Jessica is the daughter of John Forrester and Maggie Forrester, and niece to Eric Forrester and Stephanie Douglas. When Jessica lived in Los Angeles, she fell in love with a young intern at Forrester Creations, Dylan Shaw. When Eric found out about the romance, he had Dylan charged with statutory rape for his relationship with Jessica, who was only 17 years old. Although acquitted, Dylan stopped seeing Jessica for a period of time until Jessica's mom, Maggie, arrived in town and began dating Dylan. Dylan was completely unaware that Jessica and Maggie were mother and daughter. Maggie broke things off with Dylan when she found out that Jessica was still in love with him. Lauren Fenmore even offered to pay Dylan for sex as a test of his loyalty to Jessica. While apart from Dylan, Jessica became involved with Sly Donovan, who believed if he got Jessica pregnant, he could score some Forrester funds. When Jessica decided to end it with Sly and return back to Dylan, Sly raped Jessica. She only confided with Maggie about what happened and left Los Angeles to attend school in London. Jessica hasn't been seen or heard of since 1996.