Another round for Sharon and Nick? The Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow weighs in

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:11:28 PM
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As he celebrates 30 years on The Young and the Restless, Joshua Morrow has some thoughts about Nick's past and future.

In 1994, Joshua Morrow only had a handful of Hollywood auditions under his belt when he was cast as Nicholas Newman on The Young and the Restless. A SORASed Nick had just returned to Genoa City after a stint in boarding school and quickly met Sharon Collins, the classmate who would change his life forever.

Nick and Sharon's teen romance led them to marry when they were barely out of high school. They quickly started a family that included Cassie, the child Sharon had given up before she moved to Genoa City, and Noah, Nick and Sharon's son together. They seemed to be the healthiest couple on soaps for more than a decade, mainly because they stayed married for so long.

Sadly, Cassie's death as a teen caused them to split. Nick's grief took him in a whole new direction, causing him to have an affair with Phyllis Summers that produced their daughter, Summer. Since then, Nick has had countless romances but somehow always ends up back with Sharon or Phyllis, depending on which way the wind blows.

Thirty years have now passed since Morrow introduced the grown-up Nick Newman and his complicated love life to fans. It's a love life that is punctuated by Sharon on one side and Phyllis on the other, according to Morrow.

"Those two relationships really formed Nick's entire identity," the actor told "You have the Nick/Sharon, young Romeo and Juliet love story for the ages. And then you have the Nick/Phyllis affair that came from a horrible experience in Nick's life [the death of a child], but turned into something so much more."

However, Morrow thinks having these two women in his life keeps Nick from giving his whole heart to either of them.

"The key to this triangle is Nick's never going to not have the other woman have a place in his heart while he's with the other woman," he said.

Does that mean there is no hope for Sharon and Nick, or "Shick" as fans call them? After all, they remain the best of friends and seem to always find their way back to one another before Nick screws it up again. While Morrow thinks a reunion is in their future at some point, he does not seem sure they are endgame.

"They're not Victor and Nikki," he said, referring to the enduring popularity of Nick's parents, a couple who would also always break up to make up before settling in as the soap's long-lasting signature pair.

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