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Victoria Newman
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Amelia Heinle as Victoria Newman
The Young and the Restless
Portrayed by Heather Tom (1990-2003)
Amelia Heinle (2005-)
Current status Present, Contract
Duration 1982-2003, 2005-
First appearance November 17, 1982
Created by William J. Bell
Introduced by H. Wesley Kenney (1982)
Edward J. Scott (1990)
John F. Smith (2005)
Profile
Family Newman
Full name Victoria Nicole Newman
Nickname(s) Vicky (by Summer and Billy)
Vick (by Nick and Billy)
Vi (by Billy)
Alias(es) Tori (to Travis)
Jeni Lambertson
Namesake(s) Victor Newman
Nicole Newman
Victoria (Kevin Bancroft's grandmother)
Gender Female
Born November 17, 1976 (onscreen 1982)
Age 43
Occupation Businesswoman, CEO of Newman Locke
Former art teacher, Painter
Residence 416 Orchard Road
Genoa City, Wisconsin
Relationships
Parents Victor and Nikki Newman
Siblings Dylan McAvoy
Nicholas Newman
Adam Newman
Abby Newman
Spouses Ryan McNeil (1992-1993)
Cole Howard (1994, 1994-1998)
Brad Carlton † (2006-2007)
JT Hellstrom (2008-2010)
Billy Abbott (2010-2011, 2011—2014)
Romances Brandon Collins
Tony Viscardi
Neil Winters
Gary Dawson
Rafael Delgado
Diego Guittierez
Michael Baldwin
Deacon Sharpe
Ben Rayburn
Travis Crawford
Ashland Locke (engaged 2021)
Children Eve Howard
(with Cole)
Reed Hellstrom (with JT)
Johnny Abbott (adoptive)(with Billy)
Katie Newman
(with Billy)
Grandparents Albert Miller
Cora Miller
Nick Reed
Aunts and uncles Casey Reed
Nieces and nephews Cassie Newman † (adoptive)
Noah Newman
Summer Newman
Faith Newman
Riley Newman
Connor Newman
Christian Newman
Dominic Phillip Newman-Abbott-Chancellor


Victoria Nicole Newman (formerly McNeil, Howard, Carlton, Hellstrom, and Abbott) is a resident of Genoa City, portrayed by Amelia Heinle since 2005. She was previously played by Heather Tom from 1990-2003. Victoria has always kept her maiden name as a sign of her independence.

Biography

Victoria is the daughter of Nikki Reed and Victor Newman. She has three brothers, Dylan McAvoy, Nicholas Newman and Adam Newman, and one half sister, Abby Newman. Victoria is the mother of Reed Hellstrom, Johnny Abbott through adoption, and Katherine "Katie" Newman.

Childhood, Ryan and Cole

When she was a child, Jack Abbott saved her from drowning. Later, she was left at a Swiss boarding school as a child, she returned to Genoa City as a teenager to find her mother married to Jack and her father married to Jack's sister, Ashley Abbott. Victoria was determined to destroy both marriages so that her parents would reconcile.

In 1992, Victor Newman set up high school student Brandon Collins with his teenage daughter, Victoria Newman. She dated Brandon while secretly seeing Newman Enterprises employee Ryan McNeil who was much older. Victoria pursued a career in her father's company where Victoria fell in love with Ryan. Victor paid Ryan to leave town, but Victoria and Ryan got married in secret. Victor attempted to have the marriage annulled on the grounds that his daughter was only 16 years old. However, Victoria's youth and inexperience lead the couple to divorce anyway.

Eve Howard came to town with her son, Cole. Nikki hired Cole as a stable hand. Victoria told Cole she was interested in him. Instead, Cole had an affair with Nikki. When Victoria learned of this, she told Cole she was in love with him. Cole wrote Eve, who quickly flew to Genoa City, because Cole was Victoria's brother. However, she died from a mosquito bite and never told him. Later, Victor revealed that Cole was his son, which forced an annulment.

While going through Eve's stuff, Victoria found a letter that cast doubt on Victor being Cole's father. Cole and Nikki had another affair, and Victoria left town. When it was realized that Victor wasn't Cole's father. Victoria came back and they got remarried. But their marriage started to crumble after Cole had an affair with Ashley.

