Hope Logan was born as the result of a scandalous affair between Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe, who at the time was married to Brooke's older daughter, Bridget Forrester. Whip Jones married Brooke to give the baby a name and hide its paternity, but Brooke was disgraced when the truth came out. Brooke hid at the Big Bear cabin, where she went into labor. Brooke's nemesis, Stephanie Forrester, had actually been trying to help Brooke turn over a new leaf; along with Bridget, Stephanie delivered Brooke's baby, whom Brooke named Hope to symbolize her new point of view. Deacon wanted to be part of Hope's life, but Brooke forbade it, even after Deacon became respectable and settled into a relationship with Macy Alexander. Macy encouraged Deacon to visit Hope and attempt to obtain custody rights. Brooke accepted a proposal from Nick Marone, who wanted to adopt Hope. Deacon balked, but Nick promised visitation rights if Deacon complied, and Nick became a second father to Hope.
Nick got distracted and didn't see little Hope experimenting with holding her breath underwater in his hot tub. Hope's hair got caught in the drain, and she almost drowned. Hope suffered two seizures and went into a coma, but made a full recovery. Later, Hope called 9-1-1 after she and her little brother, R.J., were unintentionally left alone all night, arousing the concern of Child Protective Services. However, after Hope and R.J. set the living room on fire with Nick's lighter, the children were removed from Brooke's care, sparking a custody battle with Stephanie. Little Hope also inadvertently caused Thorne Forrester and Taylor Hayes to call off their wedding when Hope blabbed to Thorne's daughter, Alexandria, that Taylor had run down Alexandria's late mother, Darla Einstein, with her car. Ultimately, Hope was raised by Brooke's on-again, off-again husband, Ridge Forrester.
In 2010, a seventeen-year-old Hope became an intern at Forrester Creations and found herself the flashpoint of a power struggle set off by Bill Spencer Jr.'s takeover of the company. Ridge's daughter, Steffy Forrester, didn't want to share Ridge with Hope at work, too, and felt slighted when Hope's idea for a fashion line was chosen over Steffy's. Hope overheard Brooke and Ridge discussing Hope's scandalous paternity, and when Ridge referred to Hope as a "stain on the family name," Hope ran to photographer Graham Darros, unaware that years earlier, he had raped Agnes Jones. Graham drugged Hope's drink and tried to rape her, too, but Nick followed and saved Hope from Graham.
Hope began a sweet romance with Agnes' brother, Oliver Jones. Steffy decided she wanted Oliver for herself and tried to use her sexuality to best Hope, who was a virgin. However, Oliver didn't take the bait. Hope had a huge graduation party where all the guests wore masks and identical clothes. Oliver thought a masked Hope whispered "I'm ready" as a signal she was ready for sex; he was horrified to learn he had instead made love to Brooke, who thought Oliver was Ridge. A devastated Hope tried to recreate the party in an attempt to understand what happened. Hope forgave Oliver but couldn't get the image of Oliver and her mother out of her head.
Hope helped newcomer Liam Cooper adjust to his long-lost father, Bill. When Hope started dating Liam, Steffy made a play for him, too, but Liam had fallen for Hope, despite the very vocal Bill declaring Liam could do better. Liam got drunk at a party and was escorted home by social climber Amber Moore. Liam hit his head and woke up next to Amber, who soon insisted she was carrying Liam's baby. Liam couldn't remember whether he slept with Amber, and he and Hope went through a dizzying array of make-ups and breakups trying to decide between their love and what was best for the baby.
Oliver continued trying to win Hope back, proposing to her the night Amber went into labor. But when Amber's child was born African-American, Liam stopped Hope from accepting. Liam and Hope reunited, but Hope wanted to remain a virgin until her wedding night, layering that message into her fashion line, Hope for the Future. Frustrated, Liam proposed to Hope during a fashion show. Hope accepted, but Steffy, who fell in love with Liam after a disastrous tryst with Bill, declared herself sexually available. Hope caught Liam kissing Steffy and broke up with him via cell phone message, leaving her engagement ring on Liam's mantel. A confused Liam offered the ring to Steffy.
