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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Claire Drops A Bombshell On Hope: "Rafe Cheated On You!"

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Finally, the truth is out on Days of our Lives.  After several months of who might blow the whistle on Rafe (Galen Gering) for sleeping with Sami (Alison Sweeney), it all came to a boiling point on Friday’s episode.

While everyone is gathered for Rafe and Hope’s long-awaited “nuptials” (even though they were secretly married the night before), Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan) is a ticking time bomb having recorded Ciara (Victoria Konefal) and Tripp’s (Lucas Adams) conversation where the two of them discuss Rafe sleeping with Sami.

Now although at that point in time, Rafe and Hope had temporarily broken up, this kind of revelation would be difficult for Hope to cope with given that Sami is Rafe’s ex-wife etc.

After Ciara confronts Claire not to tell her mother the truth and let Hope and Rafe be happy, Claire just cannot get past the lie.

So, what’s a granddaughter to do?  She walks up to Rafe and Hope before their “wedding” at Doug’s Place, and says she has to talk to her.  Ciara tells Rafe in front of Hope that Claire knows the truth.  It is only seconds before Claire spills the beans.  She does just that telling Hope: “Rafe cheated on you!”

Cut to reactions from Doug (Bill Hayes), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), Gabi (Camila Banus) and JJ (Casey Moss), and then we get the major reaction from Hope and Rafe as the show goes to black.  How will Hope deal with the secret that has now been exposed, especially since Rope are really married?

Watch a promo for next week’s DAYS below, and then let us know if you hope this is the end for Rope, or that they will work things out when all is said and done in the comment section below.

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So we will have to wait for JJ and Lani’s wedding then someone will step up and announce lani is carrying Eli’s baby..then an angry JJ socks Eli and confronts Lani right when her water breaks…then both are trapped in an elevator forcing JJ to deliver the baby!!!!

Love the scene where Ciara punches Claire…as for Rafe…he will get shot or something and be near death and Hope will get all emotional and want him back…so he slept with Sami…its not like the first time she senn him all nakey-lol

LOL… this is soap-opera fodder, Jimmy…couples break up and one of the two, or both, sleeps with someone else…blah, blah, blah….glad he did, in this case.
Hope had broken up with him, so he was free to sleep with anyone .
But, to be fair, Hope must think how ‘unbroken’-hearted Rafe must have been to tumble into bed with Sami. I’m sooo happy they’re done, albeit they will most likely hook up again and not go through with the divorce…darn!!
Yet, ironically, it was probably that heartache which got the better of him….and Sami was the healing prize!

Maybe there’s a good side to Claire that I haven’t seen because I’ve been watching for less than a year…but I can’t stand her! By contrast, I love Ciara and I’m loving Ciara and Tripp together.

I know it’s the soapy thing to do and I knew it was coming but I hated how Claire blurted it out. And isn’t it the way of soaps that everyone exposes everyone’s secrets in front of everyone? There’s communal…and then there’s no sense of privacy whatsoever! So unrealistic; I can’t believe anyone would actually tell a person they care about such private news in front of all. A child would; not someone who is though still young, is old enough to know discretion.

And I get that Rafe slept with Sami but I don’t see it as cheating; they had broken up. It’s not even like Rafe is fickle. He didn’t turn a swtich on and off…love Hope one minute and Sami the next. Like Lani and Eli…Sami and Rafe had “trying to get over someone/something sad reaching-out-to-someone-else” sex. As did Alexis and Finn on GH. If Hope is angry or feels betrayed it should be more about his not telling her about it. Don’t see how she can blame him when she literally gave his ring back and he thought he didn’t/couldn’t measure up to her love for Bo.

I don’t know enough about these characters to have an opinion on whether Rafe and Hope should work it out. I’m curious to hear what viewers who have more of a history with the show think. I really like Rafe; Hope when she’s in “girly” mode is a bit over the top. I also get a judgmental vibe from her. Not sure if I’m right but that’s how she comes off to me; though I like how she is with her daughter and others in her family.

I like Ciara and Tripp together too, they have great chemistry and smart to show them as friends first and working together. This will probably affect Tripp and Claire’s friendship, darn! lol

Hi Blake…

Yeah! They’re so natural together! Both actors (Ciara and Tripp) are excellent; very natural. Both gorgeous, too. Hope they keep them together.

