'The Young And The Restless' Star Kate Linder Celebrates Huge Esther Valentine Milestone

Rachel Dillin

The Young and the Restless star Kate Linder is celebrating a momentous occasion for her alter ego, Esther Valentine, today.

The actress took to Instagram earlier to mark the fact that 37 years ago today, Esther said her first ever line in Genoa City. What did Katherine Chancellor's (Jeanie Cooper) maid say? "Mrs. Chancellor your dinner is served." Initially, that was supposed to be Linder's only day working for the show and the single line she'd ever say. However, since that moment, Esther has been a staple on the No. 1 rated CBS Daytime Drama. During her tenure on the show, Linder also worked as a flight attendant for the United Airlines.

In her long tenure as Mrs. Chancellor's maid and confidant, Esther has done some wild things. She also had a child named Katherine Tina Valentine, and eventually, that child became Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson). Initially, Chloe was embarrassed by her mother's profession as a maid, but later she warmed up to the relationship.

Esther's granddaughter Delia died shortly after Katherine passed away, and Adam Newman ended up being the person who ran over Chloe and Billy's (Jason Thompson) daughter, which ultimately led to Chloe kidnapping Adam and blowing up the cabin where she had him stashed. Before that, Chloe had another daughter named Bella, whom Kevin (Greg Rikaart) fathered.

However, The Inquisitr recently reported that Rikaart is bringing Kevin Fisher back to the canvas. Plus, the soap recently recast Adam Newman with daytime newcomer Mark Grossman. All these details point to the possibility of Chloe returning too, although nothing has been announced on that front. If Esther's family returns to Genoa City, there's a good chance that she will end up appearing more often in the storylines.

Congratulations on 37 wonderful years!