Roman Brady (Wayne Northrop) was Sami’s father and Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) her mother. Teen Sami was traumatized to witness her mom having sex with John Black (Drake Hogestyn). Even worse, Marlena ended up pregnant. After hacking into a hospital computer, Sami discovered that John was the father of baby Belle. Wanting to prevent the destruction of her family life, Sami decided to kidnap the infant and sell her on the black market. When John learned this, he managed to retrieve the child and the truth came out, ruining Marlena’s marriage to Roman.
Sami manipulating Austin
Sami fell in love with Austin Reed (Austin Peck). Too bad for her that he was already taken by her sister Carrie (Christie Clark). Never one to let that get in the way, Sami drugged Austin and then raped him. When he realized what had happened, he never wanted to see her again. She fled town but soon returned, pregnant. Although the child, Will, was not Austin’s, she lied and claimed it was to keep him for herself. While he was supportive of her, his heart remained with Carrie, until Kate revealed how manipulative Sami was being and Austin dumped her.
Austin and Sami were forced to marry
In a bit of irony, baby Will was kidnapped and sold on the black market. Sami and Austin were forced to marry to get him back. Austin insisted this was only temporary, but Sami remained determined to keep him away from her sister. So determined that she messed with his car and he wound up running her down and nearly killing her.
Sami destroying Lucas’ reputation
After the truth about Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) actually being will’s father came out, Sami was desperate to keep custody. She made up stories claiming that Lucas was abusive and this drove him into alcoholism but kept Austin by her side. When he discovered that she had been lying about this, he left her again.
Sami lies to Brandon
Sami got involved with Nicole’s brother, Brandon Walker (Matt Cedeño). He was also sleeping with Lexie Carver (Renée Jones) and when Sami discovered this and learned of her pregnancy, she was livid. Hacking into the hospital computer again, she altered the paternity results to make it look like Abe was the father. Her bid to keep Brandon, however, failed after the truth came out and he dumped her almost immediately after they were married.
Sami is forced to marry EJ
With a chance to end the seemingly endless Brady and DiMera feud which threatened the death of much of her family, Sami agreed to marry EJ (James Scott) at Stefano’s (Joe Mascolo) urging. While this protected the Bradys, it didn’t protect Lucas or Will. The latter showed up at the wedding and shot EJ before leaving the country and Lucas took the fall for it. EJ went on to use this to blackmail Will.
Sami is forced to give EJ custody
Since it was finally revealed that EJ was the father of Johnny and Lucas the father of Allie, Elvis had been eager to get full custody. Drunk, he told Stefano he should have taken the kids and took off Salem months ago. Following that, Sami snuck into the DiMera mansion and found a gun in his hand. She used it to shoot him in the head. He survived and eventually got a video confession of Sami’s guilt that he used to blackmail her into granting him full custody.