Luckily for them, Shawn and Caroline had large hearts, and soon legally adopted the two boys.
Shortly after the Brady Fish Market became the Brady Pub, Frankie left town, and Max was sent to summer camp..never came home.
Through DNA testing, Mimi discovered that the bones belonged to her dead father. Max soon hired Chelsea's best friend, Abby, to work at the garage, and she developed a crush on Max, and he finally admitted that he had feelings for her, as well.
The two began to see each other, much to the dismay of Abby's family, who thought Max was too old and too experienced for Abby.
The only thing that Max wanted was to know the identity of a girl in a picture that Trent carried around.
Max learned that the girl was Trent's daughter, Melanie, which made her Max's half-sister. Max fought hard to protect his sister, despite her confession to him that she was with Trent at the cemetery the night he was killed.Despite Nick and Stephanie's urging to get Max to open up, Max grew increasingly angry. Max confronted Dean Robbins because Dean Robbins was really Trent Robbins, Max's biological father.Nick finally admitted to Dean Robbins that Max was really the brains behind the grant. Trent didn't want anything to do with Max, and vice-versa.In the summer of 2005, Jennifer Deveraux was thrilled to run into Max at the Salem racetrack when her family had gone down to watch the races.Max was immediately intrigued with teen Chelsea, and the two got hot and heavy in his car before Max returned to the Deveraux home to find that his older brother, Frankie, had tracked him to Salem.Meetings with her manager or agents or anyone else is by phone or they come to her place.She has dated some of the biggest names in Hollywood. There is talk that her boyfriend likes to have her under his control and maybe had made things worse for his benefit.While trying to track down the whereabouts of a missing Phillip Kiriakis, Max and Mimi were trapped and held prisoner in the basement of a church.While there, they discovered a skeleton burring behind the basement wall.One thing that has surfaced is that she has a tough time filming anything because of the crowds and the stage fright.She has finally been convinced to give it another try, but it might fizzle like her last two projects when she couldn't even make it to the set.