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Romance happens on and off the air in Salem.

Days of Our Lives is known for its shocking, surprising and often disastrous weddings. Take, for example, Lucas and Sami’s latest failed attempt at saying, “I do.” Right before Eric could pronounce them man and wife, Sami learned is was her husband-to-be Lucas who kidnapped her and held her hostage for six months! Then there is poor Ava, who just got engaged to Jake, only for him to be gunned down. Fear not fans of Jake’s portrayer Brandon Barash, because Stefan is rising from the grave!

In real life, though, most of the actors’ off-screen lives are less dramatic — but still full of romance. A year after getting engaged, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) have been scouting for wedding venues and they’re bringing the fans along with them.

They aren’t the first, nor are they likely to be the last, to find love on the set of Days of Our Lives. The show’s longest-running couple, Doug and Julie Williams, is married off-screen, too, with portrayers Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes having been hitched since 1974!

Other stars are just starting out on their journey of married bliss, such as Carson Boatman (Johnny) who is celebrating his one-year anniversary with his wife Julana Dizon.

Then there is Xander, whose romantic life has been crazy as of late, what with Sarah returning from being held hostage on an island by Kristen DiMera and believing she was the very dead Renee DuMonde. However Xander’s portrayer Paul Telfer is happily married to theater actress and singer Carmen Cusack.

For more real-life romances of the actors, browse our recently updated gallery below to see some of the Days of Our Lives stars’ spouses and partners.