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Soap Opera Star Comes Out!!

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Joanna Johnson, star of The Bold and the Beautiful, has come out as a lesbian!

Way to go, Joanna! Welcome to the world outside of the closet. Enjoy the fresh air.

She was prompted to publicly come out after it was announced that she'll be playing half of a married lesbian couple. She said:

"There’s a greater intimacy between the viewers and the characters [with soap operas]. They think you are your character. And that creates a lot of fear. Fear of rejection. I was so worried I wouldn’t be employable as an actress if people knew I was a lesbian. Or that I wouldn’t be believable in romance stories. I had to deal with a lot of self-loathing."

We're so sad to hear that this was eating her up on the inside but we're so glad that she's living loud and proud!

She is married to a club promoter, Michelle Agnew and has two kids, Julian, 5, and Harlow, 2.

She said:

"When I realized I was gay in my early twenties we didn’t have role models like Ellen. I'm not anywhere near as famous as those ladies, but I guess it’s my turn to do my little part. It’s time to live a fully authentic life."

Way to live your life for you, not society. Hopefully it'll give others the strength to do the same!

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]

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3 comments to “Soap Opera Star Comes Out!!”

  1. 1

    Wow, not only does someone want attention, but she thinks she's relevant too!! Bitch is on a SOAP. With viewership down the toilet these days, very few know who the fuck she is, and don't care if she likes the taste of muff. How many other gossip sites will cover this? Damn few. She said the right buzz words to get Mario(n)'s attention because his gay agenda is all he really has in his empty life. But this chick needs to get a clue; no one really gives a shit about her self loathing or her authentic life. I'd never heard of her before seeing her here, and I'll forget her momentarily. THAT is how important she is and how much others really care about her taste for vagina.

  2. 2

    Re: La Garse – Pffff!

    Good for her. Maybe "Bold & The Beautiful" can be fun to watch again?

  3. 3

    why the fuck does this matter anymore.
    enuf already…no one cares whether anyone is gay or str8….
    just doesn't the fuck matter.