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Zende Forrester Dominguez
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
Intern and budding photographer at Forrester Creations
Resides At
The Forrester Mansion (369 Willow Hill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA)
Formerly Miami, Florida
Formerly Africa
Marital Status
Single/Never Been Married
Past Marriages
None known
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 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)
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 known
Flings & Affairs
Nicole Avant Sasha Thompson
Crimes Committed
Stole Kristen and Antonio Dominguez's camera in Africa [2001]
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 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.

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