It turns out to be relatively well established, dating back more than years Mid-century, the reason for the elevated age gap would've been. Thomas is the son of supercouple Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss, later Thorsten . After finding out that Thomas had been encouraged to date her by Steffy in order to Caroline's relationship with Ridge because of the dramatic age difference. Caroline Spencer Forrester is a fictional character from the American soap opera, The Bold and Ridge writes Caroline a love letter, but Brooke conspires with Thorne to hide it. learns of their deception only after she weds Thorne, causing a rift in their marriage and in her friendship with Brooke, who is now dating Ridge.
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At Brooke and Ridge's marriage, Carter Waltonfound a poem he thought represented Ridge and Brooke's relationship which happened to be Ridge and Katie's favorite poem, "Love's Philosophy" and Katie fainted to the ground. Later, Katie told Ridge that she faked it because she couldn't let him marry her sister.
When Hope found out about her aunt and Ridge's feelings for each other, she said she would take her mom with her and Wyatt to Paris to give them time to sort things out. But Ridge and Katie shared a passionate kiss, revealing their love for each other and cuddling and making out. When Brooke returned, the two confessed everything to a skeptical and angry Brooke. A teary-eyed Brooke later tried to win back Ridge after getting support from Donna, but Ridge admits that his heart is with Katie now, and he leaves Brooke to go home to Katie, where they make love for the first time.
Ridge decided to take over Forrester again by firing Oliver because of his below average shots and tried to kick Rick out of his presidency. Eric decided to side with Rick after Brooke medlled with the situation and Oliver was rehired. Eric made Ridge and Brooke both co-vice presidents of the company. Ridge and Katie were having sex when ridge told her about this. Katie was shocked because she thought that Eric liked her but told him to do it for the position. Ridge decided not to. Bill went to Brooke's and let her know that he has been patient with her and won't take no for an answer.
The two had sex and were in love yet again. Brooke decided to call Katie and let her know that her and Bill are back together as Katie and Ridge were having sex. Katie thought Brooke did this to make Katie jealous or something. Katie went to Eric's office to discuss this. Eric told her that they work well together and it's a business decision.
Katie told Eric that she thinks it's more than that and this is because he wants Ridge with Brooke as Brooke listened closely.
Eric left as Brooke came in and Katie blasted Brooke briefly before leaving. After Katie lost the company, Ridge proposed to her Katie a ribbon. When Brooke came over to Katie's, she asked her what is that. Katie rubbed it in Brooke's face and told her that Ridge and her are getting married. Bill then proposed to Brooke and promised a trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to get married. Donna told this to Katie.
Katie was fine with that but Ridge didn't want Bill raising R. Brooke left with Bill. Bill and Brooke left for Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Quinn sent some jewelry photos and the picture of Bill and her to Ridge. Quinn told Ridge that they had an affair even though it really wasn't an "affair". Before leaving, Ridge told Eric who was shocked. Eric confronted Quinn about this because he thought she hated Bill. Quinn claimed she was lonely and "what you and I had, well that's not really relevant right now.
Katie confronted Quinn and was upset that Quinn was the reason her fiance was half way around the world with her sister. Just after Bill and Brooke exchanged their vows, Ridge showed up to break them up. Ridge punches Bill to the ground and ran off with Brooke pulling her by the hand. Ridge took Brooke into the helicopter, Bill nodded to the pilot.
The chopper flew up when Bill said into his walkee-talkee "Cool him off. Ridge fell into the Persian Gulf. Brooke was freaking out. Katie and Eric heard the news and flew to Dubai. Thorne was later called to show up. Thorne supported Katie who was engaged to Ridge.
Bill told Justin not to tell anybody and Justin claimed who would he tell and why would he.
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Word got out and after Liam made the accusation that Quinn may be the reason Ridge is dead. Rick fired Quinn and Wyatt from the company. Everybody thought Ridge was dead when Brooke found Ridge walking alone on the beach. Katie found Brooke and Ridge hugging. At first Ridge couldn't remember Katie that well. He had suffered some amnesia.
