‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Steffy’s New Guy – What’s The Issue?

Bold and the Beautiful spoilers confirm Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) gets a new guy soon – and no, it’s not a blow-up doll. However, her path to love won’t be easy, according to hints from showrunner Brad Bell. He promised Steffy’s new romance is an “issue story,” so what does that mean for the CBS daytime drama?

Will Steffy Forrester’s New Man a Minority or Other Trending Issue on Bold and the Beautiful?

When Bell revealed it was an issue story, that provoked many questions. What are some issues these days? From coronavirus to racial inequality, there’s a ton of trending issues the CBS soap could tackle. So, Steffy Forrester might date a minority – which would be great since B&B’s got no persons of color on contract.

Other trending issues Bold and the Beautiful might tackle are depression or suicide. With the shelter-in-place still happening, mental health issues are at the forefront for many people. So, that might be another issue the writers tackled with Steffy’s new romance.

It doesn’t seem likely that Bold and the Beautiful would dip their toe into COVID-19 and give Steffy Forrester’s new man the virus. But, you never know. However, since most viewers are probably tired of nothing but corona updates on TV, they don’t want it on their soap.

Bold and the Beautiful: Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)

Could Her New Guy Deal with Substance Abuse or Addiction on B&B?

Another way Bold and the Beautiful might go is to link Steffy Forrester with someone who struggles with alcohol or drugs. Of course, B&B’s done alcoholism with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Katie Logan (Heather Tom), so that wouldn’t be groundbreaking.

If Bold and the Beautiful did a storyline with drug addiction, that could be a new way to go for Steffy Forrester’s romantic life. Steffy might date someone hiding a drug dependency. Then, she could go through the ups and downs as this mystery man spiraled.

The only drugs in recent memory on Bold and the Beautiful were when Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) dosed Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton). That was when Liam slept with Steffy. So, they might bring back Thomas’ drug dealing pal if they did this type of story with Steffy Forrester.

Bold and the Beautiful: Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) - Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)

Bold and the Beautiful – Steffy’s New Love Transgender or other LGBTQIA Story?

One way that the CBS sudser might go is with an LGBTQIA story. Steffy Forrester actress Jacqui Wood is passionate about supporting the community. So, B&B could pair Steffy with a trans man. The last time CBS wrote a trans character, they then wrote her out.

That was Karla Mosley as Maya Avant. And some Bold and the Beautiful viewers didn’t like they had a woman playing a trans woman. So, perhaps B&B will go this route but do it better with a trans actor playing a transgender male Steffy Forrester dates.

Finally, if Bold and the Beautiful wants to shake things up, Steffy’s new love might not be a man. What if Steffy Forrester dated a woman? They might do a twist that Steffy’s bisexual or fluid. Wait and see B&B spoilers for new episodes to find out what the issue will be with her new romance.

Bold and the Beautiful spoilers heat up soon at Soap Dirt as the CBS soap keeps filming.