Ronn Moss, who’s played Ridge Forrester since the very first episode of B&B way back in 1987, will be unceremoniously exiting the series after being a consistent regular for over two decades. Moss is a member of the “core four” group of original cast members that have remained with the soap since day one. The other three are of course Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Susan Flannery (Stephanie), and John McCook (Eric).
The exact reasons behind Moss’ departure are still unclear, but industry sources say that the cause is a salary dispute. A spokesperson for Bell Phillip Television, which produces B&B, confirmed Moss’ exit, saying in a statement to EW.com, “We will always consider him family, and we wish him only the best in all of his future endeavors.” Neither Moss nor his awards-show scarves have yet to comment on the decision.