Shemar Moore Tearfully Remembers Kristoff St. John

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Kristoff St. John handed away unexpectedly final weekend. He starred The Young & the Restless as Neil Winters. Shemar Moore, who performed the character's half brother within the cleaning soap opera, took time to recall the affect his co-star has on his life and profession. He shared an emotional video together with his social media following. View the clip beneath.

“He didn’t must embrace me the way in which he did. When I got here in and was looking for my approach and he noticed how scared I used to be, he noticed how nervous I used to be,” Moore says. “He noticed my six pack and all that, however he simply noticed me and he embraced me like a brother. If he hadn’t embraced me, I'd have by no means received my positive footing at first days.

Shemar Moore Tearfully Remembers Kristoff St. John
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“I'd have life, however it might have been on a really totally different tangent and a really totally different lane. I'll at all times give Kristoff that credit score. I'll at all times thank The Young & the Restless for taking an opportunity on me in order that I can have this profession. Kristoff was there within the trenches with me. Victoria Rowell, Tonya Lee Williams,” he provides of his fellow The Young & the Restless castmates, “however Kristoff, day after day to day, he rooted for me. He didn’t must. He didn’t must, and lots of wouldn’t, however he rooted for me; he helped me; he held my hand; he mentioned, ‘Stick with me, bruh, I’m going to point out you the way in which and then you definately do what you’re doing.’ 

He additionally recalled how admired St. John was earlier than they'd even met. “He was the sexiest black man on tv from what my aunties and grandmothers advised me earlier than I’d ever knew that I used to be ever going to share the stage with him on The Young & the Restless.”

“He opened doorways for me and lots of. He opened doorways for individuals who don’t even understand he opened doorways, however he did,” he says. “He opened doorways and he was so dedicated to his craft. He at all times needed to be higher. He needed to the touch folks and he did.”