As Bold & Beautiful’s Quinn Fears Her Love Life Is Going to Explode, Portrayer Rena Sofer Celebrates a Much Happier Ending… or, Rather, New Beginning: ‘Happy Weird Anniversary, Baby’
Her real-life story is as romantic as any you would see on a soap opera.
It’s a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl get married and divorced. Boy and girl press “reset” and start all over again with a whole new appreciation for what they have.
OK, so maybe that particular story isn’t “as old as time,” but it is the sweet one that encapsulates Rena Sofer’s real-life relationship with Sanford Bookstaver (who has directed everything from Chicago PD to Prison Break). And on May 18, the Bold & Beautiful star (who plays Quinn, as if you didn’t know) celebrated their wedding anniversary with an Instagram post that was bursting with gratitude and joy.
“This guy!” she exclaimed. “Married me 18 years ago today. I divorced him four years ago yesterday.”
For a lotta couples, that would have been that. But not these two lovebirds. “Then he took me back,” Sofer continued. “Well, we took each other back two years ago. And I’ve never been happier!
“I love you, Sanford,” she concluded. “You are [the love of my life] forever!”
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The parents of Avalon reunited in 2019 and, by April of that year, had announced that they were engaged to be remarried. On the occasion of the anniversary of their first wedding, Bookstaver also gave an Instagram shout-out to the woman who is “my everything,” sharing a series of photos that hint at how much fun the two of them have together.
“Happy weird anniversary, baby,” Sofer replied.
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On this happy, weird occasion, why not check out the below photo gallery that takes a closer look at some of the conversation-starting fashions Bold & Beautiful has had its characters wearing lately.
<p>When an outfit has as many buttons to button as Brooke’s, sometimes you just wanna stand there for a minute to let everyone in the room appreciate the hard work you put into getting dressed.</p>
<p>If Columbo had known as much about fashion as Brooke, his trench coats might’ve looked a whole lot sleeker.</p>
<p>Under Thomas’ navy-blue jacket, he’s working some cool-ass camo… which, come to think of it, probably only works as camo if he’s trying to hide in some indigo underbrush.</p>
<p>For some reason, wearing this particular button-down, Thomas gives us Charlie Brown vibes. Well, scruffy, buff Charlie Brown vibes, anyway.</p>
<p>Few and far between are the <em>Star Trek</em> crew members who ever filled out a Starfleet uniform as well as Thomas. And thank goodness the shirt isn’t red!</p>
<p>Bill told Wyatt that this suit made him look like a grape. Which sounded to us like, ahem, <em>sour</em> grapes. Get that eye on fashion, Daddy-O!</p>
<p>Props to Zoe: Were we to ever get into an ensemble this complicated and knotty, we’d probably have to be <em>cut</em> back out of it.</p>
<p>Who needs a man to send roses, right, Zoe? Here, she’s swathed in in a whole florist shop’s worth. Possibly two. (That dress goes all the way down to the floor!)</p>
<p>Some people wear their hearts on their sleeve, others — like Zoe — wear a sea monster on their chest. And just like that, we suddenly feel like ordering sushi.</p>
<p>This wordy top of Quinn’s seems to say the same thing over and over again. And that thing? “Letter have it.” See what we did there? Do we have to — ha! — <em>spell</em> it out for ya? We’re here all week, folks.</p>
<p>Not only does Carter’s jacket perfectly hug his legendary biceps, that turtleneck could come in awfully handy, should a tryst with secret lover Quinn leave him, so to speak, a “marked” man.</p>
<p>Cougars are so 2019. Just ask Donna here: It’s cheetah print that’s the cat’s meow in 2021.</p>
<p>Obviously, if Paris is going to give you the cold shoulder, it’s going to be the right one. Hopefully, she keeps a wrap in her office.</p>
<p>Part prom tux, part winter-formal dress, we don’t know <em>what</em> to make of this avant-garde ensemble of Paris’. But one thing we do know: That’s <em>fashion</em>, baby!</p>
<p>Now <em>there’s</em> a get-up that makes a statement. If only we could figure out whether that statement is “<em>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</em> is my all-time favorite musical” or “I’m wearing the rest of my superheroine costume under this.”</p>
<p>Of <em>course</em> Zende wouldn’t wear socks with a get-up this cutting-edge. What is he, your grandpa? Pshaw.</p>
<p>Flo’s floral-print minidress is accentuated by light, lace sleeves suggesting that she wants to be prepared, should she catch a chill. But only a slight chill.</p>
<p>Thank you, Flo, for this vivid — and we <em>do</em> mean vivid — reminder that when we can’t choose which color to wear, we can just wear all of them.</p>
<p>Hemlines are rising as quickly as the temperature on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>. But if anybody’s going to win the unofficial miniskirt challenge — sorry, Flo — it’s going to be the sex bomb who once launched Brooke’s Bedroom.</p>
<p>From the chest up, Hope’s dress looks like the perfect thing to wear to sit on a sunny veranda drinking cocktails with umbrellas in them. From the chest down, however, it looks as cozy as an afghan, like something you’d wear (or have thrown over you) in front of a roaring fireplace. Wait, is this outfit secretly the show’s first split-personality storyline?</p>
<p>Judging from this take on a German peasant dress, among the heroine’s hopes for the future is to hit the catwalk at Oktoberfest.</p>
<p>Why so skeptical, Eric? Hope couldn’t have more flawlessly served Jessie from <em>Toy Story</em> realness if she’d thrown on a pair of chaps.</p>
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