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Camila Banus Left Days of Our Lives To Honor Her Late Father

Actress Camila Banus admits that there was a certain reason why she decided to step down from her role as Gabi DiMera on Days of Our Lives, despite her surging popularity on the soap. The actress says that it all has to do with her late father. Keep reading below for everything she has to say.

Camila Banus Left Days of Our Lives To Honor Her Late Father

In a new essay for The Today Show, Camilla opened up about starting a new chapter in her life with the soap when she was just 19. That, and she also recalled a life-changing moment. She said, “Soon into my time on ‘Days of Our Lives,’ I got the news no one ever wants to receive. I was in the parking lot of a dollar store with my mom, who was on the phone, when she started screaming. On the other line, she learned my dad, her ex-husband, had died by suicide.”

Camila went on to say that she really didn’t talk much about her father’s death and instead focused on her work. She said, “’Days’ was impactful, too: When my character became a mom, I took a parenting class to prepare for the role, where I reflected on how the parenting done to me has molded me into the adult I became. Meeting other families impacted by suicide through my work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has helped me move forward as well.”

The actress went on to say that she knows her father would want her to progress in her career and that’s why she’s decided to move on from the daytime television world. At least for now. She added, “Days was undeniably a dream job. But I hope it’s the first of many dream jobs. I want to leave a legacy for my family, honoring the sacrifices that my Cuban immigrant parents made for me so that I could pursue those dreams.”

Days of Our Lives News: What’s Next For Camila Banus?

With that said, Days of Our Lives fans will simply have to tune in to find out what will happen next! In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on the Peacock network. Check your local listings for times.

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