The Johnsons: EJ, Magic, Cookie, and Elisa in 2009. (WireImage)Magic Johnson is loud and proud about his love for his son, EJ.
The 20-year-old New York University student's sexual orientation made headlines on Tuesday after he was spotted holding hands with his boyfriend in West Hollywood … and now the NBA legend says that he could not be any prouder.
In a new sit-down interview with TMZ's Harvey Levin, Johnson reveals that he and his wife Cookie had "the talk" with their eldest child when he was around 12 or 13-years-old because they believed he was gay and they wanted him to know that they completely supported him.
"I told him, 'Look, I'm gonna love you regardless, just let me know. Are you, or aren't you?'" explains the 53-year-old. "And finally he said, 'Yes, I am.'"
Acknowledging that the pivotal conversation was "hard," primarily because EJ was so young, Johnson – who has long been an ally to the LGBT community since finding out he was HIV-positive in 1991 – adds that he told his son, "'We are gonna love no matter who you are, what you do.Read More »from Magic Johnson Opens up About Gay Son: ‘I’m Behind Him One Million Percent’