Bye-bye, Jack and Jennifer! Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves exit Days of our Lives

Posted Monday, January 03, 2022 9:08:14 AM
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Now that the holidays are over, Days of our Lives' Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) is heading back to Boston -- and she's taking her husband, Jack (Matthew Ashford), with her!

Days of our Lives fans who were super thrilled to have Melissa Reeves' Jennifer back on the canvas for the holidays are not going to like what the New Year has in store: she's going back to Boston this week -- and Jack is going with her!

According to official show teasers, the fictional pair will be leaving Salem on Thursday, January 6, and the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest confirms that Jack's trip to Boston won't be a short one; he will be staying with his wife indefinitely, which brings Ashford's latest run on the NBC soap to a close.

Ashford originally joined DAYS in 1987 and has played the role on-again, off-again since that time, with a long absence between 2012 and 2018, when Jack was thought to be dead after falling down an elevator shaft.

Reeves has been playing the role of Jennifer since 1985, but she left the show in 2020 due to the COVID crisis. DAYS temporarily recast the role with All My Children alum Cady McClain, but Reeves returned to the canvas this Christmas to give Jennifer fans a very happy holiday. There's no word at present if she plans to come back to the soap full-time later this year, nor if Ashford will join her if/when she does.

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