“Days of our Lives'” Chad and Abigail, as portrayed by actors Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi, have emerged into the soap’s most popular young couple. It’s a combination of their chemistry, the powerful storyline the they’ve shared since Flynn took over the role of Chad, and, of course, Robert Scott Wilson‘s insertion as Ben – the perfect psycho spoiler and rival for Abigail’s heart.
In honor of the twosome, who have finally reunited and are happily planning their wedding, here are 10 “Chabby” moments to remember.
A Kiss at the Mansion
Abigail gives in to temptation and shares an intense kiss with Chad. Scared and confused by what she’s feeling, she runs off before things can go any further.
Passion in the Garden
Unable to deny the passion they share, Abigail and Chad have sex in the DiMera garden. It leads to a night of lovemaking, where the couple end up conceiving their son, Thomas.
A Heartfelt Admission
After cruelly pushing Abigail away for weeks, insisting he only slept with her to get even for her betrayal with EJ, Chad pours his heart out to her. He admits he was trying to keep her safe from Stefano and that their night together meant everything to him.
Too Late for “I Love You’s”
Chad makes another attempt at getting Abigail back. “I love you, and you love me,” he tells her at the hospital, noting that he can see it in her eyes. “It’s too late,” responds Abigail, who’s discovered she’s pregnant and wrongly believes the child belongs to Ben.
While being held captive at a cabin by Ben and fearing for the life of herself and her unborn child, Abigail fantasizes about Chad coming to her rescue. They share a tender moment and reconnect, before Abigail realizes it’s all just a daydream.
Up in Flames
After Chad actually does track down the missing Abigail, Ben overpowers him, tries to strangle him, and finally ties him to a bed with Abigail. “You want to be with Chad? Now you can be…forever and ever,” taunts Ben as he sets the bed on fire and runs off with Abigail’s newborn baby.
Chad Saves Abigail
Somehow Chad manages to free himself and Abigail from the burning bed and carries her outdoors to safety. After reviving Abigail, he tells her they’re safe. But her moment of happiness is short lived, realizing Ben has run off with her baby.
Profession of Love
After finding baby Thomas and returning him to his mother, Chad comforts Abigail, who’s an emotional wreck over everything she has endured at Ben’s hands. Alone in the park, Chad professes his love to Abigail, yet again. She finally admits, “I never stopped loving you, either.”
The Joyous Truth: Chad Is Thomas’ Father
Andre’s attempt to brainwash Chad and keep him away from Abigail so he could do his bidding is derailed, when he learns Thomas is his his son. Once the child is placed in his arms, Chad’s memories of Abigail and their love comes flooding back him. He vows to be there for her and their son forever.
Chad decides there’s no time like the present to secure his future with the woman he loves, so he asks Abigail to be his bride, after they make love for the first time in months. A stunned Abigail is initially taken aback, but after a moment responds with a resounding, “Yes.”