Jessica Forrester and Dylan Shaw: In 1994, Eric and Stephanie became guardians to his niece, 16-year-old Iowan Jessica. She crushed on 20-year-old Dylan, a college student and aspiring Forrester designer, and when sleazy bartender Sly put the moves on her, Dylan came to her rescue. The young pair became lovers, and when Eric and Steph found out, they had Dylan arrested for statutory rape. Jess begged Dylan to run away with her, but he said no. A grateful Eric and Steph stood up for him in court and he was acquitted. In 1995, the duo agreed to see other people. Dylan unwittingly bedded Jessica’s mother, Maggie, pushing Jess into Sly’s arms. By 1996, Jessica had reunited with Dylan, unaware he’d taken a job stripping to earn money for school. When he turned down Lauren’s offer of 10 grand to bed her, Jessica took this as a sign of Dylan’s true love for her. Vengeful Sly raped Jessica and tried to kill her when he tied her up in the bar where they met and set it on fire. Dylan saved her, and Sly died in the blaze. The romance ended when Jessica left for school in London.
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Rick Forrester and Ambrosia "Amber" Moore: In 1998, 16-year-old Rick developed a crush on his slightly older babysitter, Amber. He was injured, and they became lovers after she saved his life with a kidney donation. Amber wound up pregnant so Rick proposed, infuriating his family. Suffering cold feet, Rick fell for virginal Kimberly, but still wed Amber in 1999. Amber lost the baby but swapped the deceased tot with her cousin Becky’s newborn son. When Rick discovered the truth about “Little Eric” the following year, he dumped Amber. Rick reunited with Kimberly, and Amber hooked up with C.J. In 2001, Rick and Amber remarried but after her 2002 miscarriage, she got hooked on painkillers and was framed for crimes committed by “Little Eric’s” nanny, Erica (real name: Mary), the secret daughter of psycho Sheila, who was plotting for her daughter to win Rick’s heart and become a Forrester. When Rick and Amber lost custody of “Little Eric” to Deacon, they split for good in 2003.
Hope Logan and Oliver Jones: In 2010, Oliver Jones came to L.A. to stay with family and met both sexy Steffy and virginal Hope while working as a DJ at the Insomnia Café. He kissed Steffy, but fell hard for Hope, who reciprocated his feelings. Their blissful courtship was jeopardized at Hope’s high school graduation party, where the guests wore identical masks and costumes. Oliver thought he had masked sex with Hope, but was horrified to later discover he’d had relations with her mom, Brooke. Steffy found out and blackmailed Oliver into dating her, and the truth came out when a video of the tryst went viral. Hope couldn’t get the image of her boyfriend getting intimate with her mother out of her head, so they split. By year’s end, Hope was dating Liam, so Oliver colluded with Amber to split them up. In 2011, Amber claimed Liam was the father of her unborn baby after he got drunk and woke up with her. A devastated Hope turned to Oliver and they got engaged, but when the true paternity of Amber’s baby girl was exposed (hello, Marcus!), Hope reunited with Liam, leaving Ollie in the dust.
Nicole Avant and Zende Dominguez: In 2015, Zende concealed his Forrester pedigree when he interned at the family business. He began dating fellow intern Nicole, but her decision to become a surrogate for her sister, Maya, caused tension between them. Zende broke up with Nic and gave in to temptation with her half sister, Sasha, the following year. Zende sneaked into the delivery room when Nicole gave birth and realized he was wrong to let her go. His plans to reunite went south when a desperate Sasha pretended to be pregnant. Once reunited, Nicole and Zende finally made love, but their happiness was short-lived: When Maya asked Nic to consider being a surrogate for a second time, Zende was furious that Nic would even consider it. He got drunk and fell into bed with Sasha, again. Nicole caught them post-coitus, announced she’d turned down Maya’s request, and dumped Zende. He wooed Nicole back with a romantic horse-and-carriage proposal. They wed on Valentine’s Day in 2017. When Nicole learned that she might not be able to have another child, she considered reclaiming Lizzie, but Zende convinced her that they’d have their own family someday. When Zende was offered a job designing at Forrester International, the newlyweds moved to Paris.