Billy Abbott has brazenly handled a playing dependancy on “The Younger and the Stressed” many instances (by way of Soap Central). Most just lately, it got here again to hang-out him throughout his relationship with Phyllis Summers in 2018. Phyllis’ daughter Summer time Newman (then Hunter King) had simply returned to Genoa Metropolis having gambled away her belief fund. She turned to her mom’s boyfriend for assist. Afterward, Billy started playing on his personal an increasing number of, although he was trustworthy about it with Phyllis. At first, Phyllis went with him to gamble so she may control him, however after he began embezzling cash, she realized he was in over his head.
Struggling in her relationship, Phyllis turned to her ex-husband and Summer time’s father Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) to commiserate with, since he was additionally having issues together with his fiancée Sharon (by way of Michael Fairman TV). Phyllis and Nick ended up sleeping collectively, earlier than agreeing that it was a one-time mistake and deciding to maintain it a secret.
Nevertheless, Summer time realized of her mother and father tryst and used the knowledge to her benefit. She blackmailed her father for cash and informed her soon-to-be step-mom what she found in hopes that her mom’s relationship would blow up and she or he may have Billy to herself (by way of Soap Opera Spy). Sharon waited till her and Nick’s marriage ceremony day to confess that she knew his secret and revealed it to all of their visitors earlier than leaving him on the altar. Infuriated at Phyllis’ actions, Billy instantly dumped her — although the 2 of them had achieved the very same factor to his brother Jack.