DiMera Family Tree

Who's Related to Whom in the 'Days of our Lives' Crime Clan

Billy Flynn and Thaao Penghlis
Billy Flynn and Thaao Penghlis. Courtesy: Getty Images/Paul Zimmerman

Days of our Lives’ DiMera family made their Salem debut back in 1982. Thirty years later, the upper class, Italian clan still reigns supreme as the show’s most prominent and powerful criminal force. (Apologies to Victor Kiriakis and his Greek crime clan.)

"I've always felt that they have this secret that no one has been able to tap into," says Thaao Penghlis (Andre; ex-Tony), referring to the clan he's been a prominent part of since debuting on the soap in 1981.

"No matter how much you think you know them, no matter how many times you think you've killed them, they're always going to come back with a different facade. The DiMeras are characters that have lots of masks and facades, and you never quite know what mask is going to appear. They also take you back to a time in the movies, where actors like Humphrey Bogart  were playing great and interesting characters. There's also a wonderful worldliness about the DiMeras."

Perhaps that "worldliness" is what has helped them carry out their array of evil deeds -- from orchestrating murders and kidnappings to brainwashing unsuspecting Salemites, time and time again. Yet, through it all, the Salem police department has never been able to put them away for their crimes. Here’s a look at their complicated family tree –- from patriarch Santo to his adorable, great grandson, Johnny, and everyone in between.

Santo DiMera and an Unnamed Woman

Five Unnamed Sons (deceased)
One Unnamed Son (deceased)

Child: Stefano DiMera
1. Affair with Lee DuMonde (deceased)
Child: Renée DuMonde (deceased)
......... married David Banning (divorced)
......... married Alex Marshall
2. Common law marriage with Daphne DiMera
Child: Antony DiMera (legally named and raised a DiMera, but Daphne’s lover Enrico’s biological son)

....... married Anna Fredericks

3. Relationship with an Unnamed Woman (deceased)
Child: Andre DiMera
.......... married Anna Fredericks (divorced)
.......... married Kristen Blake (annulled)

4. Affair with an Unknown Woman
Child: Megan Hathaway (deceased)

4. Affair with Celeste Perrault
Child: Lexie Brooks Carver
........ married Abe Carver
Child: Theo Carver

5. Affair with Ellen Hawk (deceased)
Child: Benjy Hawk (deceased)
........ married Sonja Hawk
Child: Steven Hawk

6. Affair with Susan Banks
Child: EJ DiMera
....... married Sami Brady
Child: Johnny DiMera
Child: Sydney DiMera
....... married Nicole Walker

7. Affair with Madeline Petersen (deceased)
Child: Chad Petersen-Woods aka Chad DiMera
....... affair with Mia McCormick
Child: Grace Brady (deceased)

8. Married Vivian Alamain (divorced)

9. Married Kate Roberts (divorced)

Santo DiMera and Colleen Brady

Child: Ryan DiMera aka John Black
1. Married Isabella Toscano (deceased)
Child: Brady Black
.......... married Chloe Lane (divorced)
2. Married Marlena Evans
Child: Isabella Black
......... married Philip Kiriakis (divorced)
......... married Shawn Douglas Brady
Child: Claire Brady

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