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|The Bold and the Beautiful character|
|Portrayed by||Jack Wagner|
|First appearance||March 28, 2003|
|Last appearance||February 29, 2012|
|Created by||Bradley Bell|
|The Price Is Right
Let's Make a Deal
|Other names||Dominick Marone
68210 Rose Briar Place
Los Angeles, California
Nick Marone is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The character was originated by Jack Wagner on March 28, 2003. Much of Nick's storylines has revolved around his relationships with Bridget Forrester, her mother Brooke Logan, Brooke's sisters Donna and Katie Logan, and Brooke's longtime rival Taylor Hayes. Wagner departed after the character dropped off canvas, following speculation that he was taken off his contract.
Nick Payne arrives in town after a shipwreck. Soon, he is romancing Brooke Logan. This eventually puts him at odds with her fiancée, Ridge Forrester. Their rivalry is exacerbated when his mother, Jacqueline Payne, reveals to Nick that he is the son of his employer, billionaire shipping magnate Massimo Marone making him Ridge's half-brother. Brooke chooses to marry Ridge. They go on their honeymoon in South America, where Ridge is kidnapped by a group of thugs working for Sheila Carter, a criminal who killed Ridge's wife Taylor Hayes. While saving Ridge, Brooke and Nick end up also being held captive by Sheila, demanding gold from Massimo. Ridge falls into a furnace and is presumed dead. While grieving, Brooke and Nick have sex. It is later revealed that Ridge is alive. Brooke realizes she is pregnant and is unsure if Ridge or Nick is the father. A DNA test reveals Nick is the father but months its later revealed that Ridge is actually the father. Brooke nearly marries Nick but the wedding is stopped by Ridge. Nick later had a brief romance with Ridge's half-sister, Felicia Forrester. She returned to L.A with a son called Dominick. Later, Nick begins to romance Bridget Forrester. They get married (a small interruption in their ceremony which reveals that Taylor Hayes was alive stops the initial wedding) at the Forrester Mansion. Bridget becomes pregnant, but finds out that Nick and her own mother, Brooke, had begun an affair. She faked an abortion. Nick and Bridget's stillborn baby Nicole was born in early 2006. They split up soon after. Nick, wanting Brooke back, stopped her wedding to Ridge and succeeded. Brooke and Nick finally married soon afterward. On one of the fashion show television shows Ridge purposely gave Brooke a scandalizing kiss causing Nick to lose it. Ridge continues his constant sexual advances to Brooke to try to break up Nick and Brooke and decides to put Brooke's sister Donna Logan on as lead model for Brooke's Bedroom to make Brooke jealous. Brooke leaves Nick in their bedroom in a huff when she sees Donna on television scantily clad and representing Brooke's Bedroom and goes to Ridge's house to confront him about it. Nick later slept with Bridget. Also during this time, Jackie falls off the staircase at the Forrester mansion and falsely claims that Stephanie pushed her. Nick blackmails Eric Forrester and the rest of the Forresters into selling him Forrester Creations or Stephanie will face charges. Brooke, furious at Nick's treatment of the Forresters, sells him her stock as well, ends her marriage to Nick and returns to Ridge.
After many problems, Nick underwent therapy with Taylor. He told her about Jackie's days in Seattle, when she became a prostitute to support herself and Nick. Stephanie overhears Taylor recording her notes of Nick's session and publicly announces Jackie's past at the first Forrester Creations fashion show under Nick's management. Much turmoil followed between Nick and the Forresters. Despite the growing animosity between the Forresters and the Marones, Taylor remained Nick's friend. After Taylor's relationship with Thorne ended. Taylor and Nick almost automatically fell in love and married each other. Nick and Taylor decide to have a child but her eggs are not viable; so she needed a donor. Soon after the birth, it was revealed the baby's donor (due to a mix up) was Brooke. Taylor had difficulty being in a family with Nick and Brooke's biological baby, Jack. Taylor begins drinking again, they divorce and shared joint custody. Taylor later handed the baby over to Brooke. Nick and Bridget give their relationship another chance. They get married for the second time in July 2008. Later, Bridget's aunt, Katie Logan, undergoes heart issues after being shot by Storm Logan. During this difficult time, Nick and Katie had sex resulting in a pregnancy. Nick left briefly for business. Bridget and Nick once again re-connect in 2009 (months after their divorce) and remarry. They decide to have a baby via surrogate, who is a lady named Aggie. After Aggie and Bridget get into another verbal altercation, Aggie falls down and collapses, losing the baby.
Aggie developed feelings for Nick herself. Bridget later falls pregnant after a one night stand with Owen Knight. Nick and Bridget divorce and he begins a flirtation with Aggie which later ended after Nick was diagnosed with cancer, but was later revealed to be in good health. Nick resurfaces as he helps Taylor in the Forrester family dilemma when the Forrester jet crashes into the Atlantic carrying Brooke and Thomas. He helps Ridge to find his family. Nick later receives an anonymous message from a woman asking to meet him in the Jackie M steam room, and is shocked when he discovers that it is Stephanie's sister, Pamela Douglas. Pam informs him that Stephen Logan left her and confesses to finding Nick increasingly attractive, but Nick initially rejects her advances. Meanwhile, Jackie M is facing a tough situation. After firing Amber Moore for stealing Forrester designs, Jackie begins to worry as they do not have a designer. Jackie subsequently convinces Nick to spend some time with Pam in return for her stealing designs from Eric. Nick then begins a relationship with Donna, after she splits up with her husband, Justin Barber. However, she soon finds out about Nick and Pam's scheme and breaks up with him.