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Delia Abbott
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Sophie Pollono as Delia Abbott
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by Riley, Olivia and Isabelle Jones
(2009–2010)
Alix and Madeline Dubois (2010–2011)
Sophie Pollono (2011-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020)
Current status Former, guest
Duration 2009-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020
First appearance February 16, 2009
Last appearance December 16, 2020
Cause/reason Appeared in Billy's hallucination
Created by Maria Arena Bell, Hogan Sheffer, Scott Hamner
Introduced by Maria Arena Bell
Profile
Family Abbott Family
Valentine Family
Full name Cordelia Katherine Valentine Abbott
Nickname(s) Delia
Dee Dee
Alias(es) Cordelia Katherine Valentine Ashby
Delia Ashby
Namesake(s) Katherine Chancellor
Esther Valentine
Bella Fisher
Gender Female
Born February 14, 2006
Died October 14, 2013
Age 7
Cause of death Hit-and-run car accident caused by Adam Newman
Residence Chancellor Estate
12 Foothill Road
Genoa City, Wisconsin
Relationships
Parents Billy Abbott
Chloe Mitchell
Siblings Johnny Abbott (paternal half-brother)
Katie Newman (paternal half-sister)
Bella Fisher (maternal half-sister)
Miles Fisher (maternal half-brother)
Grandparents John Abbott (paternal grandfather; deceased)
Jill Abbott Fenmore (paternal grandmother)
Tiny (maternal grandfather)
Esther Valentine (maternal grandmother)
Aunts and uncles Phillip Chancellor III (paternal uncle)
Jack Abbott (paternal uncle)
Traci Abbott Connelly (paternal aunt)
Ashley Abbott (paternal aunt)
First cousins Keemo Volien Abbott (paternal cousin)
John Abbott III (paternal cousin; deceased)
Kyle Abbott (paternal cousin)
Colleen Carlton (paternal cousin; deceased)
Chance Chancellor (paternal cousin)
Harrison Locke (paternal first cousin once removed)
Godparents Chelsea Newman (godmother)
Pets Dash (pet dog)

Cordelia "Delia" Katherine Valentine Abbott was a fictional character on The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Sophie Pollono. 

She was the daughter of Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

Biography

Delia was born on February 14, 2006 at the Abbott cabin. She was delivered by Billy Abbott, Lily Winters, and Cane Ashby. Delia's mother, Chloe Mitchell, had lied about her paternity and tried to pass off Delia as the daughter of Cane Ashby. Her claims were later proven false, and Billy was revealed to be the actual biological father. Billy did not feel he was father material, so he allowed Cane to believe he was Delia's father, in order skirt his parental responsibility.

Delia was a sickly little girl, diagnosed with Leukemia and she required a bone marrow transplant to recover. She enjoyed tea parties and often played with her step-father, Kevin Fisher.

In October 2013, Delia played the wicked witch in her school play of The Wizard Of Oz. On their way home, Billy stopped to buy ice cream for Delia's celebration party. He left her in the car alone at night next to a highway with her dog, Dash, who was untrained and off leash; Dash had a history of running into traffic.

While Billy was inside the store, Delia opened the car door to let Dash out to go pee. Dash ran out of the car onto the highway. Delia chased after her puppy and found him behind the bushes off the side of the road. Adam Newman was driving on the highway when Dash suddenly got loose and ran in front of his car. Adam swerved to avoid the dog, and drove into the bushes, unknowingly hitting Delia who was crouching behind the shrubs dressed in her all black witch costume.

Adam got out of the car, but did not see the little girl's body which was hidden behind the bushes. He saw Dash and felt relieved the dog was uninjured. However, when he returned back to his penthouse, he was told by Chelsea that Delia had been hit by a car that night.

Adam went to inspect his car and found the front headlight was broken and missing a piece which was later recovered at Delia's crime scene by detective Alex Chavez. Adam also found a part of Delia's witch costume under the wheel wall of his car tires. He later burned the evidence in his fireplace and replaced his cracked headlight.

Delia was immediately taken to the hospital, but dies, despite all the doctors' efforts in an attempt to save her. In a stroke of fate, her eyes were donated to Adam's son, Connor, who was in need of a cornea transplant to save his eyesight. The transplant was a success and Connor can now see the world through Delia's eyes.

Delia's mother, Chloe, grew obsessed with Connor because he had a piece of Delia inside him. She became mentally unstable and kidnapped Connor and fled to Paris. Connor was recovered by his mother, Chelsea, and grandfather, Victor. Chloe was charged with kidnapping and forced to get counselling.

Delia's father, Billy, became a vigilante and kidnapped Adam at gunpoint. He took Adam hostage in his SUV and forced a confession out of him about Delia's accident. During a struggle over the gun, Adam's car crashed over a cliff. Billy escaped the wreckage, but he left Adam trapped inside the car which later caught on fire and exploded. Adam was presumed dead.

In 2015, on the date of Delia's death (in that year Delia would have had 9 years old if she were still alive) a tree was planted in Chancellor Park in her honor.

Through her father, Delia has a younger brother named Johnny Abbott born on April 9, 2012, and a younger sister named Katie Newman born on November 17, 2014.

Through her mother, Delia has a younger sister named Bella Fisher born in late 2014 or early 2015, and a younger brother named Miles Fisher born on October 5, 2020.

In 2020, an older Delia appeared to Billy after he tried to kill Adam by running him down. At the time, Billy had developed an alternate personality that he was unaware of. Delia encouraged her father to move on and let go of his anger.

Delia appeared to Billy again in December 2020 where he dreamed about talking to her in the Chancellor mansion. Delia chastised Billy for not listening to her and blamed him the fact that he was in jail as the prime suspect in another attempt on Adam's life.

Trivia

  • Delia lived from February 14, 2006-October 14, 2013, making her 7 years old at the time of her death.

Videos

Destroying_Evidence_-_Adam_burns_Delia's_scarf

Destroying Evidence - Adam burns Delia's scarf

Adam_Confesses_To_Killing_Delia

Adam Confesses To Killing Delia

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