Bold and the Beautiful star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood confirms she's taking a short break from the show. The actress, who is currently pregnant with her fourth child, is going on maternity leave. Here's what we know so far:
Bold and the Beautiful: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Takes a Break
Looks like B&B fans won't be seeing Steffy Forrester for a while. This is after her portrayer, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, takes a temporary leave of absence from the show.
Wood is expected to take a short-term maternity leave this month. According to SOD, her last appearance on Bold and the Beautiful is on September 7, 2023.
The actress is expecting her fourth child with her husband, Elan Ruspoli. In April 2023, Wood announced her latest pregnancy in an episode of The Talk.
So far, Wood has yet to confirm whether she's having a baby boy or girl. She and Ruspoli share sons Rise, 4, Lenix, 2, and Brando, 1.
What's Next for Steffy?
Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease Steffy Forrester's exit on the show as Jacqueline MacInnes Wood begins her maternity leave. Next week, Steffy faces off with Sheila Carter, and the heated encounter prompts her to leave town.
Steffy flies to Europe with Kelly and Hayes, taking a good, long look at her future as Finn Finnegan's wife. It's unclear how long Steffy will be away with the kids, but spoilers say it'll take a toll on Finn.
The doctor drowns himself in work as he misses his family every day. Finn also deals with his inner conflict about Sheila.
Meanwhile, Li Finnegan encourages her son to follow Steffy and the kids to Europe. She believes he can convince her to come back after eliminating the threat of Sheila for good.
However, given Finn's attachment to his birth mother, it might be difficult to do so. Will he choose Sheila over Steffy?