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Claire Brady has had quite a life on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, beginning with her birth during a wedding, a liver transplant as an infant, and traveling around the world. And that’s before she returned to Salem as a teenager in 2015 played by actress Olivia Rose Keegan! If you’re wondering exactly what this young woman’s story is, well, let us tell it to you!
Claire was born on DAYS in 2005 during Sami and Lucas’ wedding, but when the infant became ill, blood tests revealed that Phillip was not her father, Shawn Douglas was. Lexi was able to find a liver transplant for Claire when Bo and Hope’s son, Zack died tragically. And later, the girl’s true parentage was revealed, leaving Phillip devastated. He fought for custody, but Shawn and Belle ran away to Australia.
Martha Madison (Belle) and Brandon Beemer (Shawn) with baby Claire in 2007. (Photo Credit: Sean Smith/jpistudios.com)
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When the family returned to Salem, Phillip agreed to let Claire remain with Shawn and Belle. But the tot was kidnapped and her parents tracked her down in Ireland. After surviving a plane crash on the way home that took the life of Claire’s great-grandfather, Shawn Brady Senior, Belle and Shawn took Claire to sail around the world.
In 2015, Claire came back to Salem as a young woman. When Eve Donovan heard the teen singing in Horton Town Square, she asked her to be part of a music event and later offered her a chance for an audition in New York. Belle wasn’t happy about this and warned Eve to stay away from her daughter. But Claire defied her mother and went to New York anyway, though unfortunately, she blew the audition.
Keegan with Kassie DePaiva’s Eve in 2015. (Photo Credit: Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com)
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When Claire told Ciara that she’d asked out Chase but he turned her down, Ciara confessed that Chase had raped her. With the help of Theo and Joey, Claire kidnapped Chase and brought him to a warehouse so Ciara could confront him and the teen could be arrested.
At the prom, Mark rigged the projector to show humiliating photos of Ciara and Theo, so Claire joined her friends in vandalizing Mark’s car. After spending the night in jail, Claire was surprised to see that her parents were back together again.
Claire decided to drop out of school to focus on her music, and Shawn and Belle struggled to support their daughter in her pursuit of her dreams. When Belle came into a lot of money, she invested it into Chloe and Phillip’s record company on the condition that the sign Claire to a recording contract. But the teen ended up simply acting as an assistant to a pregnant Chloe.
Still struggling to get her music career off the ground, Claire was upset to find her YouTube channel tanking, and laughed off Jade’s suggestion to make a sex tape. After Claire had another disastrous meeting with a record executive, Jade repeated her suggestion to her disheartened friend.
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Kyler Pettis’ Theo with Keegan’s Claire. (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
When Theo surprised Claire with a room at the Salem Inn for the night, Jade overheard their plans and decided to take matters into her own hands. She planted a hidden camera in their room and predicted they’d both become famous when the tape was released. But when she went to upload the video to Claire’s laptop, Jade accidentally put it on Theo’s!
Jade managed to switch the laptops so Theo wouldn’t see the video, but when she told Claire what she’d done, Claire was horrified and demanded that she delete all of the evidence. However, Jade never deleted the copy on Theo’s laptop, which is how Hope and Abe saw it!
Keegan with Kyler Pettis (Theo) and Gabrielle Haugh (Jade). (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
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Claire wants desperately to be famous, but this is definitely not how she wanted it to happen! Stay tuned to find out how the scandal will impact the young woman’s future!
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