Bridget Forrester hasn’t been on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL regularly for years so it’s understandable if newer viewers aren’t aware of this character’s long history on the soap. After a series of child actresses, Agnes Bruckner took over from 1997-2000 playing Bridget as a rebellious teen. Jennifer Finnigan stepped into the role in 2000 and remained until 2004 when she was replaced by Emily Harrison. She only aired for a few months, but when Ashley Jones assumed the role in 2004, she remained until 2012 and has continued to make sporadic appearances since then. Her most recent return is scheduled for the end of March 2020.
Born in 1992 to Brooke Forrester, Bridget’s paternity was initially in question as her mother had slept with both Eric Forrester and Ridge Forrester. Sheila Carter tampered with the paternity test to name Ridge the babydaddy, and Brooke named the baby girl Bridget, combining their names. However, it was later revealed that Eric was her biological father. As a teenager, Bridget was rebellious and ran away from home. She also got into a relationship with the older C.J. Garrison and was heartbroken when he left her for Becky Moore. She also schemed with Kimberly Fairchild to break up Rick Forrester and Amber Moore’s marriage, but eventually faded into the background.
When Bridget returned to Los Angeles she was a little older but not much wiser, falling for and marrying Deacon Sharpe. When Bridget helped deliver Brooke’s daughter, Hope Logan, she was shocked to learn that Deacon was her father. Bridget got back together with C.J., but was also attracted to her medical school mentor Dr. Mark MacClaine, who turned out to be C.J.’s brother! She eventually ended both relationships and later got involved with Oscar Marone. They left town engaged but she came back single.
Bridget then fell for Nick Marone, who had previously dated Brooke, and they got engaged but their multiple attempts to tie the knot kept getting interrupted. Feeling it was a sign, Bridget left Nick, who resumed his relationship with Brooke. But when Bridget learned she was pregnant, Nick returned and they were finally married. Sadly, their daughter was stillborn, and their marriage collapsed. She found comfort with Dante Damiano, but that relationship ended when it was revealed that Felicia Forrester was still alive. Bridget found herself pregnant again but tragically miscarried.
After Nick divorced Taylor Hayes, Bridget tried getting back together with him but her plan to have her aunt, Katie Logan, convince Nick they were a perfect match backfired when Nick and Katie fell for each other! When Katie was dying from heart disease, she and Nick made love and although Bridget married Nick, she dumped him when she learned Katie was pregnant with his child. After Katie lost the baby, Nick got back together with Bridget and they were remarried.
The couple tried to have a baby using Aggie Jones as a surrogate, but she miscarried after a fall. Heartbroken, Bridget slept with Owen Knight and got pregnant herself. Nick left her when he learned of the affair, and Bridget gave birth to her son, Logan, in 2010. She and Owen tried to make a relationship work for their son’s sake but it didn’t happen. Owen reunited with Jackie Marone, and Bridget moved to New York with Logan.
Since then, Bridget has returned home for big events such as a family dinner in 2013, Rick and Maya’s wedding in 2015, Hope’s wedding in 2018, and later that year for Christmas. She usually has something to say about whatever family drama is going on at the time, but as she doesn’t stay long, she doesn’t really get mixed up in it herself.
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