While most people from different parts of the world have started accepting members of the LGBTQ+ community, it is still is not an easy feat to be black, gay, loud and proud. EJ Johnson is all of these things. He lives his life on the public eye and has experienced the double-edged sword that is fame.
Being the child of a celebrity is not an easy thing. Most celebrities' children are expected to live their lives in a certain way and to carry on - if not surpass - their parents' legacy. Earvin is breaking the norm through his sexuality and fashion.
Here is all we know about Magic Johnson's son.
- Full name: Earvin Johnson III
- Date of birth: 4th June 1992
- Age: 27-years-old
- Place of birth: Beverly Hills, California, USA
- Zodiac sign: Gemini
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Black-American
- Siblings: Elisa & Andre Johnson
- Height: 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 meters)
- Eye colour: Dark brown
- Hair colour: Black
- Profession: TV personality, socialite
- Net worth: $2 million
Who is EJ Johnson?
EJ is the second son of Magic Johnson and his mother's first and only biological son. He was born in 1992 shortly after Magic was diagnosed with HIV. His parents were worried that their son might have contracted the disease, but luckily, both mother and child tested negative for the incurable illness.
He has an older half brother, Andre Johnson and younger sister, Elisa. Andre is from Magic's previous relationship with Melissa Mitchell, and their sister was adopted three years after EJ was born. Earvin studied at New York University, where he pursued a degree in Event Planning and Hospitality.
EJ Johnson weight loss
During the first and second seasons of The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, EJ talked about his weight a lot. He lived in LA, and all his friends were physically fit. On the finale of the second season of the reality show, the star revealed that he would be undergoing a gastric sleeve surgery.
In this procedure, doctors remove a substantial part of your stomach. The patients are left with about a tenth of their original stomach. This smaller stomach helps one reduce the amount of food they can ingest and keeps them from getting hungry.
After undergoing this procedure, Earvin lost half of his body weight from 163 kilograms to about 82 kilograms. He later revealed that now, instead of having three big meals, he has resulted in having smaller meals throughout the day. He also worked out with a trainer and wanted to maintain the new weight.
Now, almost five years later since the procedure, EJ has continued to maintain a slim figure. He has gained some weight from his 2015 weight, but he still looks fantastic.
EJ Johnson height
To anyone wondering 'How tall is EJ Johnson?', the socialite is quite tall. He stands at 6 feet 2 inches. Despite his stature, he is always in heels. Earvin is often photographed in heeled boots that range from about two inches to very high stilettos.
EJ Johnson age
The reality star was born in 1992, and he is currently 27-years-old. He will be turning 28 on the 4th of June 2020.
EJ Johnson clothing line
In 2017, after his show EJNYC got canceled, the reality star entertained the idea of starting a fashion line. It is no secret that he is a very fashionable young man who likes to break fashion rules as applied to gender. In his pictures, EJ is either in a dress, a skirt or a cropped top. He also once wore the same lace dress like Kim Kardashian.
His clothing line, had he started it, would have appealed to people not only in the gay and transgender communities but to straight women as well. His androgynous sense of style appeals to a lot of people. Anyone who wishes to know more about Earvin's fashion sense can follow him on Instagram and draw inspiration from his posts.
EJ Johnson net worth
The son of basketball legend Magic Johnson has always led a privileged life. His father has a net worth of $600 million, and thus, he and his sister lacked for nothing in their Beverly Hills home. Today, EJ has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
He has made some of his income from featuring in shows such as Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, EJNYC, and Fashion Police! among others.
Is EJ Johnson gay?
The life of a celebrity can be hard, especially when it comes to matters of privacy. Not only is there a fear of stalkers, but also they are constantly followed by paparazzi who wish to capture embarrassing and private moments to sell to the highest bidder.
EJ paid the cost of being in the celebrity world in 2013 when TMZ to the world as gay. In the video, the socialite was seen holding hands with a man, who many assumed was his boyfriend.
Later in an interview with Gwissues, he stated that the man in the video was his best friend. Earvin also admitted that he had already come out to his friends and family when he was about 16 or 17-years old. His sister, Elisa, and half-brother, Andre, were very supportive of him.
His father, Magic, said that he was pleased and supportive of his son when he came out. According to the basketball star, parents should not choose who they want their children to be but instead, should love them. In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, he said,
You've got to support