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Are Jack and Jennifer actually leaving Days Of Our Lives?

Darcy Rafter January 5, 2022
NBC's "Days Of Our Lives" Press Event
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Days Of Our Lives fans are curious to know whether Jack and Jennifer are riding off into the sunset once again. The latest episodes hint that they could be hitting the road and leaving Salem once and for all.

As 2022’s newest episodes begin to air we start the year saying goodbye to some familiar faces. Days Of Our Lives could see some beloved cast members exit the hit show, so let’s decipher who could be on their way out.

Let’s discover whether Jack and Jennifer are actually leaving everyone’s favourite daytime soap opera, Days Of Our Lives.

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Are Jack and Jennifer leaving Days Of Our Lives?

Yes, Jack and Jennifer are simultaneously leaving Days Of Our Lives.

The long-standing power couple, Jack and Jennifer, are off on another adventure and this time it seems they could be leaving Salem for good. The heartthrobs are moving from Salem to Boston to pursue their dream of running a small newspaper. and embark on a new chapter in their lives.

It is thought that they could be exiting the show as of tomorrow, Thursday, 6 January. To fan’s upset, Jack’s trip to Boston won’t be brief, he will be staying with Jennifer for the foreseeable.

Jennifer will not be seen in Salem for a while as the actress who plays her, Melissa Reeves, only reprised the role of Jennifer for a short period. Throughout the Christmas holidays, we saw her on screens but due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reeves will not become a regular cast member as she has decided not to do the commute to the LA studios. Reeves resides in Nashville so that is quite the trek to work every day.

Joining Jennifer is her husband Jack, as they venture on their new chapter. Of course, they will undoubtedly return to Salem in the future as they pop on and off the show. They still have to keep an eye on their daughters Abigail, and Gwen.

Jennifer’s stints on Days Of Our Lives explored

Melissa first appeared in Days of Our Lives in 1985 as Jennifer, she was 18 years old when she first appeared in the role. In 1995 she abruptly left the role during the show’s thirtieth anniversary and was not seen on the show for nearly four years.

However, she came back to the show in 2010 for a one-month guest stint and later became a regular member of the cast. When the coronavirus pandemic hit she decided not to return to the show in 2020, but later made flash comebacks.

Jack’s appearances on Days Of Our Lives explored

Jack was introduced in 1987 and played by Joseph Adams and James Acheson before Matthew Ashford took over the role in October 1987. The role was recast two times as the years went on and Ashford took a break from the role, with Mark Valley and Steve Wilder taking his spot.

Ashford’s longest time off the soap was between 2012 and 2018 when Jack was presumed dead after falling down a lift shaft. However, Ashford took the reign again in 2019 before his latest exit at the start of 2022.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.