Quote dazgonby: Why would Marlena still be Carrie's step-mom? Her and Roman have been divorced for many many years and they both had been remarried. So does that make Kate still her step-mom also?
Did I miss this being told on the show because I sure don't remember anything about Austin & Carrie having their kid?
In this crazy DAYS world of marriages, divorces, remarriages, and affairs, it's tough to describe Marlena's relationship to other characters. However, Carrie WAS her stepdaughter while MarMar was married to Roman. I think it's OK to call her Carrie's stepmom (or ex-stepmom?). And the two were once quite close, especially when Carrie & Austin returned to Salem. As for Kate, she is Carrie's mother-in-law, since Austin is her son--so their kid is "officially" her grandson.(Strangely, Kate was also Carrie's stepmom while Kate was married to Roman and maybe still can be called that!) Either way, since the Carrie/Austin/Rafe plot held our attention for quite a while, there SHOULD have been some mention of the Reed family, as least of the new addition.... Maybe I missed it. Back to Marlena, I'm not sure whether there is such a title as step-grandmother! Doesn't sound quite right!