Alison Sweeney (Sami) may have given the broadcast scoop on her 2015 Days of Our Lives exit to Ellen, but in print the soap superstar and reality TV host is talking exclusively to Soap Opera Digest. The pending departure of the 21-year veteran of fictional Salem U.S.A. is the cover story for the magazine, which hits stands this Friday. Here's a snippet:
"My passion for working at DAYS has kept me there, obviously, for 21 years," she tells the magazine. "I love Sami and I love Salem and I love the people I work with, so it was a really, really hard decision to walk away."
For more on Sweeney's game-changing decision to leave DAYS, pick up the Feb. 3 issue of Soap Opera Digest!