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Spencer in Chelesea's art studio.
Biographical information


Spencer Carlin





Birth date

1991 age: 26 (as of 2017)


Arthur Carlin


Paula Carlin


Glen Carlin
Clay Carlin (adoptive brother)†


Ashley Davies (Wife)


Unborn son Clay with Wife Ashley Davies

Significant other(s)

Carmen (ex-girlfriend)
(Unknown ex-boyfriend in Ohio)


Student at UCLA and Later Film Director

Behind the scenes

First appearance

Secret Truths

Last appearance

Five Years Later

Portrayed By

Gabrielle Christian

Spencer Carlin is a teenage girl at King High School. She grew up in Ohio, and moved to L.A. with her family in 2005. She ran into Ashley Davies on her first day, sparking a friendship and later romance. Ashley and Spencer have a very strong relationship going throughout season 2 until prom night, when Aiden finally confessed his true feelings for Ashley. Spencer and Ashley then break up, in season 3 Spencer finds a new love interest named Carmen who later shoves her against a wall in Chelsie's art studio which causes them to break up. Spencer then gets back together with Ashley very quickly. In the episode Gay Pride Spencer wants to go to pride but her mom doesn't want to go. She then takes her dad to pride and ends up meeting her mom there with Ashley. Spencer then decides that Ashley has changed and is now much more sensible and okay to be with, they end up kissing while Spencer's naked.


Season 1Edit

Spencer Carlin and her family move from a small town in Ohio to the big city Los Angeles, where she quickly forms a friendship with bad-to-the-bone Ashley Davies. Spencer soon realizes that she is gay and confides in Ashley. At first, she is afraid of how the world will treat her. Throughout the season, Spencer's friendship with Ashley soon builds into a romantic relationship. At first, Spencer tries to run from her love for Ashley. She goes on a date with Aiden, but realizes that she wants to be with Ashley. She leaves her date and goes to help a drugged out Ashley. They spend their first night together. The next day, Ashley begins to pull away, but in the last episode of the season, Spencer and Ashley talk about their feelings and eventually make love.

Season 2Edit

Dating throughout most of Season 2, the first character to know about their relationship is their friend, Aiden Dennison. Spencer comes out to Chelsea, and is overheard by Spencer's brother, Clay (Chelsea's boyfriend). Both are immediately accepting and supportive. Her other brother, Glen, catches them kissing, and acts in a hostile manner toward them before eventually accepting their relationship. Spencer's mother, Paula, catches the two in bed later on and stops them from seeing each other. Though Arthur, Spencer's dad, attempts to be accepting and keep his family functioning normally. This hits the breaking point when Paula hires an ex-gay therapist to come and convert Spencer. Paula's actions drive Spencer to run away with Ashley. She eventually comes back home and her mother starts to accept their relationship.

Spencer and Ashley become free to date each other openly. However, a problem arises when Aiden discovers he is still in love with Ashley, creating a love triangle between the three. Spencer finds out at prom, and it soon becomes obvious to everyone as they begin to leave. Spencer and Aiden argue, and Ashley tells them, "I decide who I love." Spencer tells her to "just decide". But before Ashley can choose, a drive-by shooting occurs and her decision is left unknown at the end of Season 2.

Season 3Edit

After an extended period of missing her, Spencer realizes she cannot forgive Ashley for leaving her for the summer. She says that Ashley was not there for her when her brother (Clay) died as a result of the drive-by shooting. Although she ends the relationship, Spencer still talks to Ashley, but wants to find a different life for herself.

After Ashley and Spencer's breakup, Spencer meets with Madison Duarte for lunch. Madison informs her that there are many single lesbians in LA. Spencer decides to adopt this new mindset immediately.

Later that day, Spencer bumps into a new girl, who says she is hot. Later, they run into each other at Chelsea's art studio, and the girl introduces herself as Carmen. They spend the whole day together, during which they talk about themselves, their lives, and during which Carmen states that she is a lesbian. That night, Spencer and Carmen kiss passionately.

In the next episode, Spencer introduces Carmen to her parents. They spend the whole day playing games, but Carmen gets uncomfortable after they see a tattoo on her hand. Spencer tries to console her by saying her parents just want to know her, but Carmen shrugs her off, saying "You don't even know me."

The next day, Ashley invites Spencer to her new hotspot, Ego, to party. Spencer agrees, but takes Carmen along. Angry, Ashley insults Carmen, calling her Spencer's community service project (she is not aware that they were dating). Spencer, angry, leaves with Carmen. They go to Chelsea's studio, where Spencer tells Carmen that she and Ashley had dated. Carmen gets angry, calling Ashley a "stuck-up, phony, white trash bitch" and saying that Spencer still loves her. Spencer tries to calm her down, but Carmen pushes her into a wall. Spencer tells her to leave, hurt and crying.

Spencer ends it with Carmen, and Carmen moves to San Diego|San Diego.

Spencer makes plans to go to the LGBT festival, and wants her mom to go with her. But due to her mom's reservations, they start fighting again about Paula's homophobia. Spencer instead goes to the festival with her dad. Later, Ashley stops by and convinces Paula to go. Spencer is thrilled, and thanks her mom for being part of "one of the greatest days of my life". Paula replies, "It was one of mine too." That night, Spencer calls Ashley and thanks her for bringing Paula. She tells Ashley to open her door, and when Ashley does, Spencer is standing right there. After revealing her naked body, they kiss, make love, and when they wake up the next day Ashley asks if Spencer is going to dump her again. She says no and rushes off to school because she is 5 hours late.

Spencer decides to come out to her grandmother on her 18th birthday. When her grandmother visits and is told by Spencer that she is gay, she is not happy, and decides to go home early. Showing signs of acceptance of her daughter's sexuality Paula stands up for Spencer and accuses her mother of being a bigot.

In the final episode, Spencer has to make a choice to go to a college away from Ashley or go to a college near. In the end, she goes to UCLA and moves in a loft with Ashley.

*In a 5 years later special, it is revealed Spencer and Ashley Davies are expecting their first child (thanks to Spencer donating her eggs and Aiden donating his sperm Ashley becomes pregnant with her and Spencer Carlin’s baby, a son, they name Clay) in honor of Spencer’s late brother Clay Carlin, who was killed in a drive by shooting at prom.


  • Uses Yahoo! Messenger, on which her username is ohio_qte