Knowing Hope wanted to clear things up with Liam, Bill sent Liam and Steffy to Aspen. Hope followed, so Bill had Hope trapped in a gondola, where she was forced to watch Liam and Steffy exchange vows. Steffy's brother, Thomas Forrester, took a liking to Hope and swept Hope off her feet by proposing to her in Cabo San Lucas, not knowing that Steffy and Liam were at the same resort. Steffy and Thomas tried to keep Hope from seeing Liam, which resulted in an ATV chase on the beach. Liam found Hope and kissed her, while Steffy was injured falling off her ATV and diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot that could worsen under stress. Hope understood that Liam felt obligated to stay with Steffy, but it was soon revealed that Bill had faked Steffy's MRI to manipulate Liam into staying away from Hope. Though Hope threatened to go public with Bill's crime, she ultimately chose not to.
Hope and Liam got to the altar, but Steffy held out for a proper divorce and refused to sign Liam's annulment papers, which stopped the ceremony. Hope moved in with Liam, but a deep-seated fear of becoming like her openly sexual mother, Brooke, caused her to freeze up in bed and seek therapy with Dr. Barton, who prescribed a small amount of antianxiety pills. Hope began relying on them to make love to Liam, and to cope when the press labeled her an adulteress. Hope thought Dr. Barton had changed her mind about not giving Hope more pills when she supposedly received a bottle with the therapist's note, but Amber had forged it, hoping that becoming Hope's “supplier” would persuade Hope to help Amber reconnect with her ex-husband, Hope's brother Rick Forrester. But the pills Amber bought online were potentially tainted, and Hope became so disoriented that she fell into the Forrester pool and nearly drowned, then crashed into Steffy on the slopes of Aspen. Liam was furious; though Hope swore off the pills, she was unaware that Liam was again drawn to Steffy.
Brooke planned a sumptuous wedding for Hope and Liam in Puglia, Italy; the day of the ceremony, Hope found her estranged father, Deacon, at her door. Bonding with Deacon made Hope late for her wedding, and Liam left the church, but Hope caught up to Liam at the hotel and explained things, marrying him later that day. Back home, Hope created the Hope's Perfect Wedding fashion line, but was horrified to discover a video of Liam and Steffy kissing, accidentally recorded by an iPad while Hope was trying to find Liam in Italy. Hope refused to sign the papers that would legalize her marriage to Liam and insisted on a “do-over” wedding; when Liam showed up with dyed hair and a tattoo after partying with Steffy the night before, Hope sent Liam away, feeling gratified in the decision when Rick's DJ friend, Othello, told her he had seen Liam and Steffy kissing at his club.
Thomas, who was dating Bill's niece, Caroline Spencer, expressed his continuing interest in Hope and kissed her, but Hope told him they could only be friends. Hope felt betrayed when she found out that Rick, who didn't think Liam was good enough for his sister, had Othello lie about Liam kissing Steffy. Though Liam and Steffy had reunited, Hope decided she wanted Liam back, and pursued him. Soon, Dayzee Leigh, the wife of Hope's adopted cousin, Marcus Forrester, let it slip that Marcus had overheard Bill Spencer plotting to use Deacon to sabotage Hope's wedding in Italy: Bill had paid off a warden to have Deacon released from a prison in Genoa City, Wisconsin, then sent Deacon to Hope's hotel! Enraged, Hope tried to confront Bill, but when he denied her entry to his house, she broke through his window with a golf club.
The formerly frigid Hope turned on the charm to persuade Liam to come back to her, even telling Liam to have Steffy move out so he could more fairly choose between them. When Hope and Steffy argued, Hope shoved Steffy into a desk, not knowing that Steffy was pregnant; Steffy revealed her condition when Brooke threw Hope and Liam a surprise wedding. Initially, Hope felt she and Liam could raise Steffy's baby themselves, but Hope eventually released Liam so he could marry Steffy. In an unusual moment of connection, the sullen Hope said she was happy for Steffy; moved by Hope's admission, Steffy hugged Hope, who allowed herself to be comforted by her stepsister and rival.
Steffy had a motorcycle accident and miscarried Liam's baby, causing Hope to wonder if there was a chance for her after all. Hope was dumbfounded when Steffy suddenly announced that she was moving to Paris alone and giving Hope her blessing to be with Liam; it later came out that Steffy had deserted Liam because she could no longer have children, but knew Liam could have a family with Hope. Liam wasn't ready to move on yet, and, while Hope was walking in the woods near the family cabin, she impishly snapped a photo of man showering at a campsite, then ran off, hitting her head. Hope awakened to a kiss from the stranger, who introduced himself as Wyatt Fuller. While Liam continued trying to work through the loss of his child and his failed marriage, Hope found herself increasingly intrigued by Wyatt. Later, Hope was upset that Brooke had slept with Bill, the husband of Brooke's sister, Katie; Hope felt Brooke hadn't learned from her affairs with Deacon and Oliver.