That friendship between Ciara and Claire was on the rocks over Theo to begin with; and then when Tripp started paying attention to Ciara it was sooo obvious that Claire was jealous. This latest debacle that she caused was the icing on the cake! As for her friendship with Tripp…not sure if he’ll totally abandon her but at least his eyes are opened! (I hope!)

Great knockout punch from Ciara! LOL… (and well-deserved!)

Wasn’t it great when Ciara called Claire out for always wanting the attention to be made about her? An amazing detail from the writers since Claire was a world traveler with her parents.

It’s definitely going to be interesting in the apartment with the Three’s Company gang now!

Blake: didn’t know about her world traveling; wasn’t watching back then. Good to know. Will look it up.

“Three’s Company!” LOL! Good analogy. “Cept I think “Jack”/Tripp has switched his attraction from “Chrissie”/Claire to Ciara/”Janet”!

Yes, blake. I said the same a while back…..Tripp will wake up one morning in love with Ciara. The feelings are buried right now because he thinks he’s hot to trot for Claire.
But, after the stunt she pulled, Tripp will see Claire for the little weasel-ette she is.

Funny you said that Celia, Tripp and Ciara discussed that in today’s episode.

Right, blake? I’m sure you see it, as well….sometimes, not often, I can sort of foresee what’s to come. Claire and Tripp don’t even look ‘right’ together. I’ve always looked upon her as the perpetual little sister to somebody, LOL.
I loooove interacting with you blake—-

Ciara and Tripp are good together…almost reminds me of a young Julie and David Martin-way before your time(back in the 60s)-yep im old…Julie had a son from David Martin and gave him up …but later got the child back…he is the late father of Valerie’s son Eli…anyway David Martin married Julie’s rival Susan Hunter and they had a child but the young child died under David’s watch..Susan snapped and shot David over the death of their child and David died…

Jimh…my head always spins when I try to track the history of ANY soap; because of their longevity there’s just so much info and people tied to each other! Too funny. If anyone were to do a family tree of these soap families they’d have to borrow some of Jack’s beans and make the TALLEST beanstalk to attach the many branches! (does a beanstalk have branches? well, you get my drift!) 😉

Yes, Jimmy….my Gran said the same thing. David Banning ( Julie’s and David Martin’s son) also had a son ( Scotty) with Trish Clayton.
I like Ciara and Tripp, too….I hope they don’t end up like Julie and David, though, LOL.

I think they will work it out eventually considering they were not even technically a couple when it happened– but we will have to go through all the drama of a break up first. And was I the only one hoping Ciara was going to shove the wedding cake into Claire’s face to stop her from talking– or well maybe next time.

THIS is the show to watch.

It really is! Days was really good last week, I can’t wait to see what happens this week!

I love Days….those who can’t see the soap’s merits are just blind, blake, LOL.

lol no kidding Celia!

A lot of people have been saying the same thing, to start watching DOOL, but I can’t seem to get into it, again. I only started watching (again) when Eileen Davidson returned (maybe 5 years ago). Then, I stopped when she left. NuAbby really grates on my nerves. I can’t seem to warm-up to her.

Hi, dmr,
I had the hardest time when Marci came on boad, dmr. I just couldn’t get over losing Mansi…..so I, subconsciously, resented Marci.
She will never reach Kate’s status in my eyes, but, Marci is growing on me.
I think TPTB are doing Abby a disservice making her look like such a puppet…it’s neither helping the character nor the actress.

Never have I enjoyed Ciara more! OMG! She just POPPED that airhead Claire. YASSSSS!!! Rafe had so many chances to tell Hope. I’d cry if I gave a damn but I don’t so I “hope” he suffers big time. Hope needs to become a nun because she chooses terrible men. Aiden? Rafe? I mean seriously! No one, obviously, can be Bo but c’mon girl use your head and not that umm “heated box” to find your man next time. I wish that Lani had brains enough to confront El’s mom…and tell her that she’s suing her for malpractice after she used her PRIVATE medical records to blackmail her. Oh gosh DAYS has been so much fun lately. I am living for it! That is L to the I to the V to the E…….LIVE! Ron…my man….kudos!

