Fans of the ABC Family drama The Fosters have seen this coming for awhile.
The characters of Jude and Connor finally kissed on this week’s episode of the series about a lesbian couple raising their mix of biological, foster, and adopted children.
Jude is the youngest son in the family and he is played by Hayden Byerly, 14. Connor, the school friend who stood up for Jude when he was bullied, is played by 15 year old Gavin MacIntosh.
Last week the pair secretly linked pinkies while at the movies but this led to Jude feeling frustrated and confused about what it meant. His confrontation with Connor led to this week’s kiss.
‘This story line is important in so many ways,’ MacIntosh tells JustJaredJr.com. ‘It’s been eye opening about how many kids struggle with feeling “OK” about questioning their sexuality.
‘Just being 13 is difficult enough, going through physical and emotional changes, then if you add in not being sure about if you like boys or girls, and society telling you that you should be a certain way – I can see why so many kids are struggling. Boy/girl crushes at 13 are portrayed a lot on TV, but to represent something different – I am proud of that.’