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Ridge Forrester Sr.
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Actor History
March 23, 1987 to September 14, 2012
1992 [temporary recast]

Birthday: January 28

Said to be 30 in 1987, making date of birth 1957


Co-CEO of Forrester Creations

Designer at Forrester Creations

Owns 20% of Forrester Creations; controls Thomas Forrester's 5% by proxy

Former co-vice president of Forrester Creations

Former CEO of Forrester Creations

Former co-vice president of Forrester Creations

Formerly designed for Forrester Originals

Former owner and CEO of Spectra Fashions (renamed Logan Designs)

Formerly an executive at Marone Industries

Resides At

The Logan Mansion (200 N. Beston Place)

Formerly a loft in Venice, CA

Formerly a Los Angeles hotel

Formerly the Forrester guest house (369 Willow Hill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA)

Formerly the Forrester Mansion (369 Willow Hill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA)

Formerly Paris

Formerly a mansion at 3197 Holden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Formerly a beach house in Malibu, CA

Formerly the Forrester Mansion

Marital Status

Married to Brooke Logan as of February 8, 2018

Past Marriages

Caroline Spencer Forrester [Married: 1990; dissolved by her death: 1990]

Taylor Hamilton Hayes [Married: 1992; divorced: 1995; first time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 1994; declared invalid: 1995; first time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 1998; annulled: 1998; second time]

Taylor Hamilton Hayes [Married: 1998; thought to be dissolved by her death: 2002; renewed vows: 2005; annulled: 2006; second time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 2003; annulled, technically invalid: 2004; third time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 2004; declared invalid: 2005; fourth time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 2009; declared invalid: 2009; fifth time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 2009; divorced: 2011; sixth time]

Brooke Logan [Married: 2012; not legalized: 2012; seventh time]

Caroline Spencer [Married: 2015; divorced: 2016]


Stephanie Douglas (mother; deceased)

Massimo Marone IV (father)

Ann Douglas (grandmother; deceased)

John Douglas (grandfather; deceased)

Pamela Douglas (aunt)

Oscar Marone (cousin)

Douglas Forrester (grandson)

Kelly Spencer (granddaughter)

Thorne Forrester (half-brother)

Kristen Forrester (half-sister)

Felicia Forrester (half-sister)

Angela Forrester (half-sister; deceased)

Dominick Marone (half-brother)

Diana Carter (half-sister)

Alexandria Forrester (half-niece; deceased)

Dominick "Dino" Damiano (half-nephew)

Nicole Marone (half-niece; deceased)

Jack Hamilton Marone (half-nephew)

Zende Forrester Dominguez (half-nephew; via adoption)


Unnamed child (abortion; with Morgan; circa 1983)

Unnamed child (miscarriage; with Brooke; 1989)

Unnamed child (miscarriage; with Brooke; 1998)

Thomas Hamilton Forrester (son; with Taylor; 1998)

Stephanie "Steffy" Forrester (twin daughter; with Taylor; 1999)

Phoebe Forrester (twin daughter; with Taylor; 1999; deceased)

Unnamed child (son; stillborn; with Morgan; 2001)

Ridge "R.J." Forrester Jr. (son; with Brooke; 2004)

Flings & Affairs

Margo Lynley

Alex Simpson



Rebecca Adams


Lauren Fenmore

Morgan DeWitt (relationship in 1983, unintentional adultery in 2001)

Donna Logan (flirtation)

Ashley Abbott

Taylor Hayes (two aborted weddings: 2009, 2011)

Katie Logan (broken engagement)

Caroline Spencer

Quinn Fuller (kissed)

Crimes Committed

Made love to his brother's wife, Caroline, as a prank [1988]

Made love to Brooke Logan twice though she was married to Eric [1991]

Participated in a scheme to dupe Brooke out of the BeLieF patent [1993]

Pushed Brooke into a pool, accidentally knocking her unconscious [1993]

Punched Thorne Forrester [1997, 2011]

Choked Grant Chambers [1997]

Arrested and jailed for shooting Grant Chambers [1997]

