Jennifer Gareis and John McCook by Brian Lowe/jpistudios.com, Texas Battle by Ryan Born/WireImage.com
The upcoming marriage of
The Bold and the Beautiful
's Eric and Donna (John McCook and Jennifer Gareis) has trouble written all over it - and not just because he's a hotshot megamogul and she's an inflatable bimbo doll. After the "I do's" on May 9, we will learn that the bride has a secret past she has not shared with her new hubby.
"When Donna was 16, she had a baby and gave it up for adoption," says
chief Brad Bell. "The identity of the dad, who is black, is going to remain a mystery for a while."
But the product of that union - now a strapping young man named Marcus - will soon arrive in L.A. in search of Donna. The role will be played by fright-flick fave Texas Battle (
Final Destination 3
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
). Yep, Bell plans to play the race card- mildly anyway. When Marcus first shows up at Eric and Donna's mansion, she assumes that he's with the staff and sends him to the kitchen. -