Wally McFadden was seduced by the equally virginal Devon Shepard. Their
one night of passion left Devon pregnant. Wally decided the best thing
to do was to marry Devon, though he knew she did not love him. She was
still pining for Dan Kennicott.
1979: Devon gave birth to Wally’s son, Bonnie McFadden.
Though Devon and Wally were married, they were not in love. Devon grew
despondent over her situation. Wally found himself being Bonnie’s
primary caregiver. He began an affair with Betsy Kennicott.
Wally could live with Devon’s infidelity with Sean Cudahy, but her
alcoholism was ruining their marriage. He wanted to protect Bonnie, and
made plans to leave Pine Valley. Ellen begged Wally to stay and help Devon
recover. Wally made Devon realize how much of Bonnie’s life she
had missed because of her drinking. He promised to help Devon recover,
but made it clear their marriage was over.
1981: Wally filed for divorce from Devon. They shared
custody of Bonnie, though he would have primary custody while she recovered
from her alcoholism.