son, Connor. Chelsea is unaware, however, that her husband still has unresolved feelings for his ex Avery Clark.
Truth about Connor revealed
When Adam overhears Dylan talking with Billy about him and Chelsea discovering from their doctor that Connor has the eye disorder retinitis pigmentosa, Adam quickly realizes that Connor is his child. He confronts Chelsea about it, but she tries hard to deny it, which doesn't work. When Dylan discovers that an angry and devastated Adam is there, he is left wondering why. He then asks Chelsea why Adam was there, but she tries to sidestep the question. Dylan's persistent questioning finally causes Chelsea to break down and tearfully confess to Dylan that Adam is Connor's father. Dylan is devastated and heartbroken by the news.
When Chelsea tries to convince him that she loves him and want them to be a family, Dylan isn't convinced and walks away, unable to deal with the fact that Chelsea lied to him. Chelsea is crushed. She is later heartbroken when Dylan tells her that their marriage is over, and that he is seeking an annulment.
However, due to a bout with post traumatic stress disorder, Dylan kidnaps Connor. Adam and Chelsea team up with Avery to find them, which they do. After Avery talks to Dylan, he gives Connor back to Adam and Chelsea, who then have the baby checked out by a doctor. They are relieved to find that Connor doesn't have retinitis pigmentosa but are saddened to learn that he will probably go blind to due to cornea damage caused by his traumatic birth. Knowing that Connor needs his mother, Adam offers to have Chelsea move in with him so that they can raise Connor together, which she agrees to. They have Connor checked out by an eye specialist, who tell them that their son doesn't have retinitis pigmentosa, but he does have Peters Anomaly, which requires Connor to get an cornea transplant in order to save his sight. Sadly, Connor's cornea transplant comes after the death of Delia Abbott.
The truth about Delia's killer and the fallout
Chelsea and Adam remarried, but she soon found his confession video admitting he was the one who had ran over Delia. Adam went missing and was presumed dead when his SUV exploded. Chelsea and Chloe's friendship took a hit as Chloe demonized Adam constantly and Chelsea would always defend him. Eventually Chloe kidnapped Connor and fled to Paris. Chelsea, Victor and Kevin Fisher went after her and desperately tried to convince Chloe to give Connor back to Chelsea, but it was ultimately Victor who was successful. Chelsea started to see Victor in a different light and let him spend time with Connor.
Chelsea pressed charges against Chloe, forbidding her to go anywhere near Connor. Chloe was furious with Chelsea they often got into fights about Connor and Adam. Chloe started to accuse Chelsea of freezing them out of their partnership and at the Jabot fashion show, she cut up one of the dresses that was going to be used for the show out of spite, deepening the rift between Chloe and Chelsea.
Chelsea began receiving mysterious phone calls and became convinced that Adam was alive and he was trying to contact her. She enlisted Victor's help to find Adam, but the investigation eventually found a body two towns over whose dental records matched Adam's. Chelsea finally accepted that Adam was gone and held a funeral for him.
Romance with Billy
Chelsea and Billy bonded as friends when he and Victoria separated. The shared a kiss, but Chelsea told Billy it can't happen again. When Chelsea learned Victoria was pregnant and Billy may be the father, Chelsea felt that Billy needed to know. She tried to convince Victoria to tell Billy, but she accidentally told him herself.
Chelsea agreed to help Billy con information about Stitch's secret out of Stitch's ex-wife, Jenna Kieran, but Billy told Kelly, who tipped Stitch off and he alerted Jenna of Billy and Chelsea's intentions. Chelsea and Billy decided to dig into Kelly's past, but Billy felt guilty when they stumbled on a photo of Kelly's son's guilty. Chelsea suddenly kissed Billy as he talked about his guilt.