I loved seeing Ciara have it out with Claire, trying to be friends was hard to watch. Can’t wait to see the aftermath.

I find it amazing, blake…..Ciara is Claire’s aunt….
As Harry would say, “…no respect, I tell ya.”….
I always find it hilarious when girls, women alike, fight over guys. Why? I could never lower myself in that manner. All the angst between the two started over Theo….will it ever end?

Such a great episode… I felt like I got punched in the stomach when Claire told Hope about Rafe cheating… I felt so bad for Hope. Even though I read what was going to happen, it was very suspenseful waiting to see Claire break the news.

Oh so what? He just had broken up with Hope so it shouldn’t make any difference.

This show is ON FIRE. Stefan is a great addition, the lead up to the Rafe/Hope wedding has been incredible and Ciara/Tripp has super-couple written all over them.

ITA with everything you said!

Agree on all you said, too!

Inasmuch as I can’t stand Claire, I am so glad the cat’s out of the bag.
Aside: I would like to express this without any malice, but deep concern….Claire looks emaciated–skin and bones….is it just I?

I have a hard time looking at her. Painful. Does not help that her character is truly despicable and dysfunctional.

Hi, Helen,
I wonder if anyone around this girl notices how wafer-thin she has gotten since her introduction on Days. I am no doctor, but she looks to be suffering from anorexia nervosa. There’s thin, and then there’s thin!
The bulging eyes ( which we see so prominently) is a tell-tale sign.
Perhaps, she is naturally thin?…,,

She does look awful. She needs to put on some weight. It is so unattractive to be that thin. She sure needs help.

You never know, Celia, but I knew a few girls way back when who were bony from kindergarten all the way through school and beyond. They didn’t gain weight until in their 30’s and 40’s. I believe ORK might be naturally skinny because she seemed to be that way several years ago.

I like Claire and think she could become a character most viewers love to hate.

Hi, 4ever,
I follow what you’re saying, 4ever…..however, ORK was not this thin when she started. I understand how girls can be naturally thin, as can boys, but she is not just skinny….she’s bony; and when the head is seemingly too big for the neck and shoulders, something is not right.
Yet, I hope you are correct…..I would not like for this so very young woman to be going through some trauma…..

Yeah Celia, I don’t like to talk about actor’s looks, but I worry about the actress playing Claire. I know she’s really skinny but doesn’t look very healthy, shows around the eyes. It’s distracting, like the day she and Marlena ate ice cream. I kept wondering if Deidra Hall knows about it and is concerned. I just want the actress to be healthy and happy.

Hi, blake,
I agree, my friend….as yourself, this is not commenting on her beauty or not. It is about how ‘unnatural’ Claire looks….skeletal.
Her fellow-actors must see how frighteningly thin she has become.

really nice post. Ms. Claire – my little starlet –

you have a fan base that cares. YES you do. if you are at all concerned about your weight , and issue of the like. PLEASE get checked out

YOU are a part of a whole production that is on track . as I’ve posted before :

2 things –

1. its FUN FUN FUN to read . THE GROWN UP SORAS KIDS – ROCKING IT. yes they are. Tripp , Ciera Alice , Claire. plus Theo and am missing Chase, and Joey. who would have thought… this is a NICE DREAM…. to see the younger set taking hold.

2. I’ve posted several times, on my concern… ( care ) for @GH… Kirsten Storms as Maxie ; and Kelly Monaco as Sam. wafer thin.

Ms. Kirsten… you look beautiful now. you have been maintaining since your return.

take care – be well

No; I agree with you.

Right, dmr. I really don’t mean this as a put-down…..We don’t know what’s going on with Olivia; she does not look healthy. She’s almost transparent; wraith-like……wispy comes to mind, as well.

Hi Celia! I think it’s admirable that you are bringing up this topic. And your intent is not at all critical. You and the other posters are demonstrating only concern. That’s what family and friends should do in situations like this as well as others when it seems someone has a drug or alcohol problem.

My favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter, died (at age 32 on February 4, 1983) of complications of anorexia nervosa. Her death brought attention and a famous face to this disorder. In Karen’s case, she had finally sought help for her condition of incessant dieting and overuse of laxatives. Anorexia nervosa was diagnosed, and she made great strides and even gained weight. But the toll on her body from years of unintended self-abuse created too much strain on her heart and she passed away.

Sadly, models, actors (male ones, too), and others in the public eye fall into this syndrome of wanting to achieve control and perfection, and the consequences become ill health and even death. Knowledge is power…

Thank you for the inspiring post, James. I’m so glad you see through my intent….I do mean well. There are too many closeted youths who battle with anorexia and/or bulimia, either due to peer pressure or, as you point out, their job ( modeling).
I read somewhere that the ‘big guys’ who produce/direct THE VOICE asked Kelly Clarkson to lose weight if she wants to keep her job. ……not sure if its veracity.
But, just the idea of suggesting such an insulting ‘command’ makes my blood boil.
Kelly is such a resfreshing addition ( love her happy personality); I don’t even notice her weight. So trivial…
Besides, James, the show is ironically referred to as the ‘blind auditions’. Go figure.
As far as Olivia, James, I refuse to believe the DOOL cast does not see what many of us see……

Hi, again, James,
Of its veracity, James, not ‘if’…… of all people, you ( and Ron) have such impeccable grammar, I do not want to lose face. I am a grammar fiend, albeit I make a zillion typos. LOL.
I think every young girl goes through a “I’m so fat” phase—it is a crying, sad shame when some girls and boys take it to the extreme.
I sincerely hope there are people standing behind Olivia to pick her up IF she falls.

TY, James.

Celia, thanks for your reply and kind words. And you’re right: it’s not only famous people but so many others who battle eating disorders. Your anecdote about THE VOICE is chilling and insulting. It’s that type of pressure by those ill-advised producers that can create an atmosphere whereby one resorts to drastic measures to achieve an “ideal” body weight. Best to you, Friend.

WHAT a – NICE – twist on being secretly married the night before. stabbed that much more in the back ? double down on doesn’t look good for Rafe.

“you have to answer to me” oy – not that Doug and Julie can break Rafe. it’s just smarmy that we get to hear this again… from the crème de la crème. LOVE how the show invigorates the audience.

1. I’m so glad Galen Gerring is getting a new lease on life. He can act – period

what will this fallout do ? more Sami like un momento ? and/or Rafe doing so much more than the law abiding officer of the law.. and Hope hanger on. and Gabs big brother.

that sure doesn’t sound like much. YET Rafe , my man has been in and around @DOOL for near 10 plus years . WOAH he’s Cary Grant

1999–2008 – Passions – Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald Main role
2008–present – Days of Our Lives – Rafe Hernandez – Main role

without doubt.. his looks carried him. we’ve been treated to his presence, since 1999, full time lead. that’s saying A LOT. FULL TIME CONTRACT LEADING trigger

@Sony / DOOL / NBC – it’s just time to bring back Christie Clark. you want all your senses loaded

whatever the pen to paper – RC scripture TURNS

I am so glad it doesn’t look good for Rafe….not because of him….he’ll get over it, Patrick!!
I loooove the twist, LOL…..as I do your post, my friend!!

whew ! right ? I thought… that perhaps WITH the twist

that’d simply mean… that Hope and Rafe have to do some serious discussion on just what they mean to each other.

the last brouhaha – it seemed like it ended on Rafe telling Hope and if she agreed or not… He could never be Bo.

so… the twist leads me to think… at least the hope and Rafe fans aren’t left dangling that quick. they ARE married. and that infidelity …. took at a time they thought they had parted ways.

their pairing has been so long in the tooth… will they or won’t they… and any romance and tender scenes these two will go to great length to prove , not just me, that they are a viable hotted out couple who belong together

huh? no i’m not feeling it. PLUS we have to part Jenny Bear and the other hotted out one… Eric and Jenny Bear. HURRY

Of, course

“…crush on Galen since forever ”

what a hilarious post. well.. truth be told.. I always thought “his” ahem… scenes with Kate were better.

yeah, it’s simply about time to put him to good use and FEATURE his person’a

quite telling how much he’s appreciated on this site.

PS: do you think he could be our modern day “era” Cary Grant ?

