‘The Young And The Restless’ Star Surprises Fans With Unruly COVID-19 Hairdo

Eric Braeden celebrates his 40th Anniversary on the long-running CBS Television Network daytime series The Young and the Restless.
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The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden, who portrays Victor Newman on the show, surprised his fans on social media today. He shared a personal photograph of himself in the bathroom, revealing how the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic affected his hairdo.

The TV legend showed off a selfie of himself, and he wore a big smile. It’s unclear if it was before or after a shower, but there appeared to be a shower in the background. The soap veteran stood in front of a mirror, and a tiled wall was visible behind him, and two glass walls with a white and a darker-colored towel draped over them seemed to be in one corner.

Braeden sported a scruffy goatee on his face in the shot, but his unruly coiffe took center stage. The actor’s typically well-styled hair went in several different directions, and the pieces over his ears made it clear that his hair was longer than usual.

In the caption, the Y&R star noted that the hairdo was a result of being quarantined at home due to the pandemic, and presumably, he hadn’t had it cut in a while because of the stay-at-home orders in his area. The photograph received more than 9,600 reactions on Facebook, and at least 1,600 of his fans took the time to leave a comment. Over 460 accounts on the popular social media platform also shared the photo, as viewers seemed to appreciate the insight into Braeden’s current look.

“This made me genuinely smile. And after the last few days, I really need to smile. Stylish hair, messy hair, you always look good,” wrote one who included a red heart emoji.

“Made me smile too. All of us are probably sporting the COVID-19 hairstyles these days. LOL. Eric, you and your family stay safe. God bless you,” a second viewer replied.

“Thank you for your good spirits and humor, Eric. I think I have the same COVID hair! God Bless. I am loving the classic episodes and looking forward to Y&R’s return. Stay well,” declared a third fan of the actor, who alluded to the show’s recent theme weeks that have aired since the show’s creators stopped shooting new episodes.

“Brought a smile to my face, just as I needed one. You look great!!!” a fourth viewer gushed.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Braeden indicated that he is ready and willing to get back to work sometime in the future, provided there are health precautions in place.