With Judi Evans (Adrienne) reprising her role of Bonnie Lockhart on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, some newer fans may be wondering who the heck this wild woman is! The character was introduced in 2000 and was also played by Robin Riker and Kathy Connell before Evans took over in 2003. Bonnie has three children, Mimi (played by Farah Fath), Patrick (played by Brody Hutzler), and Conner.
Bonnie was introduced as a single mother who was willing to scheme and lie in order to get what she wants, just so long as she doesn’t have to put in too much effort. She’s always been jealous of the wealthier families in Salem, like the Bradys, Hortons, and DiMeras. So she was thrilled when she finally got Mickey Horton to propose to her!
Fearing he’d never follow through, Bonnie rushed Mickey to the altar, but just after he put a ring on it, his late wife, Maggie, showed up very much alive! As the current Mrs. Horton, Bonnie was confident in their marriage, but Mickey eventually dumped her for his true love, Maggie.
After Mimi revealed she was pregnant, Bonnie urged her to get an abortion, fearing having a baby at that age would ruin her daughter’s young life as it had her own. But Bonnie was devastated when Mimi later suffered an infection that rendered her infertile.
Having been dumped by Mickey, Bonnie pursued a newly-single Roman Brady. But her life took a shocking turn when a skeleton was discovered and she was frantic to keep the corpse’s identity a secret. It was later revealed that the body belonged to her first husband, David, whom Mimi had accidentally killed during a fight. Bonnie convinced Mimi to let her take the blame for the murder and went to prison in 2007, which was the Salem saw of her until 2017.
As part of Anjelica Deveraux‘s revenge scheme, Hattie and Bonnie both returned to Salem to take over Marlena and Adrienne’s lives. While Marlena was able to escape the mental hospital and put an end to Hattie’s deception relatively quickly, Adrienne lingered in prison while Bonnie destroyed her life by breaking up with Lucas, reuniting with Justin, and then throwing him aside to try and blackmail Victor into marriage!
Bonnie’s big plans fell apart, naturally, and she disappeared for months before Steve Johnson tracked her down and brought her back to Salem to face justice. But the schemer had one more ace up her sleeve — she revealed to Lucas that when he got drunk and slept with her believing her to be Adrienne, she got pregnant and gave birth to his daughter! Using the baby as leverage, Bonnie got Lucas to help get her out of jail on earily release. But the unfortunate truth is that the baby really belongs to her daughter, Mimi. This is going to get awkward!
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