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Nadia Bjorlin and New Beau Grant Turnbull and DAYS Jen Lilley and Hubby Jason Wayne Step Out At the ESPYS After Party!

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While the biggest names in sports got all duded up for the Annual ESPN ESPY Awards last night in Los Angeles, a few of your favorite soap stars made their presence known too!

After the ESPYS were presented, The Palm Restaurant was host to the ESPYS AfterShow Dinner Party where Days of our Lives Jen Lilley (Theresa) and her husband Jason Wayne made their arrivals, as well as former Days of our Lives and current Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin with her boyfriend, Grant Turnbull.

For those who are not yet familiar with Turnball:  He is originally from Belfast in North of Ireland, and is a model and an actor and can be found on Twitter at @grantio1985

Grant also apparently makes a mean drink and is a bartender extraordinare … a Mixologist!

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The ESPN AfterShow Party was hosted by boxing great Evander Holyfield along with the Playboy Playmates who joined forces to help benefit Southern California Chapter of Susan B. Komen breast cancer charity with this  party immediately following the broadcast of The ESPY Awards on ESPN!

So what do you think about Nadia and her new boyfriend Grant Turnbull … and Jen and her husband Jason? Sexy, cute couples indeed!

 

 

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Mo
Mo

Nadia and Brandon broke up???!!!!

abby
abby

when did Nadia and Brandon break up?? how much did that have to do with her mommie dearest??? I watched them on Dirty Soap and he was pretty good to put up with all the crap that he did…since she has apparently moved on already, whats the dish on Brandon??

Mo
Mo

Yes, is Brandon now available? 😉

William
William

She dumped Brandon Beemer for him??!!! Girl is cray cray!!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

William…dude…my thoughts exactly!!!!! As for Nadia…I give her and that Grant Turnbull fella (and their, um, relationship…yawn) 6 months or less.

Tamera
Tamera

Her new boyfriend is WAY hotter! 🙂

Sissy
Sissy

Nadia’s gorgeous! I guess I’m out of the loop…I thought she was still dating Brandon Beemer!

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

They are both very attractive couples

Chris
Chris

What happened to Brandon Beemer, Michael? I had no idea that he and Nadia Bjorlin broke up!

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

When did Nadia and Brandon stop dating?

denisefan
denisefan

What happened to Brandon Beemer?

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Nadia is so stunning…. I had no idea she and Brandon split, let alone have another boyfriend… never heard a thing about it… I recall her mom was a bit overbearing from that reality show they did…maybe she finally got her way…?

jackie
jackie

wow nice looking couples

imaneassi
imaneassi

I suspected that they had broken up but had no proof if it.I don’t know if that reality show had anything real but it was pretty obvious that it couldn’t last forever between them….they’re too different.Good luck to both of them.And Nadia’s new man is gorgeous as well.

Tsuds
Tsuds

guess Nadia finally listened to her mother and let Brandon go… he was not good for her.. … he did not treat her right… I hope Brandon finally gets some lessons on how to treat a woman right!

Ellie
Ellie

Nadia and Grant got engaged this weekend. He took her to Ireland for her birthday and proposed there as well

Angie
Angie

When is the beautiful nadia and grant getting married. I would love to her one day. I love her beautiful smile. She is so stunning and beautiful in and outside. I hope to see her back on the venice. Lots of love angie. Xxx

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Chad and Abby Share An Emotional Goodbye And Leave Salem Hitched

On Thursday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, tears were shed not only by the characters on the screen, but by the audience at home … plenty of them if you have been checking out social media since this installment aired.  For in it, viewers had to say goodbye to Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abby (Kate Mansi) as they left Salem to start their new life with their children in Paris.

However, before they make their exit, Chabby fans finally get to see their favorite duo tie the knot in a heartfelt and touching ceremony right in the Horton family living room.  While it was spur of the moment, it could not have been more poignant.  Leave it to Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to officially preside over the nuptials, JJ (Casey Moss) to play his guitar while his sister walked down the living room aisle to her man, and even Jack (Matt Ashford) showed up to do the right thing to be there for his daughter.

What would a Chabby wedding be without personally written vows, right?  Abigail tells Chad: “When we first fell in love, God, we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into.  They say that when you meet someone and fall in love, you’re drawn to them, because they have something you need and we’re here today because I need you.  I need your courage, your faith, and love.  I’m so beyond grateful at a second chance with you and a family with our beautiful children. You are the love of my life, Chad. There’s nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my days with you.”

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In a touching moment, Chad is overcome with tears and expresses to Abigail; “You’ve always fought for your health, and for us, and I’m in awe of the woman I fell in love with. I’ll cherish you. I will protect you. I’m yours, and I’ll never doubt you again, because a love like ours really does only come once in a life.”

They exchange rings and Julie pronounces them husband and wife.  But this happy moment is also bittersweet when Chad says, “We hate to marry and run.”  Chabby has a plane to catch to take them to Paris.   Chad looks around the room and at all the special people in his life, and tells the group how special they all are to him.  In that scene, it definitely gave the feels that it was also Billy Flynn saying farewell to his castmates.

Of course … before they leave town Chad and Abby visit Stefan (Tyler Christopher) and Gabi(Camila Banus)is there.  They give them the news that they are leaving for France and are married.  In a moment alone between Abby and Stefan, he apologizes to her. Stefan notes how much he loved the other part of her (Gabby with a “Y”) and knows that she loved him too.  Abby says, “I know”.  Meanwhile, Chad says goodbye to the portrait of his father, Stefano vowing to be back someday.  After Chabby exit the DiMera mansion, Stefan has a meltdown and throws the chest board while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) walks in on the scene.

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And finally, in the 10-hankie moment beautifully played by Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Chad and Abby at the Horton house to say their final goodbyes to Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie, Jack, JJ, and Jennifer.  Abigail tells her mother to never give up on her dad.  Chad is in tears as Jennifer tells him she will miss him,  He says, “I will miss you, too”.

It was in that moment that any of us that have ever had to say goodbye to our families and move far away from them, or come back to visit them and then leave again, can relate.  Saying goodbye is often heartbreaking when you leave behind the ones you love.  But, Chad and Abby got their happy ending … for now. However,t his is a soap opera, so you never know how long happiness will last, or when they might be back in Salem.

Kudos to the performances of Billy Flynn, so raw and real, and Kate Mansi playing Abigail with depth and dignity to wrap up the story.

So, what did you think of the Chabby goodbye? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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