Tricked Brooke into admitting feelings to sabotage her relationship with Thorne [2000]

Unintentionally cheated on Taylor with Morgan [2001]

Punched Nick Marone [2004]

Assaulted Amber Moore [2005]

Set Thomas up to fail fashion challenge [2005]

Unintentionally raped Brooke [2006]

Punched Rick Forrester [2007]

Obstructed justice by hiding Shane McGrath's body and framing Nick for Shane's death [2007]

Took Eric Forrester off of life support without permission [2008]

Accidentally pushed Rick off the roof at Forrester [2008]

Punched Oliver Jones [2010]

Punched Liam Cooper [2010]

Punched Bill Spencer, Jr. [2011, 2014, 2018]

Punched Justin Barber [2014]

Tried to dump Bill Spencer out of a helicopter [2014]

Kissed a married Caroline Spencer while engaged to Katie Logan [2014]

Kissed a married Quinn Fuller while engaged to Brooke Logan [2017]

Punched Deacon Sharpe [2017]

Falsely arrested for shooting Bill Spencer [2018]

Health and Vitals

Shot in the head by his brother, Thorne Forrester [1988]

Beaten by Blake Hayes [1992]

Blinded in explosion at the Forrester lab [1995]

Severed artery in neck by falling into sword in Massimo's office [2001]

Lacerated left hand during fight with Deacon Sharpe [2002]

Kidnapped by Sheila Carter and presumed dead after falling into furnace [2003]

Almost froze while trapped in a mineshaft by Amber Moore [2005]

Hit his head and suffered concussion resulting in loss of memory [2005]

Suffered stress-related heart attack [2006]

Punched and choked by Rick Forrester on Forrester roof [2008]

Almost fell from Forrester roof during second scuffle with Rick Forrester [2009]

Cut himself smashing a Spencer award and smeared blood on his face [2010]

Underwent a vasectomy [circa 2012-2013]

Suffered a concussion, memory loss, and brain damage after falling out of a helicopter [2014]

Temporarily lost his ability to design as a result of his helicopter accident [2014]

Shot at by Rick Forrester [2015]

Attacked by Rick Forrester [2015]

Punched by his son, Thomas Forrester [2015]

Diagnosed as having low/no sperm count [2015-2016]

Punched by Bill Spencer, Jr. [2018]

Brief Character History

Ridge Forrester is the eldest son of Eric and Stephanie Forrester, who founded design house Forrester Creations. Ridge was a playboy until he met Caroline Spencer and asked her to marry him. Ridge balked when Caroline's father, Bill Spencer, Sr., threatened to go to Caroline with photos of Ridge's final fling with model Alex Simpson, but Ridge was left standing at the altar after Caroline saw the pictures. When Caroline started spending time with his brother, Thorne Forrester, Ridge dated Brooke Logan, though he wrote Caroline an unanswered letter begging for another chance.

Impish Ridge snuck into bed with a drunken Caroline and made love to her though she thought he was her husband, Thorne; Ridge paid for his prank when a heavily-medicated Thorne shot Ridge in the head. Neither Ridge nor Thorne remembered their altercation, believing Stephanie's claim she'd been shooting at a prowler. Ridge proposed to Brooke, standing by her when she miscarried their baby, but Ridge was thrown when Caroline exposed Brooke for hiding Ridge's letter. After Ridge learned that Stephanie was covering for Thorne, Ridge worked with his family to keep Thorne from remembering the shooting; once the truth came out, Ridge reconciled with Caroline, who divorced Thorne.

Ridge learned from Brooke that Caroline had been keeping a devastating secret: Caroline was dying of leukemia. After Caroline passed away in Ridge's arms, Ridge found comfort from Caroline's doctor, Taylor Hayes. Ridge dated Taylor and told her not to marry Brooke's brother, Storm Logan. Ridge's proposal to Taylor fell on deaf ears because Taylor felt Ridge was only trying to make himself unavailable to Brooke, who had since married Eric. Ridge celebrated Brooke's discovery of wrinkle-free formula BeLieF by making love to her on the lab floor, unaware there were hidden cameras filming them.

