Allison Sweeney is Leaving Days of Our Lives


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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  1. I hate to see Allison leave the show but I wish her luck. I’d rather they not replace her so in the future she could come back for visits maybe. As far as Will & Sonny goes they don’t bother me at all & never have. I don’t want JJ to get into trouble but Teresa needs to be taught a lesson. Ann needs to go. I’m still mixed for Nicole & Erick, rather to keep him in the church or let him & her together. But what ever happens I want the show to stay on the air.

  2. love Allison,please don’t kill or replace her no one will match all she has done she is the best,i can see her finding out about the affair EJ is having and her breaking it off and leaving salem to clear her head then that way she can make apperances from time to time like Julie/Doug . Gabby’s role for her not sure. Will/Sonny like them on show but don’t like love scene UGH. Dool needs a loving family maybe Jenifer/Daniel get back together raise Dainel’s son and even adopt a child,after all the show started with the Hortons,Ido miss BO not being on the Show hope this is not permenant and he comes back soon,maybe Hope can have an affair and BO comes back and stop it just in time.Eric/Nicole well what ever happens there happens.JJ/Teresa I would like to see JJ turn good and Teresa get caught do time and keep her as good girl/bad girl like Kristin was.Rafe need a good role for him.Nick/ Abby well not a good pair.Brady/Kate /Marlena Lucas/ Abe/Roman/Stefeno ????? Victor/Maggie well everone loves Maggie she is the mom of moms love her.
    Love the show, HUGE FAN I go way back 70’s