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Raya
Raya office 2015
Rick and Maya!

Type:

Marriage

Competition:

Team Crick
Team Caya

Couple:

Rick Forrester
Maya Forrester

Antagonists:

Caroline Spencer
Carter Walton
Bill Spencer
Jesse Graves
Alison Montgomery
Rafael
Eric Forrester
Ivy Forrester
Brooke Logan
Julius Avant

Duration:

2013-

Status:

Married

Children:

Lizzy Forrester

Rick Forrester and Maya Avant Forrester are fictional characters and a couple from CBS's daytime soap opera, the Bold and the Beautiful. Rick is the son of fashion designer, Eric Forrester, and Brooke Logan. Maya was born male as Myron Avant from Julius Avant and Vivienne Avant.

Rick is portrayed by Jacob Young, and Maya is portrayed by Karla Mosley. They are commonly referred to by the couple name "Raya".

StorylinesEdit

Offered the chance to sing open mic at Dayzee's coffee shop, Maya attracted the attention of Marcus' cousin, Rick Forrester, who was volunteering at Dayzee's. Maya mistook Rick for one of the waiters, even giving Rick a hefty tip thinking he was less fortunate. Maya enjoyed getting to know Rick, who helped her move into the apartment above Dayzee's and slept on her couch when he locked his keys in his car. Maya didn't know Rick was in a relationship with Caroline Spencer, but Dayzee warned her but Maya didn't back off. Soon Maya and Rick were in a relationship and Caroline was jilted hard. Maya witnessed an argument between Rick and his socialite girlfriend, Caroline Spencer, and could see Rick was unhappy. Rick took Maya window shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, where they shared their first kiss. Maya was thrilled as she tried on fancy dresses at a Forrester Creations boutique. But when a sales clerk outed Rick as a Forrester, Maya felt played, and she stormed out. Later, Maya accepted a date with Marcus' adoptive brother, Carter Walton, who took her to a dinner party at the Forrester mansion. Maya was uncomfortable when Rick entered with a jealous Caroline, who made sure Maya saw Rick kissing her. Carter asked Maya out again, but Maya, who had come to forgive Rick for his deception, gently turned Carter down. Carter then helped Maya get back with Rick.

When Rick and Maya were dating again, Caroline maliciously made up female names starting with M to insult Maya. Such as Mariah (To Rick), Maria (To Maya), Mitsy (To Rick and Maya), Monica (To Rick), Melissa (To Rick), Marietta (To Carter), Mona (To Rick and Maya), and (after she took a break) Martha (To Rick).   Maya faced opposition in her attraction to Rick through Dayzee, who warned Maya to stay away out of genuine concern for her, and Caroline, who snarkily made sure to get Maya's name wrong in conversation. Still, Maya and Rick seemed to grow closer. Maya thought she was getting a shot at the big time when she received a call offering her a movie role, but when Maya got to the studio, she soon realized she was being asked to do porn, unaware that Caroline had set the whole thing up to make Maya look bad in Rick's eyes. Rick joked with Maya about her brush with "success", then offered Maya a legitimate position as a spokesmodel for Forrester's Hope for the Future line. Caroline was furious and taunted the inexperienced Maya, but Rick hired a professional model to be Maya's guide. Later, Caroline made points with Rick by arranging a fundraiser fashion show for her cancer foundation, in which Rick, Carter, and Marcus, along with Thomas Forrester and Oliver Jones, modeled sleepwear on the runway.

Maya could tell that Rick was still interested in her, but he wasn't breaking things off with Caroline, either. Maya
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Rick and Maya

finally told Rick that he needed to choose; Rick chose Maya, but reported that Caroline was ignoring his attempts to break up with her. One day, Maya walked into the office at Forrester to find Caroline's uncle, publishing magnate Bill Spencer. Bill had dug into Maya's past and found out that Maya was not to come within 500 feet of Jesse Graves, the father of her deceased baby, or Maya could be sent back to jail. Bill promised to arrange it if Maya didn't stay away from Rick. Maya stood up to Bill and unashamedly admitted her past with Jesse, a bad boy who carried guns and committed a crime that Maya was also sent to jail for. Bill had his assistant Alison meet up with Jesse and pay him a large stack of money half before and half after the club Rick and Maya were going to which Caroline made Rick drag her to.

