Her friendship with Brock had remained strictly platonic.But now that she had slept with Michael, Julia had actually cheated on Victor for the first time.
One of his many acquisitions included the takeover of Jabot Cosmetics by buying stock when the company stock went public, thereby creating a lifelong adversary in Jack Abbott.
Throughout the years, Victor and Jack have vied for one-ups-man-ship both in business and women, but although Jack may have won temporarily, in the end, Victor always prevailed.
Still in love with Victor, Eve made several plays to get him back.
Eventually Victor agreed to accept her claim that her son, Charles Cole Howard, was his son so long as Eve left town to work for one of his other companies.
Though Victor proclaimed no romantic feelings for Nikki, he finally succumbed to her charm, and they spent one night together.
Adamant that this was a mistake, Victor found a beau for Nikki in wealthy young Kevin Bancroft.
Victor fell for Nikki, took her home and transformed her into a classy young lady with lessons and lavish gifts.
Nikki spent her days playing the piano, her evenings being entertained and taught by Victor, and her nights yearning for him.
Meredith Gates Had a vasectomy in 1980 while married to Julia Poisoned by Eve Howard, but an antidote was found Faked his death to fool Eve Howard Wounded in the groin from a spear gun which left him impotent Collapsed during an argument with Jack and left for dead, but rescued and survived Mistakenly declared dead after a body was found in his burned car in Kansas Gunshot wound inflicted by Mary Jo Mason in 1996, left him near-death, but he survived Had a vasectomy when married to Diane in 1997 Broken leg from a plane crash 1999 Stricken with temporal lobe epilepsy for which he underwent gamma knife radio surgery 2006 Vasectomy reversal Shot in the heart and received a heart transplant Fell from a horse and lost his memory (Aug 2012) Broken wrist from a fight (Sep 2012) Injured including a concussion in an explosion meant to kill him (Sep 2012) Knifed in prison, very close to his heart (Apr 2016) Shot in the shoulder by Ian Ward, trying to protect Nikki (Jul 2016) Imprisoned first wife Julia's lover, Michael Scott, in his basement in 1981; never charged Accused of rape by Tricia Dennison, was framed by Tricia, charges dropped  Blackmailed Michael Baldwin and financed him to commit Commercial bribery; never charged Commercial Bribery; found guilty and sentenced to community service Faked his death in Bucerias, Mexico Suspected of murdering Walter Palin; arrested, exonerated due to lack of evidence Stood by and watched Skye Newman fall to her death, making no attempt to help Arrested for the murder of Diane Jenkins; confessed believing that Nikki was guilty, and sent to prison [Dec 2011]; released after evidence showed that Nikki had hit Diane over the head with a rock in self defense Arrested for obstruction of justice in the Diane Jenkins murder case; detained in jail and released later that day; charges were dropped a few days later Arrested for felony embezzlement; was setup by Marco and the Abbott family; Ashley dropped charges claiming it was a computer glitch [Jul 2015] Shot Jack Abbott [Jul 2015] Arrested for replacing Jack Abbott with a double and having him held hostage; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after 6 months with 2 years community service [Mar-Jul 2016] Escaped from police custody in hospital to rescue Nikki [Jul 2016] Victor was born Christian Miller, first son to a poor and struggling family in Buffalo, New York.