After Katie recited their poem, he spoke the last line and remembered her. Working with Caroline Edit When Ridge finds himself feeling uninspired and can't seem to design anything, Caroline, who has always idolized Ridge as a designer, offers to help him, which angers Rick because of his own personal hatred for Ridge. However, Caroline gets her chance to work with her idol, which begins to put a strain on her marriage.
Maya noticed that Caroline and Ridge were working closely together on a couture line behind closed doors not letting anybody in, hoping there was something more. She told Rick she saw them hugging, but he had faith in Caroline and denied it. Maya tried to bring up the memories they shared, but Rick continued to stay faithful to his wife. Ever since Bill dumped Ridge into the Persian Gulf during an altercation at Bill and Brooke's wedding attempt, Ridge lost his ability to draw.
He could coarse Caroline's hand and draw perfectly though. Caroline began getting frustrated with Ridge's perfectionist ways and asked why couldn't he do it himself but realized he can't. He admit to it and made Caroline promise that she wouldn't tell anybody, not even Rick. Katie walks in on them working closely and they explain their partnership. Katie begins to feel uncomfortable and discusses this with Rick who is also secretly a bit uncomfortable. Rick got angry that Ridge is taking credit for Caroline's designs but Caroline insisted she's happy to help him.
He asked Caroline who he should give it to but she didn't have an answer. Caroline expressed her romantic feelings to Ridge, who admit he has a crush on her too and kissed her. However, Caroline ends up feeling very guilty over the kiss due to her knowing how much Rick hates Ridge and how devestated he would be if he found out.
Rick is devestated and leaves in a rage. Ridge's relationship with Katie is also affected by what happened with Caroline, and despite their best efforts, Katie can't get past what Ridge has done and breaks off the engagement.Healthy age gap while dating a Ukrainian lady
Eric signed the paper to give Rick irrevocable control. Rick was preaching to everybody in the meeting how he can do this for a year while Eric is away, with the help of a loyal woman by his side. Caroline thought Rick was talking about her when Rick called Maya in an announced that he is still with Maya.
Rick and Maya moved into the Forrester Mansion while Eric was briefly away and Maya kicked Ivy and Aly out for a day to have some privacy. Rick also took down stephanie's portrait and hung up a portrait of Maya. Maya was a little nervous thinking how people would react but Rick insisted.
Ivy and Aly agreed that Rick's just doing this to get back at Caroline and that he still loves her. In a Forrester meeting, Rick was bothered by the success of Caroline and Ridge's art, he even turned down Aly's great design in shoes. Rick dismissed everybody and threatened to fire Caroline and Ivy.
Liam Spencer rushed in and punched Rick to the floor! Rick started cracking up but let them keep their jobs. Brooke returned to L. Maya welcomed her in and put a red robe on. Brooke was shocked to see Maya's portrait on the wall in place of Stephanie's. Brooke was appalled and uninformed. Maya stated it's only temporary until Eric comes back. Maya questioned if Rick has told her what's going on and Brooke denied it. Maya stated Caroline turned to someones else. Brooke was astonished and at first she wanted Rick to tell her the story but then she blurted out it was Ridge.
Maya went up stairs to change and tried to be polite with Brooke. Rick filed divorce papers and wanted to get rid of Stephanie's gun too. The lawyer forgot to take it with him at Forrester, so Rick took a stroll with it, and found Caroline and Ridge on top of each other, making out, in an office. Rick cracked open the door and fired gun shots at the wall. Ridge sprung up and Rick questioned both of them. Ridge took the gun away from Rick and emptied the bullets.
Pam, Charlie, and Carter rushed over hearing gun shots. They were surprised to find out that Rick shot them. Rick still doesn't want Ridge with his wife, but Ridge stated that he doesn't want her anymore.
Ridge was going to call Lieutenant Baker to file a report but Caroline convinced him otherwise. Maya informed Brooke about Caroline and Ridge's affair. Rick stated gunshots were shot at the office. Brooke and Maya were shocked. Rick stated he shot them at Ridge and Caroline. Brooke called Ridge and was concerned. Brooke was on Rick's side, shocked about Ridge and Caroline's affair.
