‘Young and the Restless’: Christel Khalil Rooting for Traci and Cane Romance

Young and the Restless spoilers show Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) and Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) get closer soon and Christel Khalil, who plays his ex-wife Lily Ashby, is rooting for the pair. In a recent interview, the actress talked about her drop to recurring (which was her choic). She also discussed her appearances as Iris, the old-school femme fatale in Traci’s latest romance novel.

It’s always a treat for fans to get more of Christel Khalil. And her take on the May-December romance between Lily’s ex-hubby and the older writer is intriguing. Fans seems torn about the possible pairing Y&R scripted. But there’s also a growing momentum among the fan base for those that want to see “Trane” come to fruition. See what Christel said about Traci and Cane and their CBS soap romance.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Summer Heats Up Traci Abbott and Cane Ashby

Y&R spoilers for summer leaked by head writer Josh Griffith say that Lily Ashby sticks around, as her alter-ego Iris, as things intensify between Cane Ashby and his friend Traci Abbott. For now, Cane views them strictly in the friend zone. Traci is someone he can talk to about his trouble and triumphs. When he’s got good news to tell, Cane runs right to Traci. So, their friendship is solid and makes for a good basis to move into a romance.

Summer spoilers say that soon, many people question the friendship between Traci and Cane as it heats up into something more. While Traci Abbott already has some warm feelings for Cane Ashby, she’s fighting them as hard as she can. Even though her book alter-ego, sassy secretary Velma is making a move on sexy PI Flynn, Traci is a little more shy. But Young and the Restless spoilers say what she really feels for Cane spills out in her writing – and soon in real life on the soap.

Y&R: Christel Khalil Is Ready to Board the “Trane” Train

In a recent interview with She Knows Soaps, Young and the Restless‘ Christel Khalil shared her thoughts on the Trane pairing – and she’s a big fan. She talked about a lot of things including Kristoff St John’s passing, but what was huge was her thoughts on Lily’s ex getting with an older woman. She said “I’m all for it” then mentioned the 16-year age gap between her and Daniel Goddard when Cane and Lily Ashby first got together. Christel was 19, Daniel was 35.

The age difference between Goddard and Maitland is narrower at just 14 years (he’s 47 and she’s 61). Christel Khalil said when it’s an older man and younger woman, “we don’t think anything of it”. But then said when it’s the other way around people “are so weirded out by it”. Then she said of the Trane pairing: “I actually love it. I think it’s great.” It seems Young and the Restless fans are also gradually boarding the Trane train as many shippers are joining the trend on social media.

So what’s next for Cane Ashby and writer Traci Abbott? They both need to realize they have feelings for each other — of the romantic sort. Right now, Cane runs to Traci for every little thing, so he needs to question why. Then Traci needs to acknowledge that secretary Velma is acting out what she wants in real life. Cane Ashby’s arms around her. This is a slow burn so wait and see what Y&R has in store.

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Kelly Joyner

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