Linda seems to have finally come round to the idea of Johnny being gay, but she later breaks down over the situation.Johnny realises that Linda is not fully accepting of his sexuality when she invites Whitney (who she thinks is pregnant) over and tries to set them up, Johnny feels hurt and betrayed and a huge argument ensues.And what better way than to persuade Johnny to attend the launch of a new local gay bar? Linda continued to argue and deny that Johnny is gay.Uncomfortable, but agreeing to go, Johnny was shot down by Linda... Finally admitting to Whitney that he is gay, the two launched a plan to make Linda see sense, and make up with Johnny.Linda finds it extremely difficult to come to terms with Johnny's sexuality, which leads to numerous arguments with Mick and Shirley.Johnny eventually reveals his sexuality to Whitney, who is hurt as she feels that Johnny has been using her.She soon forgives Johnny and even offers for him to move in with her and her family if his relationship with Linda does not improve.Johnny later threatens to leave The Vic, so Mick forces Linda to sort things out.
With peace restored, the next logical step for Johnny was to find a boyfriend.With Nancy launching his online dating campaign Johnny began talking to the ‘Walford Wonder’.However, he was soon shocked when he discovered the Wonder’s true identity.Johnny is a good kid on the brink of becoming the man he wants to be…As the baby of the family, Johnny has been spoilt rotten by his mum.
Johnny later starts university, studying to become a lawyer but failed two of exams and this Linda went to see his tutor behind his back to try and get his marked changed.