Avery Nichols (June 16th, 1970) was born in Rising Hope, Alabama. She is the younger sister of Diane Grant. Her father was already Mayor of Rising Hope when she was born. And he continued serving as mayor until she was 15 years old. In High School she dated Sam Stanton. Her father did not approve of her relationship, and so she continued it in secret. When she was 18 she was engaged to Liam Silverton. She and Sam had planned on running away, but Avery and Liam got married, and Avery turned up pregnant. She kept from Sam the fact that Myles was his son. She was a step-mother to Elizabeth Silverton and Buffy Silverton. In 2006, it was revealed that Myles was Sam's son, and Avery and Liam got a divorce. In 2010 after Sam's wife left him, he and Avery started dating. But in 2012 they split after she hired someone to rape Kay Ventura, Sam's oldest daughter. Avery then left town for a while, but returned for her father's funeral.