Awesome news, Days of our Lives fans! Per Soap Opera Digest, Judi Evans -- last seen in Salem as Adrienne Kiriakis in January 2008 -- is returning to the show! Seeing as how Adrienne's marriage to Justin (portrayed by Wally Kurth) is on the rocks, it was only a matter of time before she made her way from Dubai to Salem to confront him ... especially since he's fallen for Hope!
Judi was first introduced to daytime audiences as Beth Raines on Guiding Light in 1983; it was a role she played until 1986, when she joined the cast of Days as Adrienne. After leaving Salem in 1991, Judi took on the role of Paulina on Another World, which she played until the show's cancellation in 1999. Most recently, Judi appeared as Maeve on As The World Turns.
In a weird, sort-of-postmodern twist, Judi also played a non-Adrienne role on Days -- Bonnie Lockhart, a gold digger who married Mickey -- from 2003 to '07. How meta!
This will be the first time Judi and Justin have acted together on Days since 1991, so we're all in for a treat! No word yet on when Adrienne first appears in Salem; stay tuned to SOAPnet.com for more info as it develops.
Did you watch Justin and Adrienne Kiriakis back in the late '80s?