A sad reality of soaps is that with children, once custody and paternity have been determined, little tykes often go away only to come back many years older. That’s the case now on Days of Our Lives with the twin actresses playing Arianna Horton.
Days of Our Lives Departure
The twins’ Instagram account confirmed a report that Harper and Sydnee Udell, who’ve played Arianna Horton since the character’s birth in 2013, are departing the show.
“It is with a sad heart we had to say goodbye to the home we know for 6 /12 + years. Being blessed with this role for so long has been a dream. We have been recast, we fully support all the cast and writers. We have made many new friends and family, and thank all of them for the love and support we have received. Thank you to our fans for your love & support.”
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“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you both!” posted Freddie Smith, whose character Sonny is stepdad to Arianna. “Excited to watch you grow up and make all of your dreams come true!”
No word yet on a final air date or who will be taking over the role of Will (Chandler Massey) and Gabi’s (Camila Banus) daughter. Will she be SORAS’d? With a time-hope more than rumored to be happening and DAYS jumping ahead, it seems lots of Salem kids may have to age a bit.
Soap Hub will bring you details as they become available and also wish the Udell twins well in their future endeavors. Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check local listings for air times.
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This news broke today… It is with a sad heart we had to say goodbye to the home we knew for 6 1/2+ years. Being blessed with this role for so long has been a dream. We have been recast, we fully support all the cast & writers. We wish nothing but the best for the entire cast & crew. We have made many new friends and family, and thank all of them for the love & support we have received. Thank you to our fans for your love & support! #days #theudelltwins #dool #nbcdays #arianagracehorton