The Tokyo Olympics are taking over NBC for the next two weeks but that’s no reason to not get your Days of our Lives fix. Today, we’re taking a look back at the powerful love story between John Black and Marlena Evans.
Marlena Evans and John Black Through the Years
Their love story got off to an unconventional start. John Black (Drake Hogestyn) came on the Salem scene as The Pawn. Marlena (Deidre Hall) was a widow, having lost her husband Roman Brady. She helped John, who had no memory of who he was, and while on an adventure, discovered that he was in fact her dead husband, Roman.
For years, he thought he was Roman — and he “remarried” Doc and eventually mourned her supposed death. They were reunited, only to eventually learn that the real Roman was alive.
Immediately John lost his family, though the Bradys had no intention of abandoning him. Marlena tried to make it work with Roman but the draw to John was too strong and the two gave in to their feelings. This was witnessed by her daughter Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) — and Belle Black (Martha Madison) was conceived during the time of their illicit affair.
Over the years, the two have fought outside forces, inner demons, and so much more to build an incredible life together. They’ve cheated death, raised kids, spoiled their grandkids, and so much more. Take a walk down Memory Lane and remember some incredible moments from their love story below.
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Days of our Lives History
DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Sami Brady’s (Alison Sweeney) crazy schemes to Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) one-liners to the epic love story of John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Fans love their daytime soap operas and the excitement in Salem is non-stop.
Soap Opera History
It is one of four soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.