When Chelsea and Billy got back, they recruited Kevin Fisher to help them dig into Stitch's past, but Billy decided to win Victoria back with honesty. Chelsea, however, learned from Kevin that a Ben Rayburn died in a Car crash. On Billy's birthday, he helped Chelsea look for the source of a buzzing in Connor's room. As Billy reached upwards, he strained his back. Chelsea massaged it, and the two ended up having sex. Billy wants to make their romance public made Victoria jealous. Billy questioned Victor setting up the cameras and when Victor came over to invite Chelsea and Connor to a Newman family dinner, Billy asked him. Victor stated he has nothing to do with the cameras.
Billy moved into Chelsea's apartment. Billy kept telling her he loves her but Chelsea couldn't say it back yet. Anita told Chelsea to chase after her man before he runs away. Chelsea admit to Billy that she loves him. Chelsea decided to move on from Adam and go to Church and leave his mother's hankerchief by the candles where she was praying. A wrapped up woman, Sage Warner, had been following her. On Halloween, Chelsea and Billy dressed up as Mary Bo Peep and a Ninja to take Connor and Johnny to Crimson lights. Before they left, Chelsea received a surprise outside her apartment. It was the hankerchief. Billy questioned what it was and Chelsea explained Adam's mother, Hope Wilson, gave it to her as a wedding present, and that she left it at the church. She supposed somebody knew her and returned it to her but Billy was more suspicious.
Adam returns as Gabriel Bingham
Sage Warner had been keeping an alive Adam Newman captive. She planted the cameras so Adam could find out that Chelsea is not with Billy Abbott. She tells Adam that she anonymously gave the hankerchief back to Chelsea. She also tells him Billy has moved in with Chelsea. Adam angrily pushes over a tray and tries to get up, but Sage tells him he has to take it easy since he is still recovering from surgery. Adam had to play the part of Gabriel Bingham, the man who died saving Adam's life, who is the grandson of Constance Bingham, a wheel-chair bound woman who is Sage's guardian mother who she attends to. Eventually, Adam was adamant about returning to Genoa City to return to his old life and Sage agreed to return with him.
Adam and Sage sat at the bar of the Atheltic Club while Chelsea was waiting for Billy to accompany her. Adam stared at Chelsea and Chelsea recognized him. Billy came to Chelsea and kissed her and had to leave.
Sage went to meet Adam at Delia's roadside memorial, and ran into Billy and Chelsea. Sage claimed she lived down the street as an excuse. Sage overheard Billy introducing the deceased, Delia, to her new sister.Sage thought Chelsea might be pregnant. Sage sat down at the bar at The Athletic Club when Chelsea recognized her. Chelsea went up to her and confronted her, asking if she's following her. Sage claimed she doesn't know her and pretended to realize they did meet before at the park.
Sage said she is renting an apartment at The Athletic Club so she'll be seeing her around often. Chelsea still didn't buy it. Sage called Adam, while he was sneaking around Billy and Chelsea's, informing him that Constance is sick and he needs to get home. Adam claimed he was home. Adam later got back to Constance's cabin and Sage told him Constance could be dying. Constance wanted to tell "Gabriel", one last thing that's very important. Gabriel's father committed suicide and Victor Newman killed him. Victor took over his business and he committed suicide. Sage thought Chelsea might be pregnant.
Chelsea was happy Vicki's baby, Katie Newman, was Billy's but was a little insecure. Billy assured her he is happy with her.
Adam was standing by Chelsea and Connor in Chancellor Park. Chelsea spoke up and admit he looks familiar. Adam claimed they knew each other from the Athletic Club and Chelsea remembered. Adam complimented on Connor being a handsome boy. Chelsea stated he takes after his father.
Adam recognized Anita buying a cupcake for Connor at Crimson Lights. Anita was talking to the waiter that she can't choose just one. Adam told her go with the dinosaur, all young boys love dinosaurs. Anita was impressed and Adam insisted on buying it for her and that he only has a one hundred dollar bill. Adam charmed Anita by saying she must be the kids mother instead of grandmother and she looks so young. Anita told Chelsea about this charming, rich, polite man she ran into. Anita then complimented Billy on putting a smile on her daughter's face. Adam ran into Chelsea at The Athletic Club waiting for Billy.
