Magic Johnson cried when his son EJ came out as gay
Magic Johnson’s son EJ has opened up about his emotional coming out to his father.
On Monday’s episode of “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith, EJ Johnson and his mother joined the actress to talk about EJ coming out as gay.
Magic Johnson‘s wife Cookie revealed that her husband cried when he first heard the news, reported page six.
“We had the talk with Dad (Magic Johnson) and that was a little tough,” Cookie told Pinkett Smith.
“My husband is the kind of person like he reacts quickly. Everything that came to the top of his head, he just let it out.”
“It hurt my feelings and I know it probably hurt [EJ’s] feelings,” she added.
“Afterwards, I told him, I said, I thought that was a little tough. That wasn’t right.’ Then he didn’t say anything,” Cookie recalled telling her husband.
However, by the next day Johnson had already began to rally round for his son.
According to EJ, Johnson walked into the room “And was like, ‘We’re going to get through this and I just need time.’ And we both started crying a little bit.”
Cookie recalled Magic, 58, saying, “This is not what I wanted for my son. And do you realize what you’re saying because the world is not going to like that and do you want to live this life?”
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At first, it appears that NBA legend Magic Johnson didn’t take the news too well.
“When I came back to visit, he picked me up for dinner,” EJ said. “He hugged me so hard. He almost like broke my back. At that point, I was like, ‘We’re going to be ok.’ I could really feel the love.”
Magic Johnson is a world-revered basketball player.
During his career, he celebrated three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations.