Zende Forrester Dominguez
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Actor History

December 11, 2001 to May 16, 2002 [contract];

October 21, 2005 [guest appearance]

June 29, 2015 to present

Lifeline

Was said to be 10 years of age in March 2002

Occupation

Novice fashion designer at Forrester Creations

Photographer at Forrester Creations

Former intern at Forrester Creations

Resides At

The Forrester Mansion (369 Willow Hill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA)

Formerly Miami, Florida

Formerly Africa

Marital Status

Married to Nicole Avant as of February 15, 2017

Past Marriages

None

Relatives

unnamed man (father; deceased)

unnamed woman (mother; deceased)

unnamed boy (brother; deceased)

Antonio Dominguez (father; via adoption)

Kristen Forrester (mother; via adoption)

Eduardo Dominguez (grandfather; via adoption)

Liliana Dominguez (grandmother; via adoption)

Eric Forrester (grandfather; via adoption)

Stephanie Douglas (grandmother; via adoption; deceased)

John Forrester (great-uncle; via adoption)

John Douglas (great-grandfather; via adoption; deceased)

Ann Douglas (great-grandmother; via adoption; deceased)

Thorne Forrester (uncle; via adoption)

Angela Forrester (aunt; via adoption; deceased)

Felicia Forrester (aunt; via adoption)

Alexandria Forrester (cousin; via adoption; deceased)

Dominick "Dino" Damiano (cousin; via adoption)

Jessica Forrester (first cousin, once removed; via adoption)

Ivy Forrester (first cousin, once removed; via adoption)

Ridge Forrester Sr. (half-uncle; via adoption)

Eric "Rick" Forrester Jr. (half-uncle; via adoption)

Bridget Forrester (half-aunt; via adoption)

Thomas Forrester (half-cousin; via adoption)

Steffy Forrester (half-cousin; via adoption)

Phoebe Forrester (half-cousin; via adoption; deceased)

Ridge "R.J." Forrester Jr. (half-cousin; via adoption)

Eric Forrester III (half-cousin; via adoption; deceased)

Nicole Marone (half-cousin; via adoption; deceased)

Logan Knight (half-cousin; via adoption)

Elizabeth Forrester (half-cousin; via adoption)

Douglas Forrester (half first cousin, once removed; via adoption)

Children

None

Flings & Affairs

Nicole Avant

Sasha Thompson

Crimes Committed

Stole Kristen and Antonio Dominguez's camera in Africa [2001]

Slept with Sasha Thompson despite not being officially broken up with Nicole Avant [2016]

Brief Character History

Zende grew up in Africa and lived in an orphanage after losing his parents and brother to AIDS. Zende swiped a camera belonging to honeymooners Kristen Forrester and Tony Dominguez, then thought better of it and returned it to the couple. Zende brought Kristen and Tony to the orphanage and explained that he paid his way by caring for its younger children. Zende couldn't believe it when Kristen and Tony, who didn't want to risk having a child because Tony was HIV-positive, adopted him and took him to Los Angeles, where he became Zende Forrester Dominguez.

At school, Zende met a teacher, Erica Lovejoy, and got her invited to a Forrester party, setting in motion a chain of events that left psychiatrist Taylor Hayes presumed dead from a gunshot inflicted by Erica's mother, the nefarious Sheila Carter. Eventually, Zende, Kristen, and Tony moved to Miami, where Zende completed his education, though Zende was in town in 2005 for his adoptive father's AIDS benefit, where Zende met his half-cousins, Steffy and Phoebe Forrester.

In 2015, an adult Zende returned to L.A. and wanted to start at the bottom at his family's design house, Forrester Creations, despite his connections. Zende met fellow intern Nicole Avant but didn't act on his attraction to her until she kissed his half-cousin, Thomas Forrester. Just as Zende and Nicole began exploring a relationship, Nicole decided to become a surrogate for her transgender sister, Maya Avant; Zende worried that Nicole's pregnancy would come between them. His doubts reinforced by Nicole's intolerant father, Julius Avant, Zende broke up with a pregnant Nicole and succumbed to the persistent advances of Nicole's childhood friend Sasha Thompson, a budding model Zende was tasked with photographing.

But Zende couldn't return Sasha's feelings and snuck into Nicole's hospital room dressed as an orderly to witness the birth of the baby. Moved, Zende planned to reunite with Nicole until Sasha announced she herself was pregnant. Dubious about the timing, Zende reconciled with Nicole before admitting he might be Sasha's babydaddy. When it came out that Sasha faked her pregnancy test, Zende forgave Sasha, then got an assignment to snap Sasha modeling lingerie, which upset Nicole. But Zende and Nicole soon moved past it and made love for the first time. Later, Zende attended baby Lizzie's christening and seemed concerned when Sasha started getting cozy with Thomas. Zende stood with his family in boycotting grandfather Eric Forrester's wedding to Quinn Fuller, a woman with a criminal past, but felt guilty afterwards, especially when an enraged Eric collapsed from a brain hemorrhage.

When it seemed that Nicole had agreed to become a surrogate for Rick and Maya a second time, Zende got drunk at a party and whisked Sasha away to Hawaii. On the way home, believing he and Nicole were over, Zende kissed Sasha, then made love to her on the Forrester jet, where Nicole caught them together. Informed that Nicole had changed her mind about the surrogacy at the last minute, Zende apologized profusely and repeatedly proposed marriage to Nicole, crushed when Nicole wanted nothing more to do with him. Zende had no answers for Sasha when she asked what that meant for them. Zende continued trying to win Nicole over, and finally did with an extravagant horse-and-carriage proposal; after Nicole said yes, Zende married her in a lavish ceremony at the Forrester mansion.

Zende became suspicious of new intern Coco Spectra, whose great-aunt, Sally Spectra, had been famous for stealing Forrester designs for their own fashion house, Spectra Fashions; despite assurances from his teen cousin, R.J. Forrester, Zende decided to keep an eye on Coco, knowing R.J. couldn't be objective because of his crush on her. Zende felt he was right when Coco inadvertently helped her sister, namesake designer Sally Spectra, poach Forrester designs by unknowingly wearing jewelry rigged with cameras, but Zende changed his tune about Coco after she was willing to testify against Sally regarding the theft.

Zende decided he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his adoptive parents and taught himself design, hoping to help Forrester replace its stolen collection. But Zende felt snubbed when Steffy and her father, Ridge Forrester, admitted they didn't have time to train him. Zende got his chance when Ridge fired his son, Thomas, for coming to the aid of his girlfriend, Sally, and investing $100,000 in Spectra to save it from the wrecking ball; novice Zende was tasked with replacing the experienced Thomas.

Zende wanted a family with Nicole and got a taste when they were asked to sit for baby Lizzy while Rick and Maya were out of town. But Zende refused to believe it when Nicole announced she had been told by doctors that uterine scarring caused by giving birth to Lizzy may have rendered her unable to have any more children.

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