Realizing he could lose Hope to Wyatt, Liam proposed to her, and Hope gleefully accepted. But Hope noticed that Wyatt wore the same sword necklace as Liam and Bill, and helped Wyatt discover that his mother, Quinn Fuller, had a teenage fling with Bill, which made Liam and Wyatt half-brothers. Hope wanted the boys to get along, but Wyatt kissed the engaged Hope, Liam punched him. After having struggled with Steffy over Liam, Hope couldn't help but feel it was refreshing for Liam to have to fight for her for a change. Deciding that her rebranded Hope for the Future line, now called HFTF, needed accessories, Hope settled on a collection that happened to be designed by Quinn; Liam was none too pleased that the deal also meant Hope would be working with Wyatt.
Quinn sent Hope and Wyatt to Mexico to procure a special diamond for the collection. Wyatt wanted Hope to marry him instead, but Hope was ready to wed Liam until she discovered a tribute video that Liam had made for Steffy. Hope let Wyatt remove her engagement ring, though Hope soon discovered that Quinn had broken into Liam's e-mail and sent her Steffy's video on purpose to end her engagement to Liam. Hope enjoyed the attentions of both Liam and Wyatt, whom Hope deemed a hero after he prevented the HFTF diamond from being stolen by jewel thieves. Hope was surprised when Liam issued her an ultimatum about marrying him; she accepted his proposal, but refused to cut Wyatt and Quinn loose from Forrester Creations.
The day of her wedding to Liam, Hope spied Liam talking to the visiting Steffy, and ran off to Hawaii with Wyatt in tow. Liam followed, explaining that, while Steffy had come to tell him she could once again have children, he'd made it clear that his future was with Hope. But Hope decided she'd had enough of Steffy's presence and began dating Wyatt, making love to him for the first time during a camping trip on the beach. When Liam showed up with security footage of Wyatt pocketing the HFTF diamond himself to make himself look good to Hope and planting it on the jewel thieves when they just happened to show up, Hope left the bickering brothers on the beach, though she took Wyatt back when he promised he'd never pull a stunt like that again.
Young Alexandria Forrester, who now went by Aly, was assigned to “shadow” Hope at the company. Hope and Brooke flew to Forrester International to present Wyatt's idea to incorporate the departed Stephanie Forrester's jewelry collection into HFTF. Aly had a violent reaction to Wyatt going near her grandmother's jewelry and felt that Wyatt was a bad influence on Hope, who had since disassociated her personal life from HFTF. Hope was shocked when Aly called her mortality into question after catching Hope in bed with Wyatt, but, when Aly interrupted a business meeting to expose how Wyatt had “stolen” the diamond, Hope defended him, further enraging Aly. Wyatt suggested that Hope take over Brooke's Bedroom, her mother's lingerie line; after Aly reminded Hope that she had once stood against Brooke's freer sexuality, Hope agreed that publicly modeling lingerie wasn't for her.
Hope had a pregnancy scare, so Liam drove off in Wyatt's camper after luring Hope inside. Feeling they had almost lost their chance to be together, Liam asked Hope to consider dating both him and Wyatt, or he would move on permanently. Hope agreed, and adopted a kitten when she and Liam visited an animal shelter. Hope enjoyed dating both Spencer brothers, but Quinn forced Hope's hand when she showed Ridge a picture of her and Bill in bed together: Ridge went missing after falling out of a helicopter on the heels stopping Bill and Brooke's wedding, Wyatt punched Liam for calling his mother a “vile, manipulative, evil bitch”, and, even though Wyatt proposed to Hope, his act of violence caused Hope to choose Liam.
Hope was surprised when Deacon showed up on her door, wanting them to have a father-daughter relationship. Although the prospect excited Hope, Brooke advised caution. Quinn worked to convince Hope to take Wyatt back, and both Hope and Wyatt were horrified to learn that Quinn had stabbed Liam in the throat with his own sword necklace during an argument.