‘The Young and the Restless’: Is Melissa Ordway Married and Does She Have Any Kids?
Abby’s romantic encounters have been a subject of many plot lines on the show, but a lot of fans might not know much about what Ordway’s love life is like when she is not playing Abby. For example, is Ordway married and does she have any kids?
Melissa Ordway has been on ‘The Young and the Restless’ since 2013
Before joining Y&R, Ordway had appeared in films like 17 Again (2009) and The Last Song (2010). She was also a main cast member on the teen soap opera Hollywood Heights.
Ordway began playing Abby on Y&R in 2013. The role had been taken on by a few actresses before then, but Ordway soon became the actress to have portrayed Abby for the longest amount of time.
Melissa Ordway got married in 2012
Ordway is currently married to Justin Gaston, a singer and actor. They first met when they were auditioning for the 2011 movie Escapee, and their romance quickly blossomed.
In the late 2000s, Gaston was also known for dating Miley Cyrus. Gaston and Cyrus split in 2009, and Gaston went on to appear in Taylor Swift’s music video for the song “Love Story.”
In any case, Ordway and Gaston got married in 2012.
Melissa Ordway and Justin Gaston have two kids
In 2016, Ordway and Gaston adopted a baby girl named Olivia. The adoption was officially finalized in early 2017. Ordway shared the happy news with followers on social media, writing: “We cannot thank God enough for blessing our family with the most beautiful, smart, fun, little ray of sunshine. Olivia lights up every room she crawls in, haha, and has brought us so much joy. We love you, Olivia. More than you will ever know!”
Ordway and Gaston’s family was joined by another child in late 2017 when Ordway gave birth to their second daughter, Sophie.
Melissa Ordway want her kids to find love like she did
Like many parents, Ordway and Gaston have big dreams for their children. One of these dreams is for them to find fulfilling love and not “settle” for anything less.
“I had great examples with my parents, and Justin had great examples, too, so we want to pass down that tradition,” Ordway told Soaps In Depth earlier this year. “I’m not going to say ‘Oh, marriage is always easy, and we’re always happy.’ It’s not easy! But we want to show them how much we love each other.”
Additionally, Ordway thinks Gaston is setting a good example for their daughters of what kind of men they should marry.
“I want them to find somebody exactly like their dad,” she shared. “I don’t want them to settle for anything less than the best — and that is what Justin is… Justin is such a gentleman. He’s the best dad and the best husband and an honest, stand-up guy. I hope that my girls someday find a relationship with someone who is equally as amazing as Justin!”