As some of the outstanding basketball gamers on the planet, Magic Johnson isn’t any stranger to scrutiny! He’s been judged, talked about, and criticized for his private battles–together with these concerning his well being–in addition to his relationship together with his son EJ Johnson. Regardless of the naysayers, Magic has cherished his son out loud for years, and just lately opened up about what their relationship has been like since EJ got here out as homosexual.
Whereas talking with Selection, the Johnson household acquired candid about rising collectively and loving each other within the face of adversity. Extra particularly, Magic revealed that EJ modified him for he higher when he acquired the braveness to disclose his sexuality.
“He modified me,” Magic stated. “He was so proud. This dude right here is simply so pleased with who’s he’s.”
“As I grew older, as my spouse I talked to me, I couldn’t [judge EJ]. I needed to settle for who he was and who he needed to be. He really helped me get there. As a result of he was so proud. Cookies stated, ‘Look within the mirror.’ I stated, ‘You’re proper.’ As a result of I’m pleased with who I and he acquired it from me.”
“You get the opposite aspect too,” Magic stated. “Lots of people don’t love that I like my son.”
Issues weren’t at all times this simple, nonetheless. Magic and his spouse Cookie recalled EJ being outed by TMZ after the publication posted photographs of him holding palms together with his associate again in 2013. Since then, the Johnson’s have been woking as advocates for the LGBTQ+ group and people battling HIV/AIDS.
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