Full detailed profile on Ridge Forrester Played by Thorsten Kaye on The Bold and the Beautiful Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Thorsten Kaye
Who played Ridge Forrester over the years
Thorsten Kaye (December 13, 2013 - present)
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* Nicknamed “The Dressmaker” by Nick Marone.
Past: CEO at Forrester Creations
Past: Part owner of Forrester Creations
Current: Fashion Designer at Forrester Creations
Past: President of Forrester Creations
Ridge is the oldest son of Eric and Stephanie Forrester.
Ridge fell in love with Caroline Spencer and they were engaged to be married, however, Brooke Logan became obsessed with Caroline and Ridge and became friends with Caroline. Caroline's father had never liked Ridge, so he concocted a plan to get Ridge drunk and have pictures of him sleeping with another woman the night before Ridge and Caroline were to be married. The wedding was called off due to Caroline's father's machinations, and Brooke was overjoyed. She quickly took advantage of the situation and got closer to Ridge. However, while she was getting closer to Ridge, at the same time, she began to have feelings for his father, Eric. Eric, however, was still in love with Caroline, and managed to talk her into marrying him again. When this happened, Brooke ended up with Eric, Ridge's father. Brooke and Eric ended up marrying and having a child. Meanwhile, Caroline died of Leukemia, leaving Ridge heartbroken. Brooke couldn't bear to see Ridge's grief, and ended up having an affair with him, however, Ridge had fallen for Caroline's doctor, Taylor Hayes.
Brooke ended up being pregnant with Ridge's child, but Ridge had already married Dr. Hayes. When it was revealed that Ridge was the father of Brooke's child, Bridget, his marriage to Dr. Hayes started to crumble. Taylor was scheduled to be on a plane that crashed, and Ridge assumed that she had died. Brooke ended up comforting him, though she was engaged to Dr. James Warwick. Ridge told her that he couldn't come between her and James, and that they shouldn't be together. However, Ridge ended up interrupting James and Brooke's wedding ceremony by telling Brooke that he loved her in the middle of their vows. Brooke decided that Ridge was the one for her and they ended up married.
Taylor, however, had not died in the plane crash, and returned shortly after Brooke and Ridge's wedding. Ridge still had feelings for Taylor, and Brooke and Ridge's marriage ended up being annulled. Ridge, however, ended up choosing Brooke, and divorced Taylor in the process.
It soon came to light that Bridget, whom Ridge had thought was his daughter, turned out to be Eric's daughter, and not Ridge's.
Brooke, meanwhile, ended up marrying Grant, who was a fashion designer for Forrester. Ridge ended up being accused of shooting Grant, even though it was Rick who had done so. After a while, Ridge got out of prison on parole. Brooke and Ridge ended up getting married again, however, it was under false pretenses, since Brooke had pretended to be pregnant with his child. Ridge then got back together with Taylor, and married her.
Ridge and Taylor had twin girls together, but Ridge ended up having an affair with Morgan DeWitt, who became pregnant with his child. When Taylor found out, she had a fight with Morgan, knocking her down a flight of stairs, which caused Morgan to have a miscarriage. Morgan then kidnapped Ridge and Taylor's daughter (Stephanie) and made it appear that the child had died in a boating accident. She kept the child, changing the child's hair color and name, and pretended the child was hers. Taylor found out about Stephanie being held at Morgan's house, but ended up being captured by Tim and Morgan. Ridge, however, found out where his wife and child were, and ended up making a dramatic rescue by running his car into the house.
Brooke and Taylor ended up being shot by Sheila a while later, while trying to help Eric. Taylor died of her wounds, but Brooke ended up pulling through.
After a while, Ridge once again fell in love with Brooke, and they married. On their honeymoon, however, Ridge was lost and presumed dead. While being comforted by Nick, Ridge's half-brother, Brooke and Nick ended up making love. Ridge turned up alive, and Brooke found out that she was pregnant. Their marriage was annulled, and Brooke and Nick ended up getting engaged to marry.
