1. Ridge and Caroline take their first family photos with baby Douglas.
Overwhelmed with happiness, the new parents snuggle up with their baby son for their first family portrait. Tiny Douglas, you are so loved!
2. Caroline holds her son.
Never happier, Caroline proudly cuddled her baby boy.
3. Ridge and Caroline welcome their sweet son.
Following a beautiful home-birth, Ridge and Caroline rejoiced over the arrival of their baby boy. Congrats to the happy family!
4. Thomas helps calm Caroline's nerves.
While things remain rocky between Thomas and his father, the younger Forrester refused to abandon Caroline as she started the early stages of labor. When Ridge arrived at the house, Thomas backed off to give the couple privacy; however, he remained close by for support, much to his father's unease.
Will Thomas ever learn the truth about the baby?
5. Ridge and Caroline decide to raise the baby as their own.
Despite the heartbreak and betrayal both lovers felt, Caroline and Ridge chose to make their relationship work. With everything in the open, the couple grew stronger and closer, vowing never to deceive one another again. To prove his loyalty, Ridge promised Caroline to raise her child as his own—so long as Thomas never learned the truth.
6. The truth finally comes out.
The weight of their lies was too heavy to carry, and both Ridge and Caroline confessed their darkest secrets. After learning Ridge was sterile, Caroline was forced to admit that Thomas was the father of her baby, putting their relationship to the ultimate test.
7. Ridge and Caroline tie the knot in a private wedding.
Ridge and Caroline pledged their love in a beautiful, spontaneous beach wedding. For a brief moment, neither of the newlyweds gave their worries a second thought.
8. Ridge and Caroline move forward, despite their secrets.
Fearing he'd lose Caroline again, Ridge proposed to the love of his life. Keeping true to his "live in the moment" mentality, he also suggested that the couple wed immediately.
While both Ridge and Caroline were happy, they were each hiding huge secrets from one another.
9. Caroline makes a life-changing move.
Heartbroken and under the influence, Caroline sought comfort in someone she thought was a true friend. But, Thomas was under a different impression, and he initiated a kiss Caroline was soon to regret. The grieving beauty kissed Thomas back, and the two ended up spending the night together.
10. Ridge and Caroline's relationship comes to an abrupt halt.
Caroline never hid the fact that she dreamed of being a mother, but when Ridge said he couldn't give her a family, she came to peace with never carrying a child. While she told Ridge that she would always choose him over a baby, he broke off their relationship so she could find someone who could give her what she wanted in life.
Of course, he didn't tell Caroline that the real reason he couldn't give her a family was because he'd had a vasectomy in Paris.
11. Caroline becomes a free woman.
After months of waiting, Caroline's divorce was finally official. While it was hard for her to accept that life wasn't going as she had planned, Ridge comforted her by saying that they would rewrite their dreams together.
12. Ridge helps Caroline find her stride.
Caroline suffered a horrific accident while visiting her mom in New York, rendering her unable to walk on her own. Although she was scared, she knew that she could overcome any obstacle with Ridge by her side. Just as she helped him rediscover his love for drawing, Ridge helped Caroline as she learned to walk again.
13. Caroline moves into Ridge's bohemian loft.
After the terrifying fiasco with Rick, Caroline and Ridge decided it was time to take things to the next level in their relationship. With a divorce in the works, Caroline was ready to start a new chapter in her life with the man she truly loved.
14. Rick threatens Ridge and Caroline as they grow closer.
Although Caroline and Rick were still married, the young designer couldn't help but fall for Ridge. Upset that their marriage was crumbling, Rick stormed into the Forrester building and fired shots at the new lovers. Thankfully, he missed, and no one was hurt.
15. Caroline becomes Ridge's artistic muse.
For a while, Ridge struggled to find inspiration in his daily work. Then, along came Caroline. As the two started working closely together, Ridge felt a fire and a passion he'd desperately been missing in both his work and his romantic life.