Will Nicole Say, “That’s My Baby!”?
Apart from a few relationship hiccups that resulted from Rick and Maya asking Nicole to have a second child for them — and her declining — very little has rocked B&B’S Avant family since Lizzy’s birth. But that may finally be about to change!
The In Depth Story: For the better part of a year, Rick and Maya have been on hand to comment about other characters’ stories without having much in the way of their own, and though Lizzy’s parents seem happily married, Karla Mosley ( Maya) thinks that need not be an impediment to fresh drama. “Ever yone who’s married or in a long-term relationship knows that marriages are tough,” says the actress.
Of course, the calm waters Rick and Maya have enjoyed since Lizzy’s birth could be the perfect prelude to major problems now that newlyweds Nicole and Zende are at- tempting — with difficulty — to start their own family. “This could possibly lead to lots of drama,” agrees Reign Edwards ( Nicole), who has long wondered whether her alter ego could eventually come to have second thoughts about having handed her own biological daughter over to her sister. “She gave this child to Maya and Rick, and it’s ver y possible she may watch this child grow up and think, ‘That’s my baby, and yet I can’t be its mother.’ There’s a bond between Nicole and Lizzy that’s always going to be there, no matter what!”
For his par t, Jacob Young ( Rick) says he’s been itching to see some sort of custody battle over Lizzy take shape. “It could be something that could really drive these two sisters apart,” he muses, “or bring them closer in the end. It would create some really great scenes for the whole family.”