90210 producers promised and now they're ready to deliver a real romance for Trevor Donovan's gay character, Teddy.

After current flame Ian, played by Canadian pop singer Kyle Riabko, exits the nighttime teenage drama, Teddy scores during spring break with Tripp, played by 28-year-old fashion model turned actor-singer Alan Ritchson. (Ritchson is best known for his portrayal of Aquaman on the CW's Smallville. He plays football captain Thad Castle on cabler Spike's Blue Mountain State.)

But it's not love for Teddy – Tripp isn't looking.

According to gay entertainment website AfterElton.com, this is where actor Freddie Smith comes in.

Producers have recruited Smith to play Marco, who has been described as “hot” and “super-athletic.”

He's also a bit of a romantic. Marco worries that his working-class background will turn off Teddy, which leads him to lie to Teddy about his family and the fact that he lives in East Los Angeles.

After confronting Marco, Teddy follows him to his rough neighborhood, where he more than holds his own in a spicy pepper eating contest.