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Starting today, April 1st, and for three consecutive episodes, Days of our Lives fan-favorite couple Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis (affectionately deemed "WilSon") will tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony presided by a surprise officiant. The event will make history as the first gay male wedding on daytime television. However it is not the first same-sex wedding to air on a daytime sudser. ABC's All My Children was the first to air one in 2009, with the marriage of Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and Reese Williams (Tamara Braun).
Get a sneak peek below!
In 2012 Will came to terms with his sexuality in powerful episodes that had audiences around the world captivated and rooting for the character to find love. The slow building romance of the beloved couple has captured the hearts and minds of viewers far and wide culminating in their engagement earlier this year. With great surprises in store and excitement building around this momentous occasion, audiences will be blown away by the powerful performances to come.
About the show:
"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." For over one-third of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime drama's rare mainstays. NBC's "Days of our Lives" first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a favorite among viewers of daytime television serials.
In its 47 years, "Days of our Lives" has garnered 215 Daytime Emmy nominations and 32 wins, as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and People's Choice Awards. The show's success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling - supported by a diverse ensemble of performers - and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, "Days of our Lives" remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.
"Days of our Lives" is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.
"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writing team.