|The Bold and the Beautiful|
|Portrayed by||Kim Matula|
|First appearance||January 25, 2002|
|Last appearance||Still on the show|
|Created by||Bradley Bell|
|Introduced by||Bradley Bell|
|Born||July 2, 1992 (SORAS birthdate)|
- "I was just hoping for some distance. I thought you would understand that."
- —Hope to Steffy
After falling in love with Liam Spencer, the pair became engaged, but their marriage was delayed due to constant interferences. Some disapproved of the two being together, namely Liam's father, Bill, and Hope's brother, Rick. Liam and Hope ultimately broke up after nearly reuniting, due to Steffy's pregnancy. Liam and Hope have expressed their continued feelings for each other through a kiss and many meaningful conversations together.
Hope is considered a role model and has very conservative views on sex. This contributed greatly to her public image, but she was accused of being an adultress after sleeping with Liam while he was still legally married to Steffy.
She has launched the fashion lines "Hope for the Future" and "Hope's Perfect Wedding", both of which failed after Hope's personal life interfered with her work. The latter fashion line was abolished after Hope and Liam's marriage panned out badly.
Hope's family has recently had an uprise at the company, with Brooke's Bedroom having been relaunched and Steffy having lost her child, allowing for Hope to get Liam back once more.
Hope is very close to her aunt, Katie Logan, and is also a close friend of Caroline Spencer and Dayzee Forrester. Among other relationships, Hope has dated Oliver Jones and Thomas Forrester. There was a scandal concerning Oliver and Hope's mother Brooke during which they inadvertently had sex.
Controversially, Hope and Thomas began dating, which was at first not accepted, due to their status as step-siblings. Hope rejected his proposal to marry and dumped Thomas upon discovering that Steffy had convinced him to date Hope to keep Hope away from Liam. Thomas was left devastated.
Hope is the result of an affair between Brooke and her daughter Bridget's husband Deacon. Her father had no part in Hope's life for over twenty years, but was broken out of prison by Bill Spencer to stop her wedding with Liam. Deacon later sent Hope flowers.
- Brooke Logan: "I made a mistake."
- Eric Forrester: "A mistake? A mistake is something we do unintentionally, Brooke. So what are you telling me? You telling me you slept with Deacon by accident? You forgot who he was? You forgot that he was married to your daughter?"
- — Brooke and Eric
Meeting Oliver Jones
- "I'll never love you like I love Hope."
- —Oliver telling Steffy he cares about Hope
Oliver is warned to stay away from Hope as she no longer loves him, and Amber and Oliver later break things off so Amber and her mother Tawny can pursue Liam and make a claim on the Forrester fortune.
Falling In Love With Liam Spencer
- "Stay away from Hope. She's made her choice."
- —Liam warning Oliver
Liam confides in his frustration to Steffy and they begin to develop feelings for each other. Hope catches them kissing and breaks off the engagement. A devastated Liam proposes to Steffy and they marry in Aspen as Hope helplessly watches, trapped in a gondola, organised by Steffy and Bill.
Break Up and Reconciliation With Liam
- "You're stealing my husband!"
- —Steffy accusing Hope
She later escapes and tells Liam how Bill and Steffy conspired to keep he and Hope apart. Liam feels betrayed, and professes his love for Hope on the rooftop where he proposed to her. Bill refuses to give in when Liam and Hope confront him, and reminds Liam that Steffy is his wife, making it known he does not support Liam's attempt to reunite with Hope. Liam does not care and ends his relationship with Steffy. Hope and Liam reconcile. The two try to get Steffy to sign annulment papers, but she refuses, wanting a legal divorce.
Struggle With Pill Addiction
Hope spends the night with Liam on Brooke's advice. However, the night doesn't go well and Brooke finds Hope in tears the next morning. She takes Hope to a sex therapist so she can 'please' Liam. Hope's therapist gives her anti-anxiety pills. She begins taking them, and, confused by the therapist, is illegally given another prescription by Amber. She begins acting strangely, and Liam picks up on it when Hope passes out in the pool at the Forrester house and collides with Steffy while they were skiing. In Aspen, Steffy signs the annulment papers, and Liam tears them up.
The divorce between Liam and Steffy is finalized, and Liam and Hope leave to Italy to marry at Brooke's insistence. Hope would later reveal that she wants her real father, Deacon, to walk her down the isle.
Marriage to Liam
- "I won't let a day go by where I don't tell you, or more importantly, show you how much you mean to me."
- —Liam's vow to Hope
Unknown to them, the iPad records their sexual encounter. Hope arrives at the hotel room and Steffy is forced to hide in the closet. Hope reveals her reasons for being late, and she and Liam eventually arrive at the altar and get married. A tearful Steffy watches the ceremony from afar.