Despite Bill's threats, Maya went to a club with Rick and was frustrated when Caroline tagged along with them. Maya ran into Jesse , who had cleaned up his act after his release from jail and wanted to reunite with Maya and their daughter. Maya had the difficult task of having to tell Jesse their daughter had died. She wished him well and hit the dance floor with Rick, unaware that Bill's assistant, Alison, had snapped a photo of Maya and Jesse in conversation (Alison previously gave Jesse Graves a tall stack of cash and told him he'd get the other half after). Maya was horrified when Alison showed up on her doorstep with the photo, which Alison promised would be delivered to the district attorney if Maya went near Rick again. Starting to feel the noose tightening, Maya admitted to Carter that Bill was blackmailing her. Maya also tells Rick about what Bill did, resulting in Rick ending his and Rick threatened Bill if he keeps bullying Maya he'll fire Caroline. Pamela Douglas befriended Rick's girlfriend Maya wonderfully happy.

Things seem to go well for Rick and Maya. Caroline meets up with Rafael, an aspiring film and television producer, and tells him all about her failed romance with Rick and what part she believes Maya played in the breakup. Caroline then secretly sets Maya up for one of the lead roles in Rafael's new web series, Room 8, with Carter. Room 8 is about two roommates who live together in an apartment and start to fantasize about each other. When Maya tells Rick about her getting cast in the show, he is excited for her. Rick and Maya Caroline secretly revises some of the scenes in Rafael's webisodes to make them steamier. Rick's excitement turns to shock and dismay when a clip from the show, showing a scene featuring Carter and Maya making out, premieres at his 4th of July party. Maya tries hard to explain what happened, but Rick is just too upset. Caroline gloats from a distance, happy that she seems to have succeeded in her latest scheme to break up Rick and Maya. However, Maya begins to wonder if someone on the show other then Rafael is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Then Carter and Maya play one of Caroline's steamiest episodes, and afterwards Carter can't help but fall in love with Maya and kisses her. He begins hoping that what they have onscreen translates to an offscreen romance. His hopes end up dashed, however, when Maya lets him know that they are just portraying characters on a show, and that she loves Rick and is committed to him. She then goes to see Rick and realizes that he's just seen another steamy scene between her and Carter. The two end up talking, and Rick tells Maya that while he hates seeing her kissing Carter onscreen, he understands that it's a part of her job as an actress, and that he supports her. Maya appreciates Rick's support, but she is still left wondering who could be emailing the fantasy scenes to people. Later on, Caroline and Rafael create a more intimate episode, and Carter ends up falling for Maya again and kisses her. Maya, however, stays strong and tells him that she's in love with Rick and that Carter has to keep his feelings to himself. Caroline (behind scenes) had Rafael add a water bed to the next episode, and Maya admits to Carter that there has to be a boundary at some point. An unsure Maya isn't able to do the scene as written, which angers Rafael, who then gets into a fight with Caroline. Maya then walks in on their conversation and quickly realizes that Caroline was behind all of this. Carter comes in, shocked by what he has just found out while Maya and Caroline argue. However, Caroline's gig was up, and Rafael fired her. One of the guniea pigs went between Caroline's legs, which freaked her out, and Caroline jumped on the waterbed when her heels popped the bed, resulting in Caroline getting soaked. Rick, who had come to the set to visit Maya and chat with Rafael, later told Caroline that when it comes to her, he doesn't know what to believe anymore. Maya wanted Rick to show up to her Room 8 premier and Rick said he'd show up in a little bit.Rick was in a business meeting with Eric, Thorne, Caroline, and Thomas where his contributions weren't high and Eric felt Forrester Creations could use a new president. They all made an agreement if Caroline's contributions for Hope For The Future don't work out Rick will be replaced. Caroline told Rick she'd make sure he stayed president and Rick told her if she helped him stay he'd do anything. Caroline's hoping he would take her back, but she does fear, however, that once Rick retains his position, he won't need her anymore and drop her. When Maya herself finds out, she gets worried because of everything Caroline had tried to do to break them up. Maya then wants Rick to show up for her Room 8 premier.