Ridge made love to Brooke again after she received a letter saying Eric wanted a divorce; Ridge didn't know that Stephanie forged the letter in an attempt to win Eric back for herself. When Brooke agreed to live with Eric for two more months, Ridge drew closer to the conflicted Taylor, who ran away to St. Thomas. Ridge followed Taylor and married her, finding an adversary in Taylor's possessive ex-husband, Blake Hayes, who had Ridge beaten up. Ridge then met Caroline's long-lost identical twin sister, Karen Spencer, who had been brought to town by Blake to lure Ridge away from Taylor. Ridge and Taylor's marriage survived, but Ridge was thrown when Brooke announced she was pregnant and unsure whether Ridge or Eric was the father.

With Taylor acting as midwife over the phone, Ridge delivered Brooke's baby, Bridget. A paternity test named Ridge as Bridget's father, and Ridge tried to soothe Taylor, who was annoyed by Brooke's constant presence. Ridge and his family wanted to sweet-talk Brooke into signing over control of the BeLieF formula, but the scheme backfired; Ridge watched helplessly as Brooke gained 51% of Forrester Creations and took over the company with the help of her lawyer, Connor Davis. Jealous of Connor, Ridge spent time with Brooke, hoping he'd convince her to return control of Forrester; Ridge playfully pushed Brooke into the pool, accidentally knocking her unconscious.

Ridge took exception when psychiatrist Taylor counseled her former mentor, James Warwick, then went to Scotland to help James confront his father. Ridge saved Taylor and James from freezing to death when the Forrester cabin in Big Bear was destroyed in an earthquake. Ridge reconciled with Taylor before she took a business trip to the Middle East, but tearfully buried another wife when Taylor's plane crashed.

Ridge disapproved of Brooke dating James and insisted that Brooke marry Ridge instead. After a lavish ceremony on the beach, Ridge and Brooke sailed away on a honeymoon, where they were entertained by Prince Omar Rashid of Morocco at his palace. Once home, Ridge was blinded in an accident in the Forrester lab and cared for by a hospital volunteer. When Ridge's sight returned, he was dumbfounded to learn Taylor was alive; she had been rescued by Omar and forced to watch Ridge with Brooke at the palace. But Ridge felt betrayed when Omar declared Taylor his wife, plus Taylor's existence deemed Ridge's marriage to Brooke invalid. After considering resuming his marriage to Taylor, Ridge decided to stay with Brooke and asked Taylor for a divorce.

Ridge's faith in Brooke was shaken when a letter turned up claiming Brooke had fixed Bridget's paternity test; no one knew it had been tampered with by the nefarious Sheila Carter, Eric's then-wife. After Eric was confirmed as Bridget's father, Brooke disappeared, so Ridge launched an international search for her that ended on the streets of Barbados, where Ridge found a disoriented Brooke suffering from "brief reactive psychosis." Later, Ridge was jealous when he spied Brooke sharing a smooch with new friend Grant Chambers and countered by proposing to Taylor during a fashion show.

Ridge raced to stop Brooke's wedding to Grant but was too late, bristling when Brooke gave Grant a position of power at Forrester. Ridge went to jail when he was accused of shooting Grant, taking the fall to protect the real culprit: Brooke's teenage son, Rick Forrester, who had pulled the trigger while in a fugue state. Ridge was paroled after Grant asked the court for leniency.

Ridge believed Taylor was carrying Thorne's child until Ridge discovered that Brooke, Taylor, and Thorne had all lied about Taylor's son being Ridge's. Though Ridge shunned both Brooke and Taylor for a time, Ridge eventually annulled his marriage to Brooke and reunited with Taylor, who named their son Thomas after their romantic getaway, St. Thomas. Ridge and Taylor endured the interest of Taylor's hypnotherapist co-worker, Pierce Peterson, whose assistant, Bailey, tried to hypnotize Taylor into desiring Pierce. But Ridge nearly lost Taylor to tuberculosis because she refused treatment while pregnant with their twins, Steffy and Phoebe Forrester.

