Back in 1990, when The Bold and the Beautiful introduced the character of Taylor Hayes (then Hunter Tylo), she was an oncologist who took a special interest in one patient in particular: Caroline Spencer. We’re sure it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Taylor greeted Caroline’s soon-to-be-widowed husband with an enthusiastic…
‘Well, Hello, Gorgeous!’
One minute Taylor was comforting the suddenly-single Ridge Forrester (then Ronn Moss), the next she was jumping on the marry-go-’round with him. It was a bumpy ride, though. How come? Their relationship was at best a case of…
Hits and Mrs.
Taylor ended up exchanging vows with Ridge as often as he traded her in for a certain blonde bombshell whose motto might as well have been…
Anything You Can ‘I Do,’ I Can ‘I Do’ Better
Anytime Ridge told Taylor, “With this ring, I thee wed,” he seemed to turn around and say the same thing to her fiercest rival, Brooke Logan. Ultimately, it became one big game of…
If Taylor got to walk down the aisle toward Ridge — which she did like clockwork every few years — then so did Brooke. That, or she got to interrupt Taylor’s ceremony by riding in on horseback to object to the couple becoming husband and wife. In the end, Taylor had to just accept that…
It’s a Jungle Out There
Poor Taylor. How could she compete with Brooke, who told anyone who would listen that Ridge was her destiny. Well, anyone but her other husbands. Plus, Brooke was daring enough to get hitched dressed like She-Ra. Can you imagine Taylor dressing so outrageously for… well, any reason?
OK, Maybe You Can
Of course, Taylor’s entire life hasn’t revolved around Ridge. Just most of it. For a while there, she was involved with the Forrester patriarch who raised him.
Make Room for Daddy
As a matter of fact, Taylor got cozy with Eric not once but twice. But the last time, they found that her hatred of Brooke was greater than her love for him could ever be. Luckily, it’s not like there weren’t other men in Los Angeles that weren’t Ridge with whom she could get involved. For instance, there was… um… his kid brother. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Truth *and* Consequences
Sometimes Taylor didn’t even imagine that Thorne was Ridge when she shut her eyes to kiss him. But their romance crashed and burned fast when she confessed that, during an alcoholic haze, she’d made roadkill of his wife, Darla.
The Other Brother
On the rebound from Thorne, Taylor fell for and married Ridge’s half brother, Nick Marone. They even decided to have a baby together. Unfortunately, what they got instead of your run-of-the-mill fertilized donor egg was a serving of…
Based on Taylor’s subdued reaction to the revelation of her egg donor’s identity, wanna take a guess who it was? We’ll even give you a hint: The woman in question’s name rhymes with “book,” and Taylor can barely say her name without hissing. So was there anyone in Ridge’s family with whom Taylor didn’t get mixed up?
In a Word, No
Not to be outdone by Brooke, who slept her way up one side of the Forrester family and down the other, Taylor even had an affair with Rick, her nemesis’ son with Eric. Of course, that was awkward extra, because he’d been dating her ill-fated daughter, Phoebe. Oh, didn’t we mention that Taylor had kids? Ridge’s, natch. They are, in short…
The Light of Her Life
Don’t recognize any of these faces? Understandable. In 2015, Thomas was played by Drew Tyler Bell, and twins Steffy and Phoebe by the Hoover sisters, Addison and Alex. Weirdly, Steffy and Phoebe didn’t remain twins.
You Could See the Resemblance… If You Squinted
By the time Phoebe met her untimely demise, she looked more like Steffy’s stepsister Hope than she did Steffy. But we digress. Anyone who knows Taylor knows that she really isn’t the type to two-time. However, she has been known to go around…
Twice, Taylor was thought to have kicked the bucket — first in a plane crash, then at the hands of madwoman Sheila Carter. Both times, though, she was really just chilling in Morocco, recovering at the palace of smitten Prince Omar Rashid.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Taylor was once unfaithful to Ridge — but under the most extenuating of circumstances. In 1993, the shrink — yes, at some point, she was switched from an oncologist to a psychiatrist — hooked up with med-school mentor James Warwick at the Big Bear cabin. Not because she was hot for him or anything but because it was so dang cold that they were suffering from hypothermia. Plus, he was the 40-year-old virgin before there was a movie called that. No way could she let him die without punching his V card. Spoiler alert: Nobody died.
‘If He Could Read My Mind… ’
Clearly, this photo of Taylor with Dollar Bill Spencer was taken before she started playing with a deck that was missing a few cards and shot him for taking advantage of Steffy during a rough patch in her marriage to — well, that’s creepy, isn’t it? — his own son, Liam.
Some Things Never Change
Just look at that bummed expression. Yup, when Taylor left L.A. in 2019, it was pretty obvious that she still wanted more than a warm hug from Ridge (now Thorsten Kaye). Would she ever get it, though? That remained to be seen.
No, *Really*… Some Things Never Change
When Taylor (now Krista Allen) returned to L.A. in 2021, it was pretty obvious that she still wanted more than a warm hug from Ridge. Would she ever get it, though? That remained to be seen.
Color Us Shocked
Following a couple of false starts, an impulsive kiss and a paint fight with Brooke, Taylor, heaven help her, believed Ridge when, after an acorn fell on his head, he declared that he wanted to be with her “for always.”
‘I Don’t Think You Do’
Ridge annulled his marriage to Brooke in record time, even for him, and raced down the aisle through the Forrester living room toward Taylor, only to have Steffy reveal that the reunion was only happening because Thomas had framed Brooke for a misdeed of which her husband had nonsensically never accused her.
Guess Pigs Must Have Finally Flown…
… ’cause as Ridge dithered over which of his wives he preferred, Taylor and Brooke banded together, decided they didn’t need no stinkin’ man, especially that one, buried the hatchet and started over… as friends.
Regrets, She’s Had a Few
Despite the chumminess of these photos, Taylor was actually horrified when, after shooting both Steffy and new husband Finn Finnegan, Sheila turned out to have only faked her death by bear. Worse, the psycho’s new boo Bill used Taylor’s attempted murder of him to print ol’ lovergirl a Get Out of Jail Free card.
Even after it was revealed that Ridge and Bill had secretly been working together to send Sheila away for life, “Braylor” maintained that they wouldn’t fall back into old bad habits with their ex. #EasierSaidThanDone