Bold and the Beautiful father Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) is one of many dads on the CBS soap we’re honoring for Father’s Day. He’s in a tough spot now grieving the loss of a child. Yet, he’s clueless he’s helping raise that child. This show has some dads that can be downright villainous to their sons sometimes. Other times, they are the best dads ever. These are all complicated father figures and today, we salute five of them in our Dad’s Day tribute. Check out who all made the list and drops us a comment on social media to share your thoughts. Here’s the five B&B dads we chose.
Bold and the Beautiful Fathers – Bill Spencer Is Both Good and Bad
B&B father Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) is a dad to three sons. The only child he knew about from conception was his son with his Katie Logan (Heather Tom). That’s his namesake William Spencer III (Finnegan George). Bill raised Will from birth – but not his other boys. The older kids invaded his life only once as adults. Bill learned he had son Liam Spencer through a DNA test. Not long after that, he found he had Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) with Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer). But those moms intentionally kept Bill away from their kids.
Bill is not always a model of fatherhood and virtue. His obsession with Liam’s wife Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was a particular low point. Especially since that took all his time and he neglected Will. Plus, he literally blew up Liam… Then he used Wyatt to help spread a lie that broke up Liam and Steffy. All of this madness nearly cost Bill his youngest son. Now, Katie and Will are back in his life full time and the Spencer family seems to be on the right track. Bill is back to being a good dad – maybe the best he’s ever been.
Yes Bill has another son besides the two waffling Wilbury brothers pic.twitter.com/naJ1WQK1Ef
— Ashely Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) June 14, 2019
Patriarch Eric Forrester – Father Figure to Many on B&B
Next up on our Bold and the Beautiful list of dads is Eric Forrester (John McCook). One would think with all of the children he has it would be tough for him to be a good father. But he manages to keep it together. Eric is dad to Thorne Forrester (Ingo Rademacher), Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye), Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay), Kristen Forrester (Tracy Melchior), and Marcus Forrester (Texas Battle). Eric adopted Marcus. Plus there’s Eric Forrester Jr (Jacob Young) and Bridget Forrester (Ashley Jones). That’s a whole pile of kids.
Eric has been a busy man and has a lot of children and grandchildren. The holidays are a big deal for Eric. He keeps his family grounded by keeping them close, both at home and work. Many work at Forrester Creations. We do see them from time to time though, so they are never forgotten. Recently, Eric embraced his wife Quinn’s son Wyatt and considers him a de facto Forrester too. Eric is easily the ultimate B&B dad whose always around for a hug, good advice, or to offer a place to live. His mailbox should be stuffed full of Father’s Day cards.
Who can name all of Eric Forrester's kids? pic.twitter.com/cPu9AW9ihP
— Ashely Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) June 14, 2019
Ridge Forrester – Not Always the Best Son or Father on Bold and the Beautiful
Another B&B dad that has his moments of being truly rotten is Ridge. He has four children, although one is deceased. Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), Steffy Forrester, her twin Phoebe Forrester (MacKenzie Mauzy), and Ridge Forrester Jr (RJ) (Anthony Turpel). Ridge had a rough dad road sometimes. A tragic car accident killed daughter Phoebe. Her death devastated Ridge and after that, his relationships with both Thomas and Steffy were never the same.
He’s always been pretty good with RJ, though. But, no doubt Ridge’s worst move as a father was to try and steal Thomas’ son Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri) from him. Ridge went to great lengths in that plot line, but since then, he’s been on the straight and narrow. He’s now a caring grandpa to Douglas and a supportive father to both Thomas and Steffy as they go through their own ordeals of love and loss. He’s even a good stepdad to Hope Logan, even though his wife doesn’t always agree with him on that point.
B&B’s Thomas Forrester – This Dad Will Do Anything for His Son
If going all-out to give your kid their best life is the measure, then Thomas Forrester exceeds. His actions on Bold and the Beautiful are downright excessive – but done with the best of intentions. He’s dad to Douglas Forrester from a one night stand with now-dead Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey). Thomas had no idea he was a father for the few months of Douglas’ life because Ridge schemed to hide the truth from him. But once he found out he was a dad, he was over the moon in love with his son.
Things were fine until Caroline died and then his grief drove him to extremes to find Douglas a new mom. Right now, he’s engaged in gaslighting and all sorts of awful behavior. Still, you can’t deny that he loves his son and is trying to be a great dad. The means he’s using are dodgy and before it’s done, he might wind up in prison trying to be a good dad. So, this is an extreme father situation that we have to wait and see how it works out. But you can’t deny he loves his son on Bold and the Beautiful.
Liam Spencer – Strange Dad Situaton on Bold and the Beautiful
Front and center on B&B right now is Liam Spencer. Hope annulled him and now he’s back living with his ex. He thinks his daughter Beth died, but he’s actually helping raise her. He’s also father to Kelly Spencer (Zoe Pennington) with Steffy. Liam Spencer had a trying time during his venture through fatherhood. Finding the paternity test in Steffy’s bag destroy Liam. It ruined what should have been a joyous time. Steffy tried to make things right, but eventually, their marriage fell apart.
Now, he just saw his marriage to Hope implode. Liam Spencer was determined not to be absent from his child’s life like Bill was from his. Liam is always thrilled to spend as much time as he can with the girls. Now, Liam is unknowingly living with both of his daughters under Steffy’s roof while he and Hope suffer thinking Beth died in childbirth. It’s a sure bet that Liam will make sure his daughters want for nothing when it comes to love and affection from their dad. And that’s why he’s a top dad on Father’s Day.
We hope you enjoyed our Father’s Day tribute and are having a wonderful weekend with the dads in your life. Soap Dirt wishes all the fathers out there a wonderful weekend in honor of all that you do.
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