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Over the weekend the news broke fast and furious at the unexpected decision of B&B mainstay Ronn Moss’s to exit the series after playing Ridge Forrester for over 25 years. Moss was one of the original ” core four” characters along with Susan Flannery (Stephanie), John McCook (Eric) and his long-time scene partner, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).
While thus far Moss had not spoken publicly or in-depth on his sudden departure from the series, it is has been reported to be contract related due to a paycut demand. However, the popular actor took to his Twitter and Facebook page late last night with this statement to address his fans,”I want to make sure, without any doubt, that you guys all know how much I love you. Your support during this time and hopefully beyond is everything. I can’t say anything yet, but soon will explain. Hang in there with me. We have a wonderful new journey ahead of us. Try and not be sad, angry, disappointed. It’s been a great run and all good things end eventually. As this door closes, others are opening I want u all to come with me through these new doors of opportunities and experience how cool it’s going to be. Have faith, be strong, I’m yours. Know I’m eternally yours.”
Moss also to took his Twitter earlier in the weekend shortly after the news of his exit got out by stating, “You matter so much. More than you know. I will explain soon. Please be with us. We need you more than ever … all of you. Try not to be sad. I will explain in a couple days. Hang in there with us. We love you guys I can’t even tell you all how much I love you all so frickin’ much. You’re the best. The best!” Moss, we believe, was referring to him and his wife, Devin DeVasquez during his tweets, as to the “we”.
DeVasquez also took to her Twitter page and added, “Thanks for all the love and support, all fans please retweet how Ronn feels about you. Time to rally the troops!” Earlier in the weekend she tweeted, “Ronn will speak when he’s feels like it, as you all know he’s a man of few words. I cannot confirm or say anything for Ronn. He will never leave his fans; he loves all of you so much.”
In addition, the lady loves of Ridge’s life, Katherine Kelly Lang and Hunter Tylo (Taylor) also took to Twitter and shared their surprise and shock at Moss’s decision and shared their love and support of each other with the news. Lang tweeted, “I am crying too! I hate this!” Hunter Tylo tweeted, “I hope you got my message. I had no idea this was coming. You know I wish you and your family the best in this world and eternity! I will miss U!” Tylo then reached out to Katherine Kelly Lang and tweeted, “It’s a sad time for us all right now. I’m sure you are devastated. I hope you know I’m here for you.”
With Moss’s final tape date set for tomorrow, we will continue to bring you any further developments as they become available. So soapers, what do you think of Moss, Lang and Tylo’s sentiments shared in their tweets to their fans and each other? Let us know!