'Days of Our Lives': Brady Family Tree

A Who's Who of the Catholic, Irish-American Brady Clan

Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso HORZ
Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso. Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

The Brady family on Days of our Lives plays a central role in many of the soap opera's storylines. The blue-collar brood arrived in Salem back in 1981, when number one son, Roman, was assigned to guard and protect Dr. Marlena Evans from the feared Salem Strangler.

As a love story between Roman and Marlena flourished, Roman’s clan slowly expanded. We learned about his mother (Caroline) and father (Shawn) and, eventually, three siblings (Kimberly, Kayla, and Bo).

Over the years, the working class, Irish-American, Catholic family has emerged as one of the show’s most popular ever. Their family-owned business, Brady Pub, is one of the town's most popular eateries.

Think you know everything there is to know about who's related to whom in daytime's very own Brady Bunch? Here’s a look at their complete family tree.

The Brady Family Tree

According to the story on Days of Our Lives, the Brady family tree begins with Patrick Aloysius and Nora Molly Brady. Before their deaths, Patrick and Nora had three children: Pete, Eric, and Molly. 

  • Pete Brady (deceased)
    • Married Mrs. Brady (unnamed, deceased) and had two children together, Colleen and Shawn.
  • Eric Brady (deceased)
  • Molly Brady (deceased)
    • Married Mr. Murphy and had one child named Colin Murphy.

Here's where the Brady family tree gets very complicated. As is the case in many soap families, there are are a number of divorces and remarriages, children with questionable paternity, and many twists and turns. Let's examine the families of Colleen and Shawn separately.

The Family of Colleen Brady

Colleen Brady married Santo DiMera, and both are deceased. They had one child, John Black.

John Black's story is complicated.

  • He had an affair with Isabella Toscano who died in 1992. They had a child named Brady Black, who was born before Isabella's death. Brady would marry Chloe Lane in 2005 and divorce her in 2008.
  • John married Marlena Evans (1986, invalid; 1999 to 2005, invalid; 2006 to 2008, divorced; 2009 to present, invalid). John and Marlena had one child, Isabella “Belle” Black, in 1993.
      • Isabella had an affair with Shawn-Douglas Brady and gave birth to Claire Brady in 2005. She was married to Philip Kiriakis from 2005 to 2007 before getting a divorce. In 2007, Isabella and Shawn-Douglas were married.
  • He married Hope Brady while both were under Stefano’s mind control.

The Family of Shawn Brady

Shawn Brady married Caroline Brady, and they are both deceased. They had three biological children: Roman, Kimberly, and Kayla. They also raised Bo and adopted Frankie and Max.

Child: Roman Brady

  • Roman married Anna Fredericks; the couple divorced in 1982. They had one child, Carrie Brady.
      • Carrie Brady married Austin Reed in 1997, and they divorced in 1999. She married Lucas Horton in 2006, and the marriage was annulled. Carrie then remarried Austin Reed in 2006, and they had an unnamed baby.
  • He married Marlena Evans in 1983, and the couple divorced in 1994. They would have twins, Eric and Sami.
      • Eric Brady (twin)
    • Sami Brady has been a central character on "Days." Her story is complicated, to say the least.
        • Sami had an affair with Lucas Roberts-Horton, and their son, Will Roberts-Horton, was born in 1995. Will had a one-night stand with Gabi Hernandez, and their daughter, Arianna Grace Horton, was born in 2013. Sami and Lucas would remarry in 2007, and before it was annulled, their daughter, Allie Horton, was born in 2007.
      • Sami married Austin Reed in 1996, and the marriage was annulled in 1997.
      • Sami would then marry Brandon Walker in 2003, and it was also annulled.
      • Sami was raped by E.J. DiMera, and their child, Johnny DiMera, is actually the twin of Allie Horton. Sami and E.J. would marry in 2007 and get an annulment in 2008. Their daughter, Sydney DiMera, was born in 2009.
      • Sami married Rafe Hernandez in 2010.
  • Roman was also with Kate Roberts. Stefano stole Kate's eggs and Roman's sperm to create twins, who were carried by Marlena. The twins were Rex and Cassie Brady. Roman and Kate were married in 2004, but it ended in divorce.

Child: Kimberly Brady

  • Kimberly had an affair with Shane Donovan and their son, Andrew Donovan, was born in 1986.
  • She married Paul Stewart in 1987, but it was invalid.
  • She then married Shane Donovan in 1987. The couple had one child, Jeannie "Theresa" Donovan, in 1990.
      • Jeannie "Theresa" Donovan married Brady Black in 2014, but it was annulled a few months later. Their son, Tate Black, was born in 2015.

Child: Kayla Brady

  • Kayla married Jack Deveraux in 1987, but the couple divorced in 1988.
  • She married Steve Johnson in 1988, but this marriage was invalid. They had a daughter, Stephanie Johnson, in 1990. Kayla and Steve would remarry in 1990, and their son, Joey Johnson, was born in 2008.

Child: Bo Brady was raised by Shawn Brady, although Bo is the biological son of Caroline and Victor Kiriakis.

  • Bo married Hope Williams in 1985. The couple divorced in 1995 and remarried in 2000, but that marriage would be invalid because of Hope's marriage to John Black. Bo and Hope would have three children: Shawn-Douglas, Zack (deceased), and Ciara.
      • Shawn-Douglas Brady married, then divorced Mimi Lockhart. He would then marry Isabelle Black and have a daughter, Claire Brady.
  • Bo married and divorced Billie Reed twice. Within that time, they had a daughter, Chelsea Brady.

Child: Frankie Brady was adopted by Shawn Brady. His birth name was François Von Leuschner.

Child: Max Brady was also adopted into the family, and his birth name was Maxwell Becker.