Celia…oh, I get what you’re saying about DOOL’S Julie. To me, Julie was always a self-righteous busybody. Julie reminds me of Paul’s mother (Mary) from Y&R!!!!! But, Mary was WAY MORE WORSE than Julie!!!!! Back then, Mary was an annoying, meddling and self-righteous PIECE OF WORK!!!!! I truly HATED Mary…PERIOD!!!!!

Later, my friend.

@Jaybird…
Yeah….harsh and harsh. I vaguely remember Mary ( Y&R)….maybe that’s why her husband shacked up with another woman, LOL. Oh, gee….that’s so mean of me, my Jay…..HaHa…
Later..

Glad you also like Galen Gerring. I’ve always thought he was a good actor, but he’s also so handsome. I just wish they’d show his body more, the other day they showed his arms “guns” and I’d love to see more of him!

Agree that Christie Clark needs to be brought back as Carrie. I’d love to see her on contract, or at least recurring.

I have had a crush on Galen since forever, blake….hot !! I simply do not like Hope….could be I’m secretly jealous? LOL.
A few years ago, when ‘Rafe’ and ‘Sami’ were together, I had read that Galen’s wife was so jealous of his ‘make-out’ scenes with Sami, that she wanted him to ‘slow’ it down….
….don’t know if there was any truth to it….

blake, Nick wasn’t Julie’s grandson. He was the son of Julie’s first cousin, Jessica who is the daughter of Marie who is the sister of Addie who was Julie’s mother.

You know, blake? Nick got what he deserved, so I agree with you……it was either his life or Gabi’s. I don’t understand why she even went to jail for killing him, in the first place. He was a monster!!
Also, according to my Gran, Julie is doing to Gabi exactly what she did to Trish, who had a son ( Scotty) with David.
Actually, my Gran said that Julie and Carly ( GH) are like two peas in a pod, LOL.

Thanks for clearing that up 4ever DAYS.

And Celia, I can’t wait til Gabi can rub the news is Julie’s face.

Julie drives me crazy. Anyone remember how she was unfaithful back in the day. She doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Between her and Claire, I wish someone would tell them both to just mind their own business and get a life

Hi, Kathy,
…..not only only is Julie acting the shrew, but she has yet to learn that Eli did exactly the same thing as Rafe. So, the holier-than-thou attitude does not hold water. She went on and on about Rafe and his cheating….
Well, her story was well before my time, but, I get all my info from my grandmother. Wasn’t Doug married to her mother, Addie? And, didn’t she treat Trish like a pariah? Julie has always been one of those women who is never wrong and knows best…..busybody! And, it seems that Claire is following in her footsteps…starting young!!
I am very fond of Susan and I loooove Bill/Doug….Julie? Not my cup of cappuccino.

Agree Kathy. Julie annoys me every time she is on. Today she was wayyyy over the top going off on Gabi. Like you said Julie pretends she’s never done anything wrong.

I hope Gabi rubs it in Julie’s face when the truth about Andre’s killer comes out. Julie acts like her grandson was an angel after all the horrible things he did, it’s what got him killed. Even Sami and Kate helped Gabi with Nick.

Patrick: I LOVED Rafe with Kate….how could I forget about that???? She is older, but, Lordy Lord; this is one time where I don’t care. She looks soooo good . ….and they dealt well together. This couple would sizzle…not just in bed, but as a couple who would not bore me as Hope did with him.
The same goes for Alexis…..she looks great with Finn….not older, at all. And, I like them together, personality-wise.

shucks… “…The same goes for Alexis…..she looks great with Finn….not older, at all. And, I like them together, personality-wise. ”

Absolutely ! where is it written in stone… “Luke and Laura” forever

I realize the blood is still fresh… when it comes to what happened between Julian and Alexis.

1. they belong together
2. fans want them to reconcile

why does this have to be so “difficult” I bet you any thing… HOPEFULLY, some of these actors WANT to stretch their wing and chew something

temporarily , bring things to a hault… and back burner. Julian and Alexis.

till then.. why not .. I AGREE . Alexis and ( if we must have him on the show ) Finn works with Alexis. they had an easy banter and refreshing light humorous conversations… relating to each other the goings on in life.

