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Bold and the Beautiful wedding: Maya becomes TV's first transgender character to exchange vows

Rick and Maya, who is a transgender woman, will marry this week on the CBS sudser

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Historic wedding bells are about to ring on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Beginning Aug. 10, the CBS daytime drama will start airing the nuptials of Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), who is television’s first transgender character to exchange vows. But like any soap opera wedding, the celebration will come with its fair share of drama!

In this exclusive clip, the wedding is interrupted when Maya confronts her conservative father Julius (Obba Babatunde) about his feelings toward her transition.

“I will not be publicly embarrassed by my own flesh and blood!” Julius exclaims.

Maya’s transition was first revealed in March on the CBS sudser.

“Karla Mosley has been brilliant in the role of transgender model  Maya Avant,” said executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell. “When I first explained the story, she eagerly jumped on board and away we went.  My writing and producing team, along with the actors have collaborated with GLAAD  on scripts and media training. It’s been an honor to tell this positive story of love and acceptance and now we will see the drama peak as we reach Rick and Maya’s wedding day, which will not be an easy walk down the aisle. I’m told we’re the first show in television history to include a story with a transgender character getting married and my hope is that in the future there will be many more.”

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