Cole, Gary and Ryan

Victoria left town for awhile to sort out her life. She returned a few months later to save their marriage, but had to leave on business. Victoria then found herself pregnant with Cole's child. She arranged a meeting with Cole to tell him, but it didn't go well. Neil proposed to Victoria, saying they could lead people to believe he was the father of her baby. Cole learned of Victoria's pregnancy and believed he was the father.

Victoria admitted the truth. Cole said he intended to be a father to their baby, but added he was marrying Ashley. Neil and Victoria were then engaged. Victoria and Cole were devastated when their baby girl, Eve Nicole Howard, died shortly after her birth because of infection. Victoria and Neil broke up shortly after. Victoria then dated Gary Dawson, a shy man who turned out to be a stalker. Victoria ended up being kidnapped by Gary and tied up in the long-abandoned Newman children's tree house.

Nick and Paul Williams rescued her and Gary was sent to a sanitarium. Victoria pursued a relationship with Ryan again. They fell deeply in love. Ryan's ex, Tricia McNeil, went insane. She bought a wedding gown identical to Victoria's, locked Victoria in a closet, and went to the Church Of The Sacred Heart. When she realized that Ryan was aghast to see her, she then shot and killed him.

Diego, Italy, Brad, Sabrina and JT

In 2002, Victoria feigns an interest in ranch hand Diego Guittierez in order to find out whether or not he has been sleeping with Nick's wife, Sharon Newman. She develops feelings for him and they begin a relationship. Victor pays him to leave town, infuriating Victoria. Later, Diego was robbed and sought revenge on his assailants. Victoria broke up with him due to his dark side.

Frustrated with her family, Victoria decides to move to Europe and study Art. She earns an undergraduate degree in Art history from the Guggenheim Program in Florence, Italy. While there she becomes close friends with Sabrina Costelana who is working on her Masters and works as an Art Curator.

After several years abroad, she is approached by Jack Abbott who offers her the job of Jabot CEO if she returns to Genoa City. Victoria's return causes great tension with her brother Nick who feels threatened by her presence. However they reconcile after the sudden and tragic death of Cassie Newman.

Victoria eventually starts dating Brad Carlton. She becomes pregnant with his child but has a miscarriage. Victoria discovers that Brad cheated on her with Sharon Newman shortly after they married. They divorce. Victoria becomes pregnant shortly after, and is unsure of the paternity of the child. The father could be Brad or JT Hellstrom.

Victoria and JT become engaged in 2007. Days later, a pregnant Victoria is in a coma after being hit by a falling piece of rock during the Clear Springs explosion. Her baby was delivered prematurely via C-section. It is announced that JT is the father of Victoria's baby.

JT names the baby Reed Hellstrom after Nikki and because a reed is strong but bends in the wind. Victoria wakes up soon after. Reed is baptised and Nick and Phyllis are named his Godparents.

Victoria's Marriage to JT Hellstrom.

Their marriage is very happy until the couple faces problems in 2009, when JT kisses Colleen Carlton and Victoria sleeps with Deacon Sharpe in retaliation. Victoria then believes she needs a break, so she goes to Dubai, reluctantly leaving Reed with JT. While she is away, JT grows close to Mackenzie Browning. When Victoria comes home, she grows close to Billy Abbott. Victoria and JT divorce, and to Victoria's horror, JT decides to sue for full custody of Reed. Soon after,Victoria's brother, Adam, is murdered.

The Genoa City police find the murder weapon, a pen that Victoria bought in Dubai. They decide to arrest her when she's going to the custody hearing, and because she never showed up, the judge gave JT full custody of their son. Victoria remains in jail for a short while, as she covering for Nick. (She bought the pen as a gift for Nick). However, Nick told the police it was his pen, and Victoria was freed, and decides to keep fighting for Reed.

Victor decides to take matters into his own hands and takes Reed while he's with JT so JT would be late. JT's boss, Tucker McCall, called the court room and Victoria lost custody.

