Magic Johnson isn’t just main a legacy on the court docket, but in addition within the hearts of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade.
In an April 21 interview with Leisure Tonight, Gabrielle and Dwyane touched on how Cookie Johnson and Magic’s actions as mother and father to their son EJ Johnson—who publicly got here out as homosexual in 2013—helped form their journey with Zaya Wade, 14, who publicly got here out as transgender in 2020.
“It is all about perseverance and placing your loved ones first and loving each member of your loved ones equally and out loud. And so they confirmed us the best way,” Gabrielle shared. “They had been the primary individuals we known as, ‘OK, we’re shifting to L.A., what faculty do you guys assume is the most effective faculty for Zaya?’ And so they gave us the blueprint.”
Dwyane additionally feels that Magic served as an idol for him as a dad or mum.
“Once I seen a Black man, an expert athlete, rise up happy with his little one, it doesn’t matter what they’re doing in life, simply being happy with who they’re and who they’ve come to be,” Dwyane mentioned, “it makes it simpler for me to say, ‘I noticed certainly one of my idols do it, a giant brother, I can do the identical.'”