Y&R Christel Khalil’s Relationship Throughout the Years
Christel Khalil’s Y&R alter ego, Lily Winters, has had a series of bad lucks at the love department on the show, and to some extent, the actress did have a similar fate in real life as well. Nevertheless, Khalil met someone a few years back with whom she now shares a beautiful real-life love story.
Christel Khalil started out very early in the acting industry. She was only 6 when she made her debut in Fox’s sitcom, The Sindbad Show. At age 15, she landed the role of teen Lily Winters in The Young and the Restless and she got her big break. In September 2008, Khalil made big news when she got married to her long-term boyfriend, Stephen Hensley, a musician.
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They got married in an intimate ceremony where her co-stars Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid and Bryton James was a groomsman. Two years later, when Christel gave birth to her and Stephen’s son, Michael Caden Hensley and her bestfriend and co-star Bryton also became the child’s godfather.
Khalil and Stephen separated in early 2011 and divorced later that same year. After the divorce, she was in a relationship with Ray Wicks, a bar runner. But sadly, it came to an end too after four years in August 2015.
In the summer of 2018, Khalil revealed her relationship with the Toronto-based businessman, Sam Restango. Around the same time, she also dropped from series regular to recurring status with Y&R. The following year, she relocated to Toronto, Canada, with her nine-year-old son Michael to live with Sam.
Then in 2020, they returned to the USA and have been living in LA as Khalil resumed as a full-time star on Y&R. And that’s just the starting because at the beginning of 2022, the two got engaged and before walking down the aisle, they had a surprise waiting in 2023.
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Just after a year of getting engaged, Khalil announced they were expecting their first child together, a baby boy. While she has already given birth to her second son at late December 2023, Khalil is keeping it super private.
So, although we didn’t get to see those baby pictures, we are just so happy that she finally found her “The One.”