Eileen Davidson (1993 to 1998; 2012 to present)
Raised by Stefano DiMera. She has one brother, Peter Blake.
Exchanged “I Do’s” with Andre DiMera, while he was posing as
Tony DiMera. The union was invalid.
Welcome to Salem
Social worker Kristen Blake arrived in Salem in 1993 and met
Black, when he saved her from being mugged. Although she
was immediately attracted to him, she knew they could never be
together and tried to keep her distance from him. Sensing the
connection between the twosome, Alice Horton decided to work
her matchmaking magic. She put the pair in charge of the
Horton Center; then, arranged for John and Kristen to be at
the Horton cabin at the same time. It was there that the pair
succumbed to their feelings for one another and made love.
John Versus Her Family
Kristen, however, was keeping a huge secret from John: she was
Stefano DiMera’s foster daughter and was hiding her “father,”
who was dying of a brain tumor. When John learned the truth,
he was stunned, but stood by Kristen, who he’d come to love.
The couple’s dream of a happily ever after was thwarted by
Stefano. While on his deathbed, he made Kristen promise she
would marry “Tony.” (*It turned out that Andre was actually masquerading as Tony at this point in time.) Kristen, in fact, was all set to marry “Tony,” when Marlena’s infant
daughter, Belle, vanished.
Together, Kristen and John teamed up to find the child. The
pair even posed as a husband and wife pretending to be
interested in adopting a baby. To their astonishment, they
learned that the person trying to get rid of Belle was her own
The Wedding That Wasn’t
Kristen and John’s undercover caper brought them closer
together. Stefano, knowing he had to do something drastic to
break the duo up, realized the answer might be found with
Sami. He confiscated her diary and hit pay dirt. He learned
John was Belle’s biological father. Once the truth was
revealed, Kristen went ahead with her plans to marry “Tony.”
John showed up on the couple’s wedding day, claiming he had
proof that Stefano was involved in Curtis Reed's death. He and
Stefano fought, and Stefano took off. John followed him and
shot at the back of his car. The vehicle exploded into a giant
fireball, and Stefano was believed to have perished. Believing
her “father” had died at John's hands, Kristen married “Tony,”
who learned Stefano was alive, but kept the information from
A Party and a Prisoner
Kristen decided to throw a big charity event at Maison
Blanche, the DiMera mansion in Louisiana, and headed there
with "Tony," Peter, Jennifer, Bo and Billie. Little did anyone
know that John and Marlena were being held captive there by
Stefano. Roman crashed the event to arrest Peter for drug
trafficking, while Celeste, jealous of Stefano’s obsession
with Marlena, leaked gas into the cell holding John and
Marlena captive. A fire started and Roman managed to free John
and Marlena. When John emerged from the rubble, Kristen and
"Tony" were horrified to see him in shackles. Kristen was also
shocked to see Stefano alive.
"Tony" ran back into the burning mansion to retrieve Stefano's
computer, containing a file on John's past. “Tony’s” act of
heroism left him blind and Kristen obligated to stand by his
side. However, she couldn’t deny her attraction to John and
soon began sleeping with him. In time, Kristen learned that
"Tony" had known Stefano was alive. Then, she discovered that
he switched her birth control pills with sugar pills. Kristen
left “Tony” and moved in with John.
Soon, Kristen cracked Stefano’s computer’s code and learned
John was a priest. She and John traveled to a parish where he
had once served and met Father Francis, who immediately
recognized him and confirmed John was a priest. A devout
Catholic, Kristen returned to "Tony." Yet, she stood by John’s
side and helped him, when he fought to save Marlena, who’d
become possessed by Satan.
Ultimately, John was released from his vows as a priest, and
Kristen, once again, left “Tony” for the man she truly loved.
But a vengeful “Tony” plotted to separate the pair. Upon
learning he had an incurable blood disease and was dying,
“Tony” orchestrated a plan to frame John for his murder and
put it into action during Peter and Jennifer’s wedding in
Aremid. It worked like a charm. John was arrested, convicted
of murder, and sentenced to death. Kristen believed he was
guilty, while Marlena never wavered in her belief that he was
John was eventually freed when the Woman in White found
“Tony’s” diary explaining his diabolical plan. It led to John
being cleared of all charges and released from prison. Kristen
convinced the Woman in White to return to Salem with her, John
and Marlena, and they all moved into the DiMera mansion.