Tracey E. Bregman was “overwhelmed” to get a new Daytime Emmy trophy more than four years after she had to replace the one she had lost in a fire.
During her appearance on The Talk on Tuesday, the Young and the Restless actress, 59, was surprised by costar Christian LeBlanc, who portrays her husband on the CBS serial opera, and handed a new trophy to replace the one she lost when her house burnt down in the Woolsey fire outside Los Angeles in 2018.
LeBlanc, 64, said to Bregman, “I would want to present this, an Emmy for Outstanding Ingenue in a Daytime Drama Series.” Bregman accepted the award. “However, this time it’s from the people who love you, respect you, and cherish you: your CBS, your Young and the Restless family, and I’m so pleased to be able to offer it to you.” “But this time it’s from the people who love you and respect you and cherish you.”
After being presented with the new prize, Bregman, who plays the role of Lauren Fenmore on the long-running soap opera, had an emotional response.
She said, “I really don’t know how to express my gratitude.” “Oh my gosh. I’m speechless at the privilege of having this.”
After her performance, Bregman expressed her appreciation to the members of the Young and the Restless cast and crew, as well as to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
She sent a statement to D.e.a.d.line in which she claimed that the event “had been one of the most wonderful and meaningful experiences of my career.” “I worked so hard to contain my sobs behind the microphone. I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this moment, including my Young and Restless family, NATAS, and The Talk. My love for you has no bounds.”
According to Adam Sharp, President and Chief Executive Officer of NATAS, the organization is “glad” to have a new prize.
“We were heartbroken to learn of the devastation of Tracey’s house, and with it, her well-earned Emmy Award,” he added. “We were devastated to learn of the destruction of Tracey’s home.” “Our judges recognized that the Emmy statuette is a representation of her hard work and great devotion to her art,” and “The Emmy trophy is a testament to her hard work.”
He continued by saying, “We are glad that it is back home where it belongs.”
Back in the year 2020, Bregman commemorated the second anniversary of the fire by taking images and making a movie documenting the destruction that the blaze had caused in Malibu, California.
She said in the description for the video, “Today, Mark’s [sic] two years where everything changed.” “Yes, the loss of my house and the homes of my friends has been devastating. So many beautiful things have been destroyed, and I still go to grasp for something, only to find that it has been taken away.”
“As you are aware, I always attempt to find the positive aspects of every situation. Because of this experience, she said, there have been so many wonderful bright spots, including individuals I’ve met and journeys I’ve begun, as well as friends who have shown me what it is to genuinely understand the concept of friendship. Although everyone of us may be in the process of reconstructing our lives (including me, I hope), our shared experience will be with us forever.
“I will be eternally thankful to the firefighters, to our town for coming together to assist all of us, and to our neighbors who showed up in such wonderful ways,” she said.