Does ‘Bold and Beautiful’s’ Paris Have A Fear Of Commitment?

The Bold and The Beautiful character of Paris Buckingham (Diamond White) has been something of a wildcard in the romance department on the CBS soap. The sassy head of Forrester Foundations captures the attention and hearts of several men. So, why is no one landing her?

Zende’s Plan To Propose To Paris Backfires

On the December 29th episode recap of The Bold and The Beautiful, Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor) warned Paris about Zende Forrester’s (Delon De Metz) big plan. He’s aware of Paris’ position as Zende remains in the dark. Prior to Paris and Zende’s dinner date, Paris confided in Carter about her true feelings … not willing to give up her freedom as a single woman. An excruciating scene plays out on The Bold and The Beautiful as Zende pours on the praise to his lady love. He’s clueless to her hesitant reaction.

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The Bold and The Beautiful fans may recall how pumped Paris was when Zende pleaded with her not to leave LA way back when. In soap opera time, it’s ancient history. However, she stayed and couldn’t wait to see where things would go with the sexy fashion designer. How things have changed. Carter’s text to Paris spells it out … she wants no serious commitment to Zende beyond a casual romance.

The Bold and The Beautiful Teased A Possible Fling With Finn

Teasers during the summer showed Paris flirting with Finn (Tanner Novlan). She found herself falling for the Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) hunky hubby during a brief stay at their house. Paris did little to hide her attraction to him when she told Zende about what an incredible man Finn is. Zende joked that he could take her admiration of Finn as a threat. One of the wisest decisions made Paris was moving out of Finn and Steffy’s. She didn’t trust herself around Finn and she didn’t want to be a homewrecker.


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Thomas Fell Flat Getting A Chance With Paris

Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) was more than happy to share his apartment with Paris. The Forrester Creations designer was smitten and revealed to Paris his interest in her. Unfortunately for Thomas, the feelings weren’t mutual. As The Bold and The Beautiful viewers know, Paris was hardly ever interested in Thomas to begin with, so that really doesn’t count. It serves as another tell-tale sign Paris won’t settle for even the most successful of men.

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Fear Of Commitment Could Be Paris’ Real Problem

Is Paris afraid of commitment? She told Carter that she’s young and has her whole life ahead of her. She’s “not ready” to settle down with anyone. Does that include Carter? Speculations abound suggest Paris and Carter will be a couple. On the latest episodes of The Bold and The Beautiful, Paris and Carter are sharing some special moments. Once Carter gets close enough to Paris, it’ll be interesting to see if she pulls away from him as well.

The Bold and The Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.

Heather Tooley

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