8 Days Of Our Lives Couples Who Are Better Off As Friends


Romance rules daytime drama and there is no better place to find a solid love story than Days of Our Lives (DOOL). Salem has produced some pretty amazing super couples over the years in the likes of Bo and Hope, Chad and Abigail, Marlena and John, and of course, Steve and Kayla. There are also those couples out there who weren’t quite as successful. Below is a list of eight DOOL couples that make better friends than lovers.

8. Eric Brady and Jennifer Horton

These two bonded over their substance abuse problems last year and seemed to have a little bit of chemistry between them, but since they cleaned up their act, there has not been many sparks between them. It is so clear to everyone that Eric and Nicole Walker still have some unfinished business in the love department and an unwavering romantic bond.



7. Chad DiMera and Melanie Jonas

These two were friends before any kind of romance occurred between them. Alas, they were young at the time they hooked up. Chad was with current-love Abigail when he began developing feelings for Melanie. When he and Abby broke up, Melanie entered the picture. The two dabbled in a relationship, but trust was the underlying reason the two broke up. They made much better friends anyway!

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6. Steve Johnson and Billie Reed

When Steve Johnson returned to Salem after a sixteen-year absence, he had zero memories of his time with the love of his life, Kayla Brady. As such, he embarked on a short relationship with the beautiful and sexy Billie Reed. The moment he got his memories back, Johnson dropped Billie like a bad habit. They did have some fun times together and had a lot in common. The perfect foundation for a friendship, but not a relationship.


5. Lucas Horton and Carrie Brady

Lucas was obsessed with Carrie Brady back in the day. What’s not to love, really? Carrie was beautiful, kind, smart, and funny. They had an interesting relationship in their younger years, during a time when Austin Reed was pre-occupied with Carrie’s sister Sami. At the end of the day though, Carrie’s heart belonged to Austin (and vice versa) and when the two were able to clear the air, Lucas was left in the dust. There were no real issues with Lucas and Carrie and the good news is that they are still quite friendly to this day.


4. Brady Black and Nicole Walker

These two current lovers had been friends for a very long while before they decided to make the plunge and turn their friendship into a romance. Brady has always been there for Nicole, has accepted her the way she is, and has kept some of her scheming secrets under wraps at times too. While one would think this is a foundation for love, it seems these two are having issues within their current relationship. They may have been better off keeping their status to friends than crossing that line.

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3. Rafe Hernandez and Hope Brady

Cops Rafe and Hope had been working in Salem’s Police Department for years as colleagues and friends. Rafe seemingly developed a crush on the beautiful Hope early on and tried to turn their friendship into a bonefide relationship. He succeeded and the couple seem to be doing well. However, it’s hard to imagine Hope with anyone but her super couple sidekick Bo.

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2. Roman Brady and Marlena Evans

Hattie parading around as Marlena on DOOL as of late has been an interesting storyline. Her trying to kiss Roman when Roman thought she was Marlena was downright awkward. The incident was a good reminder that while Marlena and Roman once had something special, she belongs with John Black. Kudos to Marlena and Roman, despite their shaky breakup they have remained pretty great friends over the years and were able to do the co-parenting thing well.

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1. Lucas Roberts and Sami Brady

It’s sad that Lucas has landed on this list twice, but the silver lining is that the character is a decent guy who can put negativity behind him when it comes to relationships. Yes, Lucas and Sami made a nice super couple in the early 2000s, but when E.J. DiMera entered the Salem scene, all bets were off. Sami and Lucas did struggle with ending their relationship, but the good news is that they have been able to brush off all of that and move on to a friendship. Plus, they’ve done well when it comes to raising their two children together.

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