|Cady McClain as Kelly Andrews|
|The Young and the Restless|
|Portrayed by|| Cynthia Watros (2013-2014) |
Cady McClain (2014-)
|Current status||Present, Recurring|
|First appearance||November 15, 2013|
|Created by|| Tracey Thomson |
|Introduced by||Jill Farren Phelps|
|Residence||Genoa City, Wisconsin|
|Cynthia Watros as Kelly Andrews|
Kelly Andrews (née Russell) is a character on The Young and the Restless, currently portrayed by Cady McClain, formerly by Cynthia Watros.
Kelly Andrews is grieving the loss of her young son, Sam. She attends a support group and becomes close with Billy Abbott, who is also grieving the tragic loss of his daughter Delia Abbott. She has become Billy's closest confidant as she knows and understands the pain and grief that Billy is going through which she wants to have sex with him. During the support group, she tells everyone that her son was killed by a driver who couldn't see Sam riding his bike in the driver's blindspot and struck him accidentally. Sam's death took a toll on Kelly's marriage with her husband, Dean, and the two filed for divorce when they blamed each other for Sam's death. One day, Billy arrived at Kelly's apartment and she invited him in and they start talking. They then all of the sudden kiss and have sex, which Billy was supposed to be with Victoria at the airport at that time. A few minutes later, Victoria came home and yelled, Billy, are you home? She yelled a couple of times and saw his suitcases on the couch and suspected he was up to something, which he was. He then came home, and Victoria asked him where he has been, but he was afriaid to tell Victoria, about his affair with Kelly. Kelly later bumps into Stitch Rayburn and the two instantly recognize each other and aren't happy to see one another.
During the Delia Foundation fundraiser at the Athletic Club, Kelly is among the town residents taken hostage by Womack. When Womack went to shoot at Chelsea Lawson, Billy saves Chelsea by pushing her out of the way as Womack shot at the chandelier which ended up falling on Billy, seriously injuring him. As Kelly and Victoria do their best to treat his injuries, Billy, believing he will die, tells Victoria about his one-night stand with Kelly. When Womack is shot and the hostages are freed, Billy is taken to the hospital with Victoria hitching along, but not before she slaps Kelly in the face for her betrayal.
Kelly becomes dismayed when she learns Stitch and Victoria have gotten involved. She warns Stitch how his secret could hurt Victoria. Kelly and Jack Abbott start dating, much to the dismay of Summer Newman, who was hoping Jack wouldn't move on from her mother, Phyllis Newman who was in a coma. Jack began wondering about Kelly and Stitch's connection, especially when he saw them together. Kelly finally made Stitch realize he had to be honest with Victoria, but realizes how complicated the situation is when she finds out Victoria is pregnant. She promises not to tell Victoria Stitch's secret, but says she will tell Jack the truth if he asks her. When Billy confides to Kelly that he is going to talk to Stitch's ex-wife Jenna Kieran about his secret, She tells Stitch about it, so he can try to do damage control. The secret was that Stitch killed their drunken abusive father when they were younger and took the identity and social security number of a deceased classmate named, Ben Rayburn.
Kelly and Jack deepen in their romance and Jack announces to everybody that they're together. Eventually Kelly moves in with him. Kelly wants Jack to know that it's okay to be thinking about Phyllis in the hospital and she doesn't want to replace her. Jack continued to prove his love to Kelly. Summer and her newly wed husband, Austin Travers, invited Jack and Kelly over for their first married adult dinner. Kelly was a bit hesitant about going but Jack insisted her to go and looked forward to telling Summer and Austin that Kelly's moving in at dinner. When Jack told Summer, she was very emotional and stormed upstairs. Austin ran up to Summer and she apologized to Jack and Kelly for being so childish and immature. Summer felt everybody was moving on with their lives forgetting about Phyllis, but had to accept Kelly into Jack's life.
Kelly and Stitch ran into their mother, Maureen Russell, at the Genoa City Country Club. Maureen wanted to sit down and talk to her two children. Kelly was very resentful towards her mother. She states that even when Ben killed her father, Maureen took Stitch's side. Maureen pointed out that she made peace with Ben but Kelly claims that's different. Kelly left her relationship with her mother on bad terms. Jack told Kelly he noticed her mother's back in town at a restaurant. Kelly told him she doesn't trust Maureen. Jack pointed out that kelly walked away from many things in her life: Stitch, Maureen, Billy ... and he wondered if they hit a bump in the road if she'd do the same to him. He asked her to open up to him. Kelly told him after her father died, Maureen didn't seem to care like it didn't matter. She didn't want to be surrounded by his things or anything.