When Paris’ mother arrived on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL some CBS and NBC soap fans from a while back recognized Grace Buckingham. Portrayer Cassandra Creech starred as Denise Maynard on AS THE WORLD TURNS from 1998-2001 and she also played Diane on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in 2018. The actress returned to daytime when she joined the cast of B&B as Grace, first appearing in the Jan. 10, 2022 episode.
Dr. Grace Buckingham arrived in Los Angeles as a special surprise for her daughter, Paris Buckingham. Zende Forrester set it up and both women were grateful to him for making the reunion happen. When Grace complimented her daughter on all of her accomplishments since arriving at Forrester, Paris returned the love by declaring she had a great role model. (Which means Grace likely doesn’t take after her ex, Reese Buckingham, who was a shadier doctor who stole Hope’s baby and sold it to Steffy!)
Paris was also delighted when Grace revealed that she had resigned from the hospital where she had been working and had some job prospects there in L.A. The young woman thought it would be awesome if her mom would move there to stay. Grace was very supportive of Paris’ relationship with Zende, but noticing her daughter’s reluctance, wondered if there was something she should know.
Paris assured her mom she was fine but Grace wasn’t really on board with her turning down Zende’s proposal to keep her options open. And when she caught her daughter kissing Carter Walton, Grace warned him not to interfere in Paris’ happiness and threatened to tell the Forresters what he was up to!
She was delighted when Carter broke things off with Paris, but later found her daughter with him at his place! Grace argued with Paris about her choices and urged her to accept if Zende proposed but in the end, it was Carter who popped the question! She tried to talk Paris out of it, but she insisted on going through with the wedding. Sadly, Carter left Paris at the altar to be with Quinn after she interrupted the ceremony to proclaim her love, and Grace was left to comfort her broken-hearted daughter.
Grace next showed up as Katie Logan’s cardiologist to give her an update on her latest check-up.
Stay tuned to B&B to see what kind of drama Grace gets mixed up in!