Ridge stated they'll have this conversation another time. Caroline signed the divorce papers without even reading them over. Ridge suggested running away with her and starting their own company. Brooke arrived at Forrester Creations trying to control everybody by threatening to fire Ridge and insisting that Caroline and Rick work their marriage out of his relationship with Maya is over.
However, Brooke's theory didn't work and Rick remained with Maya as well as Caroline remained with Ridge. Ridge and Caroline moved into an apartment together. Ridge decided to paint a portrait of her with her holding a sheet covering up her privates. After he was done, she stated she thought he meant he wanted to paint her and they began painting each others bodies. Brooke texted Ridge wanting to talk to him in person at the Logan Mansion. Ridge rushed over there and found Brooke in undergarments and an unbuttoned robe.
Brooke explained she wanted to be with him and they have so much history. Ridge explained he's with Caroline and Brooke called their relationship a fling. Brooke asked him to look at her and tell her she's not in love. Ridge stated he is in love which Brooke thought was her but he stated he's in love with Caroline and left.
After Brooke and Eric kept favoring Rick about his position, Ridge decided to quit, which hurt Eric because he's his son and greatest asset to Forrester. Ridge told Carter he quit and right when Ridge was fleeing out the door, Carter stopped him to tell him something important. Carter blurted out to Ridge that Maya is transgender. Ridge was shocked and actually felt bad for Little Ricky. Ridge reasked for his job back and then told Eric and Brooke who Maya really is.
Eric and Brooke were amazed and Eric wouldn't let Ridge humiliate Rick like that. Brooke appointed herself the one to tell Rick. Brooke confronted Maya about her and Rick's honesty and her not being who she really is.
Brooke called her Myron and stated she knows. Maya was devastated and asked who told Brooke and she was shocked to hear it was Ridge. Maya stated she'll tell Rick when he proposes which they agreed they both know is soon. Brooke insisted Maya wouldn't humiliate him like that, down on one knee, to tell him.
Maya insisted she won't accept unless he accepts all of her. Rick ended up at the Forrester Mansion safely after his car crash trying to catch up with an upset Maya after she told him her secret in Big Bear Cabin and Bill Spencer published her secret by Nicole telling Wyatt.
Rick was adamant about having to talk to her but Brooke insisted he rested up and healed. Maya sent an online resignation to Forrester which Ridge rubbed in his face. Rick stated Ridge stole both of their wives and he should believe in him because of the profits and leadership. Eric stated his behavior hasn't been good and he should take some time off, maybe go back to Paris. Caroline returned to L. Ridge promised to take care of her. Caroline was shocked to hear her uncle Bill published the true story about Maya being transgendered.
Ridge insisted he needed Steffy and him to be a team to take over Forrester and she agreed. Ridge insisted this is bigger than her getting Liam back and him getting CEO. Rick arrived in his office giving them a hard time. Ridge called Liam to meet him at Forrester. Liam was happy to see Steffy and she was also pleased. Steffy stated there are no conditions this time.
Liam agreed and Ridge insisted to Eric that they're taking over while Eric insisted he's in charge which Ridge stated he's in charge now. Steffy and Liam agreed they would make a great team. Liam stated Steffy's change like a cool mountain stream. They remembered their time in Aspen by a stream. Steffy stated she is not afraid to state that she loves him and will always love him with Ivy overhearing. Nicole stated she needed to speak to Rick privately. When she learns the truth of the shooting, she is all the more determined to leave Thorne.
He eventually does remember the attempted murder thanks not to Caroline, but to a devious schemer named Deveney Dixon and nearly shoots Ridge again. The two brothers eventually reconcile, but Caroline's marriage is over.
Caroline is still married to Thorne when she realizes she never stopped loving Ridge. She is devastated when Brooke reveals she is pregnant by Ridge but determined to make her move on him when they announce their wedding date. Brooke has a miscarriage, which leaves Ridge to make a free choice between the two women.
After spending some time alone, he chooses Caroline. Ridge and Caroline marry in January The two of them are happy for about six months. Only six months into the marriage, Caroline is diagnosed with leukemia and has only months to live.