Jamaica, Abby's Meddling and Billy

In order to cheer her up, Billy takes her to Jamaica, where they become drunk and get married.The next morning they realize what happened, and decide to get it annulled. However, they find that they really like each other, and they keep putting it off. The wedding video is sent to Billy and it's erased... after Abby sees it. Abby asks them to invest in her show and when they refuse she shows off the wedding the video. Billy and Victoria go back to the trailer and ends up having sex.

Meanwhile, a frustrated Abby announces to Victor about Billy and Victoria. Victor shows up at the trailer where he finds Victoria half naked. He makes her get dressed and then tries to make her leave. Victoria refuses, and Victor points out that Billy only married her to get to him. Billy sneers that he loves Victoria, and Victor huffs out. Billy tries to take it back, but Victoria seems to know how he feels, and even accepts the name Mrs. Abbott. Around the same time, Michael discovers that their marriage isn't legal, as the Jamaican law says all marriages has to take place before eight o'clock.

Billy and Victoria are crushed, but decide to move on with their lives. They buy a house together and Victoria then becomes pregnant. She and Billy get married but the feds come to arrest Victoria for bribery before the ceremony is finished. The judge declares them husband and wife before she's taken away. They later learn that Victor turned her in to keep her from marrying Billy. Victor later gets the charges dropped but Victoria refuses to forgive him. She and Victor get in a fight and Victoria loses the baby.

Newman Lawsuit, JT takes Reed to DC

In order to get revenge on Victor, Victoria joined in on Abby's lawsuit to obtain their trusts that Victor refused to give them. Victor made a settlement offer that Victoria refused to accept. Victor made it so Victoria couldn't visit Nikki, who was in rehab. Nikki found out and fixed it, but Victoria decided that she was done with her father. Meanwhile, Victoria was dealing with JT taking Reed to DC. She contacted both Vance Abrams and Michael Baldwin who both said she could do nothing about JT taking Reed across state lines.

At Crimson Lights, Victoria vowed never to forgive JT for this. Victoria told her son that she would stick around for his daddy's wedding, then told JT that her noble gesture for her son proved that she's a good mother. She wished JT would remember that. Victoria told Reed a tearful goodbye before being ripped away from her only child. Billy comforted her as the newlyweds and Reed drove off.

Victoria's Unhappy Marriage and Divorce from Billy Abbott

After Billy loses custody of Delia, he abandons Victoria and has an affair with a woman named Chelsea Lawson in Myanmar. She later shows up on their doorstep, claiming to be pregnant with Billy's child, which is later proven true by a paternity test. Billy's ex-lover moves into their home, she viciously torments Victoria, calling her an "infertile bitch" and reminding Victoria that she could not conceive a child with her husband. Billy's son with Chelsea, Johnny, is born on April 9, 2012. However, in a surprising move, Chelsea terminates her parental rights to Johnny to purse a new relationship with Adam Newman.

Victoria is kidnapped while on a business trip in Miami by Billy's gambling associate Eddie G, for an unpaid debt. She's held hostage and ransomed for 2 Million dollars. Billy lies to Victoria's family about her missing whereabouts until he is finally forced to confess to Nikki when he cannot raise the money to pay Eddie G. Victor locates his daughter, and Nick flies to Miami to rescue her. After her kidnapping, Victoria suffers PTSD but gradually recovers. Later, Victoria wishes to expand her family, and takes hormones treatment in an effort to have another child. Sadly, her efforts are fruitless, as Billy does not want any more children. Billy lashes out at Victoria and starts gambling again to punish her. The couple briefly separate, however Victoria decides to continue the marriage because of her attachment to Billy's son, Johnny..

On October 14th, Billy's daughter, Delia, is killed in a hit and run accident. After her death, Billy rejects Johnny and refuses to touch him. Victoria ends up caring for the boy by herself. Billy grows estranged from Victoria, telling her that she does not know what it feels like to lose a child like he does. Billy snaps at Victoria and blames her for Delia's death because he left the child alone in a car by herself at night to buy ice cream for her party. Billy embarks on an affair with Kelly, a woman in his grief support group, and has sex with her on New Year's Eve. Victoria learns of Billy's affair with Kelly after Billy confesses in front of a ballroom full of people, which deeply humiliates her. Victoria immediately kicks Billy out of the house and files for legal separation.

