Now of legal drinking age, EJ and his friends celebrated in Miami with champagne in the club and poolside. His father even gifted him with an expensive Hermes bag as a birthday gift.
A few months ago, the media caught wind that EJ was openly gay. In a YouTube interview, EJ explained the experience:
I always wanted to come into the spotlight. I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience.
And as expected, he stated that the public’s reaction has been mixed:
It’s almost like they’re attacking me for being me and so to that I can only say, ‘Well, I can only be myself, so I don’t know really what you want me to do. I am very, very, very blessed to have the family that I do. My parents have always been super supportive. My sister and I have always been really close and she’s been really supportive as with my brother. When it was time to come out, I was, obviously, scared as most people are. After I got all the love and support from my family then I knew I could go out and conquer the world, I guess.