Melissa Gallo Leaving OLTL! (UPDATED!) image

Melissa Gallo (ABC)

Melissa as Adriana (Soaps.com)

Updated on June 2, 2008:

Many fans have been wondering when or if Melissa Fumero (Adriana) will be leaving the show. She confirmed to Soaps.com back on November 5, 2007 that she was in fact leaving but then ended up extending her stay. However, Melissa has now told Soaps.com that she has taped her last scenes with the show as of this past May 2008 and is pretty sure her final air date will be June 10, 2008. Melissa also expressed, "And the scenes are pretty sad." We want to thank Melissa for everything she gave to her character, Adriana, during the last four years. We'll miss you dearly!

Previously reported on January 24, 2008:

Although we received word from Melissa Gallo, now Fumero, back on November 5, 2007 that she was initially supposed to leave the show shortly after her contract expired at the end of January 2008, it appears she'll be sticking around for a bit longer - but ultimately still has plans to leave the show. A final air date has yet to be released. However, we'll keep you posted!

Previously reported on November 5, 2007:

While rumors have been flying around the net since last May saying that Melissa Gallo would be leaving her role as Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, the actress has now confirmed to Soaps.com the most recent ones to be true.

With her contract coming to an end in January 2008, Melissa will leave shortly afterward giving the show plenty of time to tie up some loose ends regarding her storyline. Although she’s expressed enjoying the time she’s spent on the set since taking over the role from Amanda Cortinas back in January 2004, Melissa is looking forward to opening herself up to all the opportunities available to her in the acting world and told Soaps.com…

"It is very bittersweet for me. The past four years have been amazing and life changing, I mean I did meet my future husband after all because of One Life!! Everyone at the show has been so good to me and I will miss them all dearly. And everyone is so suppportive of my decision to take the leap and see what happens. My only wish is to make everyone at One Life and all the fans very proud." ~Lots – n - lots of love, Melissa Gallo

Born and raised in New Jersey, Melissa is the daughter of Cuban-born parents who moved to and settled in the United States. In December 2003, she graduated from New York University to which she received a BFA in drama. Being a dancer since childhood, fans can catch Melissa strutting her moves in her 2007 film Tiny Dancer.

Soaps.com wants to wish Melissa the very best in whatever her future holds, which includes her upcoming wedding to One Life to Live co-star David Fumero (Cristian Vega)! We’ll miss you dearly! However, fans, Melissa’s exit will not affect David – as he is still contracted with the show.

To learn more about Melissa and her career please visit her official website at Melissa Gallo.net!

Amy Mistretta
OLTL Recap/News Writer
Soaps.com