Ridge was unsettled by the presence of his ex-girlfriend, Morgan DeWitt, who befriended him and Taylor. Knowing Morgan wanted a baby, Ridge thought he had tacit e-mail permission from Taylor to inseminate Morgan; Ridge later learned that the unstable Morgan faked the e-mail, wanting revenge on Stephanie for forcing her to abort Ridge's baby years before. After Morgan fell down the stairs during a confrontation with Taylor and miscarried Ridge's child, Ridge and Taylor returned to St. Thomas to repair their marriage and were devastated when Steffy was washed overboard and killed in a shark attack. Ridge couldn't understand when Taylor left him, but eventually figured out that Morgan had kidnapped both Taylor and Steffy and rammed his car through Morgan's house to rescue them.

Ridge shared his family's opposition to Brooke's relationship with Thorne, so, with Thorne in earshot, Ridge tricked Brooke into admitting she would always love him. Relieved when the amorous Brooke finally moved to Paris, Ridge followed when Brooke fell from the Eiffel Tower and learned that Brooke had been manipulated into leaving Los Angeles by Stephanie's former lover, Massimo Marone. Ridge confronted Massimo and fell onto Massimo's decorative sword, losing enough blood that Ridge needed a transfusion.

Having been fired by Brooke for constantly challenging Rick, Ridge went to work for Massimo at Marone Industries, where Ridge bought rival fashion house Spectra Fashions and primed it to compete against Forrester. Ridge also clashed with Taylor over her decision to help Rick's drug addict wife, Amber Moore. But Ridge learned that Amber was being framed by Sheila, who wanted Rick for her daughter, Erica Lovejoy. Ridge cradled Taylor as she died from Sheila's gunshot, and kept seeing Taylor's face in grief counselor Tricia Quick.

Ridge lacerated his hand in a fight with Bridget's bad boy husband, Deacon Sharpe, but Ridge was able to design again after Eric challenged Ridge to a fashion showdown in Italy. As Ridge grew close to Brooke again, Massimo confessed that he, not Eric, was Ridge's biological father, which had been discovered during Ridge's transfusion. Ridge pooh-poohed Massimo pushing him toward Bridget; no longer related, Ridge kissed Bridget as an experiment and was unnerved by their romantic connection. Ridge put Brooke in charge of Spectra and renamed it Logan Designs, marrying Brooke in the jungles of South America.

Ridge was kidnapped from his hotel room by Sheila, who wanted to extort money from Massimo for their baby, Diana Carter. Ridge fell into a furnace during a showdown with Sheila but turned up alive, shocked to learn that, in her grief, Brooke had made love to Ridge's half-brother, Nick Marone, and didn't know if Nick or Ridge had fathered her resulting child. After Ridge and Brooke got an annulment, Ridge stopped Brooke's wedding to Nick and set in motion a chain of events that led to Nick and Massimo being arrested by the FBI for shady business dealings. Though Nick was initially named the father of Brooke's baby, a new test declared Ridge had sired the boy, who was named Ridge Jr. (R.J.)

Ridge battled Thorne for power at Forrester, ultimately causing Thorne to defect to the restored Spectra Fashions, while Ridge also fought against Thomas' attraction to Amber. After becoming trapped in a mineshaft with Bridget and nearly freezing to death, Ridge learned that Amber had tried to capitalize on Ridge's one-time feelings for Bridget to ruin his relationship with Brooke. Ridge fell off a bar stool and hit his head, impairing his memory; Ridge came to believe he was the sweetheart of Morgan, who returned and spirited Ridge away to Italy hoping for another chance to have his baby. Ridge got his memory back after Amber found him with Morgan in Venice and reported his whereabouts to Brooke.

Ridge was convinced he'd seen the dead Taylor and dug up Taylor's grave, finding a wax dummy in her coffin. Ridge couldn't believe it when Taylor appeared and revealed she had been healed by Prince Omar and held at his Moroccan palace. Ridge decided to stay with Brooke even though Taylor wanted him back, though he reconsidered when Stephanie had a heart attack, honoring his mother's last wish by renewing his vows to Taylor at Stephanie's bedside. Ridge shunned Stephanie after learning she'd faked her ailment to push him toward Taylor but remained married to Taylor regardless.

