Of all the soap operas in daytime history, none have created and explored “supercouples” better than Days of Our Lives.
While hundreds of couples who have made hearts race and provided thrills and chills for DAYS fans, there are 5 who hold an extra special place in our hearts.
In no particular order, here are 5 of the greatest Days of Our Lives love stories of all time.
- Doug and Julie
Played by Susan Seaforth Hayes and Bill Hayes, the pairing of Julie and Doug Williams is a 40-year soap opera phenomenon. In December 1970, Julie met Doug Williams, a man paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. The two fell in love, but Julie married Scott, who was later killed in a construction accident.
Julie then met and married Bob Anderson and Doug began a relationship with Julie’s mother, Addie. Addie then learned she was pregnant with Doug’s child and they married. After Addie gave birth to Hope, she became the victim of a hit-and-run. On her death bed, Julie promised to take care of both Doug and their daughter.
Julie later divorced Bob Anderson, reunited with Doug and they became engaged. The couple weathered many storms together, including Julie’s disfigurement after an oven blew up in her face, Doug’s drinking problem, and his subsequent heart attack. Although they broke up several times, their love for one another is too strong and it’s been decades since anyone tore them apart.