Brooke Logan has been on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL since the CBS sudser first premiered back in 1987, so it’s understandable if viewers may not be familiar with her epic history on the soap. The character was originated by Katherine Kelly Lang, although she was briefly replaced by Catherine Hickland and Sandra Ferguson during a medical and maternity leave, respectively. But throughout the decades, one thing has been a constant — no matter what happens to Brooke, she’ll come out the other side stronger than before!
Brooke fell in love with Ridge Forrester as soon as she laid eyes on him while catering a Forrester party. Unfortunately, he was engaged to Caroline Spencer, and Brooke conspired with Thorne Forrester to keep them apart. Brooke managed to get Ridge into bed and became pregnant, but she lost the baby, and Ridge went back to Caroline. Brooke turned to Eric Forrester for comfort and they tied the knot after she became pregnant with his son, Rick Forrester. When Ridge later fell in love with Taylor Hayes, Brooke tried to interrupt their wedding to claim she was pregnant with his child, but she was actually carrying Eric’s daughter, Bridget.
After failing to blackmail Ridge into leaving Taylor, Brooke was briefly married to Grant Chambers and then grew interested in Thorne. Following that, she had an affair with Bridget’s husband, Deacon Sharpe, which resulted in the birth of Hope Logan. Oh, and in the middle of that affair, Brooke tried to cover it up by marrying yet another man, Whip Jones! After Taylor’s death, Brooke got Ridge back, but slept with his brother, Nick Marone, while Ridge was temporarily presumed dead. That resulted in the birth of R.J. Forrester (Ridge Junior), although it was later revealed that he was really Ridge’s son.
When Taylor returned from the dead, she and Brooke resumed their back-and-forth with Ridge. And while Taylor was with Nick, they learned that Jack, the child they had together was made with Brooke’s donated eggs! Brooke accidentally had sex with Hope’s boyfriend, Oliver Jones, at a party believing him to be Ridge under the mask. Then, while stranded on an island with Thomas Forrester, believed she’d also had sex with him!
Next on Brooke’s list was Bill Spencer, who was married to her sister, Katie, at the time. They tried to cut off their affair to spare Katie’s feelings, as she was already suffering from postpartum depression, but they were publicly exposed and Katie was devastated. When Ridge returned home, he struck up a relationship with Katie, and it was Brooke’s turn to be jealous. She very nearly married Bill but Ridge interrupted the wedding to expose the groom’s affair with Quinn Fuller. Bill took revenge by throwing Ridge out of a helicopter, and Brooke was hurt that Ridge turned to Caroline Spencer.
Rejected by Ridge, Brooke turned to alcohol and found comfort with Deacon, who helped her by joining her at AA meetings. She then grew closer to Ridge when he revealed he’d left Caroline since Thomas was the father of her baby. However, working with Bill at Spencer Publications sparked old feelings, though Brooke didn’t want to hurt Katie again. But after Katie divorced Bill, Brooke had no problems walking down the aisle with him again. Ridge stopped that wedding and won Brooke back, though their plan to marry in Australia was cancelled when Brooke found out he’d kissed Quinn!
Brooke ended up back with Bill for a while but dumped him over his ruthless business practices trying to destroy Spectra. She and Ridge rekindled their romance, and agreed to re-marry. However, the couple butted heads when they supported opposite sides in Bill and Katie’s ugly custody battle over Will. They also were at odds when Thomas pursued and married Hope, but have so far been able to maintain their marriage.
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