Alison Sweeney Leaving ‘Days Of Our Lives’ After 21 Years

Tue, January 21, 2014 11:31am EST by 35 Comments
Alison Sweeney
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Will you miss Sami Brady on ‘Days?’ Drop a comment with your thoughts on Alison’s departure!

After spending more than two decades scheming on the streets of Salem, Sami Brady is finally taking a one-way trip out of town. Alison Sweeney, who plays the gorgeous deviant on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, confirmed her departure Jan. 20 during a special appearance on Ellen.

“I decided that it’s going to be my last year with the show,” Alison said, shocking the studio audience. “I’ve been on Days Of Our Lives since I was 16 years old, and I have never had more than a two-week vacation in that whole time. I mean, it’s so awesome. I love Sami, I love Salem, I love my job, I love daytime, I love the fans, I love everything about it.”

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Clearly, this wasn’t an easy decision for Alison to come to, especially with the show’s legions of devoted fans to consider. Still, she decided it was in the best interest of her growing family.

“My daughter just turned five, and my son is nine, and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year,” Alison told Ellen. “I’m going to be on Days all this year. … We don’t have a specific time yet [for my departure], but I’m going to be on all this year and we’ll see what happens.”

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So, how will Sami make her grand exit out of town? Alison said it would be great to see Sami have “some kind of happy ending,” but after everything she’s done, she “probably deserves some sort of very twisted, like Breaking Bad ending.”

“She’s caused a lot of people a lot of problems,” Alison explained. “Sami has certainly caused her fair share of drama over the last 21 years.”

HollywoodLifers, will you miss Alison on Days? Drop a comment with your favorite Sami moments below!

— Andy Swift

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Jacalyn nelson

Posted at 11:16 PM on November 17, 2014  

I’ve love DOOL I’ve been a loyal fan for well over 30 yrs Sammy & EJ so sad to see you both leave Alisson & James you are what make Days a soap opera I understand your real lives need to come first hopefully you’ll both return in the future better than ever love to you and yours

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Beatrice Bailey

Posted at 1:43 PM on November 11, 2014  

I will miss Sami, I’ve been watching days of our lives for the past 38 ,39 years . she was a major part of the story and I always wanted to see what kind of mess she got herself into this time , so yes I will miss Sami Brady.I will continue to watch but I know the story is not going to be the same

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Mary Boyd

Posted at 10:38 PM on October 30, 2014  

please dont stay gone to long days want be the same without u

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Susan Brozinsky

Posted at 9:24 PM on October 30, 2014  

I have been watching Days since it started. Allison Sweeney has always been the top star and such a great one. She will be missed. But as she says-with Soap Operas you never know. I hope that she does and surprises everyone.
I Wish her all the luck in all of her future work, but hope that she does return, She will be missed by everyone who has watched Days.

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