‘Days of Our Lives’: Nancy’s New Romance Shocks All of Salem

Days of Our Lives character Nancy Wesley (Patrika Darbo) is ready to find love again. After her divorce from Craig Wesley (Kevin Spirtas), Nancy decides to get back into the dating game. Her next suitor will be a shocker to everyone in Salem.

'Days of Our Lives' actor Patrika Darbo wearing a blue and black suit; and standing in front of a floral hedge.
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Nancy Wesley’s online dating venture on ‘Days of Our Lives’

Nancy is still nursing a broken heart from her divorce on Days of Our Lives. Her husband Craig shocked her with his revelation that he’s gay. She didn’t take the news well, but she eventually made peace with Craig. Since her ex-husband is moving on, Nancy decides to do the same.

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With Bonnie Lockhart’s (Judi Evans) help, Nancy gets back into the dating game. Bonnie set up an online dating profile for her friend, and within a matter of minutes, Nancy has an interested suitor. Nancy’s new beau happens to be one of Salem’s most notorious bad boys.

Clyde Weston becomes Nancy Wesley’s new boyfriend

Days of Our Lives viewers are shocked when Nancy’s date is none other than Clyde Weston (James Read). Clyde is one of Salem’s notorious criminals and was recently released from prison. He’s readjusting to everyday life and is ready to find love.

Nancy and Clyde meet at the Brady Pub, where their meeting starts awkwardly. Clyde breaks the ice by telling Nancy he’s an ex-con. She’s stunned by his revelation but appreciates him being honest.

As their date continues, Clyde charms Nancy by boosting her self-esteem. Although he turns down Nancy’s invitation to accompany her to Craig and Leo Stark’s (Greg Rikaart) wedding, he says he’s interested in her. So it looks like Nancy and Clyde’s date isn’t a one-time deal.

Salem reacts to the newest oddball couple

Nancy and Clyde’s romance already has Days of Our Lives fans talking. On a Reddit thread, fans had mixed reactions to the pairing. “I’m actually digging this! Nancy was quite the manipulative schemer back in the day, and Clyde can be quite charming. It’ll be fun to see where this goes,” wrote a supporter.

However, others weren’t so supportive.

“So the criminal Clyde is the only one Nancy can attract? I don’t see how that is a good thing,” wrote one viewer. “Clyde? Oh, God, I’m gonna be sick,” another fan replied.

Fans won’t be the only ones shocked by the relationship. Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) will be skeptical of his father’s motives toward Nancy. Meanwhile, Nancy’s daughter Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin), will try to talk her out of pursuing a relationship with Clyde. 

Chloe’s protective of her parents and doesn’t want to see them get hurt. She already went to great lengths to prevent Craig from marrying Leo. So how far will Chloe go to remove Clyde from Nancy’s life?

While many will oppose the new relationship, Nancy and Clyde’s romance is here to stay. Viewers will have to watch the drama unfold and see if Clyde has ulterior motives toward his new lady.

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