She keeps her illness a secret, wanting to have as much unclouded happiness with Ridge as possible before she dies. Brooke, who ran Caroline's blood test, knows about the illness. She believes Ridge should know, too, and asks Caroline's oncologist, Dr. Taylor Hamilton-Hayesto break the news to him. Caroline had already made it clear to Dr. Hayes that she did not want Ridge to find out, and Taylor relayed that information to Brooke and asked her not to tell Ridge.
Determined to be there for Ridge, Brooke tells him anyway against Caroline's dying wishes. As a sign of his everlasting love, he gives Caroline a charm bracelet, each charm representing the wedding anniversaries they will be missing.
Caroline is the adoptive the daughter of Karen's wife, Danielle Spencer. They are commonly referred to by the couple name "CaRidge". Storylines Edit The relationship begins when Caroline is asked to help Ridge, who can't seem to design after a horrific accident involving Caroline's uncle Bill Spencer. Having idolized Ridge for years, Caroline agrees to help him rediscover his talent for designing.
However, she is put off by his perfectionist ways. Despite that, Ridge helps Caroline realize how good she really is, which proves to be a boast to her confidence. However, they begin to grow closer on a personal level, which bothers Caroline because of her being married to Rick Forresterwho has hated and despised Ridge for many years.
Still, they continue to work together and come up with some amazing designs, which Ridge takes credit for. While Caroline is OK with that, Rick isn't and makes his feelings on that known. Still, he decides to support his wife. Meanwhile, Rick's ex Maya Avant becomes suspicious and voices her concerns to Rick, who simply blows them off. Menawhile, Ridge and Caroline continue to grow closer personally while they work together.
The breaking point comes when Ridge tells Caroline that he cares about her and that Rick isn't worthy of her. He then kisses her, which leaves her feeling very guilty because of Rick. After kissing a few more times, Caroline tells Ridge that it may be best to put an end to their professional collaboration, which he agrees to.
At a meeting to determine who will be Forrester Creations' new chief executive officer, Eric announces that he has chosen Ridge for the position, which upsets Rick. However, Maya, who is at the meeting, blurts out that Ridge and Caroline are having an affair. Caroline breaks down and admits that she did kiss Ridge.
Rick is furious and leaves. The situation puts both Caroline's marriage and Ridge's engagement to Katie Logan in jeopardy.
Things for Caroline get even more terrible when she discovers that Rick and Maya had sex. However, under pressure from his father, Rick ends things with Maya and reunites with Caroline, who later begins working with Ridge again. However, unbeknownst to her, Rick is still involved with Maya. Eric decided to step down from his CEO position and give it to either of his two sons, Rick or Ridge.
At the Forrester meeting, Eric was gonna give the position to Ridge because he's a designer when Maya blurted out that he's having and affair with Caroline.
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This was shocking and Maya asked Caroline to just simply say no if it's not. Caroline began crying and confessed to Rick about the attraction between her and Ridge. Rick was furious and rushed off. Maya arrived at Brooke's house to see Rick angry and violent and upset.
Rick took his ring off and said his marriage to Caroline was over. Rick thanked her for informing him. Maya comforted him and the two began making out on the couch, resulting in them making love. Caroline came over the following morning to try and patch things up but was stunned to see Maya wearing nothing but a bathrobe.
After trashing her in front of Rick, Maya told Caroline off, letting her know she had lost Rick to her worst nightmare. Caroline then pleaded with Rick to not give up on their marriage and to put his wedding ring back on. However, he turned his back on her, leaving her devastated. With Maya by his side, Rick finally gets what he has always wanted: Rick was very displeased that the fashion show went well because he priced the cost of the dresses so high that nobody would buy them.
Eric was furious with him that he did that. Eric told him he was being immature and Rick shot back that he doesn't know how Eric could still hire all his exes to work with him. Rick decided to try to patch things back up with Caroline. At first she was very hesitant and confused but eventually she agreed after she let Ridge go back to Katie. Rick broke the news to Maya, who was angry, heartbroken, and upset.
Rick then tried to explain to her that he's doing this for them, and that Caroline's only temporary for the position. Eric suggested Ridge and Caroline should be a team again, which made Rick jealous, but he agreed that this would be a good idea. Rick gave Maya Steffy's old apartment, which she loved. Caroline later called Rick, who told her that he was up to his neck in hot water with work.