‘The Young and the Restless’: Mark Grossman Admits Adam Can’t Give Sharon Up – ‘It’s the First Love Thing’

The Young and the Restless has been a fan favorite for years, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in the near future!

First premiering in March 1973, the steamy soap has been entertaining fans for decades, and we have seen more than our fair share of characters come and go. There are plenty of couples to keep track of as well, and the drama gets pretty intense most of the time. In fact, one of the most well-loved characters on the show, Adam Newman, portrayed by actor Mark Grossman, has been in somewhat of a complicated situation lately.

It is a well-known fact among fans that he is head over heels with Chelsea, who is played by actress Melissa Claire Egan, but there are plenty of other things going on at the same time. Most importantly, there is quite the connection between fan-favorite couple Adam and Sharon, and now, something even more interesting has happened. Mark Grossman admits that Adam just can’t give Sharon up, saying “It’s the First Love Thing”. 

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Grossman is best known for his work on the popular daytime soap, and for good reason. At 32 years old, the handsome actor has been portraying Adam Newman since 2019, and fans just can’t seem to get enough.

According to Gossip Gist, Grossman has quite a bit of experience in the world of acting, having made appearances in Get Big, Famous in Love, and Maybe Tomorrow, to name a few. Grossman developed a passion for acting at a young age, becoming focused and determined after participating in school stage productions.

He knew what he wanted to do, and set out to do it, letting nothing stand in his way. He has been pretty successful, even doing some modeling, and fans also know that Grossman has an offscreen relationship with his co-star, Sharon Case. 

Who has Adam been seriously involved with on ‘The Young and the Restless’? 

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman) and Justin Hartley (Adam Newman)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman) and Justin Hartley (Adam Newman) | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

With his striking good looks and charismatic personality, it is really no surprise that Adam garners the attraction of whomever he wants! Fandom reports that he has had a strong relationship with Chelsea, and they have been through so much that it is only natural that fans adore them. Affectionately known as “Chadam,” the couple was married before suffering a tragic miscarriage as the result of a car crash, and they have always been there to support each other through the good and the bad.

It seems as though they have a natural connection, but the pain of losing a baby proved too much to handle, and they eventually separated from each other. Despite the fact that Adam admits his strong feelings for Chelsea, things are a little tangled due to the fact that he still loves Sharon, whom he was with before Chelsea came into the picture. 

Mark Grossman admits that Adam can’t give Sharon up

We all know that Chelsea was the one responsible for helping Adam move on from Sharon in the first place, so why is it that he can’t seem to give her up?

According to Soap Opera Digest, Grossman admits that his character is complex. It is evident that even after everything that has taken place with Chelsea that he still has strong feelings for Sharon, and it appears that there may be a good reason.

The actor knows that Adam is torn, and even goes so far as to say that “With Sharon, it’s the ‘first love’ thing. I think the reason why Adam and Chelsea can relate to each other so well is because they both have this dark, manipulative, con-artist side.” Looks like there is a deep connection and Adam just can’t let go.