Rome Flynn Announces Departure from ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

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UPDATE: “Rome Flynn has decided not to renew his contract. He has been a valued member of the ‘B&B’ family and we wish him much success in all of his future endeavors,” reads a statement issued to Soap Opera Network by the show in response to Flynn’s decision to depart the drama series.

PREVIOUS: “The Bold and the Beautiful” will soon be saying goodbye to actor Rome Flynn. The actor announced on his social media pages that he has decided to leave the soap just a little over two years since joining the cast in the contract role of Zende Forrester.

“I want to thank Brad Bell [‘B&B’ head writer and executive producer] for taking a chance on this ambitious young kid and giving me more responsibility than I knew I could take on,” wrote the actor in a prepared statement released a short time ago. “I want to thank all of the ‘B&B’ fans across the world for embracing me as your Zende Forrester. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life to share a piece of my self everyday with you.”

In addition to thanking Bell and the fans, the actor also highlighted his time working alongside co-star Reign Edwards (Nicole Avant). “You’re such a joy to have worked with and an amazing talent!” said Flynn of Edwards.

It’d been reported that the show recently issued a casting call for a 22 to 24-year-old black male who is leading man material. Fans quickly pondered whether the show had plans to recast the role of Zende, or a completely new character. It looks like it was the former if the call was in response to Rome’s plans to leave.


A rep for the CBS series was unavailable for comment at press time. No word on when viewers will last see Zende, as played by Rome, on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

While closing the last chapter on his time at “B&B,” fans can expect to next see Flynn on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” in an unknown role. Earlier this year it was announced he had joined the Tyler Perry led drama series with his first appearance slated to air sometime in 2018.

You can view Flynn’s full statement on his departure below.

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