Abigail has had quite a life on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and while she was recently hit by a car and now lies near death, this should be just another bump in the road for the popular character. Abby's survived much worse in the past!
The daughter of Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton, Abigail was born in 1992 and played by a series of child actors including Jillian Claire, who portrayed the girl from 2003-04. In October of 2004, the character was aged into a teenager and Ashley Benson stepped into the role. She stayed for three years, departing in 2007. In March of 2011, Kate Mansi joined DAYS as the newest Abigail, and she made her last appearance in June of 2016. Marci Miller is the latest actress to play the part, and made her debut in November of 2016.
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As a little girl, Abigail grew up all over the world, and thought her father was dead more than a few times before he actually passed away for real. As a teenager, Abigail had a crush on Max Brady, but when he told her he just wanted to be friends, she went to live with her family in London.
When Abigail finally returned in 2011 as an adult, she found herself attracted to Chad DiMera, but he had feelings for her best friend, Melanie Jonas. After an ill-advised attempt to seduce a married Austin, Abby began a relationship with Cameron Davis. But after her father’s tragic death, Abigail pushed the doctor away.
Abigail (then Kate Mansi) made Austin think they’d slept together! (Photo Credit: Paul Skipper/jpistudios.com)
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Abigail rekindled things with Chad, but broke up with him after he ruined Gabi and NIck’s wedding and began a fling with his brother, EJ. When Chad returned to Salem, she slept with him despite being in a relationship with Ben. And when she found herself pregnant, she was dismayed to learn it was Ben’s baby because it turned out he was a serial killer! When Ben abducted Abigail, she went into early labor and delivered their son. Chad tried to rescue her, but Ben tied them both to the bed and set it on fire before running off with the infant.
Thankfully, Chad and Abigail were rescued and Ben was arrested. She named her son Thomas Jack Deveraux, and later learned that Chad is really the boy’s father. She and Chad married at the DiMera mansion to finally become a family.
Ben tried to kill Chad and Abigail! (Photo Credit: JJohnson/jpistudios.com)
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Unfortunately, Abigail began having hallucinations of Ben and went to desperate extremes to prove that he was really tormenting her again. Chad had her committed to Shady Hills, but continuing to see visions of Ben, she broke out and was later presumed dead in a plane crash.
Abigail returned to Salem very much alive months later and spied on her loved ones, including Chad, who had developed a relationship with Gabi Hernandez. After revealing herself, Abby reconciled with Chad, but he admitted that while he wanted to continue to be a family with her and Thomas, he also loved Gabi. But while Chad and Gabi grew closer, Abigail found herself falling for Dario’s con and agreed to marry him so he wouldn’t be deported. Dario blackmailed Abby into staying in their loveless marriage by threatening Chad, and when that didn’t work, he attempted to have Chad killed but Abigail got in the way!
Dario’s plan backfired in a big way! (Photo Credit: XJjohnson/jpistudios.com)
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With Abigail’s life hanging by a thread, Chad has proclaimed his undying love, but it may be too late now. And if Abigail survives, what awaits her when she gets out of the hospital? Stay tuned as this story develops!
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