NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers finds that it looks as though the fans, followers and viewers are still having a hard time digesting the fact that Kristian Alfonso is leaving the show after spending the last 37 years in Salem. The actress, who is best known for her role as Hope Brady, made her announcement via her Instagram account. Here’s what she has to say.
The beautiful brunette said in a statement, “Days of Our Lives has been a vital part of both my personal and professional journey. I am forever grateful to NBC and the late Betty Corday, who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life. I have built some lifelong friendships with my extraordinarily talented castmates.”
NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: DOOL Stars React To Kristian Alfonso’s Departure Announcement
Kristian continued, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter. I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September. I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”
Of course, it didn’t take very long for her Days of Our Lives co-stars to react to her shocking news. Alison Sweeney (Sami): So much love and respect for you @kristianalfonso!
Freddie Smith (Sonny): It was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with you @kristianalfonso – your professionalism, talent and work ethic has inspired me so much! Anytime we’d see each other at work, you would always greet me with a big hug and smile asking how myself and Alyssa were doing. That meant the world to me. Thank you for your kind words and advice throughout the years. I’m excited to see your next chapter!
Victoria Konefal (Ciara): Well said mama proud of you.
Robert Scott Wilson (Ben): Iconic. Kristian, it was an honor to share the stage with you. From day 1 you welcomed me with open arms and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to tell stories alongside you, especially these last few months. I’m rooting for you. Here’s to your next chapter! #BostonStrong
Mary Beth Evans (Kayla): I love you sister
Greg Rikaart (ex-Leo; Kevin, Y&R): Congratulations, Kristian! I will always be particularly grateful to you for you the kindness and warmth you showed me from day one. How lucky everyone at Days & the fans have been all these years. Enjoy all the next adventures.
Paul Telfer (Xander): So lucky that I got to work with you – wishing you the very best for all your future endeavors and successes!
Lauren Koslow (Kate): An inspiration to us all – love to you GF
Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan): You are the epitome of class wrapped up in the most beautiful shell!! I absolutely loved being able to work with such an icon!! Wishing you nothing but the best in whatever your next chapter is.
Martha Madison (Belle): It will never be the same.
Brandon Barash (Jake): What a pleasure it’s been! Miss you already! Congrats on that next chapter!
Lamon Archey (Eli): Best of luck Kristian! It was always pleasure working with you. You’ll definitely be missed.
Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex/ex-Brady): Kristian, I still remember the first time I met you. My first day of work on the show, 20 years ago this month. You were so gracious and welcoming to me, as terrified as I was at the time as a green 19 year old kid. Thank you for that day, and all the days since. You are one of the greats, professionally AND personally. I will miss seeing your face in Salem. Thank you for all that you have done for DAYS, and for me.
Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane): Classy as always! You have brightened so many lives, mine included! Now go do some well-earned day-drinking!!
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R): You are a beautiful shining light
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah): I love you so much, Mama. You’re such sunshine and joy at work. I will miss you so much but I’m grateful for every minute I got with you and for our friendship.
Sal Stowers (Lani): It’s had truly been an honor getting to know you and working with you. Thank you for all your beautiful words of wisdom and being such a dear friend to me. I love you.
Stephen Nichols (Steve): Gonna miss your smiling face, Baby. What an amazing run. But… I think you’ll be back. Lots of love.
Missy Reeves (Jennifer): Love you to the moon and back can’t wait to see what’s next
Darin Brooks (ex-Max; Wyatt, B&B): Congrats! All you guys were my first family on TV! Lots of love to you on the next adventure!
Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R): Kristian – you are not only talented but very giving and caring as well. I look forward to seeing what your next chapter holds for you. I know that it will be truly amazing. Sending you my love.
Wally Kurth (Justin): You were there when I first started my TV journey. Always supportive and with a ready smile. To your next chapter! I will always remember the laughs we shared on stage.
Krista Allen (ex-Billie): Wow! – I’m sending you all the love! Thank you for making my time on the show so awesome. I loved being the Billie to your Hope. – There have been 3 Billie’s but there will always be only ONE Hope. You’re a legand KA. Let’s get that coffee when we can!
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