Alison Sweeney, who has played DAYS's Sami since 1993, will announce on THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW airing today that she is leaving the soap she's called home for over two decades when her contract expires later this year. The actress opens up to Digest about her surprising, life-changing move in the issue on sale Friday. "My passion for working at DAYS has kept me there, obviously, for 21 years," she tells the magazine. "I love Sami and I love Salem and I love the people I work with, so it was a really, really hard decision to walk away." For the full story from Sweeney, head to the newsstand on Friday. And don't miss her on ELLEN today, where she also serves as guest DJ.