OK… I can go their… my agenda for Julian… MORE MORE MORE. be it with Robin Christopher, ex Skye Quartermaine… soap god here my plea… I’d love to see one more time the lovely RC’ Skye grace our screen. she would have been perfect for bringing in the ladies @the Q manse…

Other than that… Julian and Kim. this is sizzling ooh la la FIRE. whatever TPTB do… because it’s the same thing with Kim and Drew.

SIZZLING OOH LA LA FIRE

dang

I actually enjoyed the Claire/Tripp/Ciara scenes leading up to this. It was great seeing Ciara and Claire really have it out and have Claire mention Ciara breaking Theo’s heart. The actress playing Ciara is a real spit fire! I’m glad Ciara is finally played by a good actress again.

Ron C. is great with these umbrella stories. It’s going to be great seeing Hope upset and confronting not only Rafe, but Ciara, Tripp and maybe Marlena since she knows also.

Days had an amazing week altogether. The “Gabigail” story is must-see-TV! I loved “Gabi” and Vivian’s fight, and Vivian and Stefan arguing over Abby killing Andre. If you aren’t watching Days you need to be!!!

I just watched the preview, Gabi finds out about Eli being the father of Lani’s baby???? Oh man!

Sounds good, eh, blake?!…great stuff piling up on everyone’s head!! Loving the ride!! Now, we’re talking…..

Yes Celia, today was great! Smart to have Eli tell Gabi the truth at the end of the episode. Days has had great cliffhangers at the end of each episode. Every day is must-see-TV.

Hey Blake…

Eli’s in much deeper/hotter water now that he lied to Gabi again! I cannot believe that he came clean about cheating but lied about the baby being his. He just made his situation ten times worse; you just know the truth will come out. There’s no way Gabi will be with him once she finds out the baby is his. He literally lied right to her face after he confessed his first lie…I cringed! He couldn’t have made a worse decision if he tried. Bye-bye Gabi/Eli…

She’s gorgeous, isn’t she???

True Rebecca, I thought the same thing with Eli. I thought Gabi might use that against Lani when Lani found her with the evidence. I hope Gabi definitely calls Lani out after this.

Yes, I said this from the onset of nuCiara—-spitfire….funny, my husband calls me that more frequently than I would like, LOL.
Claire needed an in-your-face foil, blake–tired of seeing Ciara as a pushover, door-mat…..never liked Claire’s self-important ‘tude.
Telling on Rafe was not out of the goodness of her heart, nor out of righteousness, nor for love of her grandmother……Claire’s actions are, actually, pathetic…..this was all about sticking it to Ciara, since we know as well as Claire herself, that Hope will be resentful of the fact that her daughter knew of Rafe’s faux pas and said nothing.
The irony is that Ciara truly kept quiet out of love for her mother….did not want to put her through the pain.
Don’t get me wrong, my friend ( LOL)….as I said, I am relieved there is trouble in paradise.

admittedly, Claire comes across as “bambi in headlights” says things before she ought. no?

so perhaps that’s her foible. I don’t know any one who’d truly ” if any one can see why these two should not be joined…. etc I haven’t went to a wedding and experience that . so seeing Claire just jump … and gazelle herself to Dougs Place.

“Oh, my dear little twist ”

blood will be shed , no?

whatever the fallout… Claire, Ciera, Tripp…. are keeping up and swinging

@Patrick.
You’re right, Patrick….these three are the show right now….love ’em or h**e ’em, they’re bringing it….
The Hope-Rafe-romance is, indeed, long in the tooth….a nightmare, my friend!!!! Actually, Hope is long in the tooth…no damsel in distress, she.
Why is it that suddenly all these women, with tainted pasts, have become these pristine, angelic beings? Another one is Ms Jenny…ugh!!!!!
Too bad Eric and Theresa are cousins. Get him away from Jen…please, writers. I am as adamant about her and Eric as I am about Hope and Rafe. Isn’t it amazing how Ari Zucker was perfect for every male character on this soap….I guess she is the type of actress who fits with anyone….charismatic!!
Can’t stand Brady, either….spoiled, whiny brat.

