The following year the couple divorced (after Cane faked his death and kept secrets from Lily), but reunited and were remarried in 2012.
Khalil has received critical acclaim for her portrayal, which has garnered her an NAACP Image and Daytime Emmy Award.
To date, she is the only minority actress in Daytime Emmy history to do so. In 2012, she was featured in musician Johnny Britt's music video for his single Beautiful Queen.
Well, if you think about it as a storyteller the potential for interesting drama is much more interesting if Malcolm is the biological father and not Neil.Saying that she hoped she and the show could come to a mutual agreement but the show wasn't interested in negotiating with her.Fan outcry lead the show to rethink recasting the role with newly appointed executive producer Jill Farren Phelps later saying that negotiations with Khalil had resumed and she "didn't yet know" how that would work out.Sherwood said that "Dru can be a little dramatic", and when Lily faces an issue with Daniel "she's not going to remain calm, she's going to do what she saw her mother do".Graziadei said, "My initial conflict was that Daniel has had so many problems with his wife that I couldn't figure out why he'd be doing this", and was concerned that Daniel might be seen as "lecherous and creepy".