The Bold and the Beautiful: Who Will Liam Choose in 2013? Hope or Steffy?
Who do you think Liam should be with?
Last year, we looked at who Liam Spencer on the Bold and the Beautiful should be with, Hope or Steffy. And readers weighed in, by voting in our poll – Thanks to everyone who voted! If you want to vote on who you think Liam should be with you can still do so here. And don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments secion below!
2012 was an interesting and eventful year for the Hope, Steffy and Liam love triangle, and it ended with a couple of big reveals, that had the potential to change the status quo.
If you want a refresher on Liam, Hope and Steffy’s history check out the links at the bottom of this article above the comments section.
How did Hope, Liam and Steffy end 2012?
As 2012 drew to a close, Liam was once again living with his ex-wife Steffy, in the Malibu beach house. And they appeared to be very happy. Liam and Steffy’s relationship continued to flourish. Liam seemed not only happy but at peace and Steffy was right where she wanted to be – in Liam’s arms.
Liam had of course reunited with Steffy after Hope told him they were through. Hope ended the relationship with Liam when Liam turned up on their Los Angeles wedding day sporting a faux hawk and neck ink after a night out with Steffy.
Hope told Liam he didn’t deserve her and that the wedding was off. As time passed, Hope began to have second thoughts, however, ones that her brother Rick quickly dispelled. With a lie. Rick had DJ, Othello, who was playing the club where Steffy and Liam partied the night before his last wedding attempt to Hope, tell hope that he’d seen Liam and Steffy making out…That piece of information firmed Hope’s resolve that she and Liam were over.
At the end of the year however, that lie came undone…
Rick Forrester’s lies revealed
Rick’s lies were not altruistic. Though he claims to have made up the lie to keep Liam away from Hope because all Spencer ever did was hurt his sister, Rick also had something to gain from Hope not going back to Liam.
Rick, smitten with Caroline Spencer, who at the time was dating Thomas Forrester used the lie to push Hope and Thomas back together. Rick let Caroline know that Thomas and Hope had been on the verge of marriage (Thomas proposed in Cabo) undermining Caroline’s confidence in her relationship with Thomas, now that Hope was once again a free woman.
Thomas, though aware of Rick’s motivations didn’t help when he kissed Hope in a press conference where Rick announced that Thomas and Hope would be working together on the Hope for the future line.
Caroline was not amused. And eventually Rick got exactly what he wanted. Caroline was once again his, and Hope was no longer seeing Liam (who had by now reunited with Steffy).
When Caroline learned about Rick and Othello’s lie, she encouraged Rick to tell Hope the truth, which he did. Caroline’s quest to do what was right, however put her on the wrong side of Bill Spencer (who also wanted Hope and Liam apart, so that Liam would stay with Steffy, Bill’s preferred choice in daughter in law). Bill and caroline argued resulting in Caroline taking a tumble over the balcony at Bill’s mansion and onto the tennis court over 10 feet below. Caroline was hospitalized with a mild concussion but would recover.
Hope who now knew the truth was also on a mission – to recover her life – the one stolen from her by Bill, Rick, Othello and Steffy’s interference. Early in 2013, further fuel was added to Hope’s fire to win back Liam…
Bill Spencer’s lies revealed
Ever since Bill Spencer orchestrated the release of Deacon Sharpe from prison and flew him in his private Spencer jet to Italy to derail Hope and Liam’s beautiful Italian wedding viewers have been waiting for the day that Liam and Hope would be clued in to what happened.
That day was a long time coming. And a lot of people knew about it before Hope and Liam.
Kate Spencer, at the end of a high risk pregnancy, overheard Deacon and Bill arguing in Bill’s office. When questioned, Deacon, guilty over what he’d done to Hope, dropped Bill in it with his wife and spilled the beans. Katie, needless to say was furious with her husband, and went into premature labor.
Katie delivered a healthy son, but also flat lined during the cesarean section necessary to save Katie and her son’s life.
Yet still Hope and Liam didn’t know.
How Did Hope and Liam find out?
Steffy of course accused Bill of manipulating Liam and Hope while she was in Italy (after she sent Liam to marry Hope) but also kept quiet – to protect Liam’s relationship with his father. Since Hope and Liam did get married (or so they thought) on that day in Italy, Steffy thought there was nothing to gain by telling Liam her suspicions.
Finally, a conversation with Dayzee set Hope on the road to understanding what really happened at hier Itallian wedding. Up until now, Hope had thought that the stars had simply aligned against her an Liam as a set of coincidences strove to keep them apart. But Hope learned that Bill Spencer was responsible for her father, Deacon, turning up in Italy on her wedding day, and that he also orchestrated (through assistant Allison) for Hope’s limo driver to leave without her, the writing of the note that Hope thought was from Deacon and Liam thought was from Hope, and for Steffy to ready and waiting to comfort a crushed Liam.
