Jacqueline MacInnes Wood return B&B
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By the time viewers were watching the end of the dramatic ‘Who’s the Daddy?’ storyline surrounding Steffy’s pregnancy, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood had exited The Bold and the Beautiful. The expectant mom gave birth to her second baby boy, Lenix and began her maternity leave. But we have great news, for Wood’s Steffy to reappear on Monday, May 31!

Due to the actress having taped ahead, Steffy’s onscreen absence seemed shorter than Jacqui’s actual time off, but her fans began missing her as soon as her alter-ego’s last scenes aired. She left on a high note, with her character’s life back in order as Finn was revealed as the father of her unborn child after the paternity results were switched to make it look like Liam was the dad. Finn stopped Steffy from hopping a plane to Paris, proposed, gave her the good news about the baby, and then proposed again. In their final scenes, Finn and Steffy updated her daughter Kelly on their big news. Currently, Steffy and Kelly are overseas while Finn remains in Los Angeles working.

Bold & Beautiful viewers have been anxiously anticipating word on when Steffy might return to plan her dream wedding to Finn. In April, Jacqui took to her Instagram story, where she was seated in a car in a denim jacket to tease, “Guess who’s back to Bold & Beautiful? This girl!”

The popular actress has clearly been enjoying time off with her husband Ethan Ruspoli and her two sons, Rise and Lenix, and recently celebrated her birthday while stunning in a teeny bikini in Miami just shy of two months after giving birth. And yet, she seemed just as excited to be returning to her home away from home at CBS studios.

During Jacqui’s time off, fans let us know what they wanted to see happen in Steffy and Finn’s upcoming storyline, and it won’t be long before they find out just what the future will bring for the lovebirds. In the meantime, if you missed it, check out Jacqueline Wood’s hottest red carpet looks and find out how we ranked them.

– Candace Young