OK…you know what: I give that Claire chick MAJOR PROPS for interrupting that JOKE of a wedding!!!!! Yeah Yeah I know…Rafe and Hope are already married…G-A-G!!!!! Bottom Line Here (for me): Hopefully, a DIVORCE for Rafe and Hope will soon follow…TOTALLY!!!!!

Later.

Glad the secret is out! Now Hope needs to forgive and move on. Afterall, Rafe did not cheat. Hope was the one that initiated the situation that caused the emotional pain. Sami was just there to alleviate it for that moment. Can’t blame either one of the for that. It happens in life. So suck it up and move on.

Hope does NOT need to forgive and move on.

If Rafe’s solution to Hope giving his ring back was to hop in bed with his ex then clearly he didn’t think what they had was worth fighting for.

There is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much “forgivin’ and forgettin’” when it comes to cheaters. If my partner did that to me, his crap would be on the curb and the locks would be changed. End of discussion.

Wedding interruptions (for one reason or another) are standard operating procedure in Salem. There’s a reason why the really big weddings – the ones that actually completed- were location shoots done somewhere else (Greece, London, etc.)

It’s a bit of a cliche, but far more entertaining than ReRon’s 666th DID storyline, at least.

Loved the reaction shots.

Wished Claire hadn’t said anything.

On a sidenote, JJ is so annoying me with his fawning over Lani. I’m sure she’s annoyed too and may tell him Eli is the father just to get him to leave her alone.

You know what TPTB are doing, Mo?….they are building JJ up as the perfect husband and father, so that the viewer will feel so sorry for him when the bad news breaks….
I am not liking this ‘mushiness’, either…it does grate on the nerves…..
It was meant to be for JJ and Gabi to end up together, again…..if they do end up as one.

@Alan.
Hey, Alan,
Do you know how many times I have said the same? If my husband ever cheated on me, I would not give him the time of day to explain…..no forgiveness….no trust. I could never live with someone I no longer trusted.
He cannot go rub ‘feet’ with someone else and then touch me….there’s the door.
However, Rafe and Hope were not together; so, I don’t know if that was cheating…..by the same token, I do agree that his actions made it look as if what he and Hope shared was forgettable.

@Celia

I get the whole “WE WERE ON A BREAK!!!” thing but if my boyfriend’s first reaction to a break-up was to immediately fall into bed with his ex that would tell me loads about him and his belief in us as a couple…and as a result, his crap would be on the curb and the locks would be changed.

My mother said that if a man cheats and you forgive him, you are opening yourself up to a lifetime of more of the same. I’ma stick with her advice.

@Alan.
Hello, Alan,
Those are words to live by, my friend. I do not believe in cheating….if I can do it, so can my husband…..or anybody. There is no excuse for cheating.
I would never forgive him…..and, your mother speaks the truth….so wise!!…once a cheater, always a cheater….gay or straight alike….makes no difference. Love and faithfulness are qualities uppermost in any relationship.
What is the point of staying together if the trust is gone?
As I said, theoretically, Hope and Rafe had broken up…..that’s the best excuse….on the other hand, the action of falling into another’s bed when the one he just left is still warm, taints the picture of true love. How can love be forgotten so rapidly? The other excuse is, of course, the couple falls into each other’s arms ( and beyond) to alleviate the pain!!
Well, all I can say is that when my heart aches, I sulk and mope and lay in bed, in the dark….I would not go out looking for ‘some’ to drown my sorrow; I would wallow in it.
I understand, to a certain degree, because it was Sami, not anyone out of thin air….yet, now after reading your comment, I revert to what I, also, said….in that, skipping off with Sami speaks a thousand words, not only to the viewer, but also to Hope. The gesture made what they had meaningless.
So, yeah…..forgiveness is not just a word. I said this a million times before…..no way would I allow my husband/boyfriend/lover touch me after he had been with someone else. No forgiveness, period.

JJ has turned into a wimp. Can’t stand his character right now. Valerie is another one who needs to just shut her mouth.

Kathy…EXACTLY!!!!! I CANNOT STAND Valerie…PERIOD!!!!!

