Jordan Ridgeway has returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES, but some newer viewers might not be aware of this character who was last in Salem almost four years ago. Jordan was introduced in August of 2013 when Chrishell Hartley joined the soap, and hasn’t been seen since March of 2015. The actress might be familiar to soap fans, though, as she starred as Amanda Dillon on ABC’s ALL MY CHILDREN and also appeared on CBS sudser THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Bethany. (Although she was going by her maiden name, Chrishell Stause, at the time.)
Jordan came to Salem in 2013 at the request of Kate Roberts, who wanted her to help Rafe Hernandez, who was recovering from a violent attack. Originally very closed-off, Jordan began to open up as she treated Rafe. Irritated, a jealous Kate began digging into Jordan’s mysterious past. After sharing a first kiss with Rafe, Jordan backed off and privately checked the lockbox in her apartment that contained a series of ID’s all with different names and different looks for herself.
Since Jordan didn’t want to date a patient, Rafe eventually found a new therapist and they began a serious relationship. her old friend, Sheryl, arrived in town and began stirring up Jordan’s past. Although the two women initially clashed, they agreed to make the best of things. Frustrated she couldn’t get any dirt out of Sheryl, Kate hired another private investigator to continue digging for dirt on Jordan.
Jordan was not happy when her brother, Ben Weston, turned up in Salem because they had gone their separate ways to avoid their traumatic past. Eventually, Kate’s investigation led her to Poplar Bluff, MO where she met a man named Clyde Weston who said he was Jordan and Ben’s father. Kate told him they were both living in Salem, but what she didn’t realize was that not only wasn’t Clyde Jordan’s biological father but he was also abusive, having beaten Ben as a child. When the beatings got so bad, Jordan stole money and ran away with Ben. But they eventually split up so Clyde would have a harder time tracking them down.
The siblings were horrified when Clyde caught up with them in Salem. He claimed he wanted to reconnect with them, but they both rejected him. Jordan’s relationship with Rafe fell apart and she began dating Chad DiMera, who Ben didn’t trust. She was also upset to see Ben getting closer to his father. Terrified, Jordan held Clyde at gunpoint, unable to get past the fact that Clyde allowed her to be raped. Clyde eventually blackmailed Jordan into backing off by threatening to reveal that she caused the accident that killed her and Ben’s mother. Jordan then claimed to support Ben and Clyde’s relationship.
After learning that Chad had goaded Ben into assaulting him, Jordan broke up with him and accepted a job in England. But before leaving Salem, Jordan warned Clyde that she would expose his involvement in her rape if he ever hurt Ben. In 2016, when Clyde escaped from prison, Rafe contacted Jordan to see if she had any information, but she didn’t.
What kind of drama will Jordan get into this time around? Stay tuned to fine out, and for more DAYS news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!