When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more? (General)

commonsense, 9/22/2022, 10:44PM (1 day, 22 hours, 53 min. ago)- 4 people liked this[O]

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Cendrillon, 9/22/2022, 10:59PM (1 day, 22 hours, 37 min. ago) @commonsense

Ridge STAYED married to Taylor in 1992 even AFTER being told that Bridget was his daughter.

So no one can say that Ridge annulled his 1998 marriage to Brooke because he found out Thomas was his son. He did that because he was IN LOVE WITH TAYLOR and was even shown thinking of Taylor and regretting what they had lost in late 1997 while engaged to Brooke.

Ridge shed BITTER TEARS when he was told that Thomas was Thorne's because he wanted so badly to FINALLY have a family with Taylor. Ronn Moss should have won an Emmy for those scenes!!

Also Ridge REFUSED to leave Taylor for Brooke in 2001 despite all of Brooke's attempts to seduce him - even stripping naked for him in gis office while he had 3 tiny kids at home - and EVEN after finding out that Taylor went along with Stephanie and Massimo's scheme to lure Brooke to Paris on the pretext that her father was dying.

It's only AFTER 2006 that Ridge would keep picking his "Logan" - and that was mainly because he didn't want Nick or Bill to get her.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

commonsense, 9/22/2022, 11:09PM (1 day, 22 hours, 28 min. ago) @Cendrillon- 5 people liked this[OO]

Sorry but Thomas was only conceived because Taylor was the second choice in the first place and then he was obligated. He never had to be convinced or manipulated to be with Brooke. It was everyone else making him choose Taylor but when he chose Brooke it was always just him making that choice. Just like now - so much effort on the part of others to make him choose Taylor. After all this time she still can't get him on her own.

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When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

prime ⌂, Knoxville Tenn., 9/22/2022, 11:10PM (1 day, 22 hours, 26 min. ago) @commonsense- one person liked this

Sorry but Thomas was only conceived because Taylor was the second choice in the first place and then he was obligated. He never had to be convinced or manipulated to be with Brooke. It was everyone else making him choose Taylor but when he chose Brooke it was always just him making that choice. Just like now - so much effort on the part of others to make him choose Taylor. After all this time she still can't get him on her own.

You'd think 30 years of this would tell her something. But alas...

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When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Soapisfun, 9/23/2022, 1:52AM (1 day, 19 hours, 44 min. ago) @commonsense

Like now he is not really choosing Brooke. Seems to me he stays with her because he is married and the narrative tell they have not yet reconnected and he has known for ages that she was manipulated by Sheila

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When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Tiqui1999 @, 9/23/2022, 1:49AM (1 day, 19 hours, 48 min. ago) @Cendrillon- 2 people liked this

Ridge STAYED married to Taylor in 1992 even AFTER being told that Bridget was his daughter.

So no one can say that Ridge annulled his 1998 marriage to Brooke because he found out Thomas was his son. He did that because he was IN LOVE WITH TAYLOR and was even shown thinking of Taylor and regretting what they had lost in late 1997 while engaged to Brooke.

Ridge shed BITTER TEARS when he was told that Thomas was Thorne's because he wanted so badly to FINALLY have a family with Taylor. Ronn Moss should have won an Emmy for those scenes!!

Also Ridge REFUSED to leave Taylor for Brooke in 2001 despite all of Brooke's attempts to seduce him - even stripping naked for him in gis office while he had 3 tiny kids at home - and EVEN after finding out that Taylor went along with Stephanie and Massimo's scheme to lure Brooke to Paris on the pretext that her father was dying.

It's only AFTER 2006 that Ridge would keep picking his "Logan" - and that was mainly because he didn't want Nick or Bill to get her.

Ridge put himself with a woman he didn't really want just so Bill or Nick wouldn't have her? Ridge is crazy jealous of anyone around Brooke.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

BBfanforever, 9/23/2022, 3:00AM (1 day, 18 hours, 36 min. ago) @Cendrillon
edited by BBfanforever, 9/23/2022, 3:21AM

Ridge STAYED married to Taylor in 1992 even AFTER being told that Bridget was his daughter.

So no one can say that Ridge annulled his 1998 marriage to Brooke because he found out Thomas was his son. He did that because he was IN LOVE WITH TAYLOR and was even shown thinking of Taylor and regretting what they had lost in late 1997 while engaged to Brooke.

