Del Henry always thought himself to be a journalist. Really, he was nothing
more than a glorified tabloid writer. He secretly teamed up with Kendall
Hart to write a tell all book about her mother, Erica Kane.
But Del had another reason to be in Pine Valley. He began inquiring about
Dixie Martin. Tad Martin worried about Del’s intentions. He would
reveal to Dixie a dark family secret. Dixie had long known her father,
Seabone Hunkle, was unfaithful to her mother. She only did not know he
had a whole other family. Del was one of Seabone’s illegitimate
children. Dixie and Del’s reunion was bittersweet. Del had a big
favor to ask from Dixie. He was in kidney failure and needed Dixie’s
help to save his life.
At Dixie and Tad’s marriage, Del saw a face from his past. It was
Dr. Maria Santos Grey, his college sweetheart. Del had loved Maria. He
had gotten cold feat when Maria started talking about marriage. Little
did Del know, Maria only brought up marriage because she was pregnant
with his child. Because of Del’s abandonment, Maria had botched
abortion that left her sterile. When Maria spurned his advances, Del began
dating her sister, Julia Santos.
Del helped Kendall piece together her life after divorcing Anton Lang.
Their relationship had gone beyond their book collaboration. Kendall was
hit with another devastating blow when her adoptive father, Bill Hart,
died of a heart attack. Kendall was making plans to move back to Florida
to care for her adoptive mother, Alice Hart. Thinking he would loose her,
Del proposed to Kendall. They left for Florida together.
Del left Kendall in Florida. He soon fell ill after his kidney began to
fail again. While searching for another viable donor, Del learned her
had another sister, Di Kirby. Di was his full sister sent away to live
with an aunt in Crow’s Hallow. He found Di in New York. Di agreed
to help him with a transplant. As they recovered, Del told her stories
about their loving sister Dixie. But tragedy would strike when news came
from Switzerland that Dixie had died in a car accident.
Del was shocked to learn that Dixie was alive and back to Pine Valley.
When Del arrived in Chandler Mansion, he was shocked to find Di impersonating
her. Di begged Del to keep up the charade. Del needed a place to stay
while he put together his next novel. He promised to keep quiet if Di
could get him a room at the Mansion.
When Di’s lies were discovered, both Henry siblings were thrown
out. Julia offered them a place to stay at Wildwind. Di’s had saved
Julia from Garret Williams, a crime lord whose threats kept her in Witness
Protection for the last decade.
Opal Cortlandt enlisted Del’s help to make Palmer jealous. Opal
showered Del with gifts, as long as he kept her company at public events.
Del would eventually get a job at ConFUSION, the newest bar in Pine Valley.
He moonlighted as a Bartender, while working on his new murder mystery
novel. Del also began to nurse his crush on Amanda Dillon, the manager
Dixie was revealed to be alive. She had spent the last four years in Switzerland.
Di had known the truth, but Dixie made her promise not to tell anyone.
2007-08: Del was devastated when Dixie died at the hands
of the Satin Slayer. Soon, Di decided to leave Pine Valley to work for
FUSION New York.
Del continued to reside in Pine Valley.