Steffy may have wanted to be with Liam and their daughter on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but Bill can’t get over the idea of having her for himself and his dream may now come true. Newer viewers of B&B might not realize that these two have quite a history together, and while BIll and Steffy’s relationship was never consummated originally, the sparks between portrayers Don Diamont and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood earned a legion of devoted fans who would love nothing more than to see them as a power couple on the soap!
After failed relationships with Marcus and Rick, Steffy failed to seduce Owen away from Jackie, and soon found herself intrigued with Bill, who had just acquired Forrester Creations. Steffy got herself promoted to head of public relations and made a move on Bill. Although he was engaged to Katie, Bill didn’t seem to mind Steffy’s attentions. However, Steffy definitely minded when Bill made Katie his wife… and CEO of Forrester!
After Katie gave her sisters, Brooke and Donna, leadership positions in the company, Steffy decided to get the company back in Forrester hands. She plotted to seduce Bill, but instead of sleeping with him, Steffy used the opportunity to swipe Katie’s engagement ring from their bedroom. Threatening to tell Katie how she got her hands on the ring, Steffy forced Bill to sign the company back over to her.
Later, Steffy returned from Paris and again tried to pursue a relationship with Bill. And after he nearly killed Amber by driving her off of a cliff, Steffy agreed to keep his attempted murder a secret. As their feelings for each other grew stronger, Bill told Steffy he would leave Katie for her, but that plan hit a snag when Katie learned of his deception and had a heart attack. Bill couldn’t leave his ailing wife, and after Steffy slipped and nearly drowned in her bathtub, she was rescued by Liam, which reignited her feelings for Bill’s son.
Steffy was happily married to Liam, but as she was attempting to broker peace between her husband and his father, it reminded Bill of why he was drawn to her in the first place. After Steffy learned that Liam had shared a kiss with Sally, she walked out on her husband and Bill was there to intercept her. What started as a shoulder to cry on became something so much more and the two finally slept together! Bill was eager to pursue a relationship, but Steffy wanted to pretend it never happened and recommitted herself to Liam. Unfortunately, things became even more complicated when Steffy learned that she was pregnant and had to order a paternity test to confirm which Spencer man was the daddy! While the DNA results proved Liam was her baby’s father, she still slept with Bill, which has proven difficult for Liam to forgive!
After Hope returned, Bill pushed Liam towards him by convincing his son he and Steffy were still carrying on an affair. But when the truth came out Liam returned to Steffy, who gave birth to their daughter, Kelly. Unfortunately, although Steffy remained determined to commit to Liam and their child, Bill remained equally as determined to marry Steffy himself, even threatening to send her mother to prison for shooting him if she doesn’t become his wife! Thankfully, he seemed to come to his senses and finally backed off, but that didn’t last long, and news that Hope was also having Liam’s baby gave him new ammunition to use to lure Steffy back into his arms!
When Steffy caught Liam making out with Hope backstage at her fashion show, she walked out on him and turned to Bill. She offered to become his wife in exchange for his shares in Forrester Creations, but as everyone reeled from her decision, she made the even more shocking decision that she wasn’t going to marry anyone! She was choosing herself and didn’t need a man in her life. But will Bill agree to give up on his feelings for her? Stay tuned to see how the storyline unfolds and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.