The Young and the Restless sensational Jeanne Cooper is about to finally have her tell-all memoir, Not Young, Still Restless, released at the end of July. And now the Daytime Emmy award winning legend, who has played the iconic Katherine Chancellor f0r 39 years on the number one soap, is talking to promote it in what is perhaps the most highly-anticipated personal memoir of any daytime star!
Today in an item from the New York Post, Cooper talks about the startling revelation in her book that she indeed had an affair with her on-screen son, Brock, played by Beau Kayzer! Cooper admitted the affair with Kayzer, who was 21 years younger, began after a devastating divorce from her cheating husband which blind-sided her like a sucker punch from a heavyweight. In discussing how the affair began, Cooper related, “Well, he brought one of the kindest, most grounded, kinds of simplicity to life. He was a great conversationalist, a poetic kind of person. And you know what? He delivers lines better than anyone I’ve ever known! We had dinner one night, and then, it went further. He made the first move. But the age difference was not for me. He kept saying he had no problem with it and that age meant nothing to him.”
As soap fans know, Kayzer still pops up now and then in Genoa City still playing Brock. And when the NY Post asked if Cooper was still attracted to Beau, Jeanne giggled and said, “I still can’t say ‘hi’ to him without, well, you know.” Cooper’s memoir, Not Young, Still Restless can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.com!
So what do you think of the affair between Jeanne and Beau? Shocked? Not-shocked? Let us know your thoughts? One thing is for sure; Cooper will tell it like it is in her new book, and in a life that has spanned 84 dramatic and fulfilling years, we can’t wait to read it!