Balancing work and motherhood is not easy.  Allison Sweeney is a busy working mom balancing her role on Days of Our Lives and hosting the Biggest Loser.  It is true, Sweeney’s days are numbered.  After 21 years of playing Sami Brady, Sweeney has decided to leave Days of Our Lives.

Sweeney told Ellen DeGeneres,  ” … 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.”   The actress went on to say, “[But] my daughter just turned five and my son is nine and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year,” Sweeney continues. “I’m going to be on ‘Days’ all this year. … We don’t have a specific time yet [for when I'm leaving], but I’m going to be on all this year and we’ll see what happens.”

Sweeney 37, who plays a grandmother on Days, has been a front burner actress for most of her time on the show.  What a huge loss for the show.  One cannot blame her though.  When Ellen asked about her post Salem plans she said, “And I’m really just excited to be with my kids and be with my husband and I don’t know, have fun. And I write. My second book’s coming out. I love directing and just you know finding things to do.”

Thank goodness we will still have some time to enjoy the always-crazy antics and life of Sami Brady.  When Ellen asked her how Sami’s story should end she stated, “It would be awesome to have some sort of happy ending, but I also think that maybe Sami probably deserves to have some sort of very twisted Breaking Bad ending. She’s caused a lot of people a lot of problems.”  I personally am hoping for the happy ending, how about you?

What are your favorite Sami moments or stories?

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