HomeTVCBSBold and Beautiful SHADE: Ronn Moss’ Wife SLAMS Ridge Recast on Social Media! Jillian Bowe December 14, 2013 CBS, News, The Bold and the Beautiful 58 Comments Forget about holiday cheer. Devin DeVasquez, wife of ex-The Bold and the Beautiful leading man Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge), is offering up nothing but shade under her tree this Christmas! DeVasquez isn't thrilled with soap showrunner Brad Bell's decision to recast Ridge with All My Children alum Thorsten Kaye. She decided to voice her opinions on Friday — which happened to be Kaye's first air show as the fictional fashion dynasty scion. Here's what she posted on Facebook: Welp! DeVasquez didn't stop there. She went on Twitter to claim fans in Europe aren’t happy about their being a new actor in the role her husband made famous and played for 25 years. Peep her comments below! Guess she won't be giving Brad an Xmas fruit cake this year… 58 Responses billcanada August 14, 2014 Good grief. This Devin woman is obviously a nut. Ronn chose to vacate the role. What did he and his wife think would happen with the character? Ridge is an integral part of the show. Ronn is nothing special as an actor. All he had going for him was his chemistry with KKL and Hunter Tylo. He and his wife are just pissed off that the show went on without him. It happens all the time. Roles are recast all the time but he left of his own accord so he shouldn’t be crying sour grapes. Log in to Reply sanka9 December 14, 2013 I’ll never be a fan of Ridge but is kind of sweet the way she is defending her hubby Log in to Reply HouseKat December 14, 2013 “Guess she won’t be giving Brad an Xmas fruit cake this year…” I think she IS the Xmas fruit cake. Log in to Reply josser December 15, 2013 There are two sides to every story. Devon knows Ronn’s. Devon is a spouse defending her husband. She has a right to tell her story. It’s sad that fans get upset with that. Why bother criticizing her? As for Thorsten Kaye playing Ridge, Kaye is a good actor and he deserves a shot in the role. Frankly, Kaye doesn’t have Ronn Moss’ model good looks. Moss’ Ridge was the arrogant artist and a son of privilege. Kaye is ruggedly handsome and brings a very different vibe to the role of Ridge. His Ridge would have had a different life. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 15, 2013 Tell her to go play with her non-acting husband’s scarf collection and then have several seats. Nobody asked Ron Peatmoss to WALK AWAY from his role. In this business, we all know, you snooze you lose. And a few actors on soaps are irreplaceable, but he surely doesn’t fit the bill. Now go read a book or go shopping or something, Devin. Ain’t nobody got time to be catering to your overrated hubbie’s ego. Chile, bye. Log in to Reply dsmwmn December 15, 2013 I get that she is defending her husband but I think this is odd and in poor taste. It’s not like BB has said anything bad about Ron Moss and it was Ron’s decision to leave. It makes me wonder if the Moss’s thought that BB would beg for Ron to return or something. If TK or anyone else had made snide remarks toward RM I could understand but this just seems petty. Log in to Reply drewz December 15, 2013 That sad, nudie-posin’ cow is just upset that the money machine is fully dead. Thorsten owns that role after twenty minutes and one line. Ronn who? Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones December 15, 2013 …an episode of When Player Royalties Are Not Enough… Log in to Reply thecourt99 December 15, 2013 [quote=josstheguy]There are two sides to every story. Devon knows Ronn’s. Devon is a spouse defending her husband. She has a right to tell her story. It’s sad that fans get upset with that. Why bother criticizing her? As for Thorsten Kaye playing Ridge, Kaye is a good actor and he deserves a shot in the role. Frankly, Kaye doesn’t have Ronn Moss’ model good looks. Moss’ Ridge was the arrogant artist and a son of privilege. Kaye is ruggedly handsome and brings a very different vibe to the role of Ridge. His Ridge would have had a different life.[/quote] You are right that she has a right to defend her husband, but she should be able to defend her husband without slamming Thorsten. He had nothing to do with the negotiations and whatever bad blood exists between RM and BB. Your statement about each actor bringing something different to the role of Ridge would have been sufficient. She chose not the stop there, and she is getting blasted for that choice. One of her tweets was rather interesting. She said that Bell should have created a new character for TK like Ronn suggested. Did Bell ask Ronn to return and did Bell ask Ronn for his input on TK? Should the show have been held hostage without a Ridge until Ronn’s issues were worked out with Bell? Log in to Reply Yoryla December 15, 2013 This woman has caused more waves than any actor on that