‘The Young And The Restless’ Star Elizabeth Hendrickson Makes Huge Announcement

Elizabeth Hendrickson at THE 46TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS CBS party.
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The Young and the Restless star Elizabeth Hendrickson, who portrays Chloe on the show, thrilled her Instagram followers with a huge announcement earlier today.

This morning, the soap opera veteran shared a picture of her small baby bump to announce her pregnancy. In the image, Hendrickson wore a black bra and black form-fitting boy shorts. She also wore a neutral-colored knitted dress over the top of the ensemble, which showed off her changing figure.

The mother-to-be cradled her stomach between both hands. Hendrickson’s long and highlighted brunette hair flowed over her shoulders and down her back. She wore light, neutral makeup to complete the look.

General Hospital actress Tamara Braun (Kim) snapped the photo of Hendrickson during a photoshoot with Brad Everett Young.

Hendrickson admitted that the cause of her belly is more than just bagels, excitedly sharing that she has a baby on the way. According to Hendrickson, she’s having a baby girl in 2020. Hendrickson also revealed that she and her new husband, Rob Meder, had difficulty getting pregnant. The actress added that she is looking forward to sharing her journey with her followers — as well as learning from their stories — while she’s pregnant.

The actress’s friends and co-stars at the No. 1 rated CBS Daytime drama replied to her post with congratulatory comments.

“SO happy for you both!” wrote actress Lauralee Bell, who plays Christine on the show.

“Omg!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Congratulations,” replied Melissa Ordway, who portrays Abby.

“Congrats!!! Couldn’t be more excited for you!!! It’s truly the best,” new mom Kelly Kruger wrote, who also plays Mackenzie on the soap.

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Christel Khalil (Lily), Sharon Case (Sharon), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Daniel Goddard (Cane), and many more current and former co-stars of the actress also left a series of encouraging replies.

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Recently, Hendrickson returned to Y&R as Chloe on a recurring basis.

She had faked her death with Victor’s (Eric Braeden) help. For a couple of years, Chloe and Kevin (Greg Rikaart) lived under assumed names in Portland, Oregon, along with their daughter, Bella. However, when Adam (Mark Grossman) returned to Genoa City, Chloe returned and tried to shoot Adam again. He kidnapped her, and Kevin eventually returned to town to find Chloe. Now that everything is out in the open, they’re living under their real names in Genoa City.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) hired Chloe to work with her at The Grand Phoenix Hotel as the marketing director.

It is unclear if the soap will write Hendrickson’s pregnancy into her character’s storyline on the show.