Ridge shed BITTER TEARS when he was told that Thomas was Thorne's because he wanted so badly to FINALLY have a family with Taylor. Ronn Moss should have won an Emmy for those scenes!!

Also Ridge REFUSED to leave Taylor for Brooke in 2001 despite all of Brooke's attempts to seduce him - even stripping naked for him in gis office while he had 3 tiny kids at home - and EVEN after finding out that Taylor went along with Stephanie and Massimo's scheme to lure Brooke to Paris on the pretext that her father was dying.
It's only AFTER 2006 that Ridge would keep picking his "Logan" - and that was mainly because he didn't want Nick or Bill to get her.

ICAM
Btw when did Ridge choose Brooke over Caroline or Taylor without any manipulations, lies or children / pregnancies or feelings of obligation?
Bottom line, Ridge could have her ANYTIME since SHE looked at him and decided he was her destiny.
He got engaged and married her only by default or on the rebound for decades.
Even NOW Brooke doesn’t satisfy him totally like his marriages to Caroline then Taylor did.
Poor Brooke had to plan a sex session to remind him her main appeal…

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Riley, 9/23/2022, 8:32AM (1 day, 13 hours, 4 min. ago) @BBfanforever- one person liked this

Bottom line, Ridge could have her ANYTIME since SHE looked at him and decided he was her destiny.

Not true. He couldn't have her after Caroline's death, when he declared his love to her and wanted to be with her, but she chose to marry Eric, her baby's father, instead.
He also couldn't have her when she chose to marry Nick in 2006. He even had a heart attack because he couldn't bear losing her to Nick!
After Taylor's first "death" he couldn't have her for months either, when she was engaged to James and fully intended to marry him, even when Ridge was already trying to get her back.
And he couldn't have her when she decided to get married to Bill in 2016 and 2017. He even needed to recruit RJ to help him persuade Brooke to come back to him in 2016. And after Brooke left Bill in 2017, it still took Ridge months to make her take him back.


Even NOW Brooke doesn’t satisfy him totally like his marriages to Caroline then Taylor did.
Poor Brooke had to plan a sex session to remind him her main appeal…

Isn't sex an important part of a marriage too? Of course he isn't totally satisfied in a marriage that he hasn't 100% recommitted to and that most probably doesn't include sex right now, only some making out. He wouldn't have been satisfied in his marriages to Caroline and Taylor either without physical intimacy.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Cendrillon, 9/23/2022, 1:29PM (1 day, 8 hours, 7 min. ago) @BBfanforever

ICAM
Btw when did Ridge choose Brooke over Caroline or Taylor without any manipulations, lies or children / pregnancies or feelings of obligation?
Bottom line, Ridge could have her ANYTIME since SHE looked at him and decided he was her destiny.
He got engaged and married her only by default or on the rebound for decades.
Even NOW Brooke doesn’t satisfy him totally like his marriages to Caroline then Taylor did.
Poor Brooke had to plan a sex session to remind him her main appeal…

AMEN. Every single point you made is SPOT ON. It's like you were speaking my mind!!!

All Brooke has to offer Ridge is Sex at the end of the day. She is a one trick pony.

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When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

prime ⌂, Knoxville Tenn., 9/22/2022, 11:08PM (1 day, 22 hours, 29 min. ago) @commonsense- one person liked this

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?

None to my recollection. Taylor never really had a "clean win" in regards to getting Ridge. She always depended on manipulations, whether her own, or someone else's, or misunderstandings,to tip things in her favor. It's why Taylor is never secure even when she has Ridge in her bed...she's always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

matisse, 9/22/2022, 11:10PM (1 day, 22 hours, 26 min. ago) @commonsense- 3 people liked this[O]

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?

I cannot think of one time. He did seem to love her when she was dying several times. If that counts? LOL. He danced her body around the room when she was dying from being shot. He mourned her death in the plane crash. He moaned when she was dying of TB. I think Ridge loves Taylor best when she is dying or dead. LOL

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When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

prime ⌂, Knoxville Tenn., 9/22/2022, 11:14PM (1 day, 22 hours, 22 min. ago) @matisse- one person liked this

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?


I cannot think of one time. He did seem to love her when she was dying several times. If that counts? LOL. He danced her body around the room when she was dying from being shot. He mourned her death in the plane crash. He moaned when she was dying of TB. I think Ridge loves Taylor best when she is dying or dead. LOL

Given how annoying she is when she's alive...I can understand that.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

AnnieO, 9/23/2022, 12:11AM (1 day, 21 hours, 25 min. ago) @commonsense

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?

