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.
"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.
"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.]