‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Eric Forrester – Sweet Grandpa or Lady-Loving Lothario?

Bold and the Beautiful these days has Eric Forrester (John McCook) as a doting grandpa, father, and sweet husband. But, back in the day, Eric was sexier, more troublesome, and colored outside the lines more often. It’s no wonder he’s excited by Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer). Here’s a quick look at all of his past wives and lives before he was a silver fox on the CBS soap.

Who Plays Eric Forrester on Bold and the Beautiful?

That’s the most frequent question from B&B fans about this character. The talented John McCook originated the role in 1987 and played it ever since then. In real life, John’s 75, so Eric Forrester’s presumably the same age. The actor has four children, two boys, and two girls.

As for Eric, he’s got six biological children, one adopted one, and one that he took on as his own on Bold and the Beautiful. As you may know, Eric Forrester’s two baby mamas are Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery).

When it comes to wives, Eric Forrester’s had quite a few of those. Actor John McCook had three wives, but his alter-ego outdid him by far. Eric hitched himself to Stephanie four times, and Brooke twice. But, there were three other wives in the mix on Bold and the Beautiful — take a look.

Bold and the Beautiful: Eric Forrester (John McCook) - Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery)

First, here’s a rundown of Eric’s children with Stephanie:

  • Thorne Forrester
  • Kristen Forrester
  • Felicia Forrester
  • Angela Forrester (now dead)
  • Ridge Forrester (not his bio-kid, but treats him as his own)

His kids with Brooke:

  • Rick Forrester (AKA Eric Jr)
  • Bridge Forrester

Plus, he adopted Marcus Forrester.

Bold and the Beautiful: Eric Forrester (John McCook) - Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown)

What Ladies Married Him on B&B?

Of course, Stephanie was wife #1, and Eric married her several more times — and was her husband when she died on-screen in 2012. Eric Forrester married Brooke twice, but the second go-round fizzled fast, and they never even hit the sheets on Bold and the Beautiful.

In case you forgot, he also wed Brooke’s sister Donna Logan (Jennifer Gareis). Now, she’s back on B&B and tried to lure him back into her bed. In addition to these three, Eric Forrester wed two devious divas on Bold and the Beautiful. The first was Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown).

Eric Forrester (John McCook) - Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang)

The second, of course, is Eric’s current wife, Quinn. But don’t forget, Eric Forrester’s older than either Brooke or Donna – and he dated their mom at one point. Bold and the Beautiful loves icky stuff like that. Eric also had romances with a few other women here and there over the years.

A quick summary of his many wives:

  • Stephanie – married four times
  • Brooke – married twice
  • Sheila
  • Donna
  • Quinn

Bold and the Beautiful: Eric Forrester (John McCook) - Donna Logan (Jennifer Gareis)

Has Eric Finally Settled Down – Will He Stick With the Last Wife on Bold and the Beautiful?

B&B updates tell us the soap’s delayed at least one more month, and maybe longer before they can resume shooting with Eric Forrester and the rest of the characters. So, we’re left hanging on Bold and the Beautiful on whether he’ll dump Quinn for exposing Brooke’s cheating.

Eric Forrester (John McCook) - Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer)

While some in the Forrester family think Quinn’s somehow “beneath” Eric, if you watched back in the day, you’d know he’s a troublemaker in his right. And, he’s got a taste for bad girls. However, Bold and the Beautiful is now writing him as a benevolent granddad and all-around mellow man.

Bold and the Beautiful spoilers are on hold, but check Soap Dirt for daily updates on when B&B resumes filming.