Chelsea and Adam were more acquainted and were drinking to be new friends. Adam asked if her husband's coming and she stated it's not her husband it's her-well it's complicated. Chelsea got a call from Billy who apologized for being late because he was at Vicki's and baby Katie needed to go to Urgent Care but she's fine. Adam asked if that was about Connor? Chelsea stated no, it's about her partner's child. Adam asked if Connor is her partner's child and she also stated no when Billy showed up. Chelsea stated Connor is her ex-husband's child. Billy asked Adam's named and he claimed Gabriel Bingham. Billy said that sounds familiar and asked if he knew and Adam Newman, Gabriel claimed no, and Billy said he's lucky. Adam walked off and Billy admit he doesn't like him but Chelsea thought he was friendly. Adam watched Billy and Chelsea kiss at midnight.
Adam comes to visit Chelsea at her office to discuss designs and he is happy to see she has brought Connor. When Chelsea leaves, Adam picks up Connor, gives him a his toy car back, and gives him a kiss. Chelsea opens up about her feelings regarding Adam's role in Delia's death. She tells "Gabriel" that she understands why he handled it the way he did, but still struggles with his deception. "Gabriel" asks Chelsea of she could forgive Adam. Suddenly, Connor points in Adam's direction and says "da-da". As it turns out, Billy entered behind them, and suggest Connor was referring to him.
Chelsea confided in Billy at the Athletic Club that Gabriel seems to know a lot about her and was a little uncomfortable. Billy stated he either did a lot of research on her or he's a stalker which made her laugh. Adam and Sage entered the lounge of the Athletic Club which Chelsea and Billy take notice to and Adam kisses Sage which shocks Chelsea. Adam and Sage go to their table to greet them. Chelsea explained to leave business at Jabot but Adam just asked Billy for a report. Adam introduced Sage as his "girlfriend" and Chelsea mentioned they met before. Adam told Sage she's never mentioned meeting Billy and Chelsea.
Sage explained they never even exchanged names. Billy stated it was at Delia's Memorial. Sage told the lie that she had a flat tire and was staying at the Athletic Club. Chelsea then apologized for confronting her before and Sage acted all cool about it saying" It's fine!". Chelsea laughed that she accused her of following her and Sage laughed to. Just as sage was saying goodbye, Adam asked to sit down and have a drink. Billy asked "Gabriel" why he got a job at Jabot. Adam stated it's a private company and he told the story of how his father's business was a successful company until Newman Enterprises took it over.
Sage stated that's not a fun topic. Billy stated he's one of the head members of the Anti-Victor Newman club. Adam stated he seems like an easily hated guy. Billy stated he wonders what else they have in common. Sage and Adam said their goodbyes. Sage was stressed out that she told Nick they were just friends, how will he react to this? Adam mentioned she's worried it'll blow her chances with his brother and Sage claimed he knows that isn't it. Billy told Chelsea to keep her distance from Gabriel and he'll get to know Gabriel Bingham a little better.
Getting closer to "Gabriel"
Adam bought the apartment straight across from Billy and Chelsea's. Adam invited Chelsea and Billy in for a few drinks while standing up since he didn't have any furniture yet. He decided to ask a designer, Chelsea, for opinion. Chelsea explained her idea of style to him when sage walked in the room seeing the unexpected guests. After they left, Sage stated they had to make their marriage look real, so they have to sleep together. Adam was a bit intrigued but she stated she's not having sex with him. Adam ran up the stairs claiming the master bed while Sage can find something else to sleep on. Sage texted Nick good luck at his custody battle. Sage showed up at the custody battle to defend Nick by telling the judge the real story but Nick insisted he won't need it. Sage was met up with Nick at the Underground and was happy for him that he won custody of Faith.
