The red flags that Ridge (then Ronn Moss) wasn’t marriage material were all there for Taylor (then Hunter Tylo) to see. Heck, his side piece Brooke Logan was there, too, for Taylor to see. But instead of use her head, after counseling the playboy and his ill-fated first wife Caroline, she foolishly followed her heart and fell for him. Heartbreak ensued. So. Much. Heartbreak.
Not So Fast
After tying the knot with Ridge for the first of approximately a gazillion times, Taylor had only been presumed dead for a hot minute following a devastating plane crash before the “widower” rebounded back into Brooke’s open arms. In other words, his period of mourning lasted about as long as the memorial service that had been held for his wife!
‘I’d Know That Voice… Nowhere’
When Taylor returned to the land of the living — and also L.A. — she donned a Mary Poppins accent and a disguise to care for Ridge during a brief spell of blindness. (What? It could happen.) Now, were she really his one and only, he’d likely have heard through her suddenly British inflections, but did he? Three guesses, and they all rhyme with no!
When loco Morgan DeWitt sent Ridge an email from Taylor’s account saying that she was cool with him impregnating his ex the old-fashioned way, he… went right along with it. No “Uh, honey, are you sure about this?” or “Did you forget to put a winky-face emoji at the end there?” Just into bed, he climbed!
Not a Ghost of a Chance
After being “killed” by madwoman Sheila Carter, Taylor appeared to Ridge as an apparition and encouraged him to reunite with Brooke. As if Taylor, dead, alive or anywhere in between, would ever do that! Clearly, this was Ridge telling himself what he wanted to hear, and what he wanted to hear was not that he should honor his “late” wife’s memory by steering clear of her nemesis. Tacky, bro.
And They Say Romance Is Dead
The next time Taylor rose from the grave — yeah, it’s a whole thing with her — she only won back Ridge from Brooke because his Mommie Dearest Stephanie faked a heart attack to guilt him into making her preferred daughter-in-law his bride again. If that doesn’t scream “You’re second choice,” we dunno what does!
Live and Let Lie
If anyone wished more than Taylor that she was Ridge’s true love, it was Stephanie. So, having failed once to permanently reconnect the twosome, she convinced grandson Thomas (then Adam Gregory) to lie that he’d slept with stepmom Brooke while they were stranded on an island and hopped up on boinkberries. As a result, Taylor got back her man — for about five minutes.
No Big Whoop
When Brooke got involved with Ridge’s half brother Thorne, the dressmaker went to extremes to see that their relationship didn’t go the distance. Or if it did, that distance was very short. But when Taylor hooked up with Thorne, Ridge moved neither heaven nor earth to separate them. He reacted much the way that viewers did: with a shrug.
That Ain’t Viagra
After prescribing Ridge pills to dull his stress over their daughter Steffy’s affair with Brooke’s son Rick — got all that? — Taylor went ahead and had sex with her ex while he was so doped up, it was a wonder he could do anything between the sheets but snore. Have some pride, Taylor. Come on. You’re better than that.
Read the Room
By the time Taylor (now Krista Allen) returned to L.A. in 2021, Ridge (now Thorsten Kaye) had broken up and reunited with Brooke we can’t even guesstimate how many times. That was kinda their hobby. Yet Taylor still harbored a hope that maybe she was his real Mrs. Right. Why? We can’t imagine. Asked and answered, hon. Though he certainly should be, he’s just not that into you.
‘Are You [Bleeping] Kidding Me?’
Nanoseconds after dumping Brooke over her support of babydaddy Deacon Sharpe, Ridge told Taylor that he wanted to “come home.” And no matter how loudly we screamed “No!” at the TV, she let him! Needless to say, their reunion lasted only as long as it took for everybody to find out that Sheila had nudged Brooke off the wagon, which is what had led to her kiss with Santa Deacon and this whole entire mess.