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Crushed by the truth.

In this week's Throwback Thursday takes readers back to 2001 when Massimo Marone realized Ridge was his son…

Ridge may be gone, but his history leaves a lot to be remembered... Stephanie Forrester and Massimo Marone were longtime friends stemming from their college days. Even though Eric Forrester never trusted Massimo, he continued to be Stephanie's confidant throughout the years. Eric wasn't the only one who disapproved of Massimo being in Stephanie's life. Ridge couldn't stand him.

However, Ridge was forced to face a hard truth after Massimo found out that Ridge was his son. Stephanie begged Massimo to stay quiet, and he even tried to for some time, but the truth came out and crushed both Ridge and Eric, the man he'd looked up to as a father his whole life.

Do you remember how Massimo found out Ridge was his son? Vote your knowledge in our poll…

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