However, the marriage soon breaks when Liam reveals his encounter with Steffy. Hope does not know how close they came to having sex, and then finds the video on a laptop where it most likely was accidentally uploaded from the iPad, along with the wedding photos. She is heartbroken and tears up their marriage papers. Adding to Hope's discomfort is the fact that their marriage is not legal in the United States.Hope leaves Liam's home and moves back in with Brooke. Liam pleads with her to come back, but she refuses, not ready and still distraught over Liam ruining her wedding day. Although Hope stays away from Liam, she later tells him they will still be together and will remarry, shutting down the possibility of going to the courthouse to have the marriage legalised. Liam agrees, and Hope begins planning another wedding. Despite initially being criticised by Stephanie for constantly walking out on Liam over small problems, she agrees to let the pair marry at the Forrester home. This marriage later ends up being a disaster after Liam's love for Steffy once again comes in the way of Liam and Hope's relationship.
Second Wedding Failure
- "You don't deserve me."
- —Hope breaking up with Liam
Liam visits Hope and tries to get her back, but she tells him she doesn't love him. Liam reconnects with Steffy and they fall back in love, much to Hope's discomfort. She later comes to feel that she let Liam go and "gave" him to Steffy. Brooke and Katie disagree over whether Liam's actions were forgivable or not.
Finding Out The Truth
- "We were robbed!"
- —Hope and Liam
Brooke pushes Hope to take advantage of the fact that Liam is no longer living with Steffy. Hope refuses, wanting to give Liam time to make his own decision.
Losing Liam to Steffy
- "You are already married in my eyes."
- —Father Fontana to Hope and Liam
After this loss, Hope gives up on getting Liam back, instead telling him to marry Steffy. Brooke pushes Hope to continue pursuing Liam, especially when Hope reveals that she would raise Steffy's child if Liam wanted her to. However, Hope refuses, understanding because she grew up without her own father.
Hope and Liam spend time together and reveal they both feel like they are standing on either side of an elephant (this being Steffy's pregnancy) and Liam tells Hope he will never feel about anyone the way he feels about her. Steffy later loses the child when she is involved in a motorcyle accident.
Hope finds solace in Oliver after Liam dumps her. Oliver reveals to Hope the tattoo he got on his ankle, the Chinese symbol for hope. A touched Hope reconnects with him. Shortly after, Hope steps down as spokeswoman of her own line, Hope For The Future, and hires Maya.
RomancesSteffy Forrester, became pregnant with Liam's child. Despite Liam eventually leaving Hope, they later kissed, proving their feelings for each other. Their love triangle involving Steffy has spanned most of the series' recent storylines, and despite Hope's brief romances with other men, she has consistently returned to Liam despite his cheating, breaking her heart and reliance on Steffy. The pair have attempted to marry three times, though two of these marriages never came to pass while another happened but was illegal and eventually destroyed because of Liam's love for Steffy. While Liam was with Steffy, he and Hope often crossed lines, kissing several times despite Steffy's warnings.
- Oliver Jones: Oliver was Hope's first boyfriend. They met in high school, approaching graduation, and, attracted to each other, began dating. During their relationship, they were extremely happy and Oliver comforted Hope after she was nearly raped. Despite Oliver's sexual misadventure with her mother, Hope forgave him, later leaving him for Liam Spencer. Oliver tried to get Hope back, with no success. He later realised that there was no chance left for the two, and moved on, seemingly over Hope. Later, it was revealed that he still loves Hope, and comforted her when she was left heartbroken by Liam.
- Thomas Forrester: Thomas was Hope's third boyfriend and had a brief romance with her. He was Hope's rebound and she eventually chose Liam over him. Thomas was deeply in love with Hope, even proposing to her, but was rejected. Hope dumped Thomas, and although he was initially upset, he later ventured into a romance with Caroline Spencer.
Hope is considered to be sweet, caring and kind and is well respected by many. She is best known for highly valuing her morals and principals, and is described as "a polar opposite of what her mother Brooke once was". Hope believes that sex is something that should be shared between a husband and a wife, and would not have sex with Liam until they were married.
At times, Hope can also be selfish, childish and is often easily upset by problems with Liam. Steffy often criticised Hope, but later admitted she was sweet.
Hope's appearance has not changed a lot. She has retained her clothing and style most of the series.
Hair: Hope has long blonde hair. She often wears it down and straight, although on some occassions she wears it up in a bun, and once in a ponytail. Her hair is sometimes worn wavy, and in promotional images wears it in curls. The color of her hair has never changed, remaining a rich gold, blonde color. For her first two weddings, Hope wore her hair up in a bun, and for her third wedding wore it down and wavy. Her hair seemed to have more of a yellow color to it, which is the only color change that occurs with her hair. At times, Hope has worn her hair with a slight curl.
Wardrobe: Hope's wardrobe varies greatly, although she has retained a similar style. She has worn lacel panel front dresses, cut outs, lace mini skirts, a lace front Raglan top, cold shoulder tops, knit dresses, lace yokes, and denims. She has also been seen with a blue pleated dress. Her wardrobe has slightly evolved.
Make-up: There are no changes with Hope's make-up.
- "You are my husband and I love you!" —Hope to Liam
- "You really hurt me." —Hope to Liam
- "But he's not the one. Liam's the one." —Hope to Brooke
- Hope has green/blue eyes.
- Hope is the first result of Brooke's affair with a family member.