Thad Luckinbill and Amelia Heinle on The Young and the Restless Set. Credits: XJJohnson/

Sometimes, the line between reality and fantasy can blur in television, especially when actors start dating one another. Like Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill from The Young and the Restless. They play a divorced couple in the show, but were they ever married in real life? If so, are Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill still married? Did Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill divorce? Keep reading to know more about Heinle and Luckinbill’s marriage.

In the Beginning

Thad Luckinbill joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1999 as J.T. Hellstrom. The part became Luckinbill’s first major role, and it turned out to be a fairly good ongoing role for him.

A couple of years later, Amelia Heinle joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Victoria Newman in 2005. Her character was originally played by another actress and written off the show for a while.


Unlike Luckinbill, Heinle was a veteran of soap operas. She played roles in Loving, The City, and All My Children.

Real Life and Soap Opera Life

J.T. Hellstrom became involved with Victoria Newman. They had sex a few times, and she became pregnant with a child but didn’t know who the father was. The characters eventually got married after Hellstrom discovered that the child was his but got divorced. Hellstrom was then written off the show in 2010.

Meanwhile, in the real world, Luckinbill and Heinle got close in real life. Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill’s pictures began circulating while they were dating, and the couple got married in 2007, two years after meeting on set of The Young and the Restless.

Luckinbill left the show for a few years in 2010 and formed Black Label Media, along with twin brother Trent Luckinbill and producer Molly Smith.

Black Label Media has had an incredibly successful run with their film projects, including Sicario and La La Land, both of which garnered great critical acclaim. The company’s most recent film, Only the Brave, was released in October 2017. But the acting itch came back to Luckinbill, and that’s when the situation got a little weird.


Is Amelia Heinle Still Married to Thad Luckinbill?

Luckinbill filed for divorce from Heinle on March 1, 2017. But, the actor made his triumphant return as J.T. Hellstrom on The Young and the Restless in December 2017.

While we can’t find any on-set reports about how this is currently working out for the former couple, you’ve got to admit that it would be a little weird. Luckinbill and Heinle’s characters divorced years before they did in real life, but now both their personal and professional life match up.

As of this writing, there is no word on how long Luckinbill’s character will stay around for, as his career as a producer might drag him back eventually.

For example, three films produced by Thad Luckinbill and his company will see release next year, one of which is the sequel to Sicario. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if J.T. Hellstrom disappears again sometime next year.

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