Ridge disapproved when Thomas married Gabriela Moreno to keep her from being deported, dissolving the union by making it a condition of a fashion showdown with Thomas. But Ridge was disgusted when Taylor admitted that she had not only kissed Hector Ramirez but that she had slept with James Warwick long ago when they thought they were dying of exposure in the wreckage of the Big Bear earthquake. Ridge felt Taylor was a hypocrite for judging Brooke's morals and pursued Brooke, even bringing Brooke's father, Stephen Logan, to town to mend fences with her.

The persistent Ridge unintentionally raped Brooke when she couldn't give her consent due to being hopped up on antianxiety medication. When Brooke turned her back on Ridge, he collapsed from a heart attack, and Stephanie uncharacteristically worked to reunite the couple. Though Ridge was temporarily fired by Brooke, he kissed her during a Forrester fashion show and flirted with Brooke's sister, Donna Logan, to get a reaction from Brooke. When Nick took control of Forrester Creations, Ridge helped launch Forrester Originals and proposed to Brooke.

Ridge lost Brooke when he punched Rick for getting involved with his daughter, Phoebe; afterwards, Ridge briefly dated Genoa City transplant Ashley Abbott. But when the troubled Shane McGrath committed suicide in front of Ridge, who still had a police record for shooting Grant, Ridge hid Shane's body with Stephanie's help. Ridge followed Stephanie's order to flee the country, but returned to confess when Stephanie framed Nick for Shane's death. Ridge did jail time and was freed by the unlikely Rick, who came forward to admit he had been the one to shoot Grant. Ridge thanked Rick, who snarked that he didn't actually remember pulling the trigger but wanted to clear Ridge for Phoebe.

After Brooke was raped by Andy Johnson, Ridge and Andy's confrontation ended with Andy being electrocuted. Ridge reunited with Brooke but reacted badly when Brooke became obsessed with baby Jack Marone, her biological child with Nick, whom Taylor had carried. Later, while Eric lay comatose in a hospital bed with little hope for improvement, Ridge pulled the plug on his father, who survived.

On the roof of Forrester, Ridge got into a scuffle with Rick, who was dating Taylor and angry about Taylor's lingering feelings for Ridge; Ridge fell victim to Rick using his resultant paralysis against him with Brooke. Ridge was devastated when Phoebe died in a car accident confronting Rick over romancing both Phoebe's mother and sister; this time Ridge nearly went over when he and Rick again fought on the roof, but Ridge was saved by Rick. Ridge recorded Rick admitting he was only seducing Steffy to get back at him for hurting Brooke, then ended Rick and Steffy's dalliance by taking the recording to Steffy.

A clerical error rendered Ridge's recent remarriage to Brooke invalid. Ridge accepted an antianxiety pill from Taylor, but sneaked a few more, making love to Taylor under their influence. Ridge nearly wed Taylor until Brooke exposed Steffy and Thomas for faking text messages that said Brooke wanted nothing to do with Ridge. Admitting he'd always love both Brooke and Taylor, Ridge married Brooke and made peace with Rick.

When Bill Spencer, Jr. took over Forrester Creations, Ridge created the ugly Dare line with his family to sabotage Bill, then smashed a Spencer award and smeared blood on his face in protest. Ridge understood when Brooke admitted accidentally making love to Oliver Jones, the boyfriend of her daughter, Hope Logan, at a party where everyone wore identical costumes and masks. But Ridge chafed when Thomas kissed Brooke on the runway during a showing. After Brooke and Thomas were rescued from a plane crash at sea, Ridge left Brooke for Taylor because Thomas announced he and Brooke had sex on a deserted island. However, Stephanie admitted she had gotten Thomas to lie in exchange for her 25% share of Forrester, so Ridge went right back to Brooke.

