Joanna Johnson and Crystal Chappell will play a gay married couple on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

According to TV Guide, the storyline begins on May 16 when Johnson returns to the daytime soap.

Viewers will find out that Johnson's character, Karen Spencer, first introduced in 1991, has been living with another woman for years.

It is the first gay romance for the 25-year-old drama.

Talking about the storyline, executive producer-head writer Bradley Bell told TV Guide that kisses between the women would be in the offing.

“Karen and Danielle are a modern married couple, so wouldn't they kiss?” he rhetorically asked.

“We plan to discuss the real issues, present some prejudices, and try to get people to move forward in their thinking, instead of backward. I want to do this story because I listen to all the political debates on the subject of same-sex marriage and can't believe I share the same country with people who think so differently about human rights. I want to put my hat in the ring and, hopefully, help change some thoughts and opinions on the issue.”