A Southern dude from a small town, Michael Mealor has become a fan favorite within a short time. The handsome, calm and sweet actor is relatively a fresh face but after sharing scenes opposite big names while portraying Kyle in Y&R, he gained immense fame. Just a few years away from his Hollywood debut, the actor and model certainly feels lucky to be an integral part of the top-rated CBS daytime drama. Mealor’s onscreen character may be well known but not much is known about him in real life. Here’s an insight into the love life of The Young & The Restless star.
The Georgia native is a leap-year baby whose birthdate is February 29, 1992. There is a scarcity of information about Michael Mealor’s parents and family background. However, the actor and his older sister, Caroline were raised in a middle-class family in their home state.
In high school, Mealor focused on sports and was part of the football team, but he harbored a desire to be an actor. Interestingly, he used to watch The Young and the Restless as a kid. This actor attended college (Auburn University in Alabama) briefly but quit after a semester of feeling horrible. Michael Mealor then decided to try his luck in Hollywood. He was noticed by a modeling scout in a gym and was encouraged to travel to Florida for a talent search. Upon returning home, Mealor quickly signed with the prestigious Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and moved to Los Angeles. The rest, as they say, is history!
Michael Mealor’s first screen credit was that of Michael in the 2014 film Indigenous. He has since followed up with other television and film roles such as Fratty Dude and Frat Dude in two 2015 productions – Supergirl and Chasing Life respectively. In 2016, he appeared as Josh in Roadies and as Tom Shields in Fall Into Me.
Years later, Mealor landed the soap opera role of Kyle Abbott in 2018. Before portraying the charming but self-serving youngest son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) on The Young and the Restless, the actor actually auditioned for the role once a week for six weeks. Being a fan of the show since he was a kid, Mealor describes the experience as ‘Unbelievable’.
Michael Mealor is also a former model who has appeared in campaigns for top brands such as Coca Cola and Abercrombie & Fitch. He has also featured in music videos of some music stars including Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
Is He Married or In any Relationship?
On Y&R, Michael Mealor (Kyle) and co-star Sasha Calle (Lola) have established an on-screen romance that has left many wondering if the actors are actually an item in real life. But the pair are just talented actors who have embodied their characters so well.
That said, Michael Mealor’s relationship status has been a matter of interest to many. The Hollywood hunk is not yet married but his heart has been taken. His current heartthrob is a girl named Britt Johnson whom he met while working as an instructor for SoulCycle. After several unsuccessful attempts to woo her during the instruction classes, the couple eventually connected for the first time via social media. Michael and Britt who have been an item since 2018 bonded over some of their common interests such as their curiosity about life and love for food. The pair are getting along great and fans hope for the best!
Other Interesting Facts About The Young and The Restless Actor
1. It is perhaps unsurprising to know that the 6′ 2” actor is a fitness freak. In his early acting career days, Michael Mealor also earned a living as a SoulCycle fitness instructor at a local gym. Though the side job was a bit strenuous at the time, it helped pay the bills and gave him much more than he bargained for. It was during one of those classes that he met his current girlfriend, Britt.
2. The Young & The Restless star had to shake off his charming southern accent for his Hollywood career. Michael Mealor successfully erased all voice traces of his root by working with speech therapists, specifically those who work with stroke victims.
3. Michael Mealor grew up playing with the neighborhood kids but his hobbies are far from outdoor activities. In his leisure time, the actor who is a proud cinephile also enjoys boxing or working on automobiles.