BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL's Joanna Johnson (Karen) has come out as gay as B&B embarks on its first ever lesbian storyline. The actress revealed the news to TV Guide saying, "Daytime is a whole different world than prime-time or theater or film…. 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." Johnson also shared that she is married and has two children. The actress's B&B alter ego, Karen, is revealed to be a lesbian this week with the debut of her partner, Crystal Chappell's Danielle.