BREAKING: Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill File for Divorce?

Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill split.

Two The Young and the Restless stars who share two children are set to divorce.

An Off-Screen Soap Couple Is No More

Thad Luckinbill (ex-JT Hellstrom) filed for divorce from Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) Wednesday, according to, that site exclusively learned. While we hadn’t previously heard of this site, Soap Cities has learned it is in partnership with TMZ. TMZ generally does their fact-checking well.

Some Certainty, Some Unknowns

While Heinle and Luckinbill seek to share custody of their children, the court papers filed by the two request a decision of spousal support to come some time in the future.

Luckinbill cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.

Life Imitates Art

Heinle and Luckibill were a couple on-screen before they got together, married, and had two children off-screen. The couple’s children are Thaddeus, 10, and Georgia, 8. On-screen Victoria and JT are parents to the infamous Reed (Tristan Lake Lubeau).

Heinle also married Loving co-star Michael Weatherly who played Cooper Alden on that soap at the same time as she played Steffy Brewster. Those two share a son, August, who is 16.


Luckinbill co-produced La La Land. That film was a critical and commercial success, taking home scores of trophies this awards season, except for one glaring loss. Someone gave Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope, and the two announced that La La Land won the Oscar for Best Picture last Sunday when actually, Moonlight had won.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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