Jet-black haired rebel Hayley Vaughan stormed into Pine Valley on Thanksgiving
Day. She made her way to her “Uncle Porkchops”’, aka
Trevor Dillon’s home. Hayley had ran away from home in Chicago after
the death of father, Harry Vaughan. Hayley could stand to be alone with
her alcoholic mother, Trevor’s sister Arlene Vaughan. Trevor knew
that he could provide a better life his “Tinkerbelle.” After
making the arrangement with Arlene, Hayley moved in with Trevor and began
her first semester at Pine Valley High School.
Arlene came to Pine Valley to claim Hayley. But Hayley was content to
remain in Pine Valley. Hayley concocted a plan to get back at Adam Chandler
for hurting her uncle. She made a claim in the National Intruder that
she was Adam’s illegitimate daughter. Arlene was shocked. Secretly,
she and Adam had had an affair years ago. Hayley’s claim was the
truth; only she did not know it. When Hayley learned the truth, she took
the offer to move in with Adam to prevent having to move back to Chicago
At Chandler Mansion, she found a motherly figure in Natalie Chandler.
Hayley knew Trevor loved Natalie, and she recognized that Natalie felt
the same way. But, Natalie began to act erratically. Hayley caught Natalie
talking into a mirror. She realized the woman she thought was Natalie
was actually her crazy twin sister, Janet Green. Janet took Hayley captive
in the Chandler Tunnels. Straight-laced high school jock Brian Bodine
came to Hayley’s rescue. It was not secret that Brian had feelings
for Hayley, but she had great difficulty admitting to the same fact too.
In their getaway, Janet shot Brian. Realizing she could loose Brian, Hayley
admitted her feelings to him.
Hayley and Brian’s relationship hit a standstill when she spurned
all his advances to be intimate. Brian loved Hayley, and asked her to
marry him. But, Hayley was still hesitant. Brian insisted Hayley’s
change of heart was a result of Adam’s influences. Hayley did not
like Brian’s implications and broke up with him. Before the young
lovers could reunite, Brian married An Li Chen. Heartbroken, Hayley secretly
Will Cortlandt preyed on Hayley’s weaknesses. Fueling her growing
alcoholism Will convinced Hayley to elope with him. Hayley
thought that she was in love with Will. Arlene and Adam did their best
to dissuade Hayley, but she was too strong willed to listen to their advice.
That all changed on night when Will wanted to consummate their marriage.
Hayley tried to push him off, but he went into a rage. Hayley barricaded
herself in her room as Will tried to pound down the door. Hayley called
Brian for help, but An Li intercepted the call. Hayley was sure Will was
going to rape her. Then, she heard silence from the outside room. When
she opened the door, Will was dead on the floor, and Brian was standing
over his dead body with a crowbar in his hand.
went to trial for Will’s murder. The ordeal brought Brian and Hayley
back together. They began a secret affair. The real murderer turned out
to be none other than Janet, angry at Will for filling up Trevor’s
attention with Hayley’s safety. Hayley and Brian thought they could
finally be together until An Li dropped another bombshell: she was pregnant
with Brian’s child.
Hayley began to piece her life back together. With Tom Cudahy’s
help, she joined AA. Hayley had also learned to love her father. She convinced
Adam that his marriage with Erica would never work out. When Adam and
Erica finally did divorce, Adam got control of Erica’s stock in
Enchantment. He gave control of the company to Hayley.
Through Erica, Hayley met Charlie Brent. She decided to become a partner
in his private investigations firm.
Hayley turned to Charlie for more than just professional reasons. They
fell into as affair after hours at the investigations firm. When Adam
saw Hayley falling for Charlie, he intervened. He did not think Charlie
was right for her. Adam encouraged Hayley to return to Enchantment. The
end of their professional relationship marked the end of her romance with
At Enchantment, Hayley met Alec McIntyre. They began dating.