show. Firstly, she’s aired ALL of Ronn’s dirty laundry with ex-wife Shari Shattuck on Twitter, then she, on behalf of her husband, took it upon herself to slam everyone and everything concerning B&B about his departure. Which admittedly wasn’t handled as it should have been, but still, it was Ronn’s call to talk about it, not his wife’s. And now, she acts in crass and rude manner about Ridge’s new portrayer, who has no blame in whatever transpired between Moss and B&B and who is just trying to make an honest career in a role that was offered to him. How very distasteful. I will say though that what she said about fans in Europe is probably true. Those fans are and will have a harder time accepting a Ridge recast, most of them do not know Thorsten Kaye from beforehand, and they’re not as used to recasts as Americans are. Log in to Reply drewz December 15, 2013 The guy that played Spinelli isn’t just unattractive for an actor, he is by far one of the most unattractive human beings in general, even though the significant amount of plastic surgery he has had on the past few years has definitely helped a bit. His eye-job has definitely been a modest success. Casting him as Kyle Abbott would be the tipping point that kills the show. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon December 15, 2013 He only interacted with John McCook onscreen for 10 seconds. How could she possibly judge whether or not he has any charisma? Log in to Reply RealityCheck 33 December 15, 2013 I don’t blame her one bit. She loves her husband and they feel that they’ve been treated badly. Bradley Bell has been exposed as a Hollywood backstabbing producer. That isn’t surprising. He’s ruthless and that is respected in Hollywood. Mr. Moss will never play Ridge again if Bradley Bell has anything to say about it. End of that saga. Next? Log in to Reply K8LVR December 15, 2013 Eeek. I haven’t watched B&B since Liam/Hope took over the show, but I was a big fan for many years. I didn’t love nor hate RM or Ridge… but there is no denying he was a HUGE part of the show. I can see a point or two she’s made, but I think she went about this all wrong. While entertaining, lol, it just seems almost pathetic. I don’t think she’s doing Ronn any favors. No matter what happened behind closed doors or behind the scenes, Ronn left of his own free will. While I agree TK is an odd choice for Ridge, I don’t get why she would feel the need to bring him into the mess. Soap characters are recasted everyday, and while Ronn played a MAJOR character, he’s still no Susan Lucci, Eric Braeden, or Deidre Hall. Sorry. Log in to Reply gjr1969 December 15, 2013 If Kaye had been somehow disrespectful of Moss, this would have been warranted. But from everything I’ve heard, he was nothing but kind about Ronn. Guess, what, Devon, your husband isn’t known for jack squat outside of that role. He chose to leave it, after a year, they recast and revamped the character. It’s happened to probably 7 out of 10 legacy characters on daytime. When that happens, you show a little class about the new actor who just accepted a job offer because the shows producers liked him/her. And it takes time for people to work into a new role. People still bitch and moan and NuLu on GH. Julie Berman left the role, so while she may be the ideal Lulu to some, that ideal Lulu can’t be had. The same too goes for dear Ronn. And isn’t it curious how she spends her time trashing people taking over her husband’s role instead of, say, writing, “Ronn just got a new series, ROnn is doing a movie, Ronn is hosting…” Apparently not so much to report. Log in to Reply dsmwmn December 15, 2013 The more I think about it the more I get the feeling that this was all case of contract negotiations gone wrong. In the golden age of soaps, actor use to threaten to walk when they didn’t like something all the time. Times have changed though and actors can’t hold a show hostage like that anymore. Ron Moss didn’t like what he was offered and threatened to walk. Bill let him walk. Ron probably thought they would beg him to come back and it all backfired. Now the Moss’s are peeved. They didn’t want the role recasted because they wanted Ron to be able to have the role back. P.S. She is defending her husband. TK has said nothing but pleasant and respectful things about Ron. There is nothing to defend. Log in to Reply gjr1969 December 15, 2013 It is generally daytime etiquette that you do not trash new actors taking over a role.In this case, the role was clearly vacated for a year. Ronn had sufficient time to iron out the problems. Now, there are some cases where bad blood can occur: Say for Trevor St. John on OLTL who was Todd for 7 years and then suddenly was Todd’s retarded brother. Or for Kirsten Storms who wanted back in the role but Jen Lilley seemed to stay a few months longer. But here: the show moved on. I’m sure they got Kaye considerably cheaper