Days of Our Lives fictional characters Eli Grant and Gabi Hernandez are the new couple of Salem. They are not actually dating, but if the viewers are following the current storyline, then they must have seen how attracted Eli is to Gabi ever since they first met. Eli is a new character on the show played by actor Lamon Archey who joined the cast few months ago. The casting agents, released a casting call for the character of Levi, who turned out to be Eli ofcourse. The actor confirmed about the role in December 2016, confirming that he’ has joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Eli Grant. The character is no stranger to Salem, he has relatives there. He is the son of interracial former couple David Banning and Valerie Grant.
While Valerie had her own reasons for keeping the truth from her son about his father’s identity, he shocked her when he showed up for his father’s funeral in Salem and confessed to his mother about knowing the truth, and compelled her to tell David’s mother, Julie Williams about Eli being her grandson. Eli was welcomed with open arms, he may have won the heart of his grandmother, but he seems to be very disappointed with his mother, because he never got to know his dad and found out about him too late. He may be furious right now, but it won’t last long, sooner or later, he will forgive his mother and move on. She’s his mother after all. No matter how much a mother hurts her son, the son eventually learns to forgive her because of the strong bond between mother and son.
As for Gabi and Eli, I see sparks flying already. Especially in yesterday’s episode, when he visited Gabi at the hospital. He made it obvious that he is interested in dating her and even put his number in her phone. Gabi was playing hard to get, pretending she’s not interested but as soon as he walked out the door, she grabbed her phone to check his number.
Feel free to comment on how you feel about the new Salem couple Eli and Gabi.