Connecticut with his older sister Brittany. When Ryan started Watersdale High School he formed a quick bond with
Megan Shirley who was also friends with his sister. Megan and Brittany were originally much closer than Megan and
Ryan, however when Brittany graduated it left Megan with more time to spend with Ryan. During his senior year of high
school Megan developed a crush on him. As Megan began to rebel and act out so did Ryan in 2001. While out one night
at an eighteen and older nightclub Ryan and Megan ran into his sister. Brittany soon learned that Megan and Ryan were
both intoxicated. Months later Ryan's future brother-in-law Douglas Richmond Jr. suggested to Brittany that they leave
Watersdale and start a new life together. A showdown between Brittany and her parents occurred. Brittany announced
she was leaving Watersdale, despite Ryan begging her to leave him alone with their parents.
|Ryan O'Keefe (2002)
|Ryan O'Keefe (2002-2006)
|Ryan O'Keefe (2009-Present)
of friendship in late 2001. It was during their Christmas vacation their senior year of high
school that Megan learned why Ryan had always rejected her sexual advances - he
revealed to his best friend that he was gay. In early 2002, Ryan revealed to his parents that
he was gay and his parents kicked him out of their house. Megan's family allowed Ryan to
move in with them and when he revealed in May 2002 that he was moving to Texas to be
close to Brittany - Megan informed him that she too was going to come along, because he
was her best friend and she loved him.
Before the fashion show Ryan came out to his sister who took the news extremely hard.
Ryan told her the reasons he left Watersdale and that their parents had disowned him.
Uncertain of how to process the information herself Brittany shutdown and withdrew
herself completely. It was also during this time that Erica Ryan entered into this life. Erica
who was revealed years earlier to be his half-sister had kidnapped Brittany on her
honeymoon, held her hostage and tried to kill Ryan's sister. She had escaped prison and
followed Brittany and Ryan to Monte Carlo. Having never met Erica before Ryan was lured
away from the hotel into a meeting with who he thought to be a fashion reporter. Erica took
Ryan hostage and later she managed to also take Brittany hostage as well. Erica held her
siblings in dimly lit, cold warehouse in Monte Carlo. Brittany demanded to know what Erica
could possibly want now and she revealed the same thing she wanted before - Brittany's
life! It was revealed during this time that during Brittany's kidnapping, Ryan's half-sister
Erica and his brother-in-law had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child - Dinah Ryan
Richmond. Brittany overcome with grief vowed to kill Erica for what she had done.
at the King Fashion show his worry grew. In Texas, Douglas who stayed behind learned that Erica had escaped prison
and alerted the authorities in Monte Carlo. Ethan managed to backtrack Brittany's steps and found the warehouse where
Erica was holding Brittany and Ryan hostage. A standoff between Erica and Ethan ensued upon his arrival and Brittany
saw this as her only opportunity. Brittany attacked Erica which caused her to lose control of the gun. Brittany picked it up
and shot Erica - making good on her promise that she would kill her if she ever caused her family harm. Brittany and
Ryan took custody of the baby and returned to River's Edge. Once home Brittany introduced her husband to his daughter.
A second DNA test was performed that did in fact name Douglas as Dinah's father which left Brittany devastated.
friends, Jered Bradshaw, Kendra Logan, Antonio Marzetta and Megan Shirley. Immediately his best gal-pal began
shamelessly flirting with Antonio but it was Ryan who was able to lure him into bed. After a night of drinking Ryan and
Antonio had sex. Afterwards, Antonio assured Ryan that he wasn't gay, but also showed signs of jealousy when Ryan
mentioned other guys. After a serious talk about their relationship Antonio left River's Edge and moved to Seattle. He's
not seen Ryan since.
Yahoo Messenger. Ryan and his chat buddy developed an unique friendship. Eventually he learned that River_Runner
was in fact Joshua Marshall who was keeping his sexuality from his family. Josh did reveal himself as Ryan's online chat
buddy until Jaxson Hayes and Jodi Bradshaw's wedding. The relationship between Ryan and Josh was complicated by
Josh's step-mother Jillian Malone Marshall and following a fight with Josh, Ryan slept with Antonio Marzetta. When Ryan
pressed Antonio to define what their relationship was Antonio couldn't do that and eventually he left River's Edge.
matched to a hospital in Indianapolis. He asked Ryan to go with him and thus began a strained relationship between
Josh and Ryan's sister Brittany as she did not want him to leave River's Edge. Ryan decided to not go with Josh and
ended their relationship. That same year in 2006, Ryan went into business with Angela Bradshaw. They opened an
Interior Design studio, Ryan Bradshaw. Because of Angela's relationship with Megan and now the business, Ryan and
Angela developed a strong friendship.
|Josh Marshall (Ex-Boyfriend)
|Brittany Pierce (Sister)
|Erica Ryan (Half-Sister)
Edge to Las Vegas for Megan's wedding to Gregory Holloway. For the first time however it
was Sam who initiated the conversation with Ryan and laid it all out for him to have - if he
wanted it. As it turns out Ryan did want it and after landing in Sam's native Las Vegas they
went on their first date. The two began a long distance relationship, however it was
complicated later when Josh picked Ryan up from a bar because he was drunk and upset
that Sam wasn't able to come out one weekend. The two ended up having sex, which only
strained their relationship more.
boyfriend during his medical crisis. Josh immediately began to go with Josh to doctor's
appointments, chemotherapy treatments and caring for him at his home.
show. It was during a wedding vow renewal ceremony for Ryan's sister Brittany and her
husband Ethan that he shared a kiss with Josh that was witnessed by Sam. The next
morning Sam left NYC and broke up with Ryan because of his feelings for Josh.
sex again in August 2012. However in October 2012 Josh found out that the chemotherapy
had not worked and he still had cancer. Worried that his illness would impact his
relationship with Ryan, Josh broke up with him. Ryan insisted that he was still in love with
Josh and did not want their relationship to end. However Josh was insistent that they end it
so that Ryan could be with a man that would be able to offer him everything he needed in a