following the Prospect Park debacle and they took a seasoned actor. Of course, he will put his own spin on the role. Log in to Reply noway December 15, 2013 Keeping it classy, she can slam Brad all she wants but it’s poor taste to slam the re cast after two words. But she is wrong Bill Bell didn’t have any issues with letting people go and recasting… See Brenda Dickson, Terry Lester. Log in to Reply Duchess December 15, 2013 Ronn chose to leave and did so very abruptly putting B&B/Brad Bell/etc. in a tough position having to write Ridge out very quickly. So I don’t understand why she’s acting like Ronn was fired. They waited a whole year to recast which I thought was pretty respectful. Since Ronn left B&B’s ratings have gone up and up. I think Devin is overestimating his value and I know he’s her husband but this was really crossing the line bashing TK. That first scene was awkward as it should have been since Ridge hadn’t seen Eric in a year and didn’t come home for his mother’s funeral. I saw tons of charisma before we even saw his face or heard his voice in that scene as they just showed him walking from behind or the side earlier in the show. I’ve never seen TK on AMC or any of his other soaps but so far so good for me. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 December 15, 2013 There is defending your husband and then there is embarrassing your husband. Then there is feeling treated badly by the show’s EP and slamming an actor after he was on-screen for one hot second. Yeah, she has a right to defend her husband. But girl, at least do it classy. And sometimes it’s just time to shut up. In this matter, that would have been the best she could have done for Ronn. Log in to Reply EZBaby December 15, 2013 I think this Devin Devasquez is a little threatened TK will be more popular than her Ronn in the role and feeling a little jealous? She can defend her husband until she’s blue in the face, but this was not the way to do that.She was going OFF on social media like she was crazy! J) J) :X :O B&B was good to her and her husband for years BUT it was Ronn Moss choice to leave for whatever reason. How is she mad at Brad Bell for that? They kept the role open for a whole year and Moss didn’t want to come back “to work for peanuts” (her words not mine). Old girl needs to stop it, desperation is never a good look. Log in to Reply GHFan777 December 15, 2013 I am a big fan of TK…not so much RM…but while I am happy to see TK back on my screen…I am not so sure that Ridge is the perfect fit for him. I am having a hard time putting the two together. The character of Ridge is going to have some changes to say the least, to accommodate TK in the role. Log in to Reply SZima December 15, 2013 Devin should know better! She’s done her husband a disservice by making these statements. She’s only drawing attention to the fact that he was so terrible in the end. She’s probably just saying what Ron(n) Moss wanted her to say, however, since HE couldn’t say those things himself. I just started watching B&B about 1-1/2 years ago, so I only saw Ronn at the end of his career, and I must say, it was pretty awful. He always “phoned it in” in my opinion. Couldn’t figure out how two beautiful women could possibly be fighting over this guy for 25! Freaking! Years! The “Grand Entrance” for TK WAS disappointing though… I know it will get better, but Bell didn’t impress me with this whole “Reveal S/L.” Log in to Reply brettyboy December 15, 2013 Ronn Moss is a terrible actor, he should think himself lucky he had the role of Ridge for 25 years, especially since the airtime could’ve been given to Winsor Harmon, who can actually act! I’m not sure Thorston was the right person for the role but we’ll see, I like him but I think his interpretation of Ridge will be so different that it won’t be the same character any more. Log in to Reply RockiDreams December 15, 2013 She is 100% correct, that hug scene with Eric was pathetic. Just going through the motions. I am hoping he adds something to break up the never ending Liam/Hope crap but after those few scenes, not so sure. I suppose he somewhat would resemble the son of Mossimo more than Moss but I would rather look at Moss any day of the week. Log in to Reply drewz December 15, 2013 Can we all please admit that Ronn Moss’ face has appeared as if it was held together with scotch tape for about a decade? He was a stunning man years ago, but not so much for a long, long, long time. And, he could never act his way out of a paper bag. Log in to Reply timepass December 15, 2013 RM was a terrible actor who did the imaginable he did not get better even after years of doing that job. And we care about his wife because? Log in to Reply timepass December 15, 2013 RM was a terrible actor who did the imaginable he did not get better even after years of doing that job. And we care about his wife because? Log in to Reply bishbay