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Adrienne Johnson
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Judi Evans
Alison Sweeney (1987;flashbacks)
Current status Former; Recurring
Duration 1986–91, 2007–08, 2010–20
First appearance December 26, 1986
Last appearance January 24, 2020
Cause/reason Appeared in flashbacks
Created by Leah Laiman
Introduced by Betty Corday, Ken Corday and Al Rabin
Fullname Adrienne Josephine Johnson
Gender Female
Born July 12, 1967
Died May 10, 2020
Age 52
Occupation Newspaper magnate
Bar owner
Residence Kiriakis Mansion,13201 Glen Oaks Drive, Salem, Illinois (at time of death)
Family Johnson family
Parents Duke Johnson

Jo Johnson

Siblings Steve Johnson
Jack Deveraux
Spouses Justin Kiriakis (1987–90, 1990–2010, 2011–15, 2019)
Romances Lucas Horton
Children Sonny Kiriakis
Joseph Kiriakis (adoptive)
Victor Kiriakis II (adoptive)
Alexander Kiriakis (step)
Grandchildren Arianna Horton(adoptive)
Baby Horton (adoptive)
Aunts and uncles Earl Johnson
Nieces and nephews Stephanie Johnson
Joey Johnson
Tripp Dalton
Abigail Deveraux
J.J. Deveraux
Other relatives Thomas DiMera (grand-nephew)
Charlotte DiMera (grand-niece)

Adrienne Josephine Johnson (formerly Kiriakis) is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Judi Evans.


Adrienne Johnson, an abused teenager runs away to Salem, where she becomes friends, and moves in with Kayla Brady. At that time Kayla is falling in love with Adrienne's oldest brother Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson. Their abusive father Duke comes to Salem in search of his daughter. He beats and rapes Adrienne when he finds her alone. After the attack she finds a gun, and shoots him. Steve takes the blame and goes on trial for his murder. Adrienne confesses to the crime but after explaining everything does not go to jail. After the murder trial she meets Justin Kiriakis. In 1987 they marry in Greece Adrienne doesn't like Justin's ties to his uncle Victor Kiriakis' business, and makes him choose between her, and his work. He ultimately chose her, and they move out. It is however short lived when Victor Kiriakis is shot, Justin returns, without Adrienne. Justin & Adrienne are having trouble conceiving, so when their housekeeper JJ Bag-wood gets pregnant she offers them her twins. After a custody battle with the father, Stanley, they receive custody. Later Adrienne becomes pregnant with a baby of her own, Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis. Before leaving town Justin, Adrienne, and Victor all reconcile. The family is off-screen throughout the nineties. They do not appear for Adrienne's youngest brother Jack Deveraux's funeral in 2003, however Adrienne makes a call to his wife, Jennifer Horton Deveraux offering her condolences.

Adrienne finally returned home in 2007 at her sister-in-law Kayla's request to help her amnesiac brother Steve. After accomplishing her goal, she, Justin, and the kids left Salem again for Dubai. In March 2010, Adrienne came back to Salem and she was engulfed in a struggling marriage with Justin, who has feelings for Hope Williams Brady. Hope did not return the feelings and pressured the couple to reunite Adrienne and Justin divorced but the couple found their way back to one another and remarried. The couple soon welcomed their son Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis back to town and it is revealed that he is gay. They support him as he comes out to his uncle Victor and as he makes a home for himself with his new life. In November 2019, Adrienne was revealed to have died and Justin was now with Kayla Brady. Flashbacks that took place from January 20-23 2020; revealed that Adrienne died on Mother's Day in 2019. Adrienne was involved in a a fatal car accident that Will Horton was incarcerated for, it was really caused by a drunk Maggie Horton. The real truth is revealed actually on May 15, 2020, after her brother Christian's conviction for Jordan Ridgeway's murder, his sister Zoey Burge revealed it was their father Orpheus, who caused the fatal car crash that resulted in the deaths Adrienne and Sarah Horton's baby daughter Mackenzie Horton.