When Maya got there Dayzee and Marcus were their to support Marcus's brother Carter and Dayzee's best friend Maya. Maya hugged Dayzee. Pam who had befriended Maya hugs Maya and had a huge tub of popcorn. Pam told her she has lemon bars in her purse for when the lights dim. Rafael called Carter and Maya up so they could speak and congratulated them. Maya thanked Rick but still wondering where he was. Thomas and Thorne teamed up to kick Rick out (partly because of Thomas and Rick's bad history) and have Thorne be president and Thomas vice president. Thomas explained Thorne is someone he can trust. Thorne and Thomas confronted this to Eric and Rick, Thomas, Thorne, Eric, and Caroline had another meeting. Caroline babbled something about Hope For The Future. But Thomas and Thorne contradicted that even though the sales are up they need a profit. Eric let Rick stay president until further evidence of Hope For The Future Sales. Rick then realized he needs to see the screening. When the series was about to begin Maya wondered where Rick was. They all made an agreement if Caroline's contributions for Hope For The Future don't work out Rick will be replaced. Thomas and Thorne teamed up to kick Rick out (partly because of Thomas and Rick's bad history) and have Thorne be president and Thomas vice president. Thomas explained Thorne is someone he can trust. Thorne and Thomas confronted this to Eric and Rick, Thomas, Thorne, Eric, and Caroline had another meeting. Caroline babbled something about Hope For The Future. But Thomas and Thorne contradicted that even though the sales are up they need a profit. Eric let Rick stay president until further evidence of Hope For The Future Sales.  Rick realized he was late for the screenings and Maya was wondering where he was. Rick was stuck in traffic and missed the premier. Rick was looking for Maya when Pam showed up babbling about the movie. Rick made a point that he didn't care and asked where Maya was. Pam told him she left. Maya ran up to her apartment sad while Carter followed her. Carter insisted he stayed the night on the couch where they made out and that's all that happened. Rafael stole Maya's phone so she couldn't track all of Rick's messages. Rafael in the morning at Dayzee's saw Carter come out in the same clothes as the day before. Rafael told this to Caroline. The Hope For The Future Line had no response but was a hit. Rick kept his position and Caroline blurted out Maya's secret knowing Rick hates secrets (Amber, Caroline, Maya). Rick didn't believe her until Maya told him it's true and Rick stormed off to Caroline's place and got in bed. Maya wen to Caroline's to find Rick after he left and saw Caroline and Maya realized what happened. They both had a few words but Maya won. Maya went to Rick and handed him her resignation and the necklace he gave her. Rick began a happy relationship with Caroline again. Carter was at Maya's apartment because he heard about her resignation and proposed to her and she said yes. Rick left work to check up on Maya. He knocked and when Maya opened the door Rick noticed her ring and Carter came to her protectively. Maya wanted to rejoin Forrester. Carter told this to Rick and Maya talked to him later in which Rick gladly rehired her.

Rick and Caroline were married at the Forrester Mansion on December 2, 2013 in an impromptu ceremony in front of family and friends.

n 2014, while waiting for Forrester's sabotaged freight elevator by Quinn Fuller,  Oliver told Maya he loves doing photography with her and that she's beautiful. The two kissed despite Maya's engagement to Carter Walton and Maya had to go. At the Bikini Bar, Oliver and Alexandria Forrester had lunch with Maya and Carter in the same restaurant. Aly ordered a hot green tea which Oliver accidently spilled all over her hand and wiped up and then kissed her hand. Aly and Oliver began a secret relationship. Maya questions Oliver's attraction towards Maya while recording him on his phone. Oliver admitted she will help him stay in the company and she's smart and pretty enough so he'll put up with her. Oliver just left as carter walked in and questioned Maya. Maya played the recording. Carter claims it does sound bad but it's taken out of context. Carter continues to stick up for Oliver.

