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Antonio Dominguez
Antonio Dominguez
Paulo Benedeti as Antonio Dominguez
The Bold and the Beautiful
Portrayed by Paulo Benedeti
Current status Former, Contract
Duration 2001-2002, 2012, 2013, 2017
First appearance May 29, 2001
Last appearance 2017
Created by Bradley Bell
Profile
Nickname(s) Tony
Gender Male
Occupation Former Head Designer at Spectra Fashions
Residence Florida
Relationships
Parents Eduardo Dominguez
Liliana Dominguez
Spouses Kristen Forrester (2001-)
Romances Ellen
Sofia Alonso
Children Zende Forrester Dominguez (adoptive son with Kristen)

Antonio Dominguez is a fictional character on The Bold and the Beautiful, portrayed by Paulo Benedeti.

CharacterEdit

A young Latin fashion designer, Antonio was recruited by fashion house Spectra Fashions, which had been going downhill, to try to help them rebuild their company with a new look. Eric Forrester, the CEO of Forrester Creations, had the same idea, sending his daughter, Kristen, who had recently returned from New York, to convince Tony to join them.

Proving loyal to Spectra, Tony turned town Kristen's job offer, but instead took her up on a date. They soon began to develop feelings for each other. Their romance was plagued from the start, with Tony discovering that a past love of his, Ellen, had died from AIDS. Tony was forced to realize his risk of developing the disease. With the help of psychiatrist Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester, Tony came to terms with the results of his HIV test as positive. On the night Kristen anticipated Tony to propose to her, she was shocked to learn of his condition and his request despite the very minimal chances, that Kristen take a HIV test. Tony broke his relationship off with Kristen for fear that she would contract the disease.

A determined Kristen continued to implore and pursue Tony and promised to fulfill his deepest longings. Kristen's insistence led to Tony giving in to their passion for one another. Kristen and Tony were completely aware of the ramifications of continuing their relationship before announcing it to Eric and Stephanie (Susan Flannery). Soon after, Kristen proposed to Tony.

Although Kristen's family were initially opposed to the union, all tension was overcome when Eric finally accepted Tony's request for him to stand up as best man. After Tony and Kristen married, they honeymooned in Africa on Safari. While there, they encountered Zende, an orphan who was accused of stealing a roll of film from them. They soon bonded with the boy. Later at Zende's orphanage, Tony and Kristen learned that many of the children there were orphans of AIDS. Tony and Kristen fell in love with Zende and wanted to raise him. They left Africa, but returned a short while later and adopted Zende and took him back to L.A. with them. Tony, Kristen and Zende faded into the background, and have since been said to be living in Florida. Kristen continues to make frequent appearances in L.A. for family and business reasons.

Tony returned to Los Angeles along with Kristen in late 2012 to attend Stephanie's party, as she was dying of lung cancer and also celebrated Christmas later that year with the Forresters', and celebrated the holidays with them again in 2013.

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