‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Leo’s Mom Comes To Salem With An Agenda – Judith Chapman Debut Revealed

Days of Our Lives spoilers confirm the arrival of Leo Stark‘s (Greg Rikaart) mother, Diana Cooper (Judith Chapman) later this month. Will Horton (Chandler Massey) asked John Black (Drake Hogestyn) to find Leo’s mom, his Achilles heel, to help unravel Leo’s marriage to Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). Looks like Will picked the perfect person to find her. Diana blows into Salem soon – – and reveals surprising ties to others beside Leo and she has an agenda of her own.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers – Soap Vet Judith Chapman Returns

Judith Chapman is no stranger to daytime soap fans. In fact, many consider her daytime royalty. Longtime DOOL fans recall Judith Chapman portrayed Angelica Deveraux from 1989-1991. She also made a cameo appearance in the Halloween Spooktacular episode this past fall. In addition to her other soap roles, Young and the Restless fans recognize her as Gloria Abbott Bardwell.

Expect instant chemistry between Chapman and Greg Rikaart. The two played mother and son on Y&R and were fan favorites on that long-running soap as Gloria “Glo” Abbott and Kevin Fisher. When Judith officially joins the DOOL cast, the familiarity between the actors will indeed propel their story and draw us in. These two already mastered a perfectly sassy mother-son dynamic.

DOOL Spoilers – Leo Stark’s Mother Comes To Salem

Days of Our Lives spoilers hint that Leo Stark’s mother is no stranger to Salem. She has strong ties to a few prominent Salemites. It will be revealed that Diana Cooper has quite the history with John Black. Apparently, Diana considered John the love of her life.It would be ironic if John finds her and gets her to Salem, as Will asked him to recently.

Diana’s return is purely selfish. She isn’t returning to be a mother and support her clearly troubled son. She’s coming back to Salem to win her man back. Looks like there will be trouble for John and his new bride Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall). Leo Stark clearly doesn’t want his mom around, so don’t look for a warm reunion.

Diana Cooper Is Diana Colville

Days of Our Lives spoilers wonder how can Diana Cooper claim John Black is the love of her life? Who is Diana Cooper and how does she tie to John? Well, that’s one puzzle that pieces together easily. More than likely it will come out that Diana Cooper is none other than Diana Colville (last played by Genie Francis). Diana Colville arrived in Salem in 1987 and hasn’t been seen since 1989.

She was a reporter dating a man that everyone thought was Roman Brady. Turns out that the man she thought was Roman was actually who we all now know as John Black. Diana and Roman/John were engaged – – but once the memories of his former love Marlena returned, the couple soon parted ways.

Back in the 80s on Days of Our Lives, Diana Coville wanted revenge on Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston). Her mother plotted with Victor to take the Colville fortune Diana inherited. Indeed, Diana could be back to Salem to win back John and punish Victor. With her son Leo Stark now married to Victor’s nephew, she’s well positioned to seek the revenge she craved all those years ago.

Days of Our Lives – Leo Stark is John Black’s Son?

Days of Our Lives spoilers tease that Leo Stark might turn out to be John Black’s son. Indeed, another long lost son from John’s past might be another hurdle he and Marlena will have to once again face. For many years, John lived his life not knowing who he was.

It is possible that in those lost years, he could have sired another son that was raised away from him. DOOL spoilers say that Diana is damaged from her past affair with John. Perhaps this contributed to her strained relationship with her son Leo Stark. Watch weekdays to see Judith Chapman’s debut as Diana Cooper on NBC’s DOOL.

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Amy Koffler

Lifelong Daytime soap fan here! I have watched Days of Our Lives since the womb....now I would also consider myself a reality tv "junkie". Writing about the shows I love is the perfect marriage of my passions!