Lani lying about her baby daddy is par for the course on Days of Our Lives, not to mention daytime in general.
Mothers fibbing about who fathered the buns in their ovens and certain they’re doing the right thing is the norm on soaps. In Lani’s (Sal Stowers) case, she’s committed to JJ (Casey Moss), who’s over the moon about becoming a dad.
Plus, she doesn’t want to wreck Eli’s (Lamon Archey) relationship with Gabi (Camila Banus) by revealing he’s really her baby’s father. Especially now when Gabi really needs Eli the most.
DAYS has kept numerous paternity secrets over the years. Check out some of the most memorable.
Upon being diagnosed with bone tuberculosis, Bill Horton left Salem and his fiancée Laura, who ended up marrying his brother Mickey. Upon returning, Bill got drunk and raped Laura, who soon found herself pregnant.
She truly believed her son, Mike, was Mickey’s child until it was revealed he was sterile, exposing Salem’s first paternity secret.
Bo (Peter Reckell) was raised a Brady by Caroline (Peggy McCay) and Shawn, because his mother kept mum about his real father, not wanting to destroy the happy Brady family. In reality, Bo was the product of an affair Caroline had with Victor (John Aniston). Bo, who didn’t learn the truth until he was a grown man, was devastated.
A moment of passion with her ex, John (Drake Hogestyn), led Marlena (Deidre Hall) to conceive love child Belle. Unfortunately, she was married to Roman at the time. When paternity tests proved John was the baby girl’s father, Roman was devastated, filed for divorce, and left Salem.
Sami (Alison Sweeney) drugged Austin to get him into her bed, shortly after spending a night of passion with his brother, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo). When Sami discovered she was pregnant, she claimed the child was Austin’s. Years later, her sister Carrie (Christie Clark) uncovered the truth and revealed Will was actually Lucas’s son.
After decades of believing he was the son of Madeline (Jessica Tuck) and Charles Woods, Chad discovered it was all a lie when his mother suddenly surfaced in Salem.
It was soon revealed his father was crime lord Stefano DiMera, a man his former call girl mom had a fling with. Although initially reluctant to accept the news, Chad eventually bonded with the DiMera clan.
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