“Days of Our Lives” alum Kyle Lowder was married to co-star Arianne Zucker — who plays Nicole Walker on the sudser — for 12 years until they split up, but remain great friends and co-parent their daughter, Isabella “Izzy” Lowder. He continued explaining to KTVN that his family’s thoughts about moving began during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. He stated that Zucker remains his best friend and that “Ari and her fiancé Shawn Christian, also an actor … bought a house in South Lake Tahoe to kind of get out of L.A., sold their place in Los Angeles, [and] moved up to South Lake Tahoe.” Christian previously played Dr. Daniel Jonas on “Days,” where he and Zucker met. “Over the past three years,” continued Lowder, “Our family, Ari, Shawn, Izzy, and myself, had just fallen in love with the Reno/Tahoe area and all of the recreation and everything that this area has to offer. So, in January, we spent about a week there as a whole family.”
After their vacation in Nevada, Izzy approached her parents, asking, “What would it look like if I lived in Tahoe full-time?” Lowder and Zucker considered it and looked into schools, especially because Izzy is an “elite soccer player” and wanted to cater to her needs. He further remarked that Zucker commuted between Tahoe and California to work on “Days,” and he planned to stay in L.A., doing the same thing.