December 15, 2013 Either RM was asked to take a paycut (most likely) or wasn’t given a raise as part of a new contract. The Y&R cast has been dealing with paycuts for years–RM isn’t that special. I’m frankly relieved that TK is taking over the role. The man can act and I bet he’ll be a lot more interesting. Log in to Reply PatchSweetness42 December 15, 2013 Why should we care about the opinion of RM’s ex wife. She’s definitely not doing him any favors. He needs to tell her to put a muzzle on it. Log in to Reply pferrando December 15, 2013 I wasn’t thrilled about the choice for his replacement, but I find this kind of public display to be deplorable. But again, he chose to leave, regardless of the reason. That’s a moot point. So many soaps fans keep blaming the show after negotiations fail and the actor leaves. (Stafford and Miller for example) I don’t get that. Log in to Reply appleridge December 15, 2013 This may be unpopular I understand that actors need to be paid to support families etc. However You would think soap starts like Moss, Stafford and Miller would be good with money as far as spending and plan ahead. Now Im not saying they dont but what gets me is if MONEY is the reason u stay or go, maybe U should just go. Shouldnt it be more about playing a role that is creative and chalenging and less about the salary I look to the PP situation, I doubt any of those vets made salary like they did with ABC but many signed on For me it would be more about the role and less about pay If Pay was dictacting them to me its time to move on because I would have lost that spark that made me wanna do the role justice. Log in to Reply JBNC December 15, 2013 Very poor taste of her to make these comments. Unnecessary and petty is how it strikes me. Log in to Reply pdow December 15, 2013 nuff said!! In a nutshell, now that is how I see it. Log in to Reply pdow December 15, 2013 Ronn’s wife needs to shut up & butt out! Think she is hurting him~~~not helping him w/all her remarks. I was a Ronn fan and hope there is a way for him to return but have to wait see what happens Log in to Reply lostfan December 15, 2013 Wow! I don’t even watch B&B (I watch Days), but I am familiar with all of the actors on all of the shows, and no matter what your opinion is of Ronn Moss, Thorston Kaye, their acting, etc, this was an unbelievable classless, in very poor taste thing to do. I’m stunned–she’s not just a fan, but Ronn Moss’ wife! Very poor taste!! Log in to Reply FoxCrane December 15, 2013 No, she shouldn’t be doing this, but I do find it funny that she’s using that “X-factor” phrase, because that’s a direct hit at one of Bradley Bell’s own quotes when he was recounting why his father cast Ronn as Ridge in the first place. It’s from that Tenth Anniversary B&B book: “Bradley Bell vividly recalls the day Ronn Moss arrived at the studio to read for the role of Ridge, the Forresters’ oldest son. Bradley recounts, ‘We were casting Ridge and Ronn Moss came in. There was something about him. My dad calls it the ‘X’ factor. It’s a mystery. We looked at several wonderful actors, but Ronn had something that you couldn’t quite figure out. It’s something hard to find, and it’s really valuable, especially in the way my dad tells a story. … We knew Ronn was our Ridge.'” Log in to Reply pdow December 16, 2013 Maybe she is trying to start a buzz to get him back??? Any kind of publicity…feel for Ronn! Log in to Reply ldylkng December 16, 2013 Well if that was what she was aiming for, she failed, Miserably! Hey this happens, recasts take awhile to gel. Thorsten is a much better actor, so I think this will only leave a really bad taste in the mouth by this time next year. Log in to Reply RebeccaJ December 16, 2013 Oh Devin you’re sooooo right! Thorsten WAS missing something…I think it was Ronn’s uglee scarf….gimme a break. “Some intangible” that Ronn had? Like what? No acting skills? Log in to Reply HouseKat December 16, 2013 I liked TK’s introduction, driving up in a Tesla, walking around the grounds…it reminded me of something out of a James Bond film. I watched B&B for the first few years, then would check back in from time to time. I was always shocked to find that, a) RM never seemed to improve as an actor, and b) Brooke and Taylor were still fighting over him. Log in to Reply sassysdreams December 16, 2013 Clearly money does not buy class!! Log in to Reply slanoue December 16, 2013 >>[quote=Yoryla] I will say though that what she said about fans in Europe is probably true. Those fans are and will have a harder time accepting a Ridge recast, most of them do not know Thorsten Kaye from beforehand, and they’re not as used to recasts as Americans are.