Riley Newman is the miscarried son of Victor "Adam" Newman Jr. and Chelsea Lawson, he died on October 15, 2012. Chelsea miscarried him following the couple being in a car accident with Adam's niece Summer Newman. Riley's death lead to the brake down of Adam and Chelsea's marriage. Adam and Chelsea went on to have another child, son Connor Newman less than a year later on August 12, 2013. Riley also has an older maternal half-brother John "Johnny" Abbott IV.