Karen Spencer and Joanna Johnson are coming out! 

You know how some women get cast as lesbians and then are forever called up when a network is like “We need someone to play gay. Go get that girl who has done it before!” Crystal Chappell is that woman for soap operas. She’s joining the cast ofBold and the Beautiful as one of Caroline’s moms. This is my soap, guys, so I’ll be seeing how it all goes down when Crystal shows up as Karen’s (Joanna Johnson) boo mid-May.

Morning Brew - Thurs. April 12: Crystal Chappell to play a lesbian on “Bold and the Beautiful,” Jessie J on her sexuality