Sibling Rivalry: Leslie and Lorie Brooks The Object Of Their Affection: Lance Prentiss In 1976, Lance was mad for Leslie, but because she was married, he wed her sister, Lorie. Lance’s overbearing mama, Vanessa, hated his new bride, and considered the now-divorced Leslie a worthier match for her son. Lorie caused a ruckus when she wrote a novel based on her sister’s mental breakdown, sending Leslie into an emotional tailspin. Lance comforted her and they made love, but before Leslie could tell him weeks later about the resulting pregnancy, he had committed to fixing his shaky marriage. Leslie tied the knot with Lance’s brother, Lucas, who agreed to pose as the baby’s father. Leslie gave birth to a son, Brooks, but experienced another breakdown, prompting Lorie to sue for custody of her nephew. Lorie won the case and divorced Lance in 1980 to please his spiteful mother. Lance finally learned he was the father of Brooks and wanted nothing to do with either sister; Leslie split from Lucas, while Lorie followed Lance to France and remarried him.
Sibling Rivalry: Michael Baldwin and Kevin Fisher Object Of Their Affection: Lauren Fenmore When it looked like Kevin would beat charges of arson and attempted murder, Lauren befriended the outcast in hopes of gaining his trust — and a confession. She agreed to be Kevin’s date for a big party in 2004, but when he found out her motives, he put a gun to his head. Michael arrived just in time to talk his little brother down, and Michael and Lauren banded together to help Kevin. As his infatuation with Lauren grew, she and Michael ended up falling in love. Kevin was incensed and challenged Michael to a boxing match. The face-off in the ring helped Kevin to release pent-up rage over his abusive childhood, so he accepted, and even came to support Michael and Lauren’s relationship. They wed in 2005.
Sibling Rivalry: Nick and Adam Newman The Object Of Their Affection: Sharon Newman Although Nick was married to Phyllis, a lot of affection still lingered between him and ex-wife Sharon, who distanced herself from his waffling by becoming involved with Adam in 2009. They impulsively married but not long after, he was outed for kidnapping Sharon’s newborn, Faith, and staging the baby’s death. Sharon had the union annulled and Adam managed to weasel out of his legal problems. After Adam saved Sharon and Faith’s lives, she became attracted to him again, even though she and Nick were headed for a reconciliation. When Sharon gave in and made love with Adam, Nick was done with her, but Sharon’s chaotic life with Adam became one dumpster fire after another. Although she accepted his proposal, they never married and eventually went their separate ways. Nick and Sharon made two attempts to remarry (2014 and 2018), but never said, “I do” again.
Sibling Rivalry: Jack and Billy Abbott The Object Of Their Affection: Phyllis Abbott Even after Victor’s plot of replacing Jack with a look-alike was exposed in 2015, the victim opted not to press charges because he didn’t want to publicly humiliate his wife, Phyllis, for unknowingly sleeping with a fraud, so Victor walked free. Phyllis was relieved, but her desire for revenge against Victor united her in a plot with her brother-in-law, Billy, to take him down. Her marriage suffered and Phyllis ended up in a red-hot affair with Billy. Phyllis finally found the courage to admit to Jack that she was in love with Billy but the guys’ sister, Ashley, beat her to the punch by blabbing about it to Jack. Devastated, he dumped his cheating wife, who moved in with Billy, but their relationship ultimately fizzled, too.