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Candace Young
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Tika Sumpter as Candace Young
The Haves and The Have Nots
Portrayed by Tika Sumpter
Duration 2013-2014
First appearance Episode 1: The Big Surprise
May 28, 2013
Created by Tyler Perry
Introduced by Tyler Perry
Profile
Nickname(s) Candy (hooker name)

Number 9 (by Kathryn)

Gender Female
Age late 20s to early 30s[1]
Occupation Full-time college student (Formerly)
Hooker (Formerly)
Residence An apartment with Amanda


Candace Young is a main character on the drama, Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots. She is portrayed by Tika Sumpter.  She is the half-sister of Benny Young and daughter of Hanna Young.

Personality

Candace is a very secretive, manipulative young woman. She is known to use people to get what she wants and has no issues with doing whatever it takes, including lying and blackmail. She exhibits some signs of possible psychopathic behavior, and often uses her feminine wiles to get anything she wants, to the point that Hanna, her own mother, wishes Candace had never been born

Biography

Season One

Candace is introduced to the viewers as an escort named Candy in the pilot episode, The Big Surprise , who is first seen leaving the bed of judge Jim Cryer following a sexual encounter. Over the course of the first season, Candace and Jim's affair continues with Candace covering the affair by posing as a law student who attends school with Jim's daughter Amanda. She pretends to be especially interested in Jim's cases to cover up for the affair, ensuring that the two will not be found out. Unbeknownst to the two, Jim's son Wyatt unintentionally discovers the affair, but never outright says anything to anyone about it, though he does heavily imply that he believes Candace prefers relationships with "older men" (his father).

The Cryers' newest maid, Hanna, becomes uneasy with Candace's presence at the mansion and eventually reveals to her friend and fellow maid Celine Gonzales that Candace is her daughter, but that the two have been estranged for many years. Hanna is distraught and convinced her daughter is up to no good. 

When Candace blackmails Jim, saying she will go to the news if he ends their relationship, she demands a large sum of money and a car as payoff. Jim agreesm and with the help of his friend David Harrington, gives Candace her demands and then safely assumes  she is out of his life.   But when David's wife Veronica discovers evidence of David delivering Candace's new vehicle, she assumes it is he who is having the affair with Candace and confronts her. 

Relationships

Family

Hanna Young

Hanna is Candace's mother, a religious, poor maid working in the Cryer family house. Candace is embittered and cynical towards Hanna, and Hanna loathes her daughter's sexually promiscuous lifestyle and thuggish ways. As such, the two are not close and have a toxic relationship.  They very rarely see each other as Candace has been on her own since she was eighteen.

=Benny Young

Benny is Candace's younger brother, whom she appears to love quite deeply and be very close to. They frequently engage in secret calls  to check on each other. Benny mortgaged their mother Hanna's house without Hanna's knowledge to help put Candace through school so she pays him back by helping to pay it off. 

Dalliances and Attempted Romantic Relationships

Judge Jim Cryer

Candace and Jim have an illicit sexual affair in season 1, beginning when he pays her for sex in the pilot. Throughout season 1, Candace goes through a cycle with Jim, tempting him and offering him sex while also blackmailing him for more money. Jim seems to be addicted to sex with Candace, as he tries to break off their relationship, but fails miserably. Eventually he does break it off. 

Friends

Amanda Cryer

Candace and Amanda met in school and became close friends. Amanda is perhaps the only real friend she has. Unfortunately, the friendship is not a healthy one. Candace often uses and manipulates the much weaker and less confident Amanda. Contrastingly, Amanda initially appears to admire Candace's boldness and freedom.  Eventually the two secretly begin living together. 

Enemies

Jim Cryer

Though initially attracted to Candace, by mid season 1 he is sick of her, and her manipulation of his daughter Amanda. Jim threatens Candace twice in the first season, first warning her to stop blackmailing him or there will be consequences, and again when he finds out that Candace has been living with his daughter and that Amanda attempted suicide. He tells her that he will kill her if anything happens to his daughter. 

Katheryn Cryer

When Katheryn discovers Candace is having an affair with her husband Jim,  she threatens her, telling her to leave Jim alone and coldly nicknaming her "Nine" as she is the ninth mistress Kathryn knows about. 

Wyatt Cryer

Wyatt's hatred toward Candace begins when he discovers that she is an escort who is having an affair with his father. He threatens to expose them.

Veronica Harrington

Candace is briefly threatened by Veronica.  She believes Candace is having an affair with Veronica's husband David when pictures surface of David giving Candace a car, part of her blackmail price for leaving Jim.


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