Greg Rikaart Leaving Y&R

Greg Rikaart Confirms Y&R Departure: 'I Am Sad to Leave'

Young and the Restless vet Greg Rikaart is making it official.

Confirming our story from earlier today, the Daytime Emmy winner revealed via Instagram that he will soon bid farewell to CBS’ top-rated soap. His full statement is below:

Fourteen years ago, I booked a two-week long gig on The Young and the Restless. In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined what it would turn into: a career-defining experience that has brought me so much happiness and fulfillment. Playing Kevin and watching him evolve over the years has mirrored my real life in so many ways. We’ve both found love, both became dads and we both have more gray hair now then we did in 2003. I have such love and fondness for the cast and crew of Y&R that when I watch Kevin enjoying himself in scenes, it’s hard to know where he ends and Greg begins.

At the moment it is unclear what lies ahead for Kevin and I, as we will be saying goodbye to Genoa City for a while. I am sad to leave a place I hold so dear but also really excited about what the future holds.

I cannot overstate how much gratitude I have to all of you who have been such loud cheerleaders for me. You’ve all enriched my life. So stick around. The journey is just beginning.

As we reported, Rikaart will tape his last episode in June, with his final on-air appearance slated for August.