Get ready to say goodbye to Kristen. Eileen Davidson is leaving Days of Our Lives.
According to Soap Opera Digest, the actress taped her last scenes on July 16. However, due to the show's advance taping schedule, she will continue to air through the end of the year.
According to Executive Producer Ken Corday, Davidson has opted to take a break from the soap to spend time with her family, but she is not heading to another show. (Translation: she's not returning to her role as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless.) So it sounds like there's a good chance she could eventually return to Days.
Davidson took to Twitter to respond to inquiries from fans as soon as the news of her departure broke. "You're all so awesome! I didn't get fired. My family is fine. Thanks for your love and support! xoxoxo," she tweeted.
Davidson resurrected her role as Days' vixen Kristen DiMera in October 2012. It had been 14 years since she last appeared on the show.
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