On the day Hayley was to marry Alec, she got cold feet. Hayley left Alec
at the altar. In her wedding dress, Hayley went to the beach to be alone.
There, she met Mateo Santos. Mateo and Hayley spent the day together.
On Mateo’s advice, Hayley returned to Alec but asked for more time
before committing to marriage.
When Alec and Hayley finally eloped, she became very suspicious of her
new husband. Hayley confided in Mateo some strange happenings at Enchantment
and at home. Giving in to her intuition, Mateo and Hayley began tailing
Alec. One night, they followed Alec to a hotel room. They witnessed as
Alec seduce Arlene. Then, he attempted to funnel vodka down her throat.
Hayley intervened before Alec could go any further. In custody, Alec revealed
his plans to take over Enchantment. Arlene had gotten wind of Alec deceptions
and blackmailed him into an affair.
Hayley finally confronted her mother about her alcoholism. Arlene agreed
to go to rehab. But, she left Hayley with an ominous warning. Arlene’s
affair with Alec was proof that no man would ever truly love her.
Hayley accompanied Mateo on his mission to Jamaica. Mateo was determined
to prove Noah Keefer’s innocence for the murder of Louie Greco.
Hayley and Mateo ran interference while Noah and Julia found the evidence
they needed to exonerate him.
Upon returning to Pine Valley, Hayley was surprised to see Brian back
in town. Hayley was forced to come to terms with her residual feelings
for him. Hayley realized that she no longer loved Brian. She was now in
love with Mateo.
Hayley and Mateo opened up a new restaurant, Holidays. Mateo invited his
old best friend Tanner Jordan to help them in their business venture.
But Tanner left Hayley uneasy. On a trip to the desert, Tanner arranged
for their plane to have an emergency landing. He then drugged Hayley.
When she awoke, Tanner told Hayley that they had slept together. Guilt
ridden, Hayley admitted her supposed infidelity to Mateo on their wedding
day. She left him at the altar.
When Hayley spurned Tanner’s advances, he took the situation into
his own hands. He kidnapped Hayley and began to bury her alive in a cave.
Before Tanner succeeded, Mateo arrived. Tanner admitted to drugging Hayley
after their crash. Mateo was forced to shoot his best friend to save the
woman he loved. Mateo proposed to Hayley again at the hospital. They married
with Hayley still in her hospital gown.
Hayley and Adam were estranged when Adam was implicated as playing a role
in the crash of TransGlobal Flight 149, the flight that killed Hayley’s
sister in law Maria Grey. Adam had ordered cost cuts that were suggested
to have played a role in the planes crash. Further investigation proved
that someone had actually brought a bomb on board.
The entire Chandler family became the target of madman Lee Hawkin’s
terror. Lee had wrongfully accused Adam of killing his wife, Joy Hawkins.
In reality, Adam and Stuart helped Joy escape an abusive Lee. Lee made
his intentions known when he attempted to explode Holidays with all the
Chandlers inside. Hayley went after Lee on her own after Junior, now going
by JR, was kidnapped. In his captivity, Hayley was given a tattoo with
After being rescued, Hayley learned that the paint introduced toxins into
her body that would make it dangerous for her to have children. Mateo
wanted to lift Hayley’s spirits with a vow renewal ceremony. But
a person from Mateo’s past surprised Hayley. Hayley knew Raquel
Dion to be Mateo’s first love. She did not know that she was also
his wife and mother of his child, Max Santos. Raquel had never filed the
annulment papers necessary to dissolve their union.
Hayley still wanted to be Mateo, but he became focused on Max. Adam arranged
for Mateo to get primary custody of Max. When Max had problems adjusting,
Mateo invited Raquel to live with them. Hayley found a supportive friend
in Ryan Lavery, though Mateo thought their relationship was something
Hayley and Mateo planned to open the Sounds of Salsa, a new club in Pine
Valley. The couple was at peace when they were working together. Raquel
was injured when a scaffold fell on her at the club. Though she had agreed
to a divorce, Mateo let her stay with them to recover.
