Magic Johnsons Gay Son EJ Talks Lakers!


TMZ captured Magic Johnson’s son on Sunset Strip in hand with his boyfriend and sporting a fab coat and bag. His parents say they are proud of their son and so are we. He gives his own flavor to the star family.

20-year-old Earvin Johnson III (EJ) is one of Magic’s three kids. 

Parents, Magic and Cookie, told TMZ: “Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way. We’re very proud of him.”

EJ is a student at NYU and reportedly has a close relationship with his parents.

“Thx to my son EJ for hosting me at NYU. Look forward to taking him to dinner tonight in the city,” dad Magic tweeted last summer.

It’s great when celebrities come out and support their gay children.  Hall of famer  Magic Johnson sat down with TMZ for a lengthy and quite powerful interview about his support and love for his son EJ.

Magic talked about the importance of expressing to him that he supports and loves him no matter what. Johnson said he wanted to prepare him for what to expect when he came out and protect him as he did so.

Johnson also talks about the hate EJ received on various blogs after coming out and homophobia in the Black community.

Said Johnson: “I think this is gonna be good for a lot of young Black people who want to come out. EJ is really gonna help a lot of young people.”

Johnson also commented on  what would happen if a gay player came out on the L.A. Dodgers and what he would do.

“I would protect him. That’s what I am. I’m a protector. I protect my family. That’s why I was really upset about people attacking my son…First of all, as an owner you really got to support the person, and then help educate the public. We stand with this player. We’re going to support this player.”