Around the time of Bridget's birth, Brooke tried to force Ridge to "make a choice" between her and Taylor (even though he had made no indication that he wasn't committed to his marriage to Taylor despite Brooke's ongoing efforts to split them up) and he chose Taylor over Brooke even though he thought Bridget was his daughter.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

BBfanforever, 9/23/2022, 2:17AM (1 day, 19 hours, 19 min. ago) @commonsense- one person liked this

I can't think of a time when Ridge chose Taylor over Brooke without any manipulations, lies or pregnancies or feelings of obligation. Was there ever a time when he just chose Taylor because he loved her more? Please help if there was because I don't remember one. He chose her because of his concern for Eric, because he was manipulated to think Brooke was cheating, because his mother faked a heart attack, because she had his babies and because people made up lies about what Brooke did like Berrygate. I can't think of any time when he just chose Taylor because she was the love of his life. Did I miss something?

Ridge constantly chose Taylor over Brooke until she « died » the second time
Brooke was then an interlude default and rebound
Brooke was the one who constantly needed manipulations and guilt trips to get a shot
Ridge chose to pursue Taylor and marry her when he could have Brooke who made clear she would never return to Eric anyway
He chose Taylor when Bridget was declared his. Eric was dating Sheila nothing could stop him as Taylor offered an easy divorce. Brooke could give him a kid and BLF as a bonus but he loved his wife and wanted a family’s with her
When Taylor cancelled their wedding over the Marina run Brooke offered an annulment bc her marriage was not yet consumated
When Brooke’s marriage to Grant was found illegal, Taylor had dumped him. He rejected her advances.

Ridge didn’t CHOOSE to marry Brooke over Taylor during all these years. He married her only by DEFAULT after Taylor was dead or had dumped him bc she supposedly had chosen Thorne.

After Taylor died and left for years Ridge settled for Brooke and had RJ.
Ridge only retuned to her after Taylor admitted the BBB, not because he couldn’t live without Brooke (and RJ)

After that he stayed with Brooke but Taylor was gone most of time … and even then Ridge chose many others over Brooke

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Tracy70, 9/23/2022, 2:25AM (1 day, 19 hours, 12 min. ago) @BBfanforever

Also Ridge while he was on trial said he only stayed with Brook because of Rick and Bridget.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

Riley, 9/23/2022, 9:00AM (1 day, 12 hours, 37 min. ago) @BBfanforever- one person liked this


After Taylor died and left for years Ridge settled for Brooke and had RJ.
Ridge only retuned to her after Taylor admitted the BBB, not because he couldn’t live without Brooke (and RJ)

His marriage to Taylor had never been happy again after that vow renewal in 2005. They were seeing a marriage counselor and towards the end of the year Ridge went on a long business trip to have time away from Taylor and clear his head. He was definitely shown missing Brooke in those months after the vow renewal, and the way he didn't even think twice about leaving Taylor after she confessed about her night with James made it pretty clear that he had just been waiting for an out, because Brooke was the one he truly wanted to be with and couldn't live without.


After that he stayed with Brooke but Taylor was gone most of time … and even then Ridge chose many others over Brooke

But not for long. He always realized sooner or later that Brooke was still the one.

When did Ridge choose Taylor because he loved her more?

QueenSteph, 9/23/2022, 9:27AM (1 day, 12 hours, 9 min. ago) @commonsense

He chose Taylor ALL THE TIME. Brooke tried her best. Seduction, faking a pregnancy & faking a miscarriage. Brooke was the schemer to get Ridge but she failed. She only got Ridge when Taylor "died", twice.

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Stormi, 9/23/2022, 1:05PM (1 day, 8 hours, 31 min. ago) @QueenSteph- one person liked this

The first two times he married Taylor was when Brooke was engaged to Eric. He was in love with Brooke and Brooke was in love with him but Ridge did not want to hurt his Father so he choose to marry Taylor.

The second time was when Forester Creations was having Fashion show and Ridge created a wedding dress for Brooke to model and he was going to propose to her on stage. However, Ridge saw Brooke kiss Grant(who she was dating) good-bye, Ridge got jealous/angry and he then asked Taylor to model the dress and proposed to her instead!

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