Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney Leaving Soap

Alison Sweeney Days of Our Lives LeavingSee ya, Sami.

Days of Our Lives vet Alison Sweeney, who has played Sami Brady on the NBC soap for 21 years, is leaving the sudser this year.

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Sweeney announced her departure during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show; the episode will air Tuesday, EW.com reports.

“I have worked so much, and my daughter just turned 5 and my son is 9, and I just want to be with them,” Sweeney tells DeGeneres during the interview.

No word yet on whether the actress, who has played Roman and Marlena’s daughter since 1993, will continue her hosting gig on primetime’s The Biggest Loser.

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