My wife, my baby
Love triumphs all, even when Ridge finds out that his wife Caroline is pregnant with his son Thomas’s baby!
After Caroline confesses, Ridge wants to keep the baby…as their own. Weekdays SABC3 (*193) 18:00
Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) discovery of her pregnancy on Wednesday 19 October, immediately followed by her husband Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) vasectomy confession, has left the newlywed with a truth-timebomb in her hands. But Caroline isn’t going to wait for it to explode in her face. On Wednesday 26 October, at the risk of destroying her marriage and Ridge’s family, she tells Ridge that she had drunk, drugged, blackout sex with a guy on Tuesday 20 September, the night that Ridge broke up with her… and that “guy” was his son Thomas (Pierson Fodé). While Ridge is still reeling from the first bombshell on Thursday 27 October, Caroline drops her second bomb: she’s pregnant! But just when Caroline is expecting the worst, Ridge does the unexpected.
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT
Ridge sees through Caroline’s teary, guilt-stricken confession on Thursday 27 October to place the blame where it really belongs – squarely with Thomas. Floored by his understanding, Caroline then confesses to her pregnancy and Linsey explains that “if Ridge had a huge reaction to her revealing that she’d slept with someone else, I don’t think she would have told him that it was Thomas. But because this man has so much love for her, she just can’t lie, and she feels she has to tell him”.
THAT’S OUR BABY
On Friday 28 October, Ridge asks his wife whether Thomas knows about the pregnancy and when Caroline admits that he doesn’t, Ridge suggests that they raise the baby as their own. “You see Ridge freak out and it is so interesting to watch Thorsten do things like that,” says Linsey. “You see the complete despair and then you see the destruction of Ridge’s heart in that moment. Then you also see him look up at the woman that he loves. You see him step up as a man.”
NOT SO SECRET
Thomas is sent packing off to Paris none the wiser. On Monday 31 October, Ridge, who can barely look at his son, banishes Thomas back to Paris. But on Monday 7 November, Caroline realises that keeping their baby’s paternity secret won’t be so simple after Ridge admits that his ex-wife Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) knows all about his vasectomy and fertility issues…