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Jen Lilley, who joined DAYS as Theresa in 2013, has wrapped filming in Salem and is leaving the soap. In a statement, the actress announced her departure. “It is with bittersweet sentiment that I find myself making this statement 6 months too soon,” she writes. “First, I would like to say your comments, support, and well wishes regarding my recent departure from the iconic daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, have melted my heart. Second, I have never enjoyed playing a character so much…. I hate to dissatisfy our love for black and white explanations, but there’s no one to point your finger at here. Days of Our Lives and I are parting company on the best of terms. It came down to time and the sacrifices required to keep Theresa on the front burner. Given the demanding production schedule a soap requires, that just wasn’t possible with the other commitments and opportunities I wanted to pursue. As we all know in the world of soaps, good bye for now isn’t always good bye forever, who knows what the future has in store for Theresa.” For her full statement, click here.