Update: Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell awaits first child

06/24/2007 at 08:54 PM ET

Update: Peter tells Soap Opera Digest that baby is a girl and the due date is late in November.

Originally posted June 20th: Days of Our Lives actor Peter Reckell, 52, and his wife Kelly Moneymaker are expecting their first child in November.

The couple have been married for nine years.

Source: Soap Opera Digest

Thanks to CBB reader Leigh.

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Sue on

He’s 52!!!!!!!! OMG – just amazing!

Monika on

I used to watch DOOL…I can’t believe “Bo Brady” hasn’t procreated until now. He’s so handsome!

rachael on

her last name is ‘moneymaker’? LOL!

PSB on

It’s crazy that he’s 52, he looks awesome. How exciting for him to finally have a baby! Bo 7 Hope had a baby late in life too 🙂

Lisa on

Okay, with Sue on the “52?”!?!?!?!?!?!? I had NO idea he was that old. I watch Days and I’m so excited for him! I didn’t know he didn’t already have kids. I just figured he did. (does he have kids?) Wow! Congratulations “Bo Brady”! Haha! 🙂

Anonymous on

Are you sure he is 52??? if so. OMG

Sarah’s note: Yes, born in 1955.

Stephany on

Yay for Bo!!! I love him on DOOL.

Jess from Ohio on

52? Wow… I love his as Bo Brady, especially with Hope, they have such great chemistry. Anyways, congrats to him and his wife. I was wondering if/when they would have children.

Roise on

Kelly is a celebrity in her own right (albeit not a very large one, except to her fans like me)…she replaced Gioia Bruno in the platinum-selling trio Expose’, from the late 80s/early 90s. She didn’t perform lead vocals, but she was with the group for two albums, before they were dropped by their record label. She still works with the group in their tours today, doing fill in duties, and has a solo career.

Kerry on

Did Kelly also appear on Days of our Lives? It seems like a I remember her playing Sami’s best friend.

amanda on

If I’m not mistaken I think Kelly made an appearance on an episode and she sung one of her songs. I think it was for a wedding on the show.

KY on

She is not he one who played Sami’s bestfriend. Her name was Mariam something I think. But, when she left the show, she did marry the man that played Bo for a little while. I think his name is Robert Keller or something like that he also played Sam on Another World.

Roise on

She has been on DOOL as a singer. I don’t know the specific episode, but I don’t think she was a regular (I don’t watch the show), but her official sites and MySpace don’t list her as a regular at any point. In 2005, she also wrote, produced and recorded a DOOL Love Song CD, which helped garner an Emmy nom.

FC on

Bo’s having a baby! I always wondered when he and his wife would have a child. And he doesn’t look a day over 40 to me. He looks damn good for his age.

Best of luck to the both of them! 🙂

flower girl on

I love Bo. Congrats to him and his wife. His age always amazes me!!

Caroline on

Congrats to Peter and Kelly! I’m so happy for them.

To answer a few questions:
*Yes, Peter is 52 (born 1955).
* No Peter doesn’t have any other kids. This is his first child.
* Sami’s best friend was called Jamie Caldwell and was played by Miriam Parrish who married Robert Kelker-Kelly who played Bo Brady 1992-95.
*Kelly Moneymaker’s songs has been played many many times on DAYS (and yes there’s a “Love Songs’s on DAYS CD”).
Kelly wrote a special song for Bo & Hope. She appeared in ONE episode as a singer Dec 2002.

Liza K. on


Sydney on

Peter confirmed in SOD that IT’S A GIRL due in late November!

FC on

Aww, a girl? It’s kind of like life imitating art since Bo and Hope recently had a girl on the show. 🙂

Sydney on

I agree, FC! Peter is having a girl right after Bo and Hope did. And that Kristian has two boys (just like Bo and Hope). Definitely a case of life imitating art.

I’m so happy for Peter and Kelly!

TracyG on

So happy for Peter and Kelly!!! He seems like he’d make an awesome dad!

I remember the big “controversy” when Robert Kelker-Kelley married Miriam Parrish. Wasn’t he something like 15-20 years older than she was? Back then, it was a big deal…nowadays, not so much! LOL…

At any rate, Congrats Peter and Kelly!

branta on

some babys are cute on here

kathy on

Congrats to you Peter & Kelley on the up and coming birth of of your child.

Tanya on

WOW, 52 and still hot. Im very excited for him and his wife. I love that show.

Bosgirl on

I’m so excited and can’t wait to hear what they name this little bundle of joy:):)

carina leveque on

Could you please…tell me why Peter Reckell
is leaving Days of our Lives. Or, is Bo Brady
being written out of the script??
N.Carina Leveque