Who Are All Of Ridge's Children On The Bold And The Beautiful?

Since the day "The Bold and the Beautiful" first premiered on CBS 35 years ago (via TV Insider), Ridge Forrester (then played by Ronn Moss, now Thorsten Kaye) has been known as a playboy. And he has certainly lived up to that label, falling in and out of love with multiple women, marrying multiple women, and sometimes finding it impossible to stay faithful.

Surprisingly, he only has children with two of these women — the wives he has gone back and forth between for decades, Taylor Hayes (first played by Hunter Tylo, now Krista Allen) and Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), according to Soaps in Depth.

Ridge met Brooke on the very first "The Bold and the Beautiful" episode and has married her numerous times. He remains wed to her as of this writing, although they are estranged.

However, he also spent many years married to Taylor, and, now that he's on the outs with Brooke, he's growing closer to Taylor again, proving that, the more things change, the more they stay the same. 

How many children did these two women give Ridge over the years?

Ridge has a son named Thomas with Taylor

After marriages to both Caroline Spencer (Joanna Johnson), who tragically died, and Brooke Logan, who was married to his father, Ridge Forrester finally became a father for real.

While he had believed he fathered Brooke's daughter, Bridget, it turned out she belonged to Eric Forrester (via Soaps.com). But Taylor Hayes finally gave Ridge a child when Thomas Forrester was born.

As of this writing, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) is a grown adult who has had his share of mental health problems, but he's doing his best to be on the straight and narrow and do the right thing from now on. His issues caused him to lose full custody of his young son, Douglas Forrester (Henry Jospeh Samiri), and Thomas has worked hard to regain the little boy's trust. 

Now, all he needs is his own love interest, and he might be getting somewhere. In recent years, however, he has mainly had an interest in Hope Logan Spencer, who only has eyes for her husband, Liam Spencer (via Soaps In Depth).

He had twin daughters, but only one survived

After giving Ridge Forrester a son, Taylor Hayes also gave him two daughters in the form of identical twins Steffy and Phoebe. After the girls were sent to boarding school and returned as teenagers, they were no longer identical, with Mackenzie Mauzy playing Phoebe and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood playing Steffy. 

Soon after Wood took on the role of Steffy, Phoebe was killed in a car crash, and Steffy has gone on in life without her twin (via Soaps In Depth).

In 2022, Steffy is a mother of two young children, Hayes and Kelly, and recently lost her husband, John "Finn" Finnegan (Tanner Novlan) to his crazed biological mother, Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown). She shot him in the chest as he took a bullet for Steffy (via Soap Hub). 

As of this writing, the woman has to figure out how to go on as well as enact revenge on the woman who destroyed her family.

Ridge has one son with Brooke, named RJ

After years of having children with other people, Brooke Logan finally gave birth to a child who belonged to Ridge. So, naturally, she named him Ridge Jr., and they call him RJ.

Of course, there was drama surrounding RJ's birth, as Brooke never seemed to know what man got her pregnant. She thought her baby belonged to Ridge's half-brother, Nick Marone, but he turned out to belong to Ridge, which thrilled Brooke to no end (via Soaps In Depth).

The last we saw of RJ (Anthony Turpel), he was a teenager who had returned from boarding school for a while and became involved with Sally Spectra's sister, Coco Spectra (Courtney Grosbeck), according to Soaps.com. However, that teen romance ended quickly, and RJ was sent back to boarding school. 

With his parents on the outs once again, will having RJ around help them at all? He can even return to the show as a full-grown man because the magic of soap opera aging can do many things.