Pregnancy, Ben Rayburn, and Birth of Katherine Newman

Billy signs the legal separation papers and moves back to the Abbott Mansion with Jack Abbott. After seeing Billy is the park with his mistress Kelly, Victoria goes to Nick's club, The Underground, where she runs into Ben Rayburn who had recently divorced his wife. The two commiserate on their shared losses that night and make love. Billy becomes suspicious of Ben's past. Later, Victoria finds out that she is pregnant and unsure of the child's paternity. Billy dislikes Stitch and travels to Melbourne, Australia with his girlfriend Chelsea to spy on Stitch's ex-wife, Jenna Kieran. Victoria is disgusted by Billy's snooping and files for divorce. Stitch and Victoria grow closer and decide to raise the baby together even if Billy is the biological father. But Victoria's romance with Stitch comes to a tragic end with Ben reveals that he killed his father when he was a teenager, and that his real name is Benjamin Russell. The actual Ben Rayburn was high school friend who had died in a fatal car crash at age 18. Victoria is stressed by these revelations and decides to delay the paternity test until after the baby is born.

Stitch assisted the stubborn and hesitant, Victoria Newman, in Chancellor Park, when she twisted her ankle. Victoria began to be consumed with rage towards Stitch and he told her he has another confession. Victoria was still upset yet eventually she agreed to hear him out. Stitch was about to tell Vickie what the real truth about his father's death was when his mother Maureen interrupted them and met Victoria.

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Victoria confronts Maureen at the Jabot Laboratory about her husband's murder. She tells Maureen that she believes Stitch is innocent and presses for details about the night Richard Russell was killed. Maureen finally confesses to murdering Richard and allowing her teenage son, Ben, to take the blame for her crime and serve the prison time since he was a juvenile and would received a lighter sentence. Victoria is horrified by this revelation and vows to clear Ben's name. Maureen chases Victoria into the Jabot parking garage and shoves her into a janitor's closet.

Maureen padlocks the door and turns on the fans to drown out Victoria's screams for help. She throws Victoria's phone and purse into a garbage can. Victoria spends the night locked up and starts going into labor. Stitch searches for her at Jabot and rescue her from the closet. However, the ambulance is delayed and Victoria must give birth in the parking garage. Stitch delivers a healthy baby girl, Katherine, and Mom and Daughter are taken to the hospital.

Newman-Abbott and PassKey debacle

DNA tests prove that Billy is Katherine's father, and not Stitch. Stitch and Victoria reconcile, but eventually break up when he falls in love with Abby while protecting her from a mysterious killer. Victor and Jack make a deal to merge Newman Enterprises with Jabot, and create Newman-Abbott.

Victoria throws her weight around the office, and comes into conflict with Ashley numerous times. Things are even more complicated by the involvement of Gabriel Bingham in Jabot. Jack and Gabriel claim they are father and son, and DNA tests back that up. Gabe is later forced to admit he isn't Jack's son, in order to cover up another secret: that he is really Adam Newman.

Victoria covers and lies for Victor when he is accused of shooting Jack. She suspects Gabe was involved in framing Victor, and matters are only made worse for Gabe when a gun is found at Chelsea's apartment.

Eventually, Gabe is exposed as Adam, and Victor sells Jabot back to the Abbotts. Billy and Victoria renew their relationship, and she is his support system as he relives Delia's death all over again. Billy becomes obsessed with vengeance towards Victor because he helps Adam get out of prison, and this strains his relationship with Victoria. He starts drinking and gambling again, so Victoria breaks if off with Billy.

On New Years Eve, Billy gets hit by a car, and is near death. Victoria feels the best thing to do is let Billy go, but Billy makes a miraculous recovery, and swears to Victoria he is a changed man. Billy and Victoria become engaged, but she breaks it off again when she finds out he was plotting with Phyllis to get revenge on Victor still.

