Alan Spaulding - Character History

Character History

Alan Spaulding has been married numerous times, and has had plenty of affairs along the way as well. He is the adopted father of Phillip Spaulding, Alan-Michael Spaulding (his son with Hope Bauer) and Gus Aitoro and for several years was thought to be the biological father of Amanda Spaulding who was later learned to actually be the daughter of his father Brandon Spaulding. His 1980-81 affair with Rita Bauer may have resulted in a child as well (it was suggested that Rita was pregnant when she left town, though this was never resolved). Phillip is adopted, his biological parents are Justin Marler and Jackie Marler, née Scott who later married Alan Spaulding. Alan is very close to his sister Alexandra. He was for a while married to Beth Raines Spaulding one his son Phillip's ex-wives. However after her miscarriage they eventually divorced in what can only be called the world's quickest divorce on record. He immediately remarried 16 February 2007 the DA Doris Wolfe due to blackmail regarding Tammy Winslow's death and Alan's involvement. Alan was shot during the reception and it was later revealed to be by his new stepdaughter Ashlee Wolfe. At present Alan's ex-wife Beth Raines is expecting his child. However due to Cassie he is unaware of this and believes along with Beth and Rick Bauer that the child is Rick's. Beth and Rick have since married July 2007. Alan and Doris annulled their marriage in May 2007. It's the polar opposite of the storyline of Alan-Olivia-Phillip when she was married to Alan and pregnant and they thought it was Alan's child but it was Phillip's. Alan and Olivia divorced and she remarried Phillip and had Emma. Alan has several grandchildren. A newly discovered grandson Rafael"Rafe"Rivera (Gus Aitoro & Natalia Rivera), and no grandchildren by Alan-Michael. He then has four grandchildren by his adopted son Phillip. Elizabeth and James (Phillip & Beth Raines), Zach (Phillip & Harley Cooper), and Emma (Phillip & Olivia Spencer). Alan also has one great-granddaughter Sarah (Lizzie & Jonathan). The child that Alan and Beth had is named Payton Spaulding. She is aunt to Lizzie, James, Zach, Emma, Rafe and Sarah.

Alan Spaulding has committed many terrible deeds in his life, but perhaps his most evil act on the show was the incident resulting in Tammy Layne Winslow's death in January 2007. Alan had planned to have Jonathan Randall killed and make it look like a hit and run. However, Tammy pushed Jonathan out of the way and sacrificed herself to save her true love. Alan was not convicted of this crime, but everyone in Springfield knows he did it. This has also led to the down-spiraling of Cassie Winslow's sanity (understandably) at the loss of her daughter. She continues to blame Alan for Tammy's death and is actively seeking vengeance.

During the reception of his wedding to Doris on February 16, 2007, Alan is shot and remains in critical condition for several weeks. He awakens as a new man full of love and forgiveness, but he soon reverts back to his evil self. The shooter was his stepdaughter Ashlee Wolfe February 20, 2007. It was revealed on April 4, 2007. He saves Reva's life, and to keep each other from telling anyone Reva moves into the Spaulding mansion. Alan volunteers to have a transplant, an extremely risky surgery to save his son Phillip's life, in September 2009. While recovering from the transplant, Alan attends the Lewis / Cooper Wedding with four Generations of Spauldings, Alan peacefully dies on Tuesday September 15, 2009 on a bench in front of a lake, when Philip comes over, and realizes he is dead. He is cremated, and the private, family-only funeral is held on Thursday September 17, 2009. They put his remains in the same lake where he died.

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