The Bold and the Beautiful Fans Have Made Their Feelings Known About a Possible Steffy/Vinny Pairing: ‘I Think Not’
Recently, we came up with what we thought was an amazing idea. “No,” replied the Internet. “It was neither amazing nor even good.”
Never let it be said that Soaps.com can’t admit when it’s wrong. Recently, we — OK, I — floated the idea of The Bold and the Beautiful playing a haves/have nots love story between filthy-rich fashion heiress Steffy and goodhearted drug dealer Vinny, who’s so poor, he often can’t seem to afford shirts. I thought it would harken back to the early days of the show, when Brooke was trying so hard to get to the other side of the tracks to see Speedo-clad moneybags Ridge.
But you were not buying what I was selling. “You want to put someone who deals drugs with the CEO of a major, multi-million dollar fashion house?” asked Tammy Everhart Sholtz on Facebook. Well, yeah, that was the idea — kinda like the way the show once made a great pair of fancypants Rick and ex-con Maya. “I think not,” Scholtz wrote. “No matter how nice [Vinny] is or how into [Steffy] he is.”
Annette Guerra seconded that emotion. Actually, it might have been twenty-seconded it at that point in the feed. “Uh, just no to Vinny,” she said. “Seriously,” added Kay Jochum, “forget it!” Tracy Dale gently informed us that “sorry, not feeling those two as a couple. He supplied her with illegal drugs. I know that everyone makes mistakes, but this is a big no!”
Well, agreed. Sending Steffy pills was a misstep of epic proportions. But is it really any worse than sleeping with your stepson (like Brooke did during her marriage to Eric) or framing your half brother for murder (like Ridge did with Nick)? Maybe.
But it isn’t as if the show hasn’t convinced us to forgive and forget where other characters are concerned. Heck, they’re trying to do it even as I type this with Thomas, whose litany of sins is way longer (and worse) than Vinny’s. “I just wish they wouldn’t have ruined his character by giving Steffy the illegal drugs,” sighed Tara Taddeo-Guarino. “I was getting to really like him.”
At least MLoren Blkwl was still holding out hope, however faint, along with me. Vinny “seems like a nice guy and was always concerned about Douglas ’cause Vinny had a bad childhood, too,” he noted. “It’s funny how people judge him for dealing drugs yet support cheaters and womanizers like Ridge and Bill.” Ex-actly!
But no matter. It would appear that those who might enjoy watching opposites Vinny and Steffy attract are greatly outnumbered by those who want her with Finn, the doctor who sensibly refused to keep prescribing her painkillers. There is also no sign that The Bold and the Beautiful has any interest in beefing up Vinny’s role. So, while I go sit in the corner and sulk quietly about what could have been, I’ll leave you with the below photo gallery, which reviews our harried heroine’s life in pictures.
<p>Steffy Forrester is part of the legacy Forrester family on Bold and the Beautiful. She’s endured many loves, losses, scandals, and heartbreak over the years which have included her love triangles involving Liam Spencer and Hope Logan, Liam and his father Bill Spencer, and Liam’s brother Wyatt Spencer.</p>
<p>Pam Douglas is Steffy’s great-aunt. As her sister’s namesake, Pam often looks out for and champions Steffy when it comes to her career and love life.</p>
<p>Steffy and her mother Taylor Hayes have always been loyal to each other as evidenced by Steffy trying to sabotage her father Ridge’s relationship with Brooke, and Taylor shooting Bill Spencer when she thought he harmed her daughter.</p>
<p>Steffy dated Marcus Walton who came to town looking for his biological mother Donna Logan. They began a relationship when he started working at Forrester, but Rick sent him to work at Forrester International so he could have a clear path to Steffy. It worked and Steffy developed feelings for Rick while Marcus was gone. </p>
<p>Steffy was engaged to Rick Forrester (then played by Kyle Lowder), her father’s step-son and adopted half-brother, who once dated her twin sister Phoebe and was driving the car when it crashed killing her. Rick also had an affair with Steffy’s mother Taylor Hayes.</p>
<p>Steffy’s attentions were briefly diverted over to Oliver Jones while he was dating Hope Logan. Though she tried to lure him away from her long-time rival, Oliver remained faithful to Hope. She also tried to blackmail Oliver with the knowledge that he had sex with Brooke Logan when he mistook Brooke for her daughter Hope.</p>
<p>Steffy has had a complicated relationship with her stepmother Brooke Logan, who helped raise her when they thought her mother Taylor Hayes was dead. In addition to Taylor often competing with Brooke for Ridge Forrester’s affections, Steffy and Brooke’s daughter, Hope Logan, engaged in their own long running rivalry over Liam Spencer.</p>
<p>Steffy and Bill Spencer’s chemistry ignited when he took control of Forrester creations but he was married to Katie Logan. Their attraction would continue for years, despite her marrying his son Liam Spencer.</p>
<p>Steffy came armed to face the criminal Sheila Carter who was letting Steffy’s grandfather Eric Forrester stay with her. Thinking Sheila was reaching for her own gun, Steffy shot her in the arm. Luckily, Sheila helped cover up the incident.</p>
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