Adam ordered a bunch of furniture that him and Chelsea picked out and Sage walked in on the rearrangement with Chelsea and Bill in the apartment. Sage was angry and argued with Adam about picking out the furniture with the designer. Adam and Sage stopped by Chelsea and Billy's to apologize and ended up sharing a few drinks. Adam was playing with Connor and Chelsea complimented Adam on how good he is with kids and was surprised he didn't have any of his own.
Adam stated he liked kids but doesn't have any and Chelsea stated she'd have a million with him. Adam and Chelsea briefly got up, when Billy states to Sage that he could tell she was upset when Adam and Chelsea were talking about kids. Sage stated she's tried to hard to have a family but she just can't which Adam overheard. Back in the apartment, Adam questioned this about Sage. Sage started to cry and stated she can't have kids. Adam asked if she wanted something more from Gabriel and Sage stated they didn't have sex, and they weren't intimate. Adam put his arm on her shoulder as she put her head on his.
Adam appeared at Chancellor Park to spy on Billy at Delia's grave on Valentine's Day, which is also Delia's birthday. Adam eavesdropped on Billy placing a picture of baby Katherine at her grave and crying about how much he misses her. Billy also explained all her wants for her is justice and he isn't happy that Adam got off easy dying. After Adam left, Delia appeared as a ghost to Billy explaining he can't keep hating Adam so he can be happy. Billy gladly took his deceased daughter's advice. Adam appeared at Chelsea's door giving her a bottle of wine for her and Billy to share on Valentine's Day. Chelsea stated he's not here and decided to have a few drinks with Gabriel. Chelsea apologized about Sage being unable to have kids and Adam hugged Chelsea when Billy arrived in the apartment.
When the apartment catches fire, Adam rescues both Connor from the apartment, leaving Billy collapsed on the floor, only able to save one of them. Adam later goes back in and saved Billy by trying to wake him up and carries him out. As the firefighters are checking Adam, Billy sees the scar on his chest. Billy asks Adam about it at the hospital, and Adam says that it was an ex-girlfriend of his that shot him. Adam told Chelsea about him allegedly liking Sage but she doesn't feel the same way, and about their arranged marriage. When Jack is brought in, Adam visits Jack and is stunned to hear that Victor saved his life.
Billy was checking up research on Gabriel, and he found out that Gabriel was expelled and all his pictures are happy and smiling as opposed to the look on Gabriel's face now. Billy invites Adam and Sage to stay with them at the Abbott Mansion until they find a new place to live, and Adam happily takes them up on the offer. Chelsea talked to sage about how good Gabriel is, and Sage implied Adam has feelings for Chelsea. Chelsea tells Billy which makes him feel insecure. Billy decides to propose to Chelsea but she says no. Chelsea stated he's just doing this because Sage said Gabriel has feelings for her. Billy stated after he got out of the burning building, he realized he wants to spend his life with her. Chelsea said yes to the engagement. Adam and Sage returned home and Billy and Chelsea informed then about the big news. Adam and Sage congratulated them.
Sage stated she wants a divorce from Gabriel, and her own life is more important than the money. Sage told Gabriel to tell Chelsea who he really is. At Billy and Chelsea's engagement party, Chelsea kept putting off the wedding date. Billy asked to talk to her in another room, and he stated he's wondering if she even wants to get married. She insisted she does but there's a lot of wedding planning stress. Adam showed up drunk and announced to everybody how much he loves and appreciates his wife, staring straight at Chelsea. Jack took Adam to the back and explained that this is not the right time to announced his true identity. Adam apologized for the outbursts to Billy and Chelsea. Billy and Chelsea agreed on getting married in 30 days. After Billy spent more time with Vicki, Billy and Chelsea agreed at the same time to postpone the wedding.
