Bo and Hope A Love Story!

Bo and hope days of our lives

“Bo & Hope”

Beauregard (Bo) Brady and Hope Williams Brady have been signature characters on the daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, since 1983. The couple is considered as iconic as General Hospital’s Luke and Laura Spencer. Much like with real celebrity couples, fans refer to them as Bope.

Their love story began when bad boy Bo was made jealous by Hope’s interest in his brother, Roman. Hope and Bo began to fall in love while working on various dangerous situations, after it was believed that Roman had died.

When Hope became 18, she and Bo attempted to make love. However, Doug stopped them and subsequently suffered a heart attack. Hope agreed to never see Bo again. Bo hid from Hope that his brother Roman was still alive. To protect Hope from the situation, Bo pushed her away. Believing that Bo didn’t love her any more, Hope began seeing sleazy politician, Larry Welch, whom she agreed to marry.

Taking a cue from legendary movie, The Graduate, Bo tried to stop his lady love from marrying politician Larry Welch. After they rode off on Bo’s motorcycle, however, Hope was kidnapped and forced to marry Larry after he threatened her family. Hope subsequently spent much of 1984‘s summer trapped in this loveless union. However, she kept from consummating the marriage, claiming a pregnancy with Bo’s child. Ironically, Hope was still a virgin, since her and Bo’s attempts to make love were always interrupted.

Hope met Bo in secret while married to Larry. Eventually, they finally made love in a plantation in New Orleans. Shortly thereafter, Hope escaped from Larry’s control.

The couple’s romance has been augmented by their many robust adventures. Their royal English wedding in 1985 was one of the largest spectacles ever on daytime television. They went on to become the parents of Shawn-Douglas Brady, Zack Brady and Ciara Brady.

They have faced many challenges as a couple. Hope suffered an identity crisis when brainwashed by Stefano DiMera so that she believed herself to be a princess. Bo also struggled to find his daughter with Billie Reed, Georgia. They believed her to be stillborn, until she was revealed as teenage bad girl, Chelsea Brady.

Zack, their middle child, was in a hit and run accident caused by Chelsea. Later taken off life support, this caused Hope to blame Bo for Chelsea’s actions and coming to her defense. At this point, she began an affair with Patrick.

When Hope learned that Bo was not involved in Chelsea’s disappearance, an attempt at reconciliation was expected. But when new evidence was found exonerating Patrick, Hope was not happy that Bo had pit her against Patrick.

Hope found that she was pregnant, and believed the child to be Patrick’s. Despite this, the super couple only grew closer. Patrick realized that Hope and Bo were still in love and kidnapped her. Bo rescued Hope right at the time that her water broke. He helped deliver the baby girl on December 29, 2006. Patrick revealed that he had bribed the doctor into changing the paternity test results and that Bo was really the father.

Bo faced a health crisis in 2008 and Chelsea donated a part of her pancreas. Bo surprised Hope by renewing their vows with family and friends.

This romantic fictional pairing has been so successful, that they were awarded the America’s Favorite Super couple award at 2002′s Emmys. They were also the images for Avon’s Blue Rush perfume campaign.


  1. These two are the greatest, they are “DAYS”. Without them now and then, it is not the real DAYS. .. If I was one of the writers, I would ask each actor, actress to work a day , especially at special times and events, Seeing some of them now and then will keep me coming back too. (I have watched DAYS since the very first day, the very first day.) Surely most could agree to work part time and keep Days as DAYS.

  2. Kris, Melbourne, Australia says:

    I was there two years after everyone else (because I live in Australia) but i knew what was going to happen and taped it. I was here when Channel 9 did not show Bo & Hope’s dance on her 18t birthday because they decided a commercial was more appropriate. I was there when they reduced an episode of DAYS to 15 minutes cutting out major parts of the Bo & Hope storyline. I was also there when Channel 9 lost two episodes featuring Bo & Hope. I remember it all – I loved them then as I love them now but if Bo is to move on then it’s time. It’s time for Hope to shine.

  3. maggie horton says:

    ive been watching the show for over 40 years i am wondering why i have gotten old and maggie stays so young looking i am also maggie horton and have a lot of fun with my name i named my daughter hope …i truly have and will keep enjoying days of our lifes

  4. nivea says:

    what happened to the girl that was born?

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  6. kristi says:

    i love hope n bo they are my fav

  7. carol higdon says:

    I have watched Days for 35 yrs.With out Bo and Hope..,There are no Days.I love Bo and Hope.

  8. Mary Ann Burns says:

    I also have watched Days from the start. So many people have come and gone and I have many favorites but the thought of Bo leaving is just not right. There are so many story lines you can write about Bo and Hope. You could bring Shawn and Belle with baby back’ big stories to include Bo and Hope. Stories with Ceira it is endless. The writers need to wake up. Please listen to your fans we are the ones who pay the bills.

  9. Sandra says:

    Is it true that “Bo” is leaving Days? Was that his decision or was he asked to leave? The show without him will NOT be Days

  10. renee says:

    Bo is my favorite. Please bring him back.

  11. I have had a deep fascination with Bo and Hope for 30 years! Hope Bo is not leaving! The other half of Bo and Hope would just ruin the show! True,
    it needs some new blood but don’t get rid of the Bo and Hope storyline!

  12. Dee Faupel says:

    I agree about Bo and Hope they are the Tom and Grandma Horton of years ago. I think that would be a sad for the fans. Life can be difficult and sad, however, one hour a day it is fun to get away from reality and get lost in the soap. It was sad when Lexi left we need Bo and Hope in the days of our lives. How about bringing back Shawn and Belle that would be fun. Love, Days of Our Lives.

  13. melinda tibuni says:

    Hi I’ve been watching days of our lives since I was five( had to watch wat grandma was watching) I’m 27 now and bo and Hope have been favorite. There love looks so real an makes u want a love as real like that. Too all the writer s bring Bo back u could always brig him back with belle and Shawn and baby Claire to surprise Hope.

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    I love Bo & Hope! They are the best ever soap couple!

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