Eileen Davidson Leaving Days of Our Lives

Aug 06 2013, 11:30 AM by Aaron Hagey-McKay

Eileen Davidson with her husband

Eileen Davidson with her husband, Vincent Van Patten. Photo by Getty  

Eileen Davidson is leaving Days of our Lives after a year as Kristen DiMera, the bombshell villainess with vengeance in her heart. Her return came after a 14-year absence from the show, appearing as Ashley Abbott on the Young and the Restless.

With that news hitting the internet, fans bombarded her with questions, concerned that her exit meant she was on bad terms with the show or that her family situation was in trouble. Davidson took to Twitter to thank and reassure her fans about her that this exit is amicable:

Executive Producer Ken Corday told Soap Opera Digest, that the official word from Davidson is that she is leaving to take a break and spend time with her family, and she’s not leaving for another show.

Corday also thanked Eileen Davidson for her return, calling it, “the first shot in the arm we [at Days of our Lives] needed.”

But worry not fans; although she finished taping on July 16th, they shoot so far in advance, there will be months to come of her character tormenting the denizens of Salem.

And apparently her exit will be something to see, with Corday - a man who has seen many on camera dramatic performances in his time – saying that, “The Kristen story wrap-up is just fantastic; she was just glorious."


10 reasons we'll miss Kristen DiMera

  • 1. The way she calls her brother E.J. “Eeeje”

  • 2. Her cries.

  • 3. Her devious, innocent smile.

  • 4. Her willingness to drug a Priest and have sex with him on camera.

  • 5. Her wardrobe.

  • 6. Her flashback moments

  • 7. Her mastery of disguise

  • 8. When she gets drunk

  • 9. Her hatred of her nemesis Marlena

  • 10. Her being a total cradle-robber with Brady

What will you miss the most about Kristen DiMera, soap fans?



When is Days of our Lives on TV? In Canada, Days of our Lives airs weekdays at 1.00 et/pt on Global TV
Where can I watch Days of our Lives online for free? GlobalTV.com/daysofourlives/index.html streams full episodes of Days of our Lives online for free - episodes are typically posted the day after the initial on-air broadcast.