90210 Season 3 Spoilers: Teddy’s coming out story!

4 years ago, by

August 20, 2010

Ever since all the spoilers came out that Teddy would be the one coming out, I’ve been wondering (along with most of you, I’m sure) how Teddy will be coming out and why Teddy out of the three (between Teddy, Navid, and Liam). Check out these spoilers straight from 90210 showrunner Rebecca Sinclair herself!

On whether Teddy was meant to be gay from the beginning…

Sinclair said that Teddy was just meant to be another womanizer but upon further inspection into the root of Teddy’s character, she and the other writers started wondering, “Was he a womanizer, or was he really covering for something?”

On how Teddy’s coming out story will be different than Ade’s “coming out” story…

Teddy’s coming out story will be one that will stick. While Ade was simply looking for a “significant other dotes on her, tells her she’s amazing, and that her hair looks pretty” regardless of gender, Teddy will be going through a much more dramatic change that “rattles him to his core.”

On how Teddy realizes he’s gay…

Sinclair divulges that how he comes out isn’t so much an epiphany as more “an impulsive act that sets things in motion.” She said that Teddy’s always “felt the need to keep up appearances” and has therefore had “trouble reconciling the image that the world has of him with his own true sense of self.” When something happens to shake Teddy’s structured life, he acts on impulse and hooks up with a guy.

On who has been slated to play Teddy’s new guy and how long he’ll be around for…

Previous spoilers have told us that Kyle Riabko will be playing Teddy’s new love interest. His character’s name is Ian and Sinclair described him as “a self-confident, funny guy who is very much out and comfortable with his gayness.” Sinclair hopes that Riabko will be around for a while but she guarantees that he’ll definitely be around for season 3.

On Teddy and Ian’s relationship…

“I think there is an immediate attraction,” Sinclair says. While Ian has had past relationships with guys, Teddy is “very uncomfortable with the feelings he has” and is not completely ready to embark on a full-on mature relationship with Ian.

Sinclair also says that she hopes that 90210 will handle Teddy’s gay relationships with the same frankness as its straight relationships.

Source: Ausiello Files

  • Scooby

    Wow thats wow I still cant belive it til I see it! Go Teddy!! :D

  • Scooby

    Wow thats wow I still cant belive it til I see it! Go Teddy!! :D

  • SecretLifeFan

    I’m still in shock that Teddy is the one who’s gay but I’m glad its him and not Navid or Liam because I love Navid with Ade and Liam with Annie and I was never really a fan of Teddy and Silver so it will be interesting to watch. I wonder how Silver is going to take it… hmm..

    Can’t wait for season 3 to start already:)

  • SecretLifeFan

    I’m still in shock that Teddy is the one who’s gay but I’m glad its him and not Navid or Liam because I love Navid with Ade and Liam with Annie and I was never really a fan of Teddy and Silver so it will be interesting to watch. I wonder how Silver is going to take it… hmm..

    Can’t wait for season 3 to start already:)

  • aoife

    cant wait to see how silver&teddy willl end.. dixon&silver to reunite :D

  • aoife

    cant wait to see how silver&teddy willl end.. dixon&silver to reunite :D

  • Crush

    Is this really necessary? I guess if theyre doing it, it is. I like Teddy with Silver. Maybe she’ll catch ‘em togetha

  • Crush

    Is this really necessary? I guess if theyre doing it, it is. I like Teddy with Silver. Maybe she’ll catch ‘em togetha

  • guest

    I love the new storyline! It adds variety and is way more realistic!

  • teterelle

    I love teddy and ian together i’mwondered how teddy’ll tell he’s gay to hus friends and the other people