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A Decent Proposal
After Jacqueline MacInnes Wood stepped into the role of Steffy in 2008, the character dated Marcus Walton. And as you can see from this photo, everything was just beachy… until, that is, he decided that he liked it enough to put a ring on it. When he popped the question, his girlfriend had to burst his bubble, owing to a new attraction that was all but dictated by her DNA.
No, Not This One
Owen Knight was just a brief flirtation for Steffy. They couldn’t help themselves. When two people look like they do and are so often scantily clad, flirtation is simply something that happens, like breathing for the rest of us, or laughing off the idea that if we skipped dessert, we, too, could look this sexy in pictures.
*This* Is the One
Like her mother and late twin sister before her, Steffy found herself drawn to her sometime stepbrother, Rick Forrester. Despite the “ick” factor and the way their relationship shook the branches of the family tree, his was the proposal that she accepted. At least up to the point that she realized that if they tied the knot, there could never again be knives left on display at Thanksgiving dinners.
Maybe Steffy was missing having a sister with whom she could be rivals. Or maybe she just took one look at Oliver Jones, the hottie who was seeing her stepsibling, Hope Logan (then Kim Matula). Whatever the reason, Steffy made it her mission to ensure that she replaced Hope as the photographer’s focus.
Second Verse, Same as the First
When Hope got a new beau in Liam Cooper Spencer, Steffy, of course, wanted a new beau in Liam Cooper Spencer, too. She was really subtle about her interest, though — obviously. Perhaps too subtle? Somehow, Liam, if not his lips, resisted temptation, so Steffy said au revoir to Los Angeles and took off to date guys with sexy accents work at Forrester International.
‘Daddy Issues? Who, Me?’
Upon returning to the West Coast, Steffy had one thing and only one thing on her mind: Liam’s father, Dollar Bill Spencer. He was beyond into her, too. But when push came to shove, he reneged on his promise to leave wife Katie Logan for Steffy, sending her spiraling back into the arms of Liam, who was just beginning to make himself daytime’s most notorious waffler.
Back and forth, forth and back Liam bounced between Hope and Steffy, who did her damnedest to slow his roll. Only after she’d managed to marry Liam — twice, we might add! — did she call it off (cough) for good after miscarrying their first child in a motorcycle-riding accident.
The Next Best Man
Steffy was all set to remarry Liam when he spotted her sleeping — just sleeping — with his half brother, Wyatt. Quicker than you could say, “Don’t shoot off your mouth first, ask questions later,” Liam had dumped his fiancée and gotten both amnesia and kinda kidnapped by Wyatt’s bonkers mom, Quinn. Suddenly short a love interest, Steffy busied herself by marrying Wyatt (who, as if it needs mentioning, was extra attractive, what with being an ex of Hope’s and all).
A Kiss Is Just a Kiss…
… but when Steffy found out that during a near-death experience, husband Liam — because obviously they re-re-remarried — had locked lips with Sally Spectra, she became so perturbed that she had sex with his father. Cut to Liam and Steffy’s union going bust in 3, 2… There she blows!
The Doctor Is In… credibly Cute
After exposing brother Thomas’ Hope-session at his wedding to Zoe Buckingham, Steffy took a joyless ride on her motorcycle — and got hit by a car being driven by (what are the odds?!?) Bill. Though the incident left her with a short-lived drug addiction, it also got her a prescription for a new long-term love, Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan. There was only one thing standing in their way…
Despite the fact that Liam was happily hitched to Hope (now Annika Noelle), he readily believed that he’d seen her making out with Thomas — dude, it was just his womannequin! — and did what any level-headed family man would. He ran right to his ex’s place and got so sloshed that he entangled them all in a “Who’s the daddy?” storyline that probably gave Finn a pretty fair indication of the way things were going to go forevermore.
Love Conquers All… Well, Almost
Instead of run for the hills after Steffy’s tequila-fueled slip with Liam, Finn invited her to walk down the aisle. Of the Forrester family’s living room, sure, but that still counts, right? Unfortunately, the couple’s moment of bliss lasted about that long — a moment. Before their wedding day was through, he and then she learned that his biological mother was the bride’s worst nightmare, noted homicidal maniac Sheila Carter.
Today on General Hospital…
When Steffy refused to allow Sheila to play any part in the lives of her husband or their son Hayes, the madwoman shot her. Well, at her. It was actually Finn whom Sheila “fatally” hit before firing again in cold blood and putting Steffy in a coma. Upon awakening, the newlywed was horrified to learn that she had become a widow. The thing was…
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Finn wasn’t really dead, he was just secretly being nursed back to health, first by adoptive mom Li, then by Sheila. (Why none of “the deceased’s” loved ones ever asked to see the body, we’ll never understand!) Once he was able to escape from Nurse Wretched, he spread his premature angel’s wings and flew to Monte Carlo so that he could be reunited with his “widow” in as beautiful a setting as possible.
With her own love life back on track, Steffy busied herself meddling in other people’s. First, she joined brother Thomas in matchmaking for their parents. Then, she undid the conniver’s machinations rather than reunite Mommy and Daddy under false pretenses. Eventually, she moved on to Thomas, keeping an eagle eye on his interactions with Hope, the onetime object of his obsession.