One day while Hayley was watching Max in the park, he wandered off. Hayley
thought she had lost Max. In fact, Raquel had staged the entire incident
to make Hayley feel inadequate. Hayley made the difficult decision to
Hayley became closer to Ryan. Mateo wrongfully interpreted their closeness
as an affair. He alleged that Hayley was sleeping with Ryan. Hayley refused
to even respond to his allegations. Mateo took her refusal as an affirmation.
He secretly sold Hayley’s part of SOS to Adrian Sword. Then, he
fired Ryan. He even took a shot in front of Hayley, a recovering alcoholic.
Hayley became the host of her own lifestyle show, The Wave. She hired
Ryan as her assistant. But life was catching up with Hayley. She collapsed
because of exhaustion. Unknown to Hayley, Mateo kept vigil while she recovered
at the hospital.
Hayley and Mateo rekindled their romance at the Crystal Ball. Mateo surprised
Hayley with a proposal on the set of The Wave. They were on their way
to a happy marriage until Arlene came crashing back into Pine Valley.
Arlene’s continued alcoholism threatened Hayley’s fragile
sobriety. After arriving drunk to Hayley’s engagement party, Arlene
was banned from the wedding ceremony. On her wedding day, Hayley was disappointed
that Adam did not show up. At the reception, Adam and Arlene drunkenly
stumbled in. Arlene revealed they had eloped on the same day.
Hayley wanted to protect Adam. He and Arlene opened a roadside bar. Hayley
began working there as waiter to keep an eye on Arlene. Hayley’s
breaking point came when Hayley caught Arlene trying to seduce Mateo at
the IncredibleDreams.com launch party. Everyone on the yacht was under
the influence of a drug named Libidizone. Hayley strangled Arlene until
she passed out. Hayley was sure she had killed her mother. Once the influence
of the drug wore off, neither Mateo nor Hayley could find Arlene’s
Hayley had a break from reality. She created a second persona as Arlene.
The trauma caused her to fall off the wagon. Hayley could not help herself.
She decided to turn herself in for Arlene’s murder. Right as she
was to admit to the murder, Adam revealed he had thrown Arlene’s
limp body overboard. He had witnessed Hayley strangle her. Before either
took the fall, Mateo arrived with Arlene in tow. She was alive and living
in the Caribbean.
Hayley learned she was pregnant. She held a contest on The Wave to name
her child. They settled on Lorenzo Hector Santos, or Enzo. Enzo was born
after some complications. The only one that bothered Hayley’s was
Arlene’s return. Mateo ushered her out of town before she could
hurt Hayley again.
The drug lord Proteus wanted to use SOS as a front for operations. Mateo
wanted to protect his family. Hayley and Mateo pretended to have an estranged
marriage. Then Mateo took on a mistress in the form of Simone Torres,
a reporter working for Edmund.
Hayley was jealous of Mateo’s relationship with his faux-mistress
Simone Torres. Hayley was happy to see the Proteus investigation over.
Mateo and Hayley faced a health scare when Enzo was diagnosed with early
liver failure. They frantically looked for a donor. The only person on
record who would have been a viable match was the late Maria Grey. Arlene
returned to Pine Valley offering her liver. Hayley warmed up to the idea
of her mother as long as she could save Enzo’s life. But her liver
was unviable after her decades of alcoholism. Hayley gave up hope until
Tim Dillon came back to town. He was a perfect match.
worried about Tim when he made no plans to return home after the transplant.
Tim let on that Janet might be back to her old ways in Denver.
Hayley was approached about putting The Wave into syndication. Early test
groups responded positively to the new format of the show. But Hayley
was hesitant to leave her family, and to rip Mateo away from his. He had
just found out Maria was alive. Mateo told Hayley it did not matter where
he was, as long as he was with her and Enzo because they were his new
family. She accepted the deal and they moved to California to shoot the