06/09/2014 10:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why Alison Sweeney Is Leaving "Days Of Our Lives" (VIDEO)

After 21 years of playing the sassy troublemaker Sami Brady on the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives," Alison Sweeney has finally decided to leave the show.

“I decided to leave because of new adventures and opportunities in my future,” she explained, adding, "I wanted to be with my kids and spend some time at home.”

With the next season of “The Biggest Loser” starting again this summer, Alison will still be busy at work, but hopefully with a bit more flexibility in her schedule to spend more time with her two children.

For all of the brokenhearted fans sad to see Alison’s character leave, she assures you that there are many reasons to continue watching the show.

"There are so many wonderful reasons to keep watching 'Days of Our Lives.' I’ll be on until October! I hope that you find a million new reasons to keep watching after I go!" Alison said.

Get Alison's latest book, Scared Scriptless, on sale now!

For more of Alison's weight loss tips, view the slideshow below:

Health Tips From Alison Sweeney

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