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Abigail Deveraux Profile


Abigail Deveraux Profile

Kate Mansi

Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth
Quick Take:

Sweet Abigail has grown up before viewers' eyes on Days of Our Lives. A model child, she did rebel against her parents during her teen years, but it was hard to blame her, considering her mother and father's on again, off again relationship. Now, a lovely young woman, she's enduring her own romantic woes and learning from her mistakes along the way.

Played by:

Meghan and Michael Nelson (1992 to 1994)
Paige and Ryanne Kettner (1994 to 1998; 2000 to 2001)
Megan Corletto (2001 to 2003)
Jillian Clare (2003 to 2004)
Ashley Benson (2004 to 2007)
Emily Montague (2007)
Kate Mansi (2011 to Present)

Family Ties:

A proud member of Salem’s beloved Horton family, Abigail is the great granddaughter of Tom and Alice Horton and the only daughter of Jennifer Horton and Jack Deveraux. She has one younger brother, JJ.

Love Lines:

Abigail’s first crush was on Max Brady. She dated Chad DiMera for several weeks, until she became obsessed with the older, married Austin Reed. Fortunately, she came to her senses and eventually realized that relationship was doomed from the get go. She was then torn between Cameron Davis and Chad; eventually losing her virginity to the latter. After a brief affair with EJ DiMera, she's now flirting with Ben.

A Child Is Born

Abigail Johanna Deveraux was born at the Horton cabin in 1992. When she was 8-months-old, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, after being exposed to polluted well water. Her parents, Jack and Jennifer, were devastated. Fortunately, a bone marrow transplant from Austin Reed saved young Abigail's life. Jack, however, was devastated to learn he was responsible for Abigail's illness. It turned out his adoptive father, Harper, had tricked him into signing papers that led to a toxic dumping, years earlier. Overwrought with guilt, Jack left Salem, believing Jennifer and Abigail would be better off without him.

Young Abigail grew closer to her mother and, in time, her new husband, Peter Blake. That is, until Jack returned to town, determined to expose Stefano's adopted son as a crook and get Jennifer and Abigail out from under his evil clutches. While Jack succeeded, he ended up shooting Peter in the process and was sentenced to life in prison for "murder." (Stefano had actually squired Peter away.) Eventually, Jack broke out of jail, and he, Jennifer and Abigail went on the run. The trio ended up joining a circus. They were eventually found by Peter, who made sure Jack was turned in to the police. Desperate to help Jack, Jennifer faked her death, and Peter revealed himself. In the end, Peter was sent to prison, Jack was freed, and the Deveraux family happily reunited. Jack, Jennifer and Abigail then headed to Africa to visit Jennifer's father, Bill.

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