Annika Noelle's tragic baby Beth storyline on B&B became her reality

Darcy Rafter August 12, 2022
Annika Noelle's tragic baby Beth storyline on B&B became her reality
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Annika Noelle’s devastating Baby Beth storyline on The Bold And The Beautiful became reality in a tragic turn of events.

Annika is best known for her role as Hope Logan on the US soap but she’s been in the media spotlight more than usual lately as her character takes center stage in the show’s current storyline.

Let’s take a look inside Annika’s life from her mystery man to her current B&B storyline…

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Inside Annika Noelle’s life

Annika was born on December 24, 1986, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she grew up with her sister and parents.

She caught the bug for acting at a young age and her wealth of credits include features in TV shows such as Jersey Boys, Love’s Christmas Journey, The Perfect Gentlemen, and Chasing Life.

However, Annika’s most notable role is arguably playing Hope Logan-Spencer on hit soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful, which led her to receive a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. 

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Annika’s tragic B&B storyline became reality

The storyline that earned her the Daytime Emmy nomination was the tragic loss of her character’s baby, Beth, who died during childbirth.

The actress explained in an essay she wrote for Glamour that “the months of grief on-camera slowly started to seep into my life off-camera.”

Annika detailed in the article how she had become pregnant but she and her fiancé tragically “lost her at ten weeks.” The couple tried again after some time but in a heartbreaking turn of events, Annika’s second pregnancy “unravelled into sorrow and heartache as well. We lost him at eight weeks. And all the while, I was filming.”

Hope’s current B&B storyline takes off

The actress walked on The Bold And The Beautiful canvas in 2018 and instantly garnered a wide fan base. Since then things have always been shaking up in LA for Hope’s character.

From reuniting with the cheating Liam Spencer to discovering their baby was kidnapped as opposed to her having a miscarriage, it’s never quiet when it comes to the Logan family.

Not to forget Hope’s current storyline where Thomas wants Douglas to live with him. This forces Liam to be stuck in the middle as he tries to keep the tension at bay between Hope and Thomas.

It is likely the custody battle will test Hope and Liam’s marriage and also Hope’s patience. She is usually the opposite of her mother, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), and can keep her cool – but this battle might just push her to her limit.

Annika’s relationship with Zach Fisher explored

In 2018, Annika revealed she was dating Zach Fisher, a recording engineer and owner of Big Bad Sound, a recording studio in Silver Lake. Zach and Annika have kept their relationship extremely private.

Annika even kept the face of her husband-to-be private when she took to her Instagram in 2021 to announce her engagement. She teased the news in her Instagram Stories, writing: “Soooo…” followed by “new post,” which linked to a snap of the soap star and her man, whose face she has yet to reveal.

The picture sees Annika and her fiancé with their hands wrapped around one another and the caption states just three words: “She said yes.”

For immediate grief support, call 1-800-221-7437 First Candle. Counsellors are available 24/7. For families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. A community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. You can also get in touch with SupportingMamas here. 

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.