The Truth About Arianne Zucker's Relationship With Her Co-Star

"Days of Our Lives" fans won't soon forget the beautiful love story of Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) and Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian). The characters were so happy during their time together. Over the years, "DOOL" viewers have watched Nicole engage in many romances with men such as Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan), Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo), Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering), EJ DiMera (James Scott, Dan Feuerriegel), and many more, per Soap Central. However, the character will always be connected to Daniel.

After Daniel and Nicole began happily dating, they got engaged and began planning a romantic Valentine's Day wedding. Sadly, the couple never got to have their happy ending as Daniel was killed in a car accident caused by Eric on New Year's Eve. Daniel was unable to recover from the injuries he sustained during the crash and his mother, Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers) was forced to make a heartbreaking decision. She eventually donated Daniel's heart to Brady Black (Eric Martsolf), per Soaps in Depth.

Nicole was devastated by Daniel's death but later found out that the couple's close friend, Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin), had conceived a child for them after agreeing to become their surrogate (via Monsters & Critics). Chloe later gave birth to Nicole and Daniel's daughter, Holly Jonas. Despite Daniel's untimely death, Nicole now has a piece of him with her always.

While Nicole and Daniel had a sweet romance on-screen, actors Zucker and Christian also engaged in a romance off-screen.

Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian started off as friends

According to Fame 10, Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian met on the set of "Days of Our Lives," where their characters Nicole Walker and Dr. Daniel Jonas engaged in a romantic relationship. The two hit it off and became friends. However, the actress was still married to her former "DOOL" co-star Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady Black) at the time. Following Zucker and Lowder's divorce, she began dating Christian. The couple made it official, and fans began to follow their relationship online as they love to post about all their adventures together on social media.

Over the years, the couple has also blended their family with Zucker and Lowder's daughter and Christian's son, whom he shares with his ex, model Deborah Quinn. Now, after years of dating, the pair are taking things to the next level and planning their own real-life wedding, per Soaps in Depth.

Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian are officially engaged

Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian delighted their "Days of Our Lives" fanbase when they announced that they got engaged over Father's Day weekend 2022. The actor reportedly popped the question to Zucker during a wine tasting tour of Lake Tahoe and she didn't hesitate to say yes, per Soaps in Depth. After the big event, Zucker took to Instagram to share the happy news with her fans, revealing that the proposal took her completely by surprise. "This man has an unbelievably beautiful heart and he always seems to know how to make me feel so wonderful! I am blessed to join him on this next adventure," she said.

According to Soaps, Christian struggled to keep the proposal a secret. "I love surprises.....and this surprise proposal on our boat cruise was a magical blessing. She said YES!!" the actor revealed after proposing to his longtime love. Of course, fans went wild for the sweet video and announcement, and many wished the couple a very happy future.

While Nicole and Daniel may not have gotten their happy ending, it seems that Zucker and Christian are more than making up for it.