Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) arrived in town as an ex-con looking for a baby who wasn’t really hers and quickly fell for Rick Forrester (Jacob Young), who was involved with Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey) at the time, but felt an attraction to the newcomer. Eventually, Caroline and Rick married, but he still felt a pull towards Maya. After Rick and Caroline finally split, Rick and Maya forged a romantic relationship, but it was eventually revealed that Maya had been born Myron Avant and was transgender.
While Rick was shocked to learn his girlfriend was transgender, they were in love and eventually married after Maya’s father, Julius (Obba Babatunde) learned to accept her just before the ceremony got started. While this doesn’t seem like it would be a major plot twist today, Mosley took this opportunity in 2015 to “educate [‘The Bold & The Beautiful’] viewers here and all over the world” (via Fame 10).