Soap Hub spoke with Days of Our Lives star Lamon Archey to find out his thoughts on everything from which DAYS couple he’s rooting for to working with Beyoncé.
Archey was born in California and raised by his grandparents in San Mateo. Early on, he worked in carpentry but when he moved to Los Angeles to model and act, he worked full-time as an emergency veterinarian technician.
Besides modeling for fashion houses like Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, he also appeared in a music video with Destiny’s Child for their song, “Cater 2 U” — where he got to meet now-superstar, Beyoncé. He was caught off guard that she had a southern accent.
When asked about a memorable moment, he lit up, saying, “She’s was great, absolutely fantastic!” It amused him when he remembered sharing a ride with her and three others in a van.
“I don’t remember exactly what the conversation was, but it was about Taco Bell,” he laughed. He heard about the trouble Michelle Williams had recently with depression. “From what I hear she’s doing much better… wishing her some positive vibes. I hope she’s better ASAP.”
On the home front, it was almost 13 years ago when Archey met his wonderful fiancée, model/actress Mercedes Cornett. She’s mother to his two youngest children, Caden, 8, and daughter Gaia is 5. His oldest son, Machiah, is 15 and from a previous relationship.
When asked about what he does for fun, like any parent he doesn’t have much time — as he takes his kids to their fun activities, but he does enjoy the chance for alone time at the gym.