Mark Grossman began portraying Adam Newman in March of 2019 and his first scenes came in May. Sharon Case has been playing Sharon Newman on the CBS soap since 1994. Not long after Grossman took over the role as the bad boy Newman he and Case began dating in real-time. The couple has been together for 2 years and although they have not confirmed it their followers believe they are engaged. This is because Case began sporting a huge diamond that looks like an engagement ring. Grossman 34 and Case 50 have not said anything one way or the other but they appear very much in love. While they are holding steady off-screen, their fans are troubled by their lack of close proximity on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. The CBS soap seems to be teasing the viewers who desire to see Shaddam together, by getting their hopes up ten dasing them over and over again. Sharon Case has had chemistry with all the men who portrayed Adam but viewers could see there was something more with the man who now has the role.
The Shaddam effect
Shortly after Mark Grossman began portraying Adam Newman his character and Sharon slept together. They went their separate ways but he continued to let her know that he loved her. Last year the couple kissed and fans thought they were going to see a Shaddam reunion. Devotees of the couple were expecting the real-life partners to heat up the screen. Instead, they again backed away from each other and Sharon recommitted to Rey. While the couple is moving along with their real romance, on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS things seem to have it a snag. On Tuesday, Adam spent some time getting to know Sally Spectra and some spoilers indicate the two might start dating. This will not deter the many fans who believe that Saddam would ultimately be together. Chloe has been afraid that Chelsea and Adam might get back together but Melissa Claire Egan is on extended maternity leave. By the time she returns Adam and Sally Spectra might be an item or eh may finally end up with Sharon.
Mark and Sharon
Earlier this year Sharon Case did an interview with SOAPS IN DEPTH where she said the only reason she and Mark went public with their relationship is because of social distancing. The actress said that because she and Grossman were in quarantine together they could be in close proximity on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. For whatever reason, the soap did not take advantage and place the two in love scenes. Loyal fans are still anxious for the powers that be to put the two actors together on screen but they seem at this point to be toying with the viewers. everyone believed that Adam saving Faith's life would have sealed the deal but it did not. now Rey is actually suspecting Adam of kidnapping Marriah. Spoilers say eventually Victor will put up money to search for the missing pregnant woman and you can bet that Adam will get the credit for it if she is found. It's a good thing that Mark and Sharon don't have the same obstacles as their chahracters.
The future is uncertain
The only thing fans of Mark Grossman and Sharon Case can do at this point is to watch and wait. If the couple really is engaged they will no doubt announce their wedding date at some point. As far as the onscreen relationship no one believes that Adam and Sally will work out and that if anything happens between them it will be a temporary distraction. Spoilers had said that Rey was going to hook up wit Celsea but that did not happen so the rumors do not always come to pass. It was also said that because of COVID that Grossman and Case would get together on screen so they could have romantic scenes during social distancing. Whatever the future holds fans of the couple are hoping they are engaged and that someow their Y&R characters will eventually find their way to each other.
Margaret Minnicks from Richmond, VA on August 17, 2021:
I like the concept of "reel and real-time."