Ridge kept busy refuting the claim he had fathered Hope's new beau, Liam Cooper, punching Bill for cheating on his wife with Steffy, neutralizing Thorne's power play at Forrester, and playing parent when Eric considered an affair with Nick's mother, Jackie Marone, over Stephanie's refusal to be intimate. Ridge refereed between Brooke and Taylor, whose daughters, Hope and Steffy, were competing for Liam. In Italy for Hope and Liam's wedding, Ridge proposed to Brooke, laughing over their multiple ceremonies; Ridge married Brooke at the Forrester mansion with the full support of Stephanie.

Angry that Brooke and Deacon had been texting regarding their love child, Hope, Ridge ditched Brooke in Europe and stayed behind in Paris, honoring Stephanie's command not to come home when she was dying of lung cancer. A year later, Ridge returned to L.A. determined to marry Brooke until he found out she'd had an affair with Bill, who was married to Brooke's sister, Katie Logan. Though Ridge and Katie connected, Ridge nearly married Brooke, but Katie stopped the ceremony by fainting on purpose and professing her love to Ridge.

Ridge proposed to Katie, resisting when Eric made Ridge and Brooke co-vice presidents of Forrester in an effort to push them back together. Ridge saw a photo of Bill in bed with his ex-lover, Quinn Fuller, and raced to the Middle East to keep Brooke from marrying Bill; the ensuing altercation ended with Ridge falling out of a helicopter into the Persian Gulf. Ridge surfaced days later with an impaired memory, though he was still determined to marry Katie. When Ridge found out Bill had ordered his pilot to dump him in the ocean, Ridge commandeered Bill's chopper and likewise tried to eject him.

Because of his brain damage, Ridge found he could only design by guiding the hand of young Caroline Spencer, the namesake niece of his long-dead wife. Despite his engagement to Katie, and Caroline's marriage to Rick, Ridge kissed Caroline after they admitted their attraction. But when Eric was about to step down as CEO and name Ridge his successor, Rick's ex-girlfriend, Maya Avant, announced she had seen Ridge and Caroline kissing, and Ridge lost the CEO chair to Rick, who shot at Ridge and Caroline when he caught them together.

Frustrated when Eric wouldn't remove Rick from power, Ridge combined his Forrester stock with Steffy, Thomas, and Bill, using the 62.5% share to replace Rick as CEO. Ridge then put the transgender Maya at the center of a fashion show of models of her kind over the vehement objections of Thorne's daughter, Aly Forrester, who had a history of mental illness stemming from the violent childhood death of her mother. When Aly died during a confrontation with Steffy, Ridge ran afoul of Thorne by suggesting that they hadn't taken Aly's illness seriously enough.

Ridge helped Caroline to walk again after her ankles were broken in a car accident, but didn't share her desire to have children because of a secret vasectomy he'd had in Paris, so Ridge broke up with Caroline for a time before marrying her on the bluffs of Malibu. But Caroline turned up pregnant from having slept with Thomas while incapacitated from a combination of pills and wine; Ridge declared he and Caroline would raise Thomas' baby as their own, barely hiding his hostility toward Thomas as he and Caroline tried to keep their nosy families from learning the truth.

Ridge participated in the water birth of Caroline's son, whom Ridge named Douglas in honor of Stephanie's maiden name. Ridge dodged a bullet when his fertility specialist, Dr. Wolin, demanded $100,000 to keep quiet about Ridge's low sperm count, then was killed by an oncoming truck; Ridge then had to deflect Katie, who had spoken to Wolin. When Katie extracted a confession from Caroline, Ridge grudgingly told Thomas he was Douglas' father and panicked when Thomas drove off with the boy. Ridge was forced to give Rick more responsibility at Forrester when Brooke and Bill got wind of Douglas' paternity and threatened to go public, but when Eric discovered Ridge's deception, Ridge was kicked out of the CEO chair and the mansion, just as he feared.

Seeing parents Thomas and Caroline bonding over Douglas, Ridge walked away from his marriage, then raged as Eric took up with Quinn and reinstated her at Forrester. With Katie again divorcing Bill over a dalliance with Brooke, Ridge pressed Katie to ask for Bill's 12.5% share in the company and sell it to him so he could protect Forrester from Quinn. Growing closer to Brooke, Ridge was torn when Brooke announced that Bill planned to give her the Forrester stock as a wedding gift. When Eric and Quinn decided to marry, Ridge staged a boycott which included a visiting Thorne and Felicia; despite his family's second thoughts, Ridge held strong until Eric collapsed from a brain hemorrhage while expressing his anger and betrayal.

