When Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) takes the money away from her, Nicole decides to help Sami regain custody of Will.
Also, a brief cancer scare forces Nicole to realize the error of her ways.
Nicole learns that Stan is actually Sami in disguise and threatens to expose her.
However, Sami exposes Nicole's schemes instead and Brady kicks her out of his life believing she was behind Chloe's "death." Nicole later goes into business with Sami and Austin Reed (Austin Peck).
EJ starts using Nicole to make his soon to be ex-wife Sami jealous and after Sami dumps him, EJ and Nicole end up having sex in an elevator.
Nicole is a prime suspect when Trent is found dead in September 2008, but she is exonerated.
It is eventually revealed that Nicole is being followed by her ex-boyfriend, Jay.
As Eric and Nicole fall in love, a jealous Jay threatens to tell Nicole's secrets.Actress Arianne Zucker has portrayed the character since her introduction to the series in 1998.She made her final appearance in the role on October 20, 2017.While once being seen as a scheming gold-digger, Nicole has grown into a woman committed to finding love and being a good mother.She is known for her longstanding feud with her enemy, Sami Brady, her relationships with Eric Brady, Victor Kiriakis, Brady Black and EJ Di Mera, and the 2009 Baby Switch story line which featured Nicole having a miscarriage; lying to her husband; and stealing Sami's baby, Sydney.Eric convinces his sister Sami (Alison Sweeney) to give Nicole a modeling contract landing Nicole on the cover of Bella magazine.