Chelsea had a meeting with a guy Gabriel conveniently had a meeting with next week and he offered to carpool. Adam's car conveniently ran out of gas and he and Chelsea were stuck in the middle of the woods together. The countryside reminded Chelsea of her marriage to Adam in Kansas. Adam continuously asked questions about her relationship with Adam. After a while, Adam kept repeatedly underestimating Billy and Chelsea's relationship with angered her. Adam called for a cab to pick them up.
Billy admit to Chelsea that he and Victoria were tempted to kiss each other. Chelsea became jealous but Billy insisted he is committed to her and that she has feelings for Adam. Billy stated the only difference is his ex is living and hers isn't. Adam pretended to be a sad jilted Gabriel and told Chelsea that Sage is having sex with Nick Newman. Chelsea confronted Sage when she returned to her home. Sage stated Gabriel and her got married for the same reasons and are nothing more. Chelsea stated that Gabriel keeps confiding in her that he wants a real relationship with Sage. Sage admit that Chelsea doesn't know the real Gabriel Bingham, although she claims she does more than Sage.
Sage admit that Gabriel is in love with Chelsea. Chelsea didn't believe it at first and Sage listed all of the conveniences that Adam purposely met up with her, moved across the hall, and his car broke down. Sage tells Chelsea she is ready to admit who Gabriel really is, when the doorbell rings and Chelsea receives a box of roses signed anonymously whom she originally thinks are from Billy, but Sage states it is from Gabriel. As Chelsea and Sage resume, Sage states she can ask Gabriel himself and she can start by asking him how he knows her dead husband. Gabriel admit that he is in love with Chelsea from when he first met her, claiming he didn't know she was engaged to Billy,and researched all he could on Adam to try to be the man she couldn't get over.
After Billy is fired from Jabot, he and Chelsea decide to elope. They leave town and spend a night at a hotel. Gabriel learns the couple have eloped and charms Anita into telling him the location of their hotel. Gabriel goes to the hotel and begs Chelsea not to marry Billy. Chelsea tells Gabriel what they did was just sex and she loves Billy. However, Billy overhears them, and dumps Chelsea at the altar.
Chelsea learns that Gabriel is Adam
Chelsea and Gabriel eventually became a couple. Gabriel was revealed to be Jack’s son, and he became CEO of Newman-Abbott. Chelsea would eventually end up hearing Gabriel admit to Victor’s portrait that he was Adam Newman. Chelsea confronted Gabriel, who admitted that he really was Adam. Chelsea was both relieved and angry that Adam was alive. She broke up with him, but ultimately kept his secret.
Needing some distance, Chelsea went to Paris, and Adam followed her there where they reconciled and decided to relocate permanently. On Connor’s second birthday, Chelsea learned Adam had sent Connor the soccer ball for his first birthday, and Adam was forced to admit that he had put cameras in the apartment. Chelsea was angry, but forgave Adam.
Chelsea and Adam were forced to return to Genoa City when she attempted to gain autonomy over where she would work. Jabot Cosmetics wanted to buy Chelsea 2.0, but Victor invoked a clause that kept Chelsea 2.0 at Newman, and Victor wanted Chelsea to work in Genoa City, so Chelsea and Adam were forced to return to Genoa City.
Chelsea and Adam would come to reconcile, but once Chelsea learned Adam was working with Ian Ward, and co created the Paragon Project that inflated Chelsea 2.0's sales, she went right to Victor and Billy, and told them Adam was alive, and posing as Gabriel Bingham.
Complicated reunion with Adam
Adam was arrested and put on trial for Delia's death. He continued to want to see Connor want Chelsea back, but Chelsea wanted to keep her distance. When Adam planned to take responsibility for Delia's death, he wanted Chelsea to bring Connor to the prison, so he could say goodbye, but Chelsea refused.
Adam was convicted of Delia's death and sentenced, but he was struck by a car as he was being taken to a prison transport and hospitalized as a result. On Halloween, Ian activated the Paragon program and started a fire at Newman's top of the tower restaurant.
