Regarding "ELani" being the first Black couple to get married on-screen in DAYS history, Stowers said:
You know, honestly, when we even—I think it was in the back of our mind before we even found out—but when I actually found out that we ere going to be the first African-American couple to be married on the show, I think I had to get past the shock of it. And then[...]after that, I just kind of felt very honored to carry that, to have that on my shoulders as a Black woman, and to do it alongside Lamon, it means so much.
I do wish it was something that we would have known prior just to—it changes, it changes how you film things, it changes how you carry the story, it just changes it a little bit—but I couldn’t be more proud of the work that him and I did together on that episode and just how it turned out. I’m still happy about it; I’m very honored that we were the two who got to break that mold.
Same, just really really proud that we got to do this and be a part of history, Black history, on the show. You know, and like she said, it was definitely something that I wish I would have known sooner. But the end result, I still think, was really good, something that Sal and I can be proud of.