‘Yellowstone’ Star Brecken Merrill Wishes On-Screen Mom Kelsey Asbille ‘Happy Birthday’ With Heartwarming Behind Scenes Pics

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom)

Brecken Merrill, who plays Tate Dutton on “Yellowstone,” is wishing his on-screen mother, actress Kelsey Asbille, a very happy birthday.

On “Yellowstone,” Kelsey Asbille plays Monica Dutton, wife to Kayce Dutton and mother to Merrill’s Tate Dutton. Asbille is turning 30-years-old old today, which seems a little young to have a teenage son. Nevertheless, the actress lights up the screen every time she pops up.

She and Merrill also appear to have a great deal of chemistry in moments where their characters interact. That chemistry s also apparent away from the “Yellowstone” set as both have expressed their fondness for each other. Merrill took to social media to wish his “Yellowstone” mother a very special day. Even though it is just an Instagram post, it is easy to tell that the two have much love for each other — even away from the set.

Along with some kind words for his co-star, Merrill includes a sweet photo of him and Asbille on set.

“Happy birthday to the mom who lets me eat sugar and watch whatever I want (AKA my favorite mom),” Merrill writes in his post. “Other mom, take notes! Kelsey Asbille, I hope you have a great birthday and though it’s a burden, I will eat cake today in your honor. Love you!”

‘Yellowstone’ Birthday Wishes

The first person to respond to the Instagram post was Asbille and she returns the love to her young co-star.

“Love you too son but I don’t know — your other mom is pretty cool too,” she says in her response.

Other “Yellowstone” fans also used Brecken Merrill’s social media post to wish Asbille a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday Kelsey Asbille,” a fan writes in the replies section of the post. “I love you on ‘Yellowstone.’ You are one of my favorite characters. You and Kayce.”

“Hope you have an awesome day, Kelsey,” another fan writes. “You got to keep little Tate in line this season. I can’t wait until the fourth season is here.”

“Yellowstone” fans are curious to see what the future holds for the Kayce Dutton family. Kayce is gunned down by an unknown entity at the end of season three. He is able to take cover behind a desk as shots ring out inside the office. Most fans believe that Kayce survives the attack but it is far from a given that he will be alive and well when season four begins.

If Kayce is badly hurt or worse, where does that leave Monica and Tate? Would they be able to fend for themselves with a war on the Yellowstone Ranch quickly approaching? Will they be part of a plot to seek revenge on the Dutton family attackers?

Answers are coming soon with “Yellowstone” returning on November 7.