2004: Running from the law, Kevin (Greg Rikaart) sought refuge in Detroit at the shabby apartment of his down-on-her-luck mama, Gloria
(then-Joan Van Ark).
2004: Gloria (Judith Chapman, r.) showed up in Genoa City and targeted wealthy John Abbott (Jerry Douglas). They returned from a cruise married, which was a shock to his adult children, including Ashley (Eileen Davidson).
2005: Gloria wasn’t happy when her former husband, the abusive Tom (Roscoe Born), slinked into town with shocking news: Their divorce wasn’t legal, thus invalidating her marriage to John.
2005: Gloria clashed with Lauren’s mother, JoAnna Manning (Susan Seaforth Hayes), over wedding plans for Lauren and Glo’s son, Michael.
2006: Gloria was devastated when John passed away after suffering a stroke.
2006: Michael (Christian J. LeBlanc) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) made Gloria a first-time granny with the arrival of their son, Fenmore.
2007: To get back at Jack and Ashley, Gloria tainted a batch of Jabot face cream with cleaning fluid. When it was accidentally distributed, a customer died. DA William Bardwell (Ted Shackelford) was assigned the case, so Gloria married him to sideline his investigation. He found out what she did anyway, but suffered a stroke and died.
2008: Will’s twin, Jeffrey (Shackelford), was in possession of his brother’s evidence against Gloria and blackmailed her into marriage. They split five months later, then decided they really loved each other and eloped to Vegas, where they were wed by singing legend Little Richard.
2008: When Kevin and his fiancée, Jana, wanted to tie the knot at an ashram in Malibu, Gloria was stunned that Michael’s father, Lowell (Michael Gross) — who’d been a wanted man for decades because of a homicide connected to a bank heist — was running the place and going by the name River. Glo and Michael made up with Lowell and helped get the charges against him dropped.
2008: Jeffrey was so peeved by Gloria’s closeness with Lowell that he turned her in for the Jabot product tampering. She was cleared because there was no conclusive evidence linking the fatality to the face cream. However, Lowell skipped town after it was revealed that he actually did steal a large sum of money from the bank job.
2009: Gloria and Jill (Jess Walton) tussled over Jeffrey, who Glo divorced.
2009: When crazy Patty Williams (Stacy Haiduk) was hiding in a church, Gloria, who wanted to turn Patty in for reward money, dressed up as a nun and approached her. Patty ended up giving “Sister” Gloria the slip.
2010: Jeffrey bought Neil’s jazz club Indigo, then turned it into an upscale
restaurant named Gloworm. Gloria
played hostess to well-heeled customers like Adam (Michael Muhney) and Sharon (Sharon Case).
2011: Gloria was locked in a wine cellar with Jill’s husband, Colin (Tristan Rogers), but despite the close quarters, there wasn’t any romantic chemistry between them.
2012: When Gloworm was strapped for cash and Jeffrey seemingly deserted the business, Gloria became engaged to mobster Angelo Veneziano (Mike Starr). She called off the wedding when she found out that his goons had kidnapped Jeffrey. When Jeff returned, they tied the knot, again.
2014: Gloria greeted celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, who consulted on Neil and Leslie’s nups.
2014: Gloria traveled to Los Angeles to attend a Forrester fashion show on B&B. She was quite smitten with the debonair lead designer himself, Eric (John McCook).
2017: To convince Benjamin Hochman (Ben Hermes) not to invest in Fenmore’s failing department stores, Gloria audaciously met up with the businessman in the GCAC steam room.
2017: Gloria helped Jack buy Fenmore’s in exchange for a piece of Jabot, but when they slept together and he reneged on their deal, she went to talk show host Hilary (Mishael Morgan) to accuse Jack of sexual harassment on air. Luckily, the interview was squelched and Jack gave in by hiring Gloria as his executive assistant.
2018: After Jack was ousted from the CEO seat at Jabot, Gloria grudgingly began assisting his successor, Billy (Jason Thompson).