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Holy Smokes, Melody Thomas Scott Has Been On 'The Young & The Restless' For 40 Years

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Feb. 20 2019, Published 6:18 p.m. ET

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A celebration is in order for The Young and the Restless star Melody Thomas Scott. She's been playing the iconic character of Nikki Newman for 40 years! She's been the central member of Genoa City since 1979 and has no intentions of stopping. Here are some of her most iconic moments on the soap.

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Paul Williams (played by Doug Davidson) shocked fans when he gave Nikki an STD.

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When Victor (played by Eric Braeden) slept with Nikki and then pushed her into the arms of Kevin Bancroft (played by Christopher Holder) — while he started seeing Lorie Brooks — fans went, "OMG!"

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Nikki and Victor tried to get their happy ending when they said, “I do,” but unfortunately the on-screen couple divorced. Their BFF Col. Douglas Austin (played by the late Michael Evans) tricked them into going to dinner at the private dining room at the Colonnade.

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Nikki fell in love with Brad Carlton (played by Don Diamont) and they were set to tie the knot. But after finding out that her ex-lover Victor had been shot, Nikki stopped the wedding and ran to her ex’s side.

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Who could forget the epic moment when Nikki was shot after her psycho maid "Sarah" (played by the late Candice Daily) killed Nikki’s husband (and Sarah's ex) Dr. Joshua Landers?

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What are your favorite Melody moments on the Young and the Restless? Sound off below!

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