They did the same thing with Liam on B&B; had him fawning all over Steffy until he learned she had cheated on him with his father. It was waaaay over the top and “make it stop!” was my constant reaction. LOL…

And by the way, does JJ come with subtitles? There’s speaking in a low tone and then there’s whispering…shhhhh…no one move. I need to hear what JJ’s saying.

More and more, Valerie WORKS MY NERVES!!!!! And I STILL SAY THAT Debbi Morgan should have been cast as Valerie…and NOT Vanessa Williams!!!!!

Just saying……….

Debbi Morgan’s great. But I do like this actress, too. She had a small role in The Flash; played Iris’s mother. (And if you don’t watch the show that means nothing to you, LOL. but she was good in that role, too.) Accomplished actress.

Rebecca…I’ve heard of The Flash. But I had no idea that Vanessa Williams appeared in that. My bad.

Have a good one, Rebecca.

Hey jabird. LOL…not a problem…Just a tidbit about what she’s done. It was a small role; only appeared in a few episodes but I thought she looked familiar! The Flash, by the way, is fun! Love it.

Ahhh, Jay….I miss Debbi Morgan so much….I agree with you.

I pray Hope and Rafe stay together. They have been through so much I know they can get through this. Once Hope cools down that is. Please keep this soap going for another 50 years. I’ve been watching since the beginning, hurried home from school to watch it.

Ciara is no Sami. She needs to take her acting doen a notch. She has been angry about something since she came on the show. And who the hell punches their cousin like that? YALL ARE FAMILY! Ugh. They need to watch some old tapes of Shawn/Belle/Chloe/Brady when they were teens. People also need to stop body shaming Claire her eyes are stunning!

Hi, Richard,
Ciara is Claire’s aunt, not her cousin. Shawn Brady ( Claire’s father) and Ciara Brady are full-siblings.
Yes, Ciara needs to contain her anger, but she is human….and, although, I don’t condone violence, Claire tends to get the best of Ciara, and, at least, a his viewer.
I like nuCiare—-the Ciara of old left as a lamb and returned as a lioness—claws and sparks galore.

In all honesty, Rafe wasn’t with Hope at the time, they had broken up, and it was just something that happened between him and Sammi – I’m not trying to be dismissive, but really, it was a one-time thing. I don’t quite see what the big deal is – except for the fact that it would have been better had the News come from him, not from an anorexic teeny bopper.

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Days of our Lives New Gabi, Cherie Jimenez, Debut Date Revealed; Shares She First Auditioned for Role 15 Years Ago

In a not-then-but-now real-life story, Days of our Lives incoming Gabi Hernandez, actress Cherie Jimenez took to Instagram on Friday after it was revealed by Deadline, that her first airdate as the recast Gabi is next week on June 27th!

Jimenez has replaced longtime DAYS star, Camila Banus in the role. Previously, Banus made the decision to step away from the part after taking on the role in 2010. Camila was with the series on and off through 2023. To facilitate her exit, Gabi was sent to prison for the murder of Li Shin, only she didn’t commit the crime.

Cherie shared her emotions on finally being able to talk about being the new Gabi Hernandez DiMera. She expressed, “WOW ✨🎬 My heart is filled with immense gratitude over the opportunity of a lifetime. I am GABI HERNANDEZ DIMERA on the iconic DAYS OF OUR LIVES ⏳❤️‍🔥 It has been an absolute dream working on DAYS.”

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As for her time so far at DAYS, Jimenez added,”These past 7 months I have worked harder than I ever have and now I get to share it with the world. Everyday I walk onto set I am in awe that I’ve been given the opportunity to live my dream. I get to work with the most phenomenal & hardworking cast and crew I’ve ever had the honor to work alongside.”

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Jimenez, thanked among others the series producer, director and writers for trusting in her including: Janet Drucker, Noel Maxam, Ron Carlivati and Ken Corday, and her agents for helping her along the way in her show business journey.

She concluded with the most ironic twist of all, Cherie recalled, “At 22 years old an audition for the role of Gabi on Days of our Lives came into my life. It was not meant for me then. Now 15 years later at 36 years old the universe told me I was now ready to step into this role…Thank you ✨ …I am just beginning ✨”

So, are you looking forward to the debut of Cherie as the new Gabriella Hernandez DiMera? Comment below.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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