Jen Lilley to exit Days of our Lives
Posted Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:22:06 PM
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It's now clear why Shane and Kimberly are returning to Salem. It has something to do with Jen Lilley's decision to exit her role as Days of our Lives' Theresa.

Days of our Lives will soon be without another of its popular younger stars. Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) has reportedly made the decision to exit the NBC soap.

Though neither the actress nor the show has issued a statement, Daytime Confidential cites multiple sources as having confirmed that Lilley opted to part ways with the show she's been a part of since July 2013.

It isn't clear why Lilley decided to leave the fictional world of Salem, but Daytime Confidential states that "Lilley wants a break from the daily suds grind." Prior to joining DAYS, Lilley appeared for nearly a year as a temporary recast for General Hospital's Maxie. In fact, Lilley's name was once again bandied about when it was learned that GH would need to temporarily recast the role of Maxie.

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Patsy Pease and Charles Shaughnessy will return to DAYS sometime this fall as a part of Theresa's on-screen exit.

UPDATE:
On June 6, 2016, Jen Lilley issued an official statement regarding her DAYS exit. You can read it in its entirety here.

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