At a business metting at Forrester, Maya got jealous when Caroline was flirting with Rick as well as Aly with Oliver. Hope told Maya that she has lost energy in her photos and asked if anything was bothering her. While posing in a photo shoot with Oliver, Maya was very jealous looking and had flashbacks of her and Rick. Maya pointed out that Oliver will be on the inside because he's with a Forrester, and she almost was when she was with Rick. Maya pointed out that Caroline was terrible towards her. Maya pointed out all of the expensive things the Forrester's have. Oliver asked her if she was angry about their relationship or jealous. Maya left and entered the steam room when Rick was in there alone and massaged his back for him. Rick intitially thought it was Caroline but was shocked when he turned around and it was Maya. Rick told Caroline he wasn't alone in the steam room. Caroline wondered who would be in Rick in the steam room and then thought of...Myrna. Maya came and played them the recording of Oliver talking about Aly.  Caroline was ticked off at Maya but Rick was astonished at oliver. Rick and Caroline talked it over and Caroline understood Oliver's side. Rick confronted Aly after their medieval night, and played the recording questioning his intentions. Oliver told them that he genuinely like Aly. They decided not to play it unless they have to for Aly's sake. Rick kept his eye on Oliver. Oliver and Maya got in an argument about this. Oliver told this to Aly who cdidn't know if she could trust him anymore. Rick told Carter that Maya hit on him in the steam room. Carter asked Maya who admit it. Carter was angry and broke up with Maya. Oliver decided to tell Aly himself about the recording. Aly was heartbroken and didn't know if he was lying to her like before. Aly told Pam and Pam was a little more understanding than Aly and Aly, Charlie, and Oliver all went to Medieval night together. Aly was still sad unenjoying the show. Oliver snuck in because the show didn't have a yellow knight so Oliver put on the costume and went on the horse. He threw Aly a carnation and lifted up his helmet and they all realized he was Oliver. Oliver clumsily had to fight the other knight and fell down. Aly ran down and told the knight not to hurt him. They asked for the reason and Aly said love. Oliver and Aly remained together and the ghost of Darla gave Oliver a carnation to give to Aly.

Maya later noticed that Caroline and Ridge Forrester were working closely together on a couture line behind closed doors not letting anybody in, hoping there was something more. She told Rick, but he told her that he had faith in Caroline and denied it. Maya tried to bring up the memories they shared, but Rick continued to stay faithful to Caroline. Ever since Bill dumped Ridge into the Persian Gulf during an altercation at Bill and Brooke's wedding attempt, Ridge lost his ability to draw. He could coarse Caroline's hand and draw perfectly though. Caroline began getting frustrated with Ridge's perfectionist ways and asked why couldn't he do it himself but realized he can't. He admit to it and made Caroline promise that she wouldn't tell anybody, not even Rick. Katie walks in on them working closely and they explain their partnership. Katie begins to feel uncomfortable and discusses this with Rick who is also secretly a bit uncomfortable. Rick got angry that Ridge is taking credit for Caroline's designs but Caroline insisted she's happy to help him. Rick brought this up to Eric who decided to resign from CEO and will give his position to either Rick or Ridge. He asked Caroline who he should give it to but she didn't have an answer. Caroline expressed her romantic feelings to feelings to Ridge, who admit he has a crush on her too and kissed her. However, Caroline ended up feeling guilty about the kiss because she knew how much Rick hated Ridge and knew how devastated he would be if he found out. Maya continued to wonder if there was more going on between Ridge and Caroline. She also continued to renew her bond with Rick.

Maya confronted Rick about her accusations and although he was nervous he believed in Caroline. Maya also brought this up to Ridge's fiance, Katie Logan. Eric decided to step down from his CEO position and give it to either of his two sons, Rick or Ridge. At the Forrester meeting, Eric was gonna give the position to Ridge because he's a designer when Maya blurted out that he's having and affair with Caroline. This was shocking and Maya asked Caroline to just simply say no if it's not. Caroline began crying and confessed to Rick about the attraction between her and Ridge. Rick was furious and rushed off. Maya arrived at Brooke's house to see Rick angry and violent and upset. Rick took his ring off and said his marriage to Caroline was over. Rick thanked her for informing him. Maya comforted him and the two began making out on the couch, resulting in them making love. Caroline came over the following morning to try and patch things up but was stunned to see Maya wearing nothing but a bathrobe. After trashing her in front of Rick, Maya told Caroline off, letting her know she had lost Rick to her worst nightmare. Caroline then pleaded with Rick to not give up on their marriage and to put his wedding ring back on. However, he turned his back on her, leaving her devestated. With Maya by his side, Rick finally gets what he has always wanted: becoming CEO of Forrester Creations Rick made Maya lead model for HFTF. Rick was very unpleased that the fashion show went well because he priced the cost of the dresses so high that nobody would buy them.  Eric was furious with him that he did that. Eric told him he was being immature and Rick shot back that he doesn't know how Eric could still hire all his exes to work with him. Eric gave Rick an ultimatum that he can have the CEO position if he goes back to Caroline. Rick decided to try to patch things back up with Caroline. At first she was very hesitant and confused but eventually she agreed after she let Ridge go back to Katie. Rick broke the news to Maya, who was angry, heartbroken, and upset. Rick then tried to explain to her that he's doing this for them, and that Caroline's only temporary for the position. Maya painfully agreed. Eric suggested Ridge and Caroline should be a team again, which made Rick jealous, but he agreed that this would be a good idea. Rick gave Maya Steffy's old apartment, which she loved. It had the bathtub that Jackie Marone had installed when she lived there, and Rick and Maya tried to out together making out. Caroline later called Rick, who told her that he was up to his neck in hot water with work. Meanwhile, Rick and Maya continue to grow closer.

