Alexander Kiriakis on DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Everything You Need To Know


Alexander Kiriakis was on DAYS OF OUR LIVES back in the ‘90s but he was just a kid so it’s perfectly understandable if even longtime fans need a bit of a refresher on the rarely-seen relative. The character first appeared back in February 1989 and was played as a child by Jonathan Thornton. But Alex returned to Salem in July 2022 played by actor Robert Scott Wilson, who tackled the new role after playing Ben Weston for years.

Alexander Kiriakis was born from an affair that Justin Kiriakis had with Anjelica Deveraux while his marriage to Adrienne Johnson was on the rocks. Alex was originally thought to be Harper Deveraux’s son until Anjelica discovered he was sterile. When Victor Kiriakis discovered the truth, he tried to marry Anjelica to make the child his heir, but she married her friend Neil Curtis, who planned to adopt the boy as his own. However, that didn’t happen because Anjelica thought she had a chance with Justin, and told him Alex was his son.

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Anjelica thought Alexander was the key to getting Justin… but she was wrong!NBC

But when Justin decided to remain with Adrienne, Anjelica went ahead with the plan to marry Victor, knowing Justin would never let that happen. She was right, and Justin set her and his son up in a penthouse with a nanny to live comfortably. Anjelica continued trying to come between Justin and Adrienne, and after a plot to have Adrienne killed backfired, she skipped town with Alexander and they were presumed dead in a plane crash.

However, mother and son had actually changed flights, and were alive when Johnny Corelli found them. Anjelica had a change of heart and allowed Johnny to take Alexander back to Salem where he was reunited with his father. Justin and Adrienne took Alexander to live in Dallas with his adopted twin brothers Joseph and Victor. Soon after arriving in Texas, Adrienne gave birth to his younger brother, Jackson (better known today as Sonny Kiriakis). Alex returned to Salem in 2007, and although never shown on screen, attended Salem High school. But by 2008 the entire family had moved to Dubai.

In spring 2022, Alexander returned to Salem to reunite with his family once more. What brings him back to town and what drama will he get mixed up in this time around? You’ll have to stay tuned to DAYS to see!

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