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The Young and the Restless: Is Camryn Grimes gay in real life?

The Young and the Restless star Camryn Grimes is she gay?
Camryn Grimes used Twitter to address her sexuality and shut down a troll. Pic credit: @ImageCollect.com/Carrie-Nelson

The Young and the Restless fans are wondering if Camryn Grimes is gay in real life. Thanks to Tessa (Cait Fairbanks) and Mariah’s (Camryn Grimes) popular relationship, fans are curious to know more about Camryn’s personal life.

Camryn became a fan-favorite on the CBS show when she originated the role of Cassie Newman. When Cassie died from injuries she sustained in a car accident, fans missed having the talented actress on the soap opera.

Years later, Mariah was introduced as Cassie’s twin sister, and the daughter Sharon (Sharon Case) never knew existed. Fans have loved having the red-headed beauty back onscreen, which is why they can’t help but be curious about Camryn’s life offscreen.

Camryn loves the Tessa and Mariah pairing

Camryn is a fan of Mariah and Tessa’s relationship on the CBS daytime drama. She is proud of Y&R for not shying away from telling a same-sex romance story that is full of love, heartache, and struggles like any other couple.

“Soaps are a reflection of our times and society, or at least they should be. When you move with your audience every day, day in and day out, that’s what you need to be. You need to be addressing topical things. You need to be showing what the world looks like. And it’s beautiful. And it’s freaking awesome. It’s love. That’s my opinion,” she expressed in an interview with Soap Central last fall.

The actress also expressed that she and Cait know representation matters for the story, especially one involving a same-sex relationship. They work hard to ensure everything they do is authentic. Tessa and Mariah are a fan-favorite couple, which is a credit to both Cait and Camryn’s incredible talent.

Mariah and Tessa have hit a rough patch. The new story is only adding to fans’ love of the characters, as well as the actresses.

Is Camryn Grimes gay in real life?

Ever since Mariah fell in love with Tessa, Camryn has been getting questions regarding her love life. She keeps her personal life extremely private.

However, Camryn did use Twitter to respond to one troll’s tweet, which has now been deleted, regarding her sexuality and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

“Not gay, but if I was I WOULD SHOUT IT FROM THE FUCKING ROOFTOPS. Not one part of the LGBTQ+ community is a waste. Shame u can’t see that,” she wrote.

Camryn Grimes is not gay in real life, but she is proud to play a gay woman on television. The actress is honored to be telling such a powerful and impactful story on the hit CBS daytime drama.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

Rachelle has been working as an entertainment writer for over a decade. She recently left television ad sales behind to focus on her dream of... read more
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