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Jen Lilley (Theresa) has finally spoken out about her decision to leave DAYS OF OUR LIVES!
Because reports had already leaked that the actress was planning to quit the soap, Lilly decided to break her silence and confirm her exit while explaining her difficult decision.
“DAYS and I are parting company on the best of terms,” she posted to Instagram. “It came down to the time and the sacrifices required to keep Theresa on the front burner. Given the demanding production schedule a soap requires, that just wasn’t possible with the other commitments and opportunities I wanted to pursue.”
(Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
However, because DAYS tapes so far ahead, Lilley reminds fans that there are still six more months of Theresa left to enjoy. “And I can honestly say that each month, the storyline gets better!” she declared. “My exit will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing, crying, cheering, screaming, clapping, and bewildered.”
And while she plans to spend time with her family, work with charities, and pursue new career opportunities, Lilley assures fans, “As we all know, in the world of soaps, goodbye for now isn’t always goodbye forever. Who knows what the future has in store for Theresa.”
We wish Lilley all the best in her career, and hope to see Theresa back in Salem again one day!
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