Caroline wanted to talk to Ivy at the Mansion. Caroline explained she's happy she got Rick back but she is still nervous about their relationship. Ivy supported Caroline until she got a call from a friend to check out his/her new apartment. Ivy arrived at the apartments and saw Rick kissing Maya. Rick got back to the Forrester Mansion and Ivy confronted him about what she saw. Rick claimed it was just a goodbye kiss but Ivy didn't believe it. Rick insisted Ivy didn't say anything or else she's fired. Caroline called from the cabin to the main house and asked if Rick's was there and Rick answered. Ivy confronted Maya at her apartment the next day about what she saw. Maya tried to pretend Rick is commited to caroline and what they had was real and they will run the company. Rick and Maya both convinced Ivy to keep her mouth shut.

Eric signed the paper to give Rick irrevocable control. Rick was preaching to everybody in the meeting how he can do this for a year while Eric is away, with the help of a loyal woman by his side. Caroline thought Rick was talking about her when Rick called Maya in an announced that he is still with Maya.

Rick and Maya moved into the Forrester Mansion while Eric was briefly away and Maya kicked Ivy and Aly out for a day to have some privacy. Rick also took down Stephanie's portrait and hung up a portrait of Maya. Maya was a little nervous thinking how people would react but Rick insisted. The Forresters were offended by Rick's actions especially Stephanie's sister, Pamela Douglas. Ivy and Aly agreed that Rick's just doing this to get back at Caroline and that he still loves her. In a Forrester meeting, Rick was bothered by the success of Caroline and Ridge's art, he even turned down Aly's great design in shoes. Rick dismissed everybody and threatened to fire Caroline and Ivy. Liam Spencer rushed in and punched Rick to the floor! Rick started cracking up but let them keep their jobs.

Brooke returned to L.A. from Milan only to find Maya home in Brooke's lengerie from the Brooke's Bedroom line. Maya welcomed her in and put a red robe on. Brooke was shocked to see Maya's portrait on the wall in place of Stephanie's. Brooke was appauled and uninformed. Maya stated it's only temporary until Eric comes back. Maya questioned if Rick has told her what's going on and Brooke denied it. Maya stated caroline turned to someones else. Brooke was astonished and at first she wanted Rick to tell her the story but then she blurted out it was Ridge. Maya went up stairs to change and tried to be polite with Brooke.

Rick filed divorce papers and wanted to get rid of Stephanie's gun too. The lawyer forgot to take it with him at Forrester, so Rick took a stroll with it, and found Caroline and Ridge on top of each other, making out, in an office. Rick cracked open the door and fired gun shots at the wall. Ridge sprung up and Rick questioned both of them. Ridge took the gun away from Rick and emptied the bullets. Pam, Charlie, and Carter rushed over hearing gun shots. They were surprised to find out that Rick shot them. Rick still doesn't want Ridge with his wife, but Ridge stated that he doesn't want her anymore. Ridge was going to call Lieutenant Baker to file a report but Caroline convinced him otherwise. Rick returned to the Forrester Mansion to see his mother, Brooke Logan, back talking to Maya.  Maya informed Brooke about Caroline and Ridge's affair. Rick stated gunshots were shot at the office. Brooke and Maya were shocked. Rick stated he shot them at Ridge and Caroline. Brooke called Ridge and was concerned. Brooke was on Rick's side, shocked about Ridge and Caroline's affair. Ridge stated they'll have this conversation another time. Caroline signed the divorce papers without even reading them over. Ridge suggested running away with her and starting their own company.