Chelsea and Connor made it out safely, and Adam showed up, disguised as a firefighter. After Adam saved Billy's life and took on Ian, the charged against him were dropped, Chelsea and Adam slowly found their way back to each other.
Victor was convicted and sent to prison for kidnapping Jack and replacing him with a drug lord that looked like him. Chelsea convinced Adam not to peruse the job of CEO of Newman, and Adam voted with the rest of the Newman's to put Victoria in charge.
Relationship with Nick
After Adam was presumed dead in an explosion, Chelsea moved on with Nick while keeping from him that she knew that Christian was really Adam's son. Chelsea was set to be Chloe's maid of honour at her wedding to Kevin, but Nick had grown suspicious of Chloe and found evidence that she killed Adam. Chelsea refused to believe it until she found Adam's wedding ring in Chloe's drawer.
Chelsea furiously confronted Chloe, and got her to admit to killing Adam. Chloe took off while Chelsea grieved the loss of her best friend. Chloe was eventually said to have committed suicide, and Chelsea was genuinely remorseful. She and Nick tried to attend the funeral, but Kevin blamed Chelsea for Chloe's death.
As Chelsea was seemingly getting her life in order, it was soon revealed that she had loads of money stashed in her penthouse. When Chelsea's old associate Jordan Wilde showed up in Genoa City, more details about Chelsea's con artist past came out. Phyllis started investigating Chelsea in order to protect Nick, and eventually found that Adam was Christian's father and that Chelsea knew. Realizing the walls were closing in, Chelsea eventually took Connor and Christian and skipped town, but she later felt remorseful and left Christian behind, so Nick could find him.
In 2019, Adam was revealed to be alive, and suffering from amnesia. Shortly after coming back to Genoa City, Adam regained his memories and wanted to reunite with Chelsea and Connor. He convinced Victoria to give him Chelsea's number and had Sharon talk to her. Turns out, Chelsea had remarried a man named Calvin Bourdreau, who had adopted Connor. Chelsea was adamant that they won't ever return to Genoa City, and that Connor would even be told that Adam was still alive.
However, in July, Chelsea showed up in Genoa City to break up a fight between Nick and Adam. Chelsea was shocked to see Adam alive, but told Adam they wouldn't be getting back together, and that she was leaving town soon. Calvin also came to Genoa City, and he and Chelsea sat down with Nick. Nick liked Calvin and was happy for both Chelsea and Connor. The next day, Calvin died of a heart attack, and Nick blamed Adam; accusing him of killing Calvin, so he could get back with Chelsea. Adam briefly accused Chelsea of killing Calvin since he was wealthy, which infuriated Chelsea.
With Calvin gone, Chelsea moved back to Genoa City. She brought Connor to town, and they stayed with Nick. Chelsea told Connor that Adam was alive, and he started to spend time with Adam. Chelsea and Nick got back together, but Connor rejected Nick as a father figure, and continued to glom onto Adam. Chelsea went into business with Abby as Co-owners of the Grand Phoenix, but Phyllis managed to also gain part ownership.
the opening of the Grand Phoenix was a disaster when Zoe Hardisty drugged the launch, causing the hotel's reputation to take a hit. In November, Chelsea was approached by a man named Simon Black. Simon had known Calvin and started harassing Chelsea for the money Calvin owed him. Chelsea didn't know what Simon was talking about, and kept him a secret from her partners.
Simon eventually took over the entire hotel, but only kept Abby, Chelsea, Adam, and Connor as hostage. Simone threatened to take Connor as leverage, but he was stopped when Chance Chancellor jumped down from the vent, and Adam was able to knock Simon out. Phyllis found out Chelsea was the indirect cause of the hostage situation, and blackmailed her into giving up her shares; Chelsea did so without hesitation.