Ridge didn't want Brooke to marry Nick, so he made sure that they didn't get married. Ridge and Brooke got back together again, and they found out that the baby wasn't Nick's, but it was Ridge's. They got married, but a short while later, Ridge saw Taylor outside! Convinced that she was still alive, he had her grave exhumed, and in her coffin was a statue instead of a body. Omar revealed that Taylor had come to his home to heal. Soon, Ridge and Taylor were together, getting reacquainted.
Ridge and Taylor then returned to L.A., and since Taylor was alive, his marriage to Brooke was declared null and void. Stephanie had a heart attack, and asked that Ridge and Taylor get married, but it turned out that Stephanie was faking the heart attack to get Ridge and Taylor back together. Taylor later confessed that she had slept with James and had a brief affair with Hector. Ridge couldn't stand this, and had their marriage annulled. He then began pursuing Brooke, but she wouldn't return to him, saying that she was with Nick Marone, and couldn't be with Ridge.
More conflict arose when Brooke's son, Rick, began dating Ridge's young daughter, Phoebe, which Ridge didn't like one bit. Ridge assaulted Rick, which made Brooke angry with Ridge and, even after she and Nick broke up, it began to look as if Brooke and Ridge were done with one another forever.
Ridge began dating Ashley Abbott while Brooke remained alone. Stephanie engineered CPS to take away Brooke's children, a decision which Ridge initially supported. But after Brooke was raped by Andy Johnson, Ridge was there to hold Brooke's hand and help her heal, even going so far as to confront Andy Johnson who ended up accidentally electrocuting himself in front of Ridge.
Brooke mistook Ridge's support for a renewed love interest, especially once he reversed his decision on where the children should be and saw them safely back in Brooke's home. But Brooke's dream was shattered when Ridge proposed to Ashley instead of Brooke.
Alas, Ridge’s engagement to Ashley didn’t last and he went back to Brooke. Once they were happily reunited, it was discovered that Brooke was the biological mother of Nick and Taylor’s son Jack. However, Brooke accepted Taylor as the mother and signed away her rights to the boy.
With his relationship going strong, Ridge turned his attention to work and was none too pleased to see the changes Eric’s wife Donna was making at Forrester Creations. He teamed up with his siblings, Thorne and Felicia to find some dirt that would get her out of Eric’s life. They thought they found it when they discovered the new FC employee, Marcus Walton, was in fact Donna’s son, who she gave away for adoption many years ago. Unfortunately for them, Eric didn’t care and accepted Marcus into the family. But when Ridge’s daughter started dating Marcus, Ridge warned her to stay away from him because he was Donna’s son.
Believing Donna was hurting Eric’s credibility with their clients, Ridge convinced Eric to give him and Brooke control of the company. However, before any papers could be singed, Eric had a heart attack and fell into a coma. Donna was given Eric’s power of attorney, making her acting CEO of FC. Ridge fought Donna for control of the company, but Donna won out. Believing Eric’s condition was irreversible, Ridge wanted Donna to allow the doctors to pull the plug on his father, but Donna wouldn’t sign the papers. After ‘hearing’ Eric pleading with him to let him go, Ridge broke down and pulled the plug himself. Fortunately, the hospital staff rushed in and hooked Eric back up to the machines and Eric recuperated.
Marcus figured out that Eric had been poisoned and it was later discovered that Pam was the culprit. Ridge was grateful to Marcus and allowed him to date Steffy.
Taylor realized that she wasn’t able to bond with her son and gave Brooke custody of Jack. Ridge was resistant to the idea at first because Jack is Nick’s son and he didn’t think having Nick in their lives was a good idea, but he eventually came around and was very supportive of Brooke becoming Jack’s mother full-time.
Ridge then learned that Taylor was still in love with him and had broken up with her fiancé, Rick. Rick was furious that Ridge had once again taken something from him and demanded Ridge meet him on the rooftop at Forrester. They got into a physical fight and Rick fell off the roof. Rick was paralyzed as a result and blamed Ridge for the fall, as well as everything that has gone wrong in his life. He demanded that Brooke leave Ridge, but Brooke remained by Ridge’s side. When Brooke asked Rick to move in with her so she could take care of him, he agreed but only if Ridge moved out. Ridge did it for Brooke, but was on to Rick’s manipulations.
