“The Bold and the Beautiful” (B&B) spoilers indicate that Nicole Avant (Reign Edwards) and Zende Forrester (Rome Flynn) are starting to feel the impact of her pregnancy on their relationship. Can Zende take the pressure and will the couple survive?
Nine months is a long time to watch your girlfriend carry another man’s child and Zende is already beginning to crack. As Nicole starts to wage war with morning sickness, Zende will begin to pull back even though he’s promised to be there for her.
What makes all this worse is that Zende and Nicole have not been intimate yet and Nicole feels like her body is on loan to Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) and Rick Forrester (Jacob Young). But where does that leave Zende? Will Nicole cut him off completely?
A healthy young man needs some sort of physical interaction with his girlfriend, even if they don’t take their relationship “all the way.” But is Nicole open to anything physical at all? And once she starts showing, will Zende be repelled?
Pregnant women are beautiful but when the object of your affection has been knocked up by another man, it’s not so magical. What’s even harder is that Nicole is not serving as simply a surrogate for Maya and Rick – the baby is biologically Rick and Nicole’s.
And if Zende pulls away from Nicole, will she turn to Rick and Maya for more support? Rick will love the idea of watching his baby grow in her belly, but will this lead to emotional intimacy between Rick and Nicole that neither Maya nor Zende can stomach?
Is there a chance that this baby could drive a wedge between Zende and Nicole – and Rick and Maya? Realistically, if Rick and Maya split and so do Zende and Nicole – that baby will still link Rick and Nicole. And can we expect some angry interplay between the sisters soon?
At present, Maya is grateful to Nicole for making this major sacrifice, but Nicole isn’t showing yet, so it’s all still kind of theoretical. Once Nicole starts to show and there’s a bump and a kicking baby Rick can feel, will Maya’s jealous instincts flair?
Let’s face it, Nicole is doing something that Maya will never be able to do. Maya already has frustrations about being born a woman in a man’s body and reproduction isn’t something reassignment surgery can fix. Maya can never give Rick a child of theirs yet Nicole can.
How long before Maya begins to be jealous of her sister’s growing womb and Rick’s affection for the mother of his child. Even though Rick’s attention will be baby-centric, Maya may still fume and feel less of a woman.
The bottom line is – the baby that was supposed to cement Maya and Rick as a family may drive all these relationships apart. And if this happens, Maya and Nicole can expect Vivienne (Anna Maria Horsford) and Julius Avant (Obba Babatunde) to say, “I told you it was a bad idea…”
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