Ridge kept Quinn away when it turned out a hospitalized Eric hadn't signed his marriage license, then kept it a secret when he found out Eric had given Quinn power of attorney. Ridge was relieved of his leadership duties when Eric made Quinn interim CEO upon learning of Ridge's deception, and forced to help Quinn put on a fashion show. Ridge tried to sabotage Quinn by refusing to let Steffy model the showstopper, but Ridge had to publicly eat crow when Quinn won raves displaying the dress herself.

When R.J. moved home from boarding school and convinced Ridge that reuniting with Brooke was more important than Bill's stock, Ridge ambushed Brooke before her wedding to Bill and tried to sway her affections. Later, Ridge was happy to hear that Bill had left her at the altar; when Brooke revealed eventual plans to elope with Bill, Ridge and R.J. recreated the heart in the sand that had been a highlight of Ridge and Brooke's 2009 wedding; Ridge was thrilled the gesture inspired Brooke to come back to him. Hoping the reunion would put him back in Eric's good graces, Ridge instead found himself demoted to co-vice president with Rick while watching Steffy become CEO. Ridge wasn't convinced by Steffy's argument it was better she replace Quinn in the position and that her combined majority stock with Eric would come in handy when Eric came to his senses and booted Quinn out of their lives.

After Ridge caught Quinn taking an outdoor shower, he schemed to trap Quinn into a compromising position so he could get her out of Eric's life; Ridge flirted with Quinn in the Forrester steam room and arranged for them to stay in the same hotel room while attending a design symposium with Quinn in San Francisco. Ridge defended himself when Quinn caught on to his plan, but the confrontation ended in a kiss. Ridge warmed to Quinn and was grateful when she suggested he share CEO duties with Steffy. Ridge deflected when his newfound appreciation of Quinn made Brooke suspicious and talked Eric's niece Ivy Forrester out of going to Eric when she caught Ridge kissing Quinn a second time.

Ridge couldn't seem to stay away from Quinn and had to throw Katie off the scent as well when she witnessed another of Ridge's close moments with Quinn. Ridge flew Down Under to walk Steffy down the aisle, smiling when his daughter zip-lined in to marry Liam outside the Sydney Opera House. At the beach reception, Ridge ran into Quinn and once again concurred about ending their "foolishness"; Ridge gave Quinn a goodbye kiss, but Brooke saw it, and Ridge was forced to do damage control when Brooke was determined to tell Eric. Ridge thanked Brooke for ultimately agreeing to keep Eric in the dark, but lost his chance to remarry Brooke in Australia when Brooke called off their wedding.

Learning Brooke was about to marry Bill, Ridge appealed to Brooke to marry him instead but found himself the odd man out. When Spectra Fashions was revived by Sally Spectra's namesake grandniece, Ridge was furious to find his designs on Spectra's runway because young Sally's sister, Forrester intern Coco Spectra, had unwittingly worn jewelry rigged with cameras; Ridge fired Coco and later fired Thomas, who had been seeing Sally and given her $100,000 to keep Spectra afloat. Ridge grudgingly accepted Thomas' defection to Spectra and position as their new lead designer.

Ridge tried to assure Quinn when an inexperienced Katie bullied her way onto Forrester's jewelry design team and turned out lackluster pieces; Ridge advised Quinn to put Katie's ideas into production anyway, which led to kissing Quinn on his bed. Later, after someone shot at Quinn, Ridge couldn't believe Quinn's contention that Katie was gunning for her, but did believe that the returned Sheila Carter was making a target out of her ex-husband's new wife despite her claims of rehabilitation. Despite Sheila being locked up again, Ridge took a frantic call from Katie, who had seen Quinn being held at gunpoint from her window; Ridge rushed in and punched Deacon, who had returned to get revenge on Quinn for dumping him. Ridge listened as the grateful Quinn confessed her love for him, but was more nonchalant when Quinn later came to him in a panic because Sheila had asked a series of leading questions about the connection between them.

