COUPLE: Bo Brady & Hope Williams
SHOW: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Bo: Peter Reckell, Robert Kelker-Kelly
Hope: Kristian Alfonso
YEARS: 1983-1987; 1990; 1994-present
Motorcycle-riding rebel Bo Brady spotted high school student Hope Williams at Shenanigans bar and was immediately smitten. He took her for a ride on his bike and it wasn't until later the two of them realized they knew each other as children. Bo and Hope fell in love over the next several months and just as they were about to make love on Hope's 18th birthday, her father, Doug, burst in and had a heart attack. Bo then had to go undercover to help clear his brother, Roman's, name. Because of the danger involved, he convinced Hope he didn't care about her. This led Hope to fall into a bad relationship with Larry Welch and the two of them became engaged. On their wedding day, Bo kidnapped Hope from the church leaving Howie Hoffstetter to walk down the aisle as Hope.
Hope ended up marrying Larry anyway but they soon divorced. Bo and Hope were eventually married and had a son, Shawn Douglas. They sailed away from Salem on their boat, the Fancy Face, in 1987. They returned in 1990 but Hope was killed in an electrical explosion. Bo found comfort in the arms of Carly and Billie until Hope turned up alive in 1994. Bo and Hope reunited a year later but life remained as complicated as ever. Over the past 17 years they had two more children, faced horrific tragedy when they lost one (Zack), dealt with Hope's crisis of identity (Princess Gina), and battled outside forces and drama at every turn. In 2012 they are still together and their love was as strong as it's ever been.
Bo and Hope are one of the most well-known and memorable couples in soap opera history. They became an instant favorite with DAYS OF OUR LIVES fans who have remained loyal for the past 29 years.
Between them Reckell and Alfonso have won eight Soap Opera Digest Awards including Favorite Couple in 2001. Both have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for their work. They also won a Special Fan Award at the 2002 Daytime Emmys as America's Favorite Couple. In 2005 they were nominated for another Special Fan Award as favorite Irresistable Combination.
- Bo and Hope Early Years including Howie Hoffstetter (1983/1984)
- Bo and Hope's wedding (1985)
- Hope "dies" (1990)
- Zack's death (2006)
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