Reuniting and scheming with Adam
Chloe was revealed to he alive and returned to town with Michael and Kevin's help. Chelsea and Chloe soon became friends again, and even talked about restarting their fashion business. Chelsea also started spending more time at Adam's with Connor, and him. This caused old feelings to resurface for Chelsea.
On New Years Eve, both Nick and Chelsea realized that their relationship wasn't working, and broke up. Chelsea went straight to the penthouse and affirmed her love for Adam. After Victoria was stabbed by Ripley Turner, she was forced to step down as CEO. Chelsea supported Adam's decision to reintegrate himself into the Newman family by offering to step in until Victoria recovered.
Nick offered to take the reigns, and Victor handed control of Newman over the him. Adam and Chelsea were furious as they knew Nick only did it to spite Adam and shut him out. Chelsea and Adam decided to leave town temporarily with Connor, and go to Hope's farm to show Connor where he grew up, but vowed to return and get revenge on Victor.
At a bed and breakfast in Kansas, Chelsea met Adam's childhood friend Alyssa Montalvo, and as she and Adam talked about the past, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of her father; Adam realized that Victor was in town at that time.
Chelsea and Adam worked with Alyssa to find out that Victor paid off the coroner, and suspected that Victor had killed AJ, especially since it was revealed he was threatening Hope. Adam and Chelsea double crossed Alyssa and manipulated her into giving up all the evidence she had gathered.
Adam then revealed all of this to Victor, and threatened to go public with it unless Victor named him CEO. Victor agreed, and he removed Victoria as CEO and put Adam in her place. Adam and Chelsea enjoyed a brief moment of victory over Victor until Victoria hinted that there was more to the story. Adam and Chelsea cornered Victor and he admitted that Adam had been the one who killed AJ.
Adam's downward spiral
Adam was determined to get to the truth, but Chelsea feared it could do more harm than good. She reluctantly let Adam interrogated George the caretaker, whom had confirmed Victor's story. He then turned to Sharon to help him remember, and when he got close to remember, he suddenly disappeared.
Chelsea tracked Adam down back to Kansas, and vowed to stand by Adam's side no matter what as he struggled with guilt. Sharon sent Adam a text that revealed she was in Kansas as well, and Adam admitted that Sharon was hiding under the bed when Chelsea found him. Chelsea was furious, but Adam assured Chelsea he wanted to be with her.
Alyssa teamed up with Billy, and Chelsea seduced Theo Vanderway into letting her into Billy's new business Chancellor Communications where she planted a bug. The bug was connected to a phone app that Adam and Chelsea both installed on their phones, so they could listen in on all the conversations that took place in Billy's office.
Chelsea and Adam learned that Billy was planning an exposé on Adam that would expose all the horrible things he has done. Chelsea and Adam decided to send Connor away to shield him from the fallout. Chelsea went to talk to Billy, and got stuck in the elevator. When she tried to climb out, she fell and hit her head. Chelsea soon learned that Adam had cut the power without telling her and felt betrayed.
Chelsea and Adam's relationship deteriorated, and so did Adam's mental health as Chelsea found that Adam has the schematics of the Newman office. Adam had Chelsea kidnapped and locked her in a room where she had several fainting spells. Chelsea managed to escape, and eventually forgave Adam when he suggested they move away from Genoa City.
Adam was forcefully committed to a mental institution and no one would tell Chelsea where it was. Adam was released, and he and Chelsea planned to start their lives together away from Genoa City with Connor. The night before they were scheduled to leave, Chelsea suffered an aneurysm and collapsed.
Chelsea suffered brain damage and became paralyzed on one side of her body, but her entire body had trouble moving. Chelsea was confined to a wheelchair and needed round the clock care. She has a personal nurse named Meredith, that attended to her every needs.
Recovering from her paralysis
Adam blamed himself for what happened to Chelsea since he wasn't there for her and resolved to stay and take care of her. Adam continued to talk to Sharon on the phone in front of Chelsea, which only fueled Chelsea's jealousy and insecurities. Adam thought talking to Sharon would help Cheslea, but it only made her angrier. Chelsea started imagining Adam and Sharon having an affair.
