There’s a clear at­trac­tion lurk­ing in Kate and An­dre’s oth­er­wise cold re­la­tion­ship, on Days of Our Lives.

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Love and mar­riage may go to­gether like a horse and car­riage but when it comes to Kate Roberts and her fth hus­band An­dré DiMera, it’s a mu­tual ha­tred and an over­whelm­ing pas­sion that keeps them linked. She’s the Venus y trap to his pesky bug and is more likely to eat him alive than love him du­ti­fully.

Even Kate (Lau­ren Koslow) and An­dré’s (Thaao Pengh­lis) re­cent wed­ding cer­e­mony was more hi­lar­i­ous than heart­felt as they made it per­fectly clear to the min­is­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing the nup­tials that the mar­riage was noth­ing more than a busi­ness trans­ac­tion to ef­fect their con­trol of DiMera En­ter­prises fol­low­ing Chad’s (Billy Flynn) pre­sumed death in a plane crash.

Spout­ing quick and sar­cas­tic vows, they were hur­riedly de­clared hus­band and wife and be­gan their union as they meant to go on. Within days, they were trad­ing barbs and lit­er­ally throw­ing baby food at each other as Kate re­acted in hor­ror to An­dré’s des­e­cra­tion of her very ex­pen­sive blouse. Ig­nor­ing the sur­prised re­ac­tions to news of their union, Kate and An­dré re­laxed into a weird re­la­tion­ship as they kept the fam­ily busi­ness a oat. Be­neath the ex­te­rior, it was ap­par­ent that each was des­per­ate to even­tu­ally over­throw the other and take sole con­trol as CEO of DiMera En­ter­prises. They just needed in­crim­i­nat­ing facts against the other to ef­fect the other’s de­par­ture. An­dré struck rst when he walked into the Brady Pub and caught Kate kiss­ing her ex-hus­band Ro­man (Josh Tay­lor).

Ini­tially, An­dré trod care­fully, keenly aware that his wife wouldn’t va­cate her co-CEO’s chair with­out of­fi­cial con­fir­ma­tion of his sound men­tal ca­pac­ity. Ob­tain­ing the pa­per­work from “Mar­lena”, An­dré plot­ted to un­veil it and his plans for Kate at an out­ra­geous press con­fer­ence, to­tally un­aware that Salem’s revered psy­chi­a­trist was ac­tu­ally Mar­lena’s dop­pel­ganger Hat­tie Adams (Dei­dre Hall) in dis­guise. An­tic­i­pat­ing “kick­ing his back­stab­bing wife to the kerb”, An­dré told the me­dia that his mar­riage was fraud­u­lent. Kate hadn’t mar­ried him for love and had cheated on him with Ro­man.

De­spite Ro­man’s con­fir­ma­tion that the sup­posed in­fi­delity was just a kiss, An­dré ploughed on, blank­ing Kate’s edict that he was men­tally un­sta­ble to an­nounce he was tak­ing over DiMera En­ter­prises as sole CEO.

IT TAKES TWO Kate — just like her hus­band — is des­per­ate to take over their com­pany and be­come sole CEO. To do this, she’s dig­ging the dirt on him, just as he is with her. BELOVED BACKSTABBERS An­dre (Thaao Pengh­lis) and Kate (Lau­ren Koslow)

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