Brooke arrived at Forrester Creations trying to control everybody by threatening to fire Ridge and insisting that Caroline and Rick work their marriage out of his relationship with Maya is over. However, Brooke's theory didn't work and Rick remained with Maya as well as Caroline remained with Ridge.

In 2015, Maya's little sister, Nicole Avant, shows up at Forrester Creations looking for her. The two haven't seen each other in a long time and Nicole is eager to reconnect with her sister. But Maya seems tensed and nervous every time she sees Nicole around. Rick then offers that Nicole stay at the mansion after she had a falling out with her roommate. Nicole accepts the offer, but Maya still seems unsure. Nicole admits to Maya that she knows Maya's secret and that she hasn't told Rick. Maya confronts Nicole about what she has over her head saying she hasn't done anything wrong and that Rick knows everything about her. Nicole then reveals that Maya's real name is Myron and she is actually Nicole's brother, revealing that Maya is transgender. Nicole stated she found Maya's birth certificate tucked away that said Myron Avant. She at first assumed her parents lost a baby, but realized it had Maya's birthdate and said they gender was male. Maya admit she changed it and used to be a male from childhood who felt like she was supposed to be a female and crossed over to be a female so her outside could match her inside. After that she ran away and her parents didn't mention anything of her. Nicole stated she didn't come to L.A. to blackmail her or cause trouble. She just wants to get to know her sister, who is kicking her out. Maya agreed to tell Rick until or when he proposes. Maya made Nicole promise she can't tell anybody until she tells Rick herself. Rick noticed the tension between Maya and Nicole and explained he allowed Nicole to move in for them to get closer. If they can't get along, they'd help her move into an apartment. Nicole asked Maya if she wanted her to life and Maya let her stay. Nicole saw Oliver having a photo shoot of models asked him if he'd give her a shot at being one but Oliver stated she has to get permission from Rick or Maya. Nicole arrived at Rick's office to see Maya who was talking with Carter who assured her he's there for her. Maya was nervous that Nicole might slip something about her secret to Carter. Nicole stated this and demanded an audition as one of Forrester's models. Carter stopped by Oliver's office and Oliver brought up Maya's sister, Nicole, who wanted to be a model but is a college student. Carter confided in him that she dropped out of UCLA. Carter realized that's why Nicole went to see Maya. Carter overheard Maya and Nicole talking about Maya's secret she's not telling Rick and Nicole blurted out that Maya was born a male. After Nicole left, Carter entered Rick's office to talk to Maya. Carter was furious at Maya since they've been involved. Maya apologized and defended herself and convinced Carter to keep it a secret from Rick and that she'll tell him when he proposes. Rick arrived asking about the tension and Carter almost slipped but informed Rick that he doesn't know everything about Maya. Maya drank some pills in water in Rick's office. Maya accidentally knocked her bag off the table with her pills in it and Rick picked it up discovering estrogen pills and questioned her why she'd need to take these. Maya claimed it helps with regulation. Wyatt Spencer, Liam Spencer, and Ivy Forrester were trying to find another way to knock Rick off from power. Wyatt heard Nicole and Maya discussing a huge secret that could affect Rick and the company. Wyatt casually approaches Nicole and starts conversation with her. Nicole is delighted and when Wyatt asked questions about Rick and Maya, he saw Nicole tense up. Nicole claimed to have to be somewhere as an excuse. Nicole stated to Maya she really likes Wyatt and that he's handsome and nice.

Wyatt purposely ran into Nicole again, and promised her a position as a jewelry model which she gladly accepted, making Maya a little thoughtful. Wyatt brought Nicole to his beach house and Nicole put on upbeat dancing music and convinced Wyatt to make some margaritas. Wyatt kept on insisting confidence and they should just be open with each other without any secrets. Wyatt admit he never knew he was a Spencer and his mother kept it from him all these years, claiming he was dead. As Wyatt kept questioning Nicole about Maya and Rick, she began to get a little curious why and he stated he works at Forrester and wants to know his boss well to do his best. Nicole told Wyatt she called a cab to pick her up when Wyatt kissed her telling her he wants her to stay. Wyatt took Nicole on the Spencer jet on a trip to San Francisco. Wyatt kept insisting confidence when Nicole stated she had a secret. She began to say "Maya is..." Wyatt questioned Maya and Nicole backed away. Nicole met up with Carter being very enthusiastic about hanging out with one of Bill Spencer's sons on a jet.When Nicole brought up the confidence, Carter questioned if she told Wyatt about Maya when Maya arrived. Nicole stated she never would and Wyatt told her his Spencer family secret. Maya questioned that and Nicole stated his not realizing he's a Spencer.

