Why Days of Our Lives’ James Reynolds is Having The Best Year Ever: ‘I Am Lucky!’
“Each night and day sealed with a kiss.”
It’s hard to deny that James Reynolds is on a roll. Just this October, he celebrated his 40th anniversary on Days of Our Lives, and the show fêted him with his own anniversary episode which reunited Abe, if only briefly, with the love of his life, Lexie. It tugged at our heartstrings, even as it honored the man and the character who have been such a steady presence in Salem for so many years.
But then Chanel gave Abe the worst wedding present ever when she blurted that Paulina was Lani’s mother and he was not her father. In one fell swoop both his family and his love were taken from him.
But what’s horrible for Abe is great for Reynolds, because the actor’s had some of the juiciest material of his career as Salem’s mayor tries to pick up his shattered life and reconcile his love and his hate for Paulina. A seasoned pro, the actor has been taking it all in stride (even if Lani’s portrayer, Sal Stowers, was gutted!), and enjoying the ride.
But while Abe’s life has fallen apart and his romantic future is pretty much dead in the water, in real-life things couldn’t be going better for Reynolds. His marriage has been going strong almost as long as Abe’s been in Salem.
On December 21, the actor tweeted out the sweetest message for his wife, Lissa, on their anniversary. (And he gets bonus points for making it rhyme!)
“She is loving, caring and kind,” he wrote. “I am lucky! 36 years of wedded bliss. Rarely is there any hiss.”
For my wife, Lissa. She is loving, caring, and kind! I am lucky! 36 years of wedded bliss. Rarely is there any hiss. Each night and day sealed with a kiss. !2/21/85 #Anniversary @nbcdays @DaysofOurLives @FremontCTheatre @DeadwoodJedi pic.twitter.com/TFTdTTCQu3
— James Reynolds (@JreynoldsJames) December 21, 2021
So we here at Soaps want to take a moment to wish James and Lissa a very happy anniversary and a heartfelt congratulations in wrapping up such an amazing year! Here’s to another 40 years of Abe, the Carvers and wedded bliss with barely a hiss!
And as you wrap up your year, there’s still a bit more time to find the perfect gift for that Salem-obsessed person in your life. (Or, let’s face it, yourself.) So why not check out our Days of Our Lives gift guide to see if you can make the holidays even more merry and bright?
<p>Every year fans watch as new Horton ornaments are created and added to the family tree. And now fans can add them to their trees as well! With these <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/935573193/days-of-our-lives-horton-family-custom?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=299513&awc=6220_1634050422_c845b02d96b621db250964bf161262e0&utm_term=0" target="_blank">custom-made Horton family ornaments</a>, you can pick which Salem residents you want on your tree — or have your own family’s names added with a <em>Days of Our Lives</em> twist!</p>
<p>Oh the many scents of Salem… everything from ‘smells like being buried alive’ to ‘being sentenced to prison’, this <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Lives-Scented-Candle-Novelty-Culture/dp/B083FD823X/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank"><em>Days of our Lives</em> candle</a> would make the perfect gift for that soap fan on your list. And if that fan is you, imagine the questions you will get when visitors spot this conversation piece in your house!</p>
<p>I spy with my little eye someone wearing a suit… that’s Victor! While fans will obviously recognize the faces of their favorite Salemites, getting to ask questions in order for players to guess who they are taking about will make the <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/1066063675/guess-who-days-of-our-lives-theme?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=299513&awc=6220_1634050488_a30735ace46f3ea480369ed43e652eff&utm_term=0" target="_blank">Guess Who? <em>Days of Our Lives</em> board game</a> a fun addition to your weekend get-togethers.</p>
<p>If it’s Bingo you fancy, we have these <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/1079352074/days-of-our-lives?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=299513&awc=6220_1634050563_a8fd6ff67508bdf5a51f424a68bcd3df&utm_term=0" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> Bingo cards</a> featuring some of the NBC soap’s characters and favorite couples — past and present. Who needs to head to the local fire hall on Bingo night when you can host a game in your own home?</p>
<p>How about 48 pages of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Days-Our-Lives-Trivia-Questions/dp/B091N144LJ/?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> trivia</a> to keep your guests occupied? If you’re ready to take the challenge, this book contains 100 questions that even the biggest fans may have to stop and think, “Hmmm?”</p>
<p>You don’t have to wait until after lunch for a little love in the afternoon. Start your day with a <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/752350934/if-loving-days-of-our-lives-is-wrong-i?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=299513&awc=6220_1634050594_485eda254421dd12bf06ba3cf4216627&utm_term=0" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> mug</a> filled with your morning beverage of choice and let it be clear to those around you which soap is your favorite! </p>
<p>Hey, maybe you’re not able to watch the soap until the evening. So after a hard day at work, or a hectic day with the little ones, settle in with your DVR and a hot cup of comfort with this black <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Days-lives-soap-opera-mug-black/dp/B08NPSGC5L?tag=soaps0f6-20" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> logo mug</a>.</p>
<p>If your favorite couple is Ben and Ciara, or know someone who can’t get enough of them, these are the perfect <a href="https://www.cafepress.com/mf/113352306/so-cinful-days-of-our-lives-ci_pajamas" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> pajamas</a>! The black t-shirt clearly labeled ‘so cin-ful I can’t resist’ along with the black and white checkered lounge pants is the perfect way to ship Salem’s Cin.</p>
<p>If it’s Victor Kiriakis you root for then this <a href="https://www.cafepress.com/+_hat,485134039" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> hat</a>, which comes in different colors, will keep you warm — and send quite the message! And for those who still talk to you while you’re wearing it, well, let’s just say we warned you! </p>
<p>Whether it’s for your baby or maybe your grandbaby, it’s never too early to create a soap fan. Your youngster can wear the <a href="https://www.cafepress.com/mf/19779286/_bib" target="_blank"><em>Days of Our Lives</em> bib</a> while watching the goings-on in Salem with mom, dad, auntie, grandma or grandpa. Too cute! </p>
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