23
Sep
2016

What God Told Cookie Johnson About Her Openly Gay Son, EJ Johnson

Written by TJB Writer in Blog
EJ Johnson & Mother Cookie Johnson

EJ Johnson & Mother Cookie Johnson

Magic Johnson’s wife, Cookie Johnson, says that dealing with her son’s sexuality hasn’t always been easy. In a new interview, she admits struggling with her Christian faith about son EJ Johnson being gay. She explains,

That was a very hard thing for me. I tried everything, but finally I just said to myself, This child is innocent. He was like this when he was a baby, it can’t be wrong. It can’t be wrong.

Cookie & her son at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992

Cookie & her son at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992

Cookie says that she went to God and prayed about the situation.

So I had to pray about it and this was one of those moments where I had to go directly to God and I prayed and the answer I got back was love. And he said, you know, ‘I give you all great gifts and the greatest of that gift is love.’ And so, that’s when I knew I could love my son and support him on who he was and I was okay with it. I made peace with God with it. So I’m good.

Magic & Cookie with their family on the Steve Harvey Show.

Magic & Cookie with their family on the Steve Harvey Show.

In a separate interview, Cookie admits that she tried to hide the fact that EJ was gay, from her husband, Magic.

I have pictures of all the Little League stuff I put him in and the baseball teams and the football teams. And it just wasn’t his thing. Ultimately you want your child to be happy. But I also knew that Earvin [Magic] didn’t understand. And I was still trying to figure it out.

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She continues:

I’m not going to sit here and say that I understood that he was gay at that time, because I didn’t. I just knew that this is what made him happy. And as time went on, it never changed.

EJ, Tina Lawson & Cookie at the Formation World Tour.

EJ, Tina Lawson & Cookie at the Formation World Tour.

EJ, came out publicly as gay in 2013. He now stars on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and this year, landed his own spin-off on E!

Cookie’s interview on SuperSoul Sunday airs on OWN on Sunday, September 25. Click here for deets on her new memoir. Photos: Instagram

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