Chelsea's anger caused her to slowly regain mobility over time. It started with being able to move her fingers, and later her arms. With this, she was able to see a photo of Sharon and Adam kissing at Society. Chelsea became conficned Her delusions were real. She revealed her slow recovery to Chloe and, though she still couldn't speak, Chelsea managed to direct Chloe to looking at the photo of Adam and Sharon's kiss, which made Chloe mad.
Eventually, Chelsea was able to slowly pull herself out of her wheelchair. With her new mobility, Chelsea set her mind on revenge against Adam.Chelsea imagined revealing her recovery to Adam and outright shooting him, but Cheslea instead opted for a more subtle approach. She still faked her paralysis around Adam, but kept Chloe in the loop as she asked her to deliver a bag for her.
Poisoning Rey Rosales and framing Adam for attempted murder
Rey started getting really sick, and it was revealed that his products had poison in them. Adam became the prime suspect, and it was revealed that Chelsea was poisoning Rey to frame Adam. Chloe was upset because Cheslea had roped her into her plan. Chelsea started blackmailing Chloe to keep her loyalty.
To make matters worse for Adam, Chelsea had sent texts to Sharon on Adam's ipad, making it look like he wanted Rey out of the way so he could be with Sharon. Feeling the walls closing in, Adam fled from Genoa City. Meredith quit soon after because of the accusations against Adam, and Chloe said she would care for Chelsea. This gave Chelsea the chance to move around and she soon went public with her recovery, using a cane to mobe around.
Victor was suspicious of Chelsea and when she couldn't get a hold of Connor, she accused Victor of taking Connor. Victor denied it, but managed to make a deal with Chelsea: Victor informed Chelsea that he would prove she poisoned Rey and would go to prison for a long time, or she could confess, and he could help her. Chelsea confessed everything to Rey, acting like she was having a mental breakdown before "passing out".
Stay at Fairview
Victor hired a doctor to diagnose Chelsea and she was went to Fairview. Chelsea wasn't subjected to medication, and had more freedom than she would have. Chloe visited Cheslea frequently, who promsied Chloe that she wouldn't tell anyone of her involvement. Adam also tried to talk to Chelsea, but she refused to talk to him.
Chloe revealed that she had talen a job working for Adam at his new company Newman Media. Chelsea was shocked and annoyed with Chloe for taking the job. Chloe said it was so she would have a job, and Ad wanted Chelsea to have a job waiting for her when she got out.
Chelsea was hopeful she wouldn't be in Fairview for long, but as the weeks went on, she feared Victor would keep her locked up there indefinitely. Desperate for her freedom, Chelsea has Chloe help her trap the doctor in a blackmail scheme. Adam found out everything and helped get Chelsea released.
Leaving town to help her mom
Soon after, Chelsea got a call that Anita had gotten hurt. She told Adam that she was leaving to take care of her, and wanted to take Connor with her. Adam and Victor were worried that she would run off with Connor, so Rey decided to go with Chelsea. Victor still didn't like it, but Adam agreed to let Chelsea take Connor.
Cheslea kept in touch with Adam and even expressed a desire to get back together with Adam when she comes home. Adam didn't think it was a good idea, and when Chloe found out, she told Chelsea not to try and get back together with Adam. Chelsea met Chloe's newest recurit Sally Spectra. Sally talked up Chelsea, saying she admired her designs, but Chelsea did not like Sally.
Connor and Rey returned to Genoa City ahead of Chelsea, and Connor would still talk to Chelsea. An important decision regarding Connor had to be made, but Adam couldn't get ahold of Chelsea, so she was furious that Adam made it without her. During their conversation, Chelsea suddenly hung up on Adam.
To be added
- Chelsea is a Taurus.
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