Victoria was horrified when she saw a disk that revealed Victor had kidnapped Jack, and hired Marco Annicelli to lose as Jack. When the police shows up, Victoria turned over the disk to the police, and Victor was arrested. The Newmans all voted to have Victoria replace Victor as CEO. at Victor's trial, Victoria testified against him. Victor was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Victoria sued Billy when she found out that he had stolen the PasKey project from her. Billy attempted to make peace with Victoria, but he was drunk, and only made things worse when he tried to hit on her. Victoria was disappointed when everyone lied, including Jack and Summer. Victoria accused Jack of being like Victor, and Summer later admitted she lied to Victoria to help Phyllis.

For Summer's sake, Victoria finally agreed to a deal with Jack that PassKey could be developed by Jabot, and they share the profits with Newman under one condition: That Jack fires Billy from Jabot. Victoria admitted she was hoping she and Billy could reconcile, but Billy told her that was never going to happen.

Romance with Travis Crawford

After her relationship with Billy has ended, Victoria goes to a bar called "Hank's Dive Bar" and meets the owner and bartender Travis Crawford. Instantly, Victoria falls for Travis and ends up kissing him while slow dancing with him. Over time, Travis and Victoria's relationship blossoms, however, Victoria lies to him about being CEO of Newman Enterprises. When Travis goes through financial hardship, Victoria offers to pay for his bar, but Travis refuses. However Travis later learns about Victoria's true profession and angrily confronts her for lying to him, and using him for escaping her real life. Victoria apologies to Travis and explains that he is more to her than just an escape. Travis forgives her and they kiss. Victoria deals with the crisis of the Oil leak at Newman. Victoria learns about Travis' past life as a Wall Street executive and confronts him. Travis explains that it was his past life, however he wanted to do something else besides being an executive. Victoria forgives Travis and understands his reasons. Travis later tells Victoria that he is selling his bar and is going on a boat. Also, he wants her and her kids to come with him. Victoria declines though and they both say their goodbyes. When Victoria realizes that she loves Travis, she chases him to his boat where they both make love. Victoria fills Travis in on someone sabotaging Newman.

Travis later returns to Genoa City to expose Luca Santori for sabotaging Newman so that he can take over Newman Enterprises. Victoria gets Travis a job at Newman and both are in love. Victoria soon learns about Billy and Phyllis' affair and keeps the kids from him due to the paparazzi. However, Travis convinces her to let Billy see the kids, to which she agrees. However their relationship is questioned when Victoria learns that Travis lied about quitting his job but was blackballed because he had an affair with his bosses wife Michelle. Also Victoria and Travis one day had a fight over Billy, to where it lead to him leaving. At Thanksgiving Travis proposes to Victoria at the table with her family, and accepts his proposal. During Noah's trial for running Billy over by accident, Billy reveals to Victoria that Travis cheated on her with Michelle because Ashley told him, and that he does not want her to get hurt.

Victoria lashes out at Billy for trying to ruin her happiness. When Victoria arrives at home, she confronts Travis and demands him to tell her the truth. Travis confesses to sleeping with Michelle when they had an argument about Billy. Victoria furiously throw Travis's stuff at him and kicks him out of her house. Victoria later apologies to Billy for lashing out at him, and understands that he was looking out for her. Travis tries to get Victoria to forgive him by buying gifts. Victoria finally tells Travis that she can't forgive him for proposing to her just because he was guilty for cheating on her. In which Travis left town.

Taking control of Brash and Sassy and New behavior

After Victor not appreciating her talents Victoria quits working at Newman, Victoria gets her company Brash and Sassy back, and has Caine, Billy, and Lily work for her. Also she hires a model name Jordan for her line. However Victoria deals with keeping Victors involvement in having Adam arrested with the help form Chloe. When Victoria pushes Billy away, he ends up in a relationship with Phyllis. Victoria focus more on Brash and Sassy, and her behavior starts to change when Abby slapped her and threw a drink on her causing her to fall at an event. Victoria starts to lash out at people and ended up sleeping with Ben Hochman and kissing Billy while he is still with Phyllis. Victoria also deals with a former employee name Juliette who she fired due to messing up an interview with Billy for Basha and Sassy.