[/quote]>> Um, how many times have Thorne, Steffy, Thomas, Katie, Donna and others been recast??? They’re as used to it as we are… Suzanne Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 December 16, 2013 Thorsten Kaye is the only reason I am watching B & B again. The whole Liam, Steffy, Hope, and now Wyatt (can he please tone down those animated features, they just annoy me. I think Thorsten will add alot to the show! Log in to Reply pdow December 16, 2013 Wyatt looks like he is blowing smoke when he talks while excited and maybe at other times. Hope’s animations, talking through the side of her mouth and moving her lips crazy drive me nuts. Have gone to closed caption for her and do NOT even look at her face. Log in to Reply kintex December 16, 2013 I don’t know whether to cringe or laugh when reading her posts. Isn’t she the same character who went on stage with the B& B cast to receive an award? Ronn Moss must be embarrassed, does she really think she is helping his situation with these rants? she keeps saying she was asked for her opinion, fine, but this wasn’t the way to do it. Either say nothing because sometimes that is best for someone in her position or she could have just said, I hate that the character was recast but good luck to Thorston Kaye. Log in to Reply Patchworks December 16, 2013 I think Thorsten Kaye will make an excellent Ridge. I wish RM’s wife had not outed herself as a petty, vindictive individual. It makes her look like Quinn. Log in to Reply stefanstavros December 16, 2013 From the moment I heard TK would be the new Ridge, I thought, “HUH”? We all have opinions, and mine is that this is a horrible casting choice. Ridge is supposed to be a smooth, metrosexual and elegant character, qualities that aren’t easily associated with TK. I have nothing against him, but TK is more of a burly, rough outdoorsman type. Robert Kelker Kelly? Much closer match to Ridge. Log in to Reply Patchworks December 17, 2013 @stefanstavros, I absolutely agree that RKK would have been an ideal choice. Log in to Reply Chappy Quiddick December 17, 2013 Good lord, this classless tramp just doesn’t know when to shut up. Her first few comments were sufficient, but then she just keeps going and going, like the Everready Playboy Bunny. I can’t in my wildest dreams imagine that Ronn Moss is pleased by this behavior. Log in to Reply pdow December 17, 2013 Don’t like the way RM’s wife did this as I think it was poor taste but do agree after today’s episode, RM is the winner. Liked the other TK but he just doesn’t have it. In fact don’t like RM w/anyone other than Brooke…even actual life. Log in to Reply RoMo4322 December 17, 2013 [quote=HouseKat]”Guess she won’t be giving Brad an Xmas fruit cake this year…” I think she IS the Xmas fruit cake.[/quote] Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 December 17, 2013 I can understand a wife defending her husband. But it was Ron’s decision to leave. Why be spiteful. I think Thorsten will do well in the role, which is why she is so upset. But, the show must go on, as they say. Thorsten adds a rugged sexiness to the role, that I like. Log in to Reply pdow December 17, 2013 I do believe TK & KKL will have tremendous chemistry, even more than RM & KKL. Do not want to see the new Ridge TK with HT aka Katie. HT may be a good actress but not w/love scenes. I never saw chemistry w/Bill and Katie. SHe knows haw to be nasty and let the tears flow and that is all. Same as she did on Y&R many yrs ago. Log in to Reply blake3b December 17, 2013 But yet she supports his love for colorful scarves!!! Seriously, this lady looks like she has lots of time on her hands, and had LOTS to drink! She must be mad that the money is not coming in like it used to. Ronn you better get your woman in check! lol Log in to Reply Chappy Quiddick December 18, 2013 Comment deleted because my earlier comment got posted twice. When I first posted it, it didn’t show up here for several hours (?!), so I had posted it again. Log in to Reply Kojak January 20, 2014 Wow…. This lady (Devon) has no class! IT was my opinion that Ronn was way too “feminine” for that role. I love the new Ridge! He is handsome & masculine, like the character was supposed to be! I agree that this woman needs a muzzle, she is only defaming her husband with her petty gossip! Shame on her for such bad behavior! Log in to Reply Kojak January 20, 2014 [quote=stefanstavros]From the moment I heard TK would be the new Ridge, I thought, “HUH”? We all have opinions, and mine is that this is a horrible casting choice. Ridge is supposed to be a smooth, metrosexual and elegant character, qualities that aren’t easily associated with TK. I have nothing against him, but TK is more of a burly, rough outdoorsman type. Robert Kelker Kelly? Much closer match to Ridge.[/quote] Mmmmmm…. This is exactly what I love about TK! His masculinity is crazy sexy! The metrosexual type (Ronn) is offensively feminine for a male role. Elegant should never be an adjective to describe a male. Now I look forward to B & B everyday! TK is just what the needed! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.