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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
Caroline recieves divorce papers from Rick, marking the true end of their union. "This reaffirms to her that she did everything in her power to save her marriage," sighs Linsey Godfrey (Caroline). "She was not going to just walk away without knowing that she had done absolutely everything she could. She repeatedly went to Rick to talk and hejust wasn't having any of it. Caroline has that knowledge now. There's no fixing it for either of them. In fact, even if they had gotten back together, it wouldn't have been fixed. The damage was done. Even if she wasn't willing to admit it, there would be a resentment that would only build over time on both their parts."
Caroline is sad to realize that Rick is no longer the man she fell in love with. "She was very surprised at how deep the anger runs in him," Godfrey continues. "She had never seen that side of him before. Rick had always been good and decent to her. Sure he'sgotten angry at other people, but he never talked to her that way. It really fulfilled everything that Ridge had been telling her. He is the kind of person that Ridge said he was, and now she sees that. That marriage is done."
The turn of events doesn't come as a surprise to Ridge. "There's somuch emotion bubbling beneath the surface here and Rick is taking his anger out on anybody within a 10-mile radius, Caroline in particular," points out Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). "In his quest for power, Rick is losing his family and one day he'll realize that. But today is not that day."
Caroline, then, makes her decision and signs the papers, which clears the way for her to be with Ridge. "Caroline is feeling very positive right now," Godfrey smiles. "She is actually relieved because now she can feel how she feels about Ridge without feeling guilty -- and that is a lovely thing."