Days of Our Lives viewers know that Salem is full of some great dads. Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) is just one of a handful we’re celebrating today. Of course, there are plenty of good dads and some that are not so good. We know this is not a complete list – but we chose five to feature for Father’s Day 2019. Please enjoy and be sure to hug the deserving dads in your life. Enjoy!
Days of Our Lives Ex Mayor Abe Carver – Dedicated Daddy
On DOOL, Abe Carver (James Reynolds) remains one of Salem’s steadiest residents. He has three children. Theo Carver (Kyler Pettis), Lani Price (Sal Stowers), and Brandon Walker (Matt Cedeno). Unfortunately, Abe didn’t know two of his three kids were his until Brandon and Lani were grown. Since learning the truth, Abe has gone out of his way to be a good dad. However, Brandon hasn’t really been part of his life. Theo and Lani are a different story though.
Not only do they have a close bond with Abe, they have a close bond as brother and sister. Abe has been there through his children’s toughest times. He was there for Theo when he was shot tragically by JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss). On Days of Our Lives, Abe stayed by his youngest son’s bedside until he pulled out of his coma. He also supported Lani after she lost her baby shortly after childbirth. Abe’s children know that he is always there when they need him.
Love Love Abe Carver's relationship with his kids..Bring Back Theo!! pic.twitter.com/7icRUhyZGn
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) June 15, 2019
DOOL – John Black Is a Good Father To Many
On Days of Our Lives, John is a father of three and a stepfather of many. His children are Isabella Black (Martha Madison), Brady Black (Eric Martsolf), and Paul Norita (Christopher Sean). John has been a doting father to his three kids even though he didn’t know about Paul until he came to town for therapy for a baseball related injury. In addition to his own three children, John played stepfather to Marlena Evans’ (Deidre Hall) children as well. And he did it with caring and compassion.
He’s a father figure on DOOL to Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) and her twin Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan). And he’s such a good dad that Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) was crushed to find out his mom lied and he’s not his bio-dad. Over the years, blending the Evans-Black family was not always easy, but John made it work somehow. All the children come together and consider themselves brothers and sisters. This rings true through good times and bad and it helps that John is such a caring dad.
John Black such a great daddy and step daddy … pic.twitter.com/jZTJ0f8Gkj
— Ashely Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) June 15, 2019
Days of Our Lives: Jack Deveraux Doesn’t Remember Being a Dad
Next up in our DOOL Father’s Day roster is Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford). Now, Jack is having a bit of tough time considering he doesn’t know his past and he’s only been told who his children are. He has no direct memories of them. Even without his memories, he wishes he knew his kids. However, his missteps keep driving them further away from him. He tried bonding with JJ, but estranged them further by blabbing Haley’s immigrant secret.
As for Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi/Marci Miller), she was truly the apple of Jack’s eye. While he was always willing to do anything for his children, Abby was always Jack’s special little girl. Days of Our Lives fans thought he sacrificed his life to save her when he pulled her from a falling elevator. That is until we saw him return this year. Now, this once wonderful father is a source of constant frustration to his children. So, maybe he shouldn’t expect a Father’s Day card this year.
DOOL’s Will Horton – A Surprising Dad in a Non-Traditional Set-Up
Another Days of Our Lives dad to consider is Will Horton (Chandler Massey). Ever since Will learned Gabi Hernandez (Camilla Banus) was pregnant, he was determined to be the absolute best father. Now, he’s remarrying Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) and they are loving co-dads that are co-parenting in a sweet relationship with Gabi. That means Arianna Horton (Udell twins) have three loving parents, and not one, but two great dads. They have a very modern family.
So we saw on DOOL that Will always made sure that he was there for every one of his daughter Arianna’s milestones and special moments. Little Arianna grieved her father when the necktie killer supposedly killed Will. However, since being found alive and regaining his memory Will has done everything in his power to rebuild the bond with his daughter. And now, he’s back at death’s door. But he’ll get a post-Dad’s Day miracle and then he can get back to being the best possible father.
I vote for Chad best dad in Salem! pic.twitter.com/TQooP4rArD
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) June 14, 2019
Chad DiMera – Devoted Days of Our Lives Daddy
The last dad on our list is one-half of DOOL‘s hottest super couple and a super dad himself — Chad DiMera. He and his wife Abigail have endured a lot in order to have their wonderful two children. This includes nearly dying when Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) tried to burn them alive and kidnap their son Thomas DiMera (Asher Morrissette). Most recently, Chad became a father again when Abby gave birth to his daughter Charlotte DiMera (Matilda Hanna & Chloe Teperman).
Of course, that was a hard road at the start on Days of Our Lives since Chad DiMera didn’t know that Charlotte was his child. He thought she belonged to Stefan DiMera (Brandon Barash). Once he realized she was his, Chad had to work hard to get time with her because he’d angered Abby so much. Then, a psycho kidnapped the poor kid. Now, Chad Dimera is busy being a doting dad to both his kids while the family lives abroad. But soon, good dad Chad will be back in town with his family.
Which DOOL dad is your favorite? You probably won’t agree with all our picks, but one thing is common ground. The dads in our lives we love deserve a big hug on their special day – and every day. So Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there in Salem – and beyond!
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