Ridge had no defense when Sheila put the pieces together about him and Quinn and went to Eric. Ridge placed the blame on himself and was dismayed to learn that Eric might have taken off with Sheila. Ridge couldn't believe it when Steffy revealed she'd gotten Liam to track Eric's cell phone, then shot Sheila thinking Sheila had a gun in her purse. Ridge went to Eric and admitted he'd always been in competition with him, suggesting he'd wooed Quinn to get back at Eric because he'd made him co-CEO under Steffy -- and because he could. Ridge tearfully accepted it when Eric disowned him.

Ridge got stuck in the Forrester elevator with Quinn and admitted he missed their friendship, not knowing that Sheila had trapped them there trying to get an incriminating photo of them in a clinch. Later, Ridge felt his luck changing when Eric came to him and admitted he'd turned his back on Ridge to hurt him, which led to a reconciliation; also, Ridge learned that Brooke had left Bill -- though she wouldn't say why, Ridge offered Brooke his friendship, hopeful that Brooke might find her way back to him after all.

Ridge immediately locked horns with the returning Thorne and engaged in a shoving match with him. Though he sensed Thorne had an ulterior motive for his homecoming, Ridge proposed to Brooke and announced their engagement at the Forrester family Christmas gathering, where he flew Donna in to surprise Brooke. Ridge also surprised Brooke by convincing Hope to move back to L.A. for good.

When Steffy began missing work, Ridge was thrilled to learn his daughter was pregnant by Liam but enraged when she admitted Liam had walked out on her because she'd slept with Bill; Ridge couldn't let go of the idea that Bill had violated Steffy, punching Bill in the face and threatening to call the law. Ridge unsuccessfully tried to get Liam to forgive Steffy for the sake of their baby, even suggesting that Liam bring Steffy to his wedding to aid in the process. Meanwhile, Ridge appealed to Thorne and challenged his brother to be his best man, hugging Thorne when he accepted. Ridge remarried Brooke, agreeing this would be their last wedding.

Building on the goodwill of his recent marriage, Ridge offered Thorne a designing position after agreeing to reboot Hope's youth-oriented Hope for the Future line. The only person Ridge couldn't extend an olive branch to was Bill, whom Ridge still felt had taken advantage of Steffy. Ridge raged when Bill bragged that Steffy had wanted him and would again; soon after, Bill was shot in the back and Ridge found himself in jail because Bill had blamed him for the crime. Ridge's time behind bars was brief since it was agreed that Bill couldn't have seen who shot him from his vantage point.

Ridge continued to encourage Liam to go back to Steffy, even after he moved into a cabin on the Logan property at Brooke and Hope's behest. Ridge was shocked when, after Liam had decided to forgive Steffy, Liam proposed to Hope instead. Ridge and Brooke butted heads over whose daughter was better for Liam, with Ridge feeling Bill had pulled a fast one to bring about this outcome. Ridge proved to be right -- at Hope's wedding, Wyatt announced that Liam had been tricked into thinking Steffy was still carrying on with Bill, which influenced Liam's decision. Ridge felt bad for Hope, but celebrated with Steffy when she gave birth to granddaughter Kelly and praised Liam for going home to Steffy and the baby after all.

Ridge was surprised when an unknown model, Zoe Buckingham, saved the day at a Hope for the Future fashion show, but when it was discovered that Zoe was responsible for posting threatening messages on the HFTF web site to rattle intern Emma Barber, a romantic rival, Ridge opted not to hire the promising Zoe on permanently. Ridge worried when Steffy seemed determined to marry Bill after catching Liam kissing Hope, but Ridge thanked his lucky stars when Steffy changed her mind -- and came away with the 12.5% share in Forrester that Bill had hung onto for years. Ridge repeatedly clashed with Brooke over which of their daughters was better for Liam, finally agreeing when Brooke suggested they not follow Stephanie's example and stay out of their kids' love lives.

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