After 21 years of lies, blackmail, and love, Alison Sweeney (Samantha Brady) has now made her final appearance on Days of our Lives. The actress, who announced her decision to exit DAYS back in January, took to Facebook to reflect on her time in Salem and to thank fans for their support.
"We've been through a lot together, haven't we?" Sweeney wrote in a post on her Facebook page. "As many of you may know, when I first found out I was auditioning for Days (in September of 1992), I flipped out!! It was quite literally a dream come true for me because I'd been a mildly obsessed Days of our Lives fan for several years. A die-hard Jack & Jennifer fan, I so desperately wanted Hope to not be dead in that vat of acid, I loved her sassy spunk and bad-boy lover. I could go on and on... the point is, I've never forgotten what it felt like to tune in every day, anxious to find out what was going to happen to my favorite character."
With nods to many of the "smooshed" couple names that she's been a part of over the years, Sweeney finally revealed which team she's been rooting for all these years.
"I am #teamSami. I have always rooted for her...to finally stop putting her foot in her mouth, being her own worst enemy, eternally needing her parents' approval, oh, this list could go on and on. It's impossible to miss Sami's faults. But I loved her more for them. And I loved playing her faults and her character flaws as much I loved playing the scenes when she persevered! And now it's been only 5 months since I've stopped getting scripts in the mail, and I MISS HER. I miss my friends in the cast and crew who are as close as family to me."
Sweeney assured fans that she'd still be in touch, whether it be through social media, her work on The Biggest Loser, or other projects.
"At least it isn't goodbye for me," Sweeney offered. "This is just my opportunity to say a great big, sincere, tearful, THANK YOU. For everything. Every cheer, every tear, every tweet, post and letter. Thank you for investing in me and my character.
To read Alison's message in its entirety, visit her Facebook page.