The Y&R star is grateful for the experience.
The Young and the Restless star Courtney Hope recently got into a car accident in front of Houdini’s house. While the whole event was stressful, the actress who portrays Sally Spectra on the CBS daytime drama, shared how the whole thing turned out to be a positive and beautiful experience.
Courtney Hope Appreciates Life And Health
Hope (find out how she made the best of another difficult situation here) took to her Instagram stories to share several video posts about what she experienced, which took her by surprise, especially considering how it all could’ve turned out.
“I just wanna say thank you to everyone who reached out and sent me positivity. I’m OK physically, I definitely really bummed and really drained, but I’m just so thankful that everyone involved was okay,” she explained. “I also just have to say the most wild experience was how positive and overwhelmingly beautiful it ended up being hanging out with, you know, the guy and his family and my family and people that witnessed it stayed for hours and workers and neighbors and Oprah’s team was at the Houdini House and them coming down and it was like by the end, we were like laughing and taking photos.
“And I know that sounds absolutely crazy and ridiculous,” Hope continued with tears in her eyes. But I was in shock of how in such a really heavy moment, something beautiful can come out of it. Honestly, like all that mattered was that we were all okay.
“And then we just spent the next few hours obviously handling logistics, brushing off the stress and the shock and the, you know, all of the above,” the actress continued. “But what was important was that, you know, we were having this experience with a whole another family and other people, and everyone was just focusing on the positive and that everyone was just so grateful that everyone was ok. And so we were just laughing at the beauty of life and the irony that we’re in front of Houdini’s house and, like, it was just crazy.
“I mean, like my brother and I just kept being like, I’ve never, I mean, accidents are like heavy, you know, and like people are angry and like, and it just wasn’t bad at all, you know,” Hope said. “Everyone was just like, ‘Oh my God, I’m glad that we’re okay,’ and I don’t know if our cars are totaled or not, but like, like, where are you from? You know, ‘What do you do for a living?’ Like, ‘How are you?’ and like, ‘Come over to our house for drinks.’ We were having drinks and dinner and exchanging numbers and taking photos and it was like, I’m so thankful for that experience. It was so eye-opening to see that in the midst of darkness, there is light if you just become it.
“Anyway, it was life-changing, and I, I don’t know, I feel like something bigger was happening,” she revealed. “I don’t know what, and like, I didn’t even know we were in front of Houdini’s house until I was talking to the insurance, and they were like, what’s your address? And I was like, it’s, and I looked at the address, and then all of a sudden I see Houdini’s head, and I was like, oh my God. Well, here it is. I don’t know. I just, like I said earlier, there’s a lot to unpack there. But I anyway, I just want to say that I really appreciate everyone that reached out and, and yeah, priorities are everything, man. You know, what really matters is human beings. So, you know, kindness and love and gratitude go a long way.”
Hope also shared photos of herself and the others involved in the crash with the dented car in the background, which you can see above. She also shared a photo of what she saw when she first got into her rental car. It had a pink sigh that read, “Luv is in the air.”
Thank goodness everybody was okay after the accident, and it’s wonderful to hear about what a positive experience something so stressful ended up being for Hope and those involved.