The Strange Romance Of Days Of Our Lives' Kayla And Shane

Longtime "Days of Our Lives" viewers know that the Brady family is one of the most beloved and prominent in Salem. Although they aren't as wealthy as some of the town's other families, like the DiMeras, Hortons, and Kiriakis, the Bradys are working-class, down-to-earth fan favorites (via Live About). 

Over the years, many members of the Brady clan have taken center stage with their dramatic storylines. However, they've also grabbed attention with their romances. The Brady boys, Bo (Peter Reckell) and Roman (Josh Taylor), have had their fair share of relationships. 

Bo has been involved with many women over the years, including Billie Reed (Lisa Rinna) and Carly Manning (Crystal Chappel), per Soaps. However, Bo's iconic relationship with Hope Williams Brady (Kristian Alfonso) cemented his place in soap opera super couple history (via Soap Hub). 

Meanwhile, Roman has also been married to Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) but is well remembered for his marriage to Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall), per Soap Central.

Meanwhile, the Brady sisters have also shared some steamy moments on screen with their romantic partners.

The Brady sisters have had messy love lives

Over the years, Bo and Roman Brady have often stolen the spotlight with their messy romantic relationships. However, "Days of Our Lives" fans know that their sisters, Kimberly (Patsy Pease) and Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans), have also had their own romantic ups and downs. Longtime viewers may remember Kimberly's flings with Leopold Bronsky, Victor Kiriakis, Cal Winters, and Phillip Collier, per Soap Central.

However, it was Kimberly's relationship with Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy) that earned her super-couple status. The pair went through plenty of drama before finally tying the knot. They now share two children together, Andrew and Theresa, and a grandson named Tate.

Meanwhile, Kayla has been linked to Salemites such as Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) and Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), but the love of her life is Steve "Patch" Johnson (Stephen Nichols). Kayla and Steve met in 1986, and the two fell head over heels (via Soaps in Depth).

While things haven't been easy for the pair, they've managed to continue coming back to each other during life's toughest moments. They have been married multiple times and are still crazy about each other. They also share two children together, daughter Stephanie and son Joey.

However, at one point in time, Kimberly and Shane and Kayla and Steve were all separated, leaving the door open for Kayla and Shane to get close.

Kayla also dated Kimberly's ex-husband, Shane

Things got a bit more messy and complicated on "Days of Our Lives" when Kimberly Brady and Shane Donovan divorced. They went their separate ways and had split by the time that Kayla Brady's husband, Steve Johnson, was presumed dead in 1990. After it appeared that Steve had been murdered, Kayla was afraid for her own safety, which led her to move in with Shane, who vowed to protect her (via Soap Central).

During that time, the pair worked to find the person they believed killed Steve and began to grow close. They eventually fell in love, but, when Kimberly returned to Salem, she was upset to find her sister and her former husband in a relationship.

During an investigation, Shane was shot and paralyzed, per Soap Opera Digest (via Press Reader). Kayla took care of him and helped him recover from his injuries. However, she revealed that, because of Kimberly, there could be no real future between her and Shane. 

Kayla and Shane split, and he eventually reunited with Kimberly. Later, it was discovered that Steve was still alive, and he and Kayla also had an epic reunion of their own, per Soaps in Depth.

The situation between Kayla, Shane, and Kimberly is just one of the messy love triangles that "Days of Our Lives" viewers have witnessed over the years.