‘Young and the Restless’: Christel Khalil Off Contract – Lily To Prison?

Young and the Restless casting news reports Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) is off contract and now on recurring status on Y&R. The future of Lily is unknown. Time will tell if Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard), Maddie Ashby (Lexi Stevenson), and Charlie Ashby (Noah Alexander Gerry) will also see a change in their status on the daytime drama. What does this mean for Lily and her upcoming trial and will she be sent to prison?

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Fans To See Less of Christel Khalil on Y&R

Christel Khalil joined the show in 2002 but left briefly in 2005. She returned a year later.  During her absence, Davetta Sherwood filled in as Lily. Christel has guided the character of Lily Winters from rebellious teenager to dedicated mother and savvy businesswoman. She earned both a NAACP Image Award and a Daytime Emmy for her work on the Young and the Restless.

According to Young and the Restless spoilers from Soap Opera Digest, the modification in status from contract to recurring was at Christel Khalil’s request. The actress sent a message to fans to let them know of the change. While Christel Khalilreassured them she was not leaving, she hopes to pursue new opportunities with more time away from the Y&R.

She ended her message with, “I will continue to be a proud member of the Y&R family and look forward to further adventures playing Lily. Thank you for all the love and support over the years!”

Y&R – Big Story Line Changes for Lily Winters?

Lily Winters and her family have been front and center in recent days as her role in the death of Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan) in a horrible automobile accident earned major screen time. Young and the Restless spoilers show Devon Hamilton’s (Bryton James) reaction to his sister’s role in his wife and baby’s death was high drama for this CBS front-runner.

Lily pleaded guilty for causing the accident that killed her sister-in-law. With sentencing right around the corner, Lily may go to prison. That would explain less visibility. Young and the Restless spoilers highlighted Cane’s plan to leave the country with his family.  Lily could take him up on his plan if she truly does face prison time but only time will tell what is in store for this beloved Y&R family.

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