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Whipple "Whip" Jones III is a fictional character on the CBS's soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. He had been portrayed by Rick Hearst from February 13, 2002 to August 29, 2002.
In May 2009, it was announced that Hearst was to resurrect the character, and he made a return on July 17, 2009. In 2011, it was announced that the character was bumped to a recurring status; and since, hasn't been seen onscreen.
Two of his central storylines in the series revolve around a scheming relationship with Brooke Logan and marriage to her arch nemesis, Taylor Hayes.
Whip worked with Forrester Creations since 1990. However, as revealed in the series, he still lives in an apartment with his mother in a less than desirable part of Los Angeles.
Whip first appears when Ridge Forrester (Ron Moss) is attempting to take away the Forrester Family Company away from his ex and CEO, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) while she is away dealing with a pregnancy, she later returns. It is revealed that Whip has spent over twelve years working as a promotional manager for the company, and has a very important position. After an attempt by Brooke to solidify family interests results in Whip being passed over in favor of Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) for the position of promotions manager, Whip feels resentment towards Brooke.
When Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery), Ridge's mother and Brooke's enemy humiliates Brooke at a press conference by revealing the untimely pregnancy, Whip quickly steps in and claims he was the father to stop romours about Brooke being born, and to subdue the paparazzi. This confuses Brooke's children, Bridget Forrester and Rick Forrester as they previously heard nothing about Whip being a part of Brooke's life. The real father of the baby is Deacon Sharpe, (who was married to Brooke's daughter, Bridget) and the child was conceived during an affair between him and Brooke. Whip blackmails Brooke using the information about the real paternity to buy him a car and a house to improve his own situation.
Despite the blackmail, Whip develops true feelings for Brooke, but fails to seduce her when he tries. Brooke and Whip move to Paris Paris, France together to avoid Deacon. Whip convinces Brooke to marry him to end everything with Deacon. Brooke still wants Deacon, but goes ahead with the wedding. However, the truth comes out in the end. The family disowns Brooke and Deacon. Whip and Brooke annulled shortly after the scenario. Whip transfers himself back to Forester International where he remains for seven more years before his return.
In 2009, Stephanie began searching for a public relations person for her new company, Jackie M. She came across Whip, and hired him not only for the company, but to try and lure Brooke away from her son Ridge, unaware of the fact that Brooke and Whip were never initially sexual as husband and wife. This attempt was unsuccessful. Whip later begins a relationship with Ridge's other love (who he has abandon) Taylor Hayes Forrester (Hunter Tylo). He helps her get over Ridge, however Brooke and Ridge both suspect that Taylor and Whip, being their exes, where getting together to spite. The two of them were married in Taylor's home. Taylor and Whip remained happy despite working for opposite companies (Jackie M Designs and Forrester Creations).
Whip finds himself involved in a scandal involving Forrester Creations. Before the runway special, he persuaded Taylor's son Thomas Forrester (Adam Gregory) to do something drastic to attract the public, but Thomas took it too far by kissing Brooke. Whip notices how close Ridge and Taylor are becoming especially in the wake of Thomas' publicity stunt involving Brooke; he warns Ridge to stay away from Taylor. Aggie (Whip's cousin) warns Whip not to go against Ridge Forrester, but Whip wants revenge. Taylor and Whip suffered marriage problems, when she found herself drawn to Ridge once again. Whip accuses Taylor of always making Brooke look back. Taylor later consumes hallucinogenic berries that Thomas brought back from the Island he and Brooke were trapped on. Taylor goes crazy after eating them, thinking Whip is Ridge and being passionate with him. She goes to hospital, and later Whip and Taylor decide to split up, and divorce due to her unresolved feelings for Ridge. Whip quits Jackie M Designs and hasn't been seen since.