Michael Mealor ends his journey as Kyle Abbott in the American soap opera The Young and Restless. Although the news was mistakenly slipped by his co-actor Jason Thompson a few days ago, Mealor made the news concrete with his social media announcement on July 13.
Michael Mealor Bids His Farewell To The Young and Restless
The Young and Restless fanbase was already stirred up with the unwilling revelation by Jason Thompson about Mealor leaving the show. And, now many fans must have been heartbroken to learn Mealor’s departure from the show is certain to happen.
While the rumor of failed contract settlement of Mealnor in the show was circulating, the fans still had hoped to see him playing one of the most loved characters, Kyle.
But later, Thompson’s response to one of the fans’ Twitter posts, saying, ‘Michael Mealor is a gem. We will miss him’ made many believe that Mealor was actually leaving the cast.
A few days later, Mealor himself declared through his social handle he would no longer be a part of the show. Uploading a picture of The Young and The Restless family, he wrote,
In true Chanccomm fashion, Uncle Billy broke the news first…..my time as we know it on The Young and the Restless is coming to a close.
Expressing his heartfelt gratitude to his crew members and his supportive fans, the actor further wrote,
The last three and a half years has been a truly humbling and life changing experience. I wouldn’t have been here this long without the love and support y’all have shown me throughout every inch of this ride!
The post was flooded with several supportive messages by his friend and followers, and several wished his luck for whatever path he takes ahead. ‘You’re brilliant and it was an honor! Can’t wait to see where you land next,’ wrote the actress Courtney Hope.
Wikipedia On Mealor’s Career
With a big Hollywood dream, the actor moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Initially, he stepped into modeling and got his big break in 2018 when he first joined The Young and the Restless cast, the CBS soap opera, where he portrays Kyle Abbott’s character.
Since then, he is a well-recognized name in the industry who has also been a part of television shows such as Supergirl, Roadies, and Chasing Life. Not only that, but the model also worked with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, appearing in their music videos.
According to a source, the actor is assumed to have accumulated 1-5 million dollars through his successful modeling and acting career.
A Look Into His Personal Life
The actor was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 29, 1992, and grew up with his older sister, Caroline. Mealor who stands at the height of 6-feet-3-inches is a Los Angeles resident.
As for his parents, their names are unknown, but Mealor occasionally shares their pictures on his Instagram account.
Moreover, the engaging on-screen romantic flare Mealor shared with his co-stars in The Young and Restless had the fans wondering about his real-life romance.
Although the actor is private about most of his personal affairs, it’s known he had a girlfriend, Britt Johnson, back in 2017. But, it’s unclear where the couple stands now.