Hope intervenes during Bill's intervention
A furious Hope took to Bill’s mansion with a golf club to gain entry and confronted him. Unfortunately for Bill he was in the middle of an intervention with Taylor, Brooke, Katie, Dani and Karen all confronting Bill over his drinking which they attributed to Bill’s control freak tendencies which put Caroline in the hospital and destroyed Hope and Liam’s relationship.
Hope got what she needed. Bill couldn’t deny the accusations leveled at him by Hope, when so many in the room were already fully aware of what he’d done. Hope was horrified to realize that Katie, Donna, Taylor and Brooke had all known but kept quiet because by the time they knew, Liam was back together with Steffy and they though little good could come of stirring the pot.
Hope disagreed. She stormed out of the mansion to tell Liam what kind of man his father was…and the reclaim everything that Bill and Rick had taken from her – her dignity, her fashion line and her husband…
Liam learns the truth – and has a choice to make
Hope decided that at the very least Liam deserved to know what kind of a man his father was. He was the kind of man to destroy his own son’s happiness, Hope told Liam.
Liam initially didn’t believe what Hope had to say, but when he learned that Hope had proof in the form of witnesses, Liam high tailed it to his father’s place to confront him also. After Hope’s earlier visit Bill had been expecting his son, however, and had a plan.
Then men argued, and Liam predictably tore off his sword necklace and left it on the table as he went to leave his father’s house. Bill called his son back, picked up the miniature sword and melodramatically stabled himself with it.
It had the desired effect. Liam took the necklace back, but viewers quickly learned that the entire scene had been another one of Bill’s manipulations – something he had once again promised Liam he wouldn’t engage in. (Bill had a wad of cash strapped to his chest – revealed later when he bought his wife an expensive diamond necklace – with said cash.)
With the secrets revealed who will Liam chose? Hope or Steffy?
At the beginning of 2013, Liam once again finds himself if the position of having two beautiful and intelligent women (with trust funds or independent wealth) fighting for him.
Steffy has made it clear that she is not going to hand Liam over to Hope just because Hope learned that some of the information she used to base her relationship decisions upon was lies. Steffy reminds Liam that he is happy, calm and relaxed with her. They have a good life, and Steffy isn’t going to give that up.
Hope is equally as determined to be reunited with Liam. Hope believes she and Liam would be happy and married right now if it hadn’t been for the interference of outside forces. Hope wants the life she would have had if Bill, Rick and Steffy hadn’t interfered in their life. Hope was also thankful that Liam and Steffy hadn’t made any life altering decisions in their time together…
And Liam is confused, in love with two women and not in possession of all of the facts….
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Steffy has a secret…she’s pregnant
Just before leaving on a trip to Paris (Ridge beckoned her to France), Steffy made a discovery. She is pregnant. While Steffy was on her way home to tell Liam her happy news, Taylor learned her daughter’s secret when she pulled an empty pregnancy test box from Steffy’s handbag.
Steffy arrived home to learn just how divided Liam is over his relationships with her and Hope. He and Hope were making out – on the bed she and Liam share!
A distraught Steffy got on a plane to Paris without telling Liam he was to be a father. Later via video chat, however, Steffy told Liam to spend some time with Hope while she was away but not to cross the line with her. To help him make his decision. Steffy also cryptically told Liam to remember that she and he shared something that Hope and Liam don’t….
So the big question now is, who will Liam chose to spend his life with? Hope of Steffy. And will he get to decide knowing ALL the facts. Or will he chose Hope, then do his “duty” and return to Steffy when he learns she is having his child?
Or will his decision be moot when Liam learns Steffy is pregnant? Could Hope who grew up without a father figure want that for Steffy’s baby? And in the soap world you have to ask if this baby will even be born, or whether it is simply just a plot device to extend the separation between star crossed lovers Hope and Liam….
Some of Hope, Steffy and Liam's history
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Steffy Wedding Crashes Hope and Liam's Elopement
Brooke planned a surprise elopement for Hope and Liam recreating their Italian Weddi. Steffy caught wind of the plans and crashed Hope and Liam's wedding just as the ring was going on Hope's finger...
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Hope Logan finally dumps...
After many attempts at marrying the Bold and the Beautiful's Hope finally dumped Liam Spencer after he turned up at their most recent attempt sporting a red faux-hawk and neck ink (tattoo). But is that really why Hope dumped Liam?
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Who does Liam belong wit...
The love triangle between Hope Logan, Liam Spencer and Streffy Forrester has involved manipulation, hurried engagements (and weddings) and lies without a clear winner for Liam's affections. Who do you think should be with Liam -Hope or Steffy?
Find a summary of what has happened in the Hope, Liam and Steffy Love Triangle.
From Steffy nearly drowning through to her departure to Paris and beyond!
So, the dust has settled after Steffy crashed Hope and Liam's elopement and brought the proceedings to an abrupt end with two simple words.
Those words, of course, were I'm pregnant. After both ladies had the floor talking to Liam lone, Liam made a decision - he chose....Steffy! But it was quite clear he made the choice because Steffy was pregnant....and hat in a perfect world he and Hope would be together...
How long will Steffy and Liam be together