While Rick was recuperating, he guilted Eric into naming him co-president of Forrester, but Ridge stepped down from the position, rather than share it with his inexperienced brother. Ridge made it clear to a persistent Taylor that he was in love with Brooke, but after more manipulation on Rick’s part, Ridge stormed out on Brooke. He rode his motorcycle to Malibu, where he and Brooke first were married. Brooke had the same idea and they made up on the beach.
Brooke and Ridge faced more trouble at the hands of Rick, leading him to reconcile with Taylor. After Brooke interrupted their wedding, he realized he was still in love with Brooke and they reunited and remarried at the justice of the peace.
While his personal life was in order, Ridge's professional life took a hit when Bill Spencer took over Forrester Creations. This sent Ridge into a depression, where he didn't want to work anymore. His focus became refereeing between Steffy and Hope and Brooke and Taylor at Forrester. After Brooke mistook Oliver for Ridge at Hope's graduation party and slept with him, Ridge forgave her, but wasn't as kindly when Thomas kissed Brooke on the runway. It wasn't long before Thomas and Brooke ended up going missing following a plane crash, and Ridge traveled with Bill and Taylor to rescue them. After Thomas alleged that he and Brooke had had an intimate interlude on the island, Ridge went back to Taylor, however, Stephanie admitted to putting Thomas up to the ruse on their wedding day. Ridge didn't marry Taylor, but went back to Brooke.
Ridge dealt with a power play by Thorne at work, and punched Bill for his dalliance with Steffy, before proposing to Brooke in an olive grove while in Italy for Hope and Liam's wedding. Ridge and Brooke remarried at the Forrester mansion, however, he dumped her on their honeymoon for communicating with Hope's biological father, Deacon. They hadn't yet filed their marriage license, so it wasn't valid. Ridge stayed in Europe and didn't even come home for his mother Stephanie's celebration of life party or after her death. He remained in Paris, where Steffy joined him.
Ridge returned to Los Angeles unexpectedly, much to Eric's delight, showing up at the Forrester mansion out of the blue.
Caroline Spencer (deceased)
Dr_Taylor_Hamilton_Hayes_Forrester (1992 - divorced; 1998 - presumed dead; vow renewal 2005 - annulled 2006)
Brooke_Logan_Forrester_Marone (1994 to 1995 - invalid; 1998; - annulled; 2003 to 2004 - invalid; 2004 - invalid; 2009 - divorced 2011; 2012, not legalized)
Kristen_Forrester_Dominguez (maternal half-sister)
Angela Forrester (maternal half-sister - deceased)
Diana Carter (paternal half-sister)
Thorne_Forrester (maternal half-brother)
Felicia_Forrester (maternal half-sister)
Dominick Marone (paternal half-brother)
John Douglas (grandfather - deceased)
Ann Douglas (grandmother)
Alexandria_Forrester (maternal half-niece)
Dominick_Damiano_Marone_Jr (maternal half-nephew)
Nicole Marone (paternal half-niece - deceased)
Oscar Marone (cousin)
Zende Forrester Dominquez (maternal half-nephew)
Jack Hamilton Marone (paternal half-nephew)
RJ_Forrester (son with Brooke Logan Forrester Marone)
Phoebe_Forrester (twin daughter with Dr. Taylor Hamilton Hayes Forrester)
Stephanie_Douglas_Forrester (twin daughter with Dr. Taylor Hamilton Hayes Forrester)
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At Forrester Creations, Caroline tells Ridge everyone loves him, they'll understand. He retorts that there's nothing to understand. Caroline presses him to admit what he 'thinks' he's hiding. Ridge says they made a good team earlier. She didn't realize she was helping him too. Ridge rants about trust. He says her Uncle Bill wanted him dead. Ridge admits his hand won't do what he wants anymore. Caroline says maybe with practice, hers can. Ridge says he lost his talent after the helicopter debacle and wants to keep it quiet. Ridge feels his only chance to get it back is with Caroline. They draw together. Caroline says he still has his ability. Ridge agrees - except the ability to put it on paper. He wants to secretly design together. She has to tell Rick. Ridge