When Maya leaves her bag behind, Pam and Charlie discover her estrogen pills trying to figure out the secret. Charlie states to Pam the only reason Maya would be taking estrogen is because she's transgender. Maya soon got the suspicion Rick was going to propose when he promised her a trip to the Forrester's cabin, Big Bear Cabin.

After Brooke and Eric kept favoring Rick about his position, Ridge decided to quit, which hurt Eric because he's his son and greatest asset to Forrester. Ridge told Carter he quit and right when Ridge was fleeing out the door, Carter stopped him to tell him something important. Carter blurted out to Ridge that Maya is transgender. Ridge was shocked and actually felt bad for Little Ricky. Ridge reasked for his job back and then told Eric and Brooke who Maya really is. Eric and Brooke were amazed and Eric wouldn't let Ridge humiliate Rick like that. Brooke appointed herself the one to tell Rick. Brooke confronted Maya about her and Rick's honesty and her not being who she really is. Brooke called her Myron and stated she knows. Maya was devastated and asked who told Brooke and she was shocked to hear it was Ridge. Maya stated she'll tell Rick when he prposes which they agreed they both know is soon. Brooke insisted Maya wouldn't humiliate him like that, down on one knee, to tell him. Maya insisted she won't accept unless he accepts all of her.

Rick took Maya up to the legendary Big Bear Cabin, the Forrester's cabin. Maya was amazed at the estate she's heard so many stories from. Rick proposed to Maya. Maya stated she'd love to accept but she has to tell him something first, about her past. Rick kept insisting the past doesn't matter but Maya insisted. Rick took her into bed instead but after a while Maya kept insisting. They walked back to the couch with champagne and Maya stated she came to L.A. because she needed to find a specific doctor who they didn't have in her town, and she brought up the estrogen pills. Rick thought it was a birth defect but Maya explained her birth certificate had a boys name on it...and her parents raised her as a boy. Maya explained she was born a boy and transitioned into a woman. Rick was upset and shocked at first but still understanding. Maya also explained Nicole and Carter know, and Carter told Ridge who told Brooke and Eric and Brooke motivated her to tell him even though she was going to. Rick was angry that Ridge knew and the secret is the joke of Forrester Creations. He made it clear he still loves her when talking to Brooke on the phone. Rick's phone buzzes and he sees a Forrester notification of Spencer Publication's article about Rick & Maya and Maya being transgender. Maya was confused at first but then saw his phone. Rick called Eric who said he already knows. Rick called Bill and was furious at him. Rick was deeply upset with the publications and called it an embarrassment. Maya was upset that he saw her as an embarrassment and grabbed her bag and got in the car. Rick pounded on the car trying to talk things out by Maya drove off. Rick got in his car and raced after her on the roadside. Rick called Maya from his car and Maya declined. He called her again and she picked up crying. Rick apologized and asked for her to pull over. Maya asked him if he still loves her and wants to be her husband. The call ended. Rick had crashed his car off the road. Maya thought Rick was done with her and moved into her old apartment at Dayzee's. Maya was on a laptop typing her resignation to Forrester, sending it. Nicole arrived at her apartment. Nicole explained she told Wyatt and Maya was a little upset but forgave her. Nicole asked Maya if Rick walked away from her and she said she walked away from him. Rick arrived safely in the Forrester Mansion. Ridge sneaked up to his room and rubbed the resignation in his face.

