Hope may look a little different on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL than she did before, but it’s the same character that longtime fans have known and loved for years. However, if you’re a newer viewer of the soap, let us catch you up on the young woman’s very dramatic history! When Hope was born to Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe in 2002, the role was played by a series of child actresses, most notably Amanda and Rachel Pace. In January of 2010, Hope was struck by a severe case of SORAS and was then played by Kim Matula until 2016. But in January of 2018, B&B brought in daytime newcomer Annika Noelle to take over the role.
Despite being Deacon’s daughter, Hope was mostly raised by Ridge Forrester, although Nick also acted as another father figure. As a child, Hope nearly drowned in a hot tub when Nick wasn’t watching and later, she and little brother R.J. were unintentionally left home alone and they set the living room on fire. Also, Hope was the one who revealed to Aly that Taylor Hayes had run down Darla!
In 2010, a teenaged Hope became an intern at Forrester Creations and fell in with photographer Graham Darros, who nearly raped her before Nick came to her rescue. She then fell for Oliver Jones, but Steffy Forrester decided she wanted the hunk for herself and schemed to split them up (while sabotaging her “Hope for the Future” fashion line for good measure!). But it was actually Brooke who ruined her daughter’s relationship by sleeping with Oliver during Hope’s masquerade graduation party thinking he was Ridge! (Oliver thought Brooke was actually Hope finally ready to give up her virginity…) Oops!
Hope then became involved with Liam Spencer, though things got complicated for a bit when Amber claimed she was carrying Liam’s baby (she wasn’t). Unfortunately, Hope’s insistence on remaining a virgin until marriage sent a frustrated Liam into Steffy’s waiting clutches. This led to a series of reversals where Liam went back and forth between the blonde and the brunette. Hope was forced to watch from a gondola as Liam and Steffy tied the knot in Aspen, Bill tried to keep Hope from exchanging vows with Liam in Italy, and Steffy got pregnant with Liam’s baby!
After Steffy miscarried, she left town so Hope could be with Liam, but the blonde had a sexy encounter with Wyatt Fuller in an outdoor shower that set off a whole new love triangle! Hope found herself torn between Liam and Wyatt, and even dated both brothers to try and decide which one she wanted to be with. She eventually got engaged to Wyatt, but when she found out she’d missed her chance to be with Liam because of Quinn’s interference, she wanted to change her mind again. Unfortunately, she learned she was pregnant with Wyatt’s child and broke it off with Liam to be with her babydaddy. Tragically, Hope lost the baby and decided to escape to Italy.
In 2015, Hope appeared briefly via a video call that Brooke made to try and convince Deacon not to marry Quinn (it didn’t work), and in early 2016, after Liam went missing (he was kidnapped by Quinn), Steffy called Hope to see if she might know where he was.
Hope returned in January of 2018 to surprise her mother and return to Forrester and relaunch the Hope for the Future line. Learning that Liam and Steffy’s marriage was on shaky ground, she offered them both her friendship and support, seeming to have finally risen above the love triangle. But when Liam found out that Steffy had slept with his father and Bill could be the father of her baby, he went running to Hope and she happily took him back. Eventually, Liam returned to Steffy and their daughter, Kelly, but when Bill made it appear that he and Steffy were still carrying on together, Liam suddenly proposed to Hope! On their wedding day, Wyatt revealed that Bill had been lying, and Liam once again went home to Steffy and their child.
However, Liam’s plans hit another snag when Hope revealed that she was now pregnant with his child, and after finding them making out backstage at a fashion show, Steffy dumped Liam and basically gave him to Hope. In August, Hope and Liam wed in front of their friends and family, and prepared to welcome their baby into the world. Although Hope and Steffy battled over their rival fashion lines, they appeared to be willing to let their daughters be siblings… at least until Taylor resurfaced and Hope worried about her daughter being anywhere near Steffy’s unstable mother.
Unfortunately, after traveling to Catalina for a “babymoon” with Liam, Hope went into labor early and Dr. Reese Buckingham delivered the baby only to later deliver the heartbreaking news that the newborn had died! Now Hope has to figure out how to move on with her life after this devastating loss unaware that her baby is really alive and the little girl that Steffy adopted and named Phoebe! This caused trouble in her marriage that Thomas took advantage of by convincing her to leave Liam and marry him! An emotionally distraught Hope wanted to be Douglas’ mother so badly she agreed to marry Thomas, even though everyone told her not to. But shortly after tying the knot, the truth came out and Hope was overjoyed to be reunited with the baby she thought she’d lost!
But with Thomas not acting like the best father, Hope decided to try and take custody of Douglas away from him, but Thomas wanted her in exchange for his signature on the adoption papers! Stay tuned to see how the storyline unfolds, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!