Ya Heard It Here First: Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening’s All My Children Returns CONFIRMED!


Y'all are gonna start listening to Uncle Jamey when he tries to tell you something! ABC Daytime is confirming what was first hinted right here on Daytime Confidential last week, Torchwood: Miracle Day star Alexa Havins and real-life hubby Justin Bruening (Knight Rider) are returning to All My Children this fall!

From the press release:
Real life couple and fan favorites Alexa Havins (Arabella “Babe” Carey Chandler) and Justin Bruening (Jamie Martin) return to ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children” this September.

Havins was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2005 for her role as Babe Chandler, whom she played from 2003 to 2007. In 2008 Babe suffered injuries after a series of tornadoes hit Pine Valley, which ended in her death. Bruening took over the role of Jamie Martin, Tad and Brooke’s son on “All My Children,” in 2003. When he departed the show in 2007, his character left to work at an AIDS clinic in Africa. Both actors will return in several episodes, scheduled to begin airing this September.

“All My Children” has been hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, and has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

Created by Agnes Nixon, “All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

It's so cool that so many of All My Children's big name alums haven't forgotten where they came from. Watch a clip of Havins and Bruening's AMC characters Babe and Jamie meeting for the time after the jump.
 

And Baby Makes Three For AMC Alums, Bruening and Havins



Congratulations to former All My Children stars and real-life husband and wife Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) and Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) on the birth of their first child. The couple who met, fell in love and got engaged on the set of the sudser, welcomed a baby girl on August 10, according to ABC Soaps in Depth.
"Justin and his wife Alexa had their baby girl at 1:43 p.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20 inches long," reports a spokesperson for Bruening and Havins.
 
Havins and Bruening named their daughter Lexington Grace. Again, congrats to the family!

Does All My Children’s Babe Carey Have an Evil(Good) Twin?



Insiders are whispering that Pine Valley's most lamented antiheroine, Arabella "Babe" Carey Chandler, could soon have a twin pop up in town. Don't expect Alexa Havins to reprise the role, or Amanda Baker for that matter. According to our mole an entirely new actress will be playing the role of Babe's twin. Okay, soooo isn't the point of twin/look-a-like stories on soaps for the show to be able to bring back popular actors whose character were killed off? What's the point of a Babe twin without Havins? Reportedly the show wanted Guiding Light ingenue Marcy Rylan for the part, but the actress turned them down. Keep checking DC as the bizarre bit of casting news develops...