Nicole stated she needed to speak to Rick privately. Rick explained he couldn't get the chance to answer because his car crashed. Nicole told him that Maya's at her old apartment at Dayzee's. Rick dressed up as a waiter in the same tie dye shirt asking Maya for her order. Rick explained the story to Maya and that he still loves her. Maya claims she was leaving town but Rick convinced her to stay while he had a business meeting to go to. Rick and Eric were getting nervous that Steffy, Ridge, and Liam were going to use Ridge's, Steffy's, Thomas's, and Bill's shares to take over Forrester Creations. Rick came to Bill to make a business proposition. Rick tried convincing Bill to use his shares to his and Eric's advantage and he'll have more control around the company. In the middle of the meeting in Rick's office, Bill barged in explaining their deal and his predictament. Bill explained he doesn't like the way Ridge treats him. Bill asked Ridge and Rick to convince him why he should take their side. Bill commended Liam for protecting Caroline and Ivy. Ultimately, Bill chose to side with Rick under one condition, Maya, the fac of Forrester Creations, has to go. Rick punched Bill and withdrew frpom the deal. Ridge became the new CEO with Steffy president and Liam vice president. Rick explained to Maya the news and that all that matter's is that they're still together.

Maya arrives at the Forrester Mansion for the first time since the situation. Rick sits down with drinks and talks with her, encouraging her to move back in. Maya is nervous at first but Rick charms by assuring how deep their relationship is into moving back in. Ridge barges in, in the middle of their kiss, to state that Forrester needs her. Maya's supporters online believe that Forrester Creations forced her to leave the company. Rick asked her to come back and offered her the lead model position. Maya stated she'd love to work as lead model at forrester again under one condition, that Rick can come back too.

Rick and Maya attended the Fourth of July party at the Forrestion Mansion. While Maya is talking to Nicole, their mother, Vivienne Avant is at the door and is greeted by Rick. Maya and Nicole are shocked to see her and the Avant sisters and Rick step outside to talk to Vivienne. Rick introduces himself to her. Vivienne tells Nicole she's taking her home. Nicole resists and Vivienne says she doesn't want her sister to brainwash her. Rick let's the three Avant women into the guest house to hash it out. Vivienne explains their father,Julius Avant, sent her to bring Nicole back home. Nicole stands up for herself and Maya and admits she wants to stay with Maya, the sister whom she's learned to love. Vivienne tells Maya she's sorry to hear about the baby she lost and Maya tells her mother she would love for her and her father to stay in Los Angeles. Rick comforted Maya through her distress. Maya is surprised to arrive home to the Forrester Mansion and see her mother and father both waiting for her. Maya takes it hard hearing her father's disgust and disregard for her. After the both argue, before her parents leave, Julius admits he wants to be part of her life and will try to accept her. 

Maya is the lead model for the California Freedom fashion show in which her parents attend. Vivienne is proud and happy for her daughter while Julius hides his contempt. Towards the end of the fashion show, Rick gets down on one knee and proposes to Maya in which she happily agrees. Rick and Maya are both very sorry to hear that the night after the fashion show, that Aly has died and they both attend her funeral.

Rick and Maya arrange to get married at the Forrester Mansion in front of their friends and family. Bridget returns to Los Angeles to attend the wedding and wish Rick good luck. Katie and Bill walk in and Rick demands that he can't stay but Bill requests to stay and apologize to Maya. Rick, Katie, and Bill go upstairs so to see Maya which upsets her. Bill states he's not sorry about the profit but maybe later she can put her full story in a magazine. Maya allows Bill and Katie to attend the wedding. Just before Maya is about to walk down the staircase, she hears her parents bickering. Julius repeatedly expresses his disgust and intolerance for Maya by using words like "freak" and "freakshow" and discriminating transgender people. Maya is heartbroken and runs back up to her room and starts to cry. Nicole runs up to go get her only to find her crying. Nicole supports Maya and encourages her to forget about their dad for this one day and focus on her and Rick. Maya decides to continue the ceremony. Maya walks down the stairs and walks to up to rick with both of her parents. The ceremony starts but Maya pauses it because one person of their friends and family can't accept her, her father. Maya demands to speak with Julius and they publically bicker. Maya expresses her distress while Julius lashes back with intolerant insults. Julius starts to cry and explains his father, Myron Avant, a hard working man, gave him a check before he died because he felt his namesake disowned him. Rick stands by Maya but Julius responds by asking Rick if how he feels about having a woman no other man wants. Vivienne steps in and speaks her mind to Julius, explaining how wrong he is. Julius admits he's leaving but Vivienne insists on staying. Julius leaves and Vivienne apologizes for all the wrong she has also done to Maya. Vivienne tells Maya how proud she is to be her mother and they hug. Maya decides to move forward with the ceremony and Rick and Maya say their vows and marry on August 12, 2015.

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