Both Brooke and Ridge characters appeared on the first episode of The Bold And The Beautiful. It wasn’t long before they were presented as star-crossed lovers who’d travel many roads before finally tying the knot.
We’re talking about Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye, then Ronn Moss), of course! While they’re together now and always will be (even if they split up, a reunion is never that far off), Brooke has had other beaus over the years. Here’s a look back at the men who’ve visited “Brooke’s bedroom”!
Dave Reed: When BB commenced, Brooke had a policeman boyfriend, Dave (Stephen Shortridge). He would have provided her with a nice, secure life, but our Miss Brooke wanted something else — namely, Ridge. Poor Dave never stood a chance.
Eric Forrester: After Ridge dumped Brooke for Caroline (Joanna Johnson), Brooke started dating Eric (John McCook), who had been miserable for years in his marriage to Stephanie (Susan Flannery).
Eric gave Brooke the world, but it wasn’t enough. After discovering BeLieF, Brooke broke her marriage vows — and Eric’s heart — by sleeping with Ridge.
James Warwick: Brooke took up with Taylor’s (Hunter Tylo) former mentor, James (Ian Buchanan). They became engaged, but Ridge, believing he was a widower after Taylor’s “death,” broke up the engagement and went on to marry Brooke himself!
Grant Chambers: Ridge’s surfing buddy Grant (Charles Grant) fell for Brooke and kissed her the night before Ridge was going to propose. Instead, Ridge realized he loved Taylor and asked for her hand instead. Brooke wed Grant on the rebound.
Thorne Forrester: Brooke fell for Thorne (Winsor Harmon). This prompted Stephanie to go over the edge and nearly strangle Brooke. The relationship was short-lived. Ridge didn’t help things by lying to Brooke that he still cared about her to get her to dump his younger brother.
Deacon Sharp: Brooke nearly ruined her relationship with her daughter, Bridget (Ashley Jones), over her tryst with bad boy Deacon (Sean Kanan). Their union resulted in the birth of Hope (Annika Noelle).
Nick Marone: Brooke went on to date another of Ridge’s half-brothers — Nick (Jack Wagner). The seaman’s qualities were attractive, but, as always, Brooke found herself drawn back to Ridge.
Bill Spencer: Brooke couldn’t resist Bill’s (Don Diamont) seductive charms — not even for the sake of her own sister Katie’s (Heather Tom) mental well-being. Bill’s back with Katie now, but his passion for Brooke (and, perhaps, hers for him?) will never fully die, we suspect.
Which of these men might Brooke fall for again? Stay tuned to find out! The Bold And The Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.