Chanel on DAYS OF OUR LIVES made quite a splash when she first appeared in Salem, but has softened over time. Actress Precious Way made her debut in the newly-created role on March 25, 2021, but by July of that year, she had exited the soap and DAYS recast the character with daytime newcomer Raven Bowens, who continues to play Chanel to this day.
Chanel Dupree first appeared in Salem when she started chatting with Claire Brady and suggested they order some expensive champagne while they hung out. After Tripp Dalton joined them, Chanel got the scoop on some of the town’s recent gossip. But things took a turn when the newcomer tried to skip out on the bill and when Paulina Price stumbled upon the argument while out with Eli Grant and Lani Price, she begrudgingly admitted that Chanel is her daughter.
Although Paulina paid that bill, she told Chanel she was cut off and would not be living off her money anymore. Chanel was disappointed when she was ordered to get a job, and when she ran into Theo Carver while moping around town, she even suggested that she could join him when he returns to South Africa. Turns out, Chanel is the girlfriend he split up with before coming home!
But when Chanel stumbled upon a drunk Xander Kiriakis in the park, she figured out another way that she could live the good life. Heartbroken from being dumped by Sarah Horton shortly before they were to marry, Xander woke up to the sobering realization that Chanel was his new wife! The pair agreed to extort money out of Paulina in exchange for cash, but that did not work in their favor.
She then reconnected with old friend Allie Horton and after the pair shared a kiss, Chanel revealed she was bisexual. In an attempt to make something of her life, Chanel decided to start her own business, a bakery named Sweet Bits. She hoped to open a storefront in Horton Square and was crushed when her mother’s plan to demolish the area to build a big box store was revealed. Seeking comfort from Allie, the girls shared another kiss.
Although Chanel and Allie admitted they had feelings for each other, Allie chose Tripp, so Chanel tried throwing herself at Theo. But it was actually Allie’s twin, Johnny DiMera, who caught Chanel’s eye and they began dating. Allie admitted to Chanel she couldn’t bring herself to return Tripp’s declaration of love, but Chanel remained with Johnny. A possessed Marlena Evans revealed to Chanel that Lani was really, Paulina’s daughter so she decided to drop that particular truth bomb at her mother’s wedding to Abe!
Then, Chanel announced that she and Johnny had gotten hitched, but at the reception, Johnny dumped her! Not realizing that Johnny was possessed by the devil, a confused Chanel found comfort with Allie, and they slept together. Chanel served Johnny with divorce papers, and he let slip to Tripp that Allie had cheated on him. Now both single, Allie and Chanel decided to date each other, but then Allie got possessed and dumped her, too! Chanel and Tripp bonded over drinks and nearly slept together but Paulina put the kibosh on that, thankfully.
Once the devil was finally gone for good, Johnny tried to reconcile with Chanel and asked her to marry him. But Tripp told Chanel that Allie was in love with her, and the twins found themselves fighting over her.
Keep watching DAYS to see what happens next!