In the new Paramount+ reboot of “The Rugrats,” Phil and Lil’s mom Betty DeVille is now openly gay.
Fans were reintroduced to their favorite characters from the animated series in a new reboot that premiered last Thursday on the popular streaming service.
In the original “Rugrats” series, which ran from 1991 to 2004, Phil and Lil’s parents were happily married. Betty was married to Howard DeVille, but now actress name Natalie Morales will voice the new version of Betty, who has divorced her former husband and come out as a gay woman.
“Anyone who watched the original show may have had an inkling Betty was a member of the alphabet mafia,” Morales said.
In the new reboot, Betty owns a café called Betty’s Beans, and the character is open about her love of football and even jokes often about her ex-girlfriends.
“Betty is a single mom with her own business who has twins and still has time to hang out with her friends and her community, and I think it’s just so great because examples of living your life happily and healthily as an out queer person is just such a beacon for young queer people who may not have examples of that,” Morales said.