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Our latest Top 10 focuses on some of the most shocking soap opera secrets that have been revealed to audiences! From paternity bombshells, revenge plots, mistaken identities, whodunnits, and more. Check out what you voted as the most shocking secrets!
12. Sonny Almost Kills His Own Son - General Hospital
General Hospital fans were surprised to find out that mobster Sonny Corinthos had another child with his then-fiancee, Kate’s cousin, Olivia Falconeri. Paternity bombshells are aplenty when it comes to soaps but this one gets our honorable mention for the big reveal, which sees Sonny shoot Dante for being an undercover cop. A distraught Olivia screams out “You just shot your own son!” CLASSIC
11. Will The Real Roman Brady Please Stand Up? - Days of Our Lives
Fans were devastated when Roman Brady died after a battle with Stefano DiMera. Then when a man showed up with a completely different face everyone was shocked to learn that he was supposedly Roman come back to life. However, several years later when the real Roman Brady showed up in town it was revealed that John Black was a soldier of Stefano DiMera who was brainwashed into believing he was Roman.
10. Viki’s Twins - One Life to Live
Fan-favorite couple Clint Buchanan and Viki Lord’s world was turned upside down when Natalie Balsom made her way into Llanview claiming to be their biological daughter. After a positive DNA test, the couple thought for some time that their daughter had been switched with another, who they raised as their daughter, Jessica. But after Jessica’s DNA test proves that she is also the daughter of Viki, it is revealed that the evil Mitch Laurence had secretly raped a drugged Viki around the same time she conceived a child with Clint. Viki had unknowingly become pregnant with fraternal twins, one fathered by Clint and the other fathered by Mitch. Though, Jessica’s paternity would later be changed to Clint near the end of the series.
9. Jack Deveraux Is Billy Johnson - Days of Our Lives
Oh, boy! This one is a doozy! Supercouple in the making, Steve and Kayla, hit a snag in their relationship when a charming old friend of Kayla’s showed up in town. It was clear that he had feelings for Kayla...and thought he was a better match for her than the rough and tough Steve. But things took a turn for the dramatic when Jack became sick and it seemed like he wasn’t going to recover and wanted Kayla by his side. Steve then discovered that his long-lost brother, Billy, had been adopted by the Deveraux family and was actually Jack. Wanting to protect his brother he pushed Kayla towards him to make his last days the best they could be...not knowing the drama that would ensue in the years to follow!
8. Laura Gave Birth To A Cassadine - General Hospital
In 1996, Laura was desperate to find a bone marrow match for her young daughter, Lulu. She tracked down her secret son, Nikolas Cassadine, hoping that he would be the savior that they needed. Laura’s family was shocked to discover that she had another child...especially with the evil Stavros Cassadine. Nikolas' presence set off a chain of consequential events for Laura, her family, and himself along the way. Eventually, he and Laura would come to have a touching relationship that continues today.
7. Ashley Abbott...Master Manipulator - The Young and the Restless
While Ashley Abbott has had her share of shocking scandals - like stealing Victor’s sperm, it’s her revenge plot against her brother that takes the cake on this one! After being made to feel like she didn’t truly belong in the Abbott family by Jack, she set out to make sure that he felt the same pain that she did. She set off a months-long story that made Jack believe that John Abbott was not actually his father. This sent Jack into a devastating identity crisis as he searched for where he belonged. And when the truth came out that his own sister had been behind the lies...well, that’s some sibling rivalry!
6. Mike Horton’s Paternity Shocker - Days of Our Lives
I know a few different who’s the daddy (or momma) scenarios have made this list but this one was too scandalous to pass up! Mike Horton grew up believing that Mickey Horton was his father but after a near-fatal farm accident it was revealed that his biological father was, in fact, his uncle Bill. The news would cause a long-running rift between the entire family even causing Mickey to be institutionalized for some time.
5. Erica Kane’s Long-Lost Daughter - All My Children
A young Kendall Hart discovered that she was adopted and tracked down her biological mother, her idol, Erica Kane. Kendall keeps her true identity a secret and even takes a job as Erica’s personal assistant. It’s not until Erica’s mother spots Kendall's birthmark - the same one that Erica’s baby had at birth that the story began to come to light. Erica had repressed the memory of being raped on her fourteenth birthday and giving birth to Kendall. After the truth came out, Erica welcomed Kendall into her family and they bonded into a true mother and daughter.
4. Who Shot Jake? - Another World
In 1990, Another World provided one heck of a whodunnit when the scheming Jake McKinnon was shot and left fighting for his life. Five suspects - all with good motives were investigated. After five months of back and forth, it was revealed that Paulina Cory had been the one to fire the shot.
3. Adam Chandler’s ‘Evil’ Twin - All My Children
The often devious Adam Chandler had a secret locked away for years until Erica Kane came across it...or rather him. Adam had an identical twin named Stuart, who had been messing with Erica thanks to Joanna, the housekeeper’s disdain for her. Though, it turns out that Stuart would turn out to be the nicer of the brothers. David Canary will forever be one of the best in daytime for his portrayal of this duo.
2. Bo Brady Is Actually A Kiriakis - Days of Our Lives
Probably one of the biggest secrets reveals ever! The rebellious son of Caroline and Shawn Brady found out in quite the dramatic fashion that his father was actually the evil Victor Kirakis. The revelation certainly left Bo wondering who he really was and caused him to push his loved ones away. Eventually, he was reminded that it didn’t matter what the test said...he was a Brady. He would go on to have a relationship with Victor as well.
And your number one pick is….
Maya’s Truth Revealed - The Bold and the Beautiful
Back in 2015, The Bold and the Beautiful viewers were surprised to discover that long-time character was transgender. The welcoming of an LGBTQ+ character into the show’s canvas was a great step for representation. And one that we never saw coming! Plus the acting during the storyline was just fantastic! It’s the clear front-runner for the top spot with the drama and emotion involved.