Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Welcomes First Baby

Published on August 23, 2021.

On Saturday, August 21st, The Young and the Restless (Y&R) star Melissa Claire Egan and her husband Matt Katrosar welcomed their first baby, Caden Robert Katrosar, into the world. 

Needless to say, the couple couldn’t be happier with their little bundle, who weighs 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measures 20 inches long.

“We are overjoyed to welcome Caden Robert Katrosar into the world. Everyone is healthy and doing well,” the couple shared with People. “We’re so grateful for all the love and well wishes along our journey to get here. We’re awestruck by this little man and can’t believe he’s ours.”

“Huge thanks to all the amazing doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai who have taken such good care of us!” the exclusive statement continues.

Since Caden is the couple’s first child, Egan can only compare this experience to the babies she’s delivered on-screen — particularly as Chelsea Lawson on Y&R!

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“Although this is my first child in real life, I’ve had very dramatic on-screen births on The Young and the Restless. Once after falling through a lake, I delivered my son on the show in a cabin. The other time, I went into labor at my wedding and delivered a baby right there in my wedding dress. So this was a breeze compared to that!”

Caden’s birth is especially exciting for the couple because they’ve dealt with the uncertainty of fertility issues in the past. When Egan announced that she was expecting in April, she shared a message of strength with others who might also be struggling.

“To anyone going through this process or any kind of fertility issues, I feel you, I see you, you’re not alone,” Egan shared. “I wish I could jump through this phone and give you a big hug. Please do not give up hope. Keep trusting and have faith. You got this!!!”

Egan only recently wrapped up her last scenes on Y&R before her maternity leave. She has been a mainstay on the CBS soap since 2011. 

Congratulations to the new little family! 

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