says if Rick sees weakness in him, he'll strike. If they pull this off, Rick will benefit too. Caroline agrees to work with him and keep quiet. "It will be our secret." Outside, Katie and Brooke catch up. Katie admits she's stressed out over this whole thing with Ridge and has wanted to talk to her best friend - Brooke. She misses her. Brooke misses her too. Katie confides that she's not sure what to do for Ridge. Brooke talks about how Ridge, like Bill, has his whole identity wrapped up in his work. Katie muses that Ridge may have a solution and wonders if he hasn't married her because he feels like less of a man. She complains their future plans remain vague and she doesn't know who Ridge needs her to be. In Rick's office, Rick asks Maya to remove her hand from his shoulder. She insists she loves him and believes deep down he still has feelings for her too. Rick warns he could fire her. Maya says being pushy worked for Caroline. Rick tells her nothing will come of this - he loves being married and has never been happier. Maya thinks she made him happier. They talk about what wasn't right between them. Maya says it was the fear of losing each other. She goes on to Rick about Ridge being more of a problem than her right now, and reminds him what Caroline put her through. Maya thinks Rick and Caroline got married too fast. Rick warns Maya about anymore 'surprises'. Maya notes that it's okay for Caroline to mangle her name repeatedly though. "She's trained you to expect that little from her." Maya makes her way to Ridge's office and spies Ridge and Caroline embracing over their secret.
At Forrester Creations, Katie presses Ridge to tell everyone about his limitations. He says there's no need - he has Caroline to help him now. Elsewhere, Rick, Eric, and Caroline discuss designs. Rick mentions Caroline's been working on couture. He tells Eric that Ridge hasn't given him any designs yet. Caroline gets a message that Ridge needs her and leaves. Rick tells Eric that they should send Ridge back to Paris once he completes the couture collection - if he does. They talk about Ridge and Caroline and agree Caroline has a future in couture. Outside, Carter mocks Maya for pursuing Rick. She grills him about what's going on with the couture line. Carter tells her to ask Rick, but wait, he's not into her either. Maya says she loves Rick. Carter thinks she loves his social standing. Maya tells Carter she's much better for Rick than Caroline, who won't be his wife much longer if she has anything to say about it. Carter laughs at her thinking she has a chance with Rick and calls her a classless gold-digger. He advises her to stop embarrassing herself. Maya says Caroline had better not underestimate her - 'Myrna' is still very much in the game. She flashes to dating Rick and tells Carter she can't believe she let him slip through her fingers. She wonders if Rick and Caroline are trying to get pregnant - then she'd back off. Carter thinks she should respect wedding vows. Maya says she does, except when it's Caroline. In Ridge's office, he tells Katie he'll get Rick off his back with Caroline as his muse. Caroline enters and hears. Katie mutters that it's a good thing she's not the jealous type. Caroline tells Ridge she was with Rick and Eric - they're anxious to see his designs and loved what they created together. Katie kisses Ridge and goes. Ridge tells Caroline he'd like to give her some more designing instruction. They work on a black cocktail dress. She asks to see his other designs, but he just wants to do the cocktail dress. She starts drawing and he nixes her ideas repeatedly before guiding her hand. Caroline is amazed. When Ridge gets frustrated with her again she asks him to take the pencil and show her. Caroline then realizes he can't. In Rick's office, Maya is pleased to find him alone. He shows her Caroline and Ridge's collaborative design. Maya asks if anyone has seen Ridge's collection yet and wonders why he's wasting his time with Caroline. Rick and Maya debate about Caroline. Maya deduces that they haven't discussed having children and tells him she still loves him.