Juliette retaliated by suing Brash and Sassy because she accused Caine of sexual harassment. Victoria later settles with Juliette after it was shown that Caine and Juliette went back to a hotel together, while Cane was drunk and Juliette had to carry him. Victoria fires Caine, for lying to her. Victoria is furious when Billy informs her that Cain sabotaged his interview by having the camera man edited the video making it look like Billy was talking about gabling. After taking a financial hit due to not paying the building and for not, Victoria takes Brash and Sassy to Newman and Victor is happy to the point where he makes her COO. Victoria fires Jordan after Nicki had inform her that he was hired by Victor to follow her and take pictures of her and Jack. Also she learns about his criminal past as a con artist. Victoria collapses during an interview at GC Buzz and learns that the product that she promoted was poisoned which caused her to pass out and behaving differently. Victoria learns that Billy knew about the product being contaminated and didn't say anything to her. When Billy saved Charlie, Maddie, and Reed from a fire, she confronts him, and fires him. Later Victoria thanks Billy for saving Reed, but still tells him that he is still fired.

Abusive Relationship with JT

JT returns to Genoa City to investigate Victor. However he and Victoria ended up reconnecting after seeing each other again and to visit Reed. JT tells Victoria that he and Makenzie are over. Victoria and JT rekindled their relationship, to where Victoria hires him on the security team. Victoria deals with Ashley working for Newman and having a rivalry with her. Jack and Victoria teams up to get Ashley fired from Newman by planting evidence that shows that she is here to Spy on Newman. Victoria and JT's relationship starts to take a nasty turn to where JT starts to control her and verbally abuses her. Victoria is later demoted from her COO position when Victor learns that Victoria and Jack had planted fake evidence that Ashley was sent her to spy on him. One day when Victoria is about to be demoted from her position, JT and Victoria gets into a nasty fight, to the point where JT grabs her by her neck and pushes her to a wall, and punches a wall that is close to her head. Victoria escapes and locks the bathroom door. Victoria breaks down when she see's a red mark on her throat. JT apologizes, and proposes to her. Victoria accepts and both make love. Victoria and JT go to counseling to work on their relationship. However when JT and Victoria goes to Hawaii with the kids, for a vacation, JT locks her phone in a drawer.

Victoria finds JT's phone and discovered that he was hired by Christine and Paul to find dirt on her father. Victoria confronts him, who would reveal that he did it in exchange her and Nikki would not go to jail. Victoria also learns that JT was the one who leaked the information about Ashley to Victor. Victoria finally breaks up with JT and leaves with her kids. One night Victoria invited Nikki, Sharon, Phyllis, and Mariah over her house for girls night.

Victoria finally comes clean and reveals to the woman about JT being hired by Christine and Paul to get dirt on Victor to arrest him, and to where she tearfully reveals that JT had been abusing her. The women show her support, and Nikki vows to protect her even more. While going to her bedroom, JT sneaks in her room to try to win her back. Victoria tells JT that it is over between them, and is shocked when JT makes a comment about Victor not dying at the hospital. Victoria then realized that JT was the one who pushed her father down the steps, and tried to kill him at the hospital by turning off his life support. Victoria tries to call the cops but JT grabs her and Victoria tries to fight back to where JT slaps her. Sharon Nikki, and Phyllis hears Victoria yelling and goes upstairs to Victoria room. They see JT yelling at Victoria and shaking her, and Nikki grabs a fire poker and hits JT over the head. The women burry JT when Phyllis could not find a pulse, and not wanting to go to jail.

Trivia

  • Victoria is a Scorpio.
  • She and her daughter, Katie, both share the same birthday, which is November 17.
  • Victoria has a fondness for the British and even sometimes uses British spelling. (May 31st, 2019)
  • She does yoga. (February 4th, 2020)
  • When Victoria was in a coma, Nikki read "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" to her. It was written by Emily Dickinson and it was Victoria's favourite poem when she was little. (February 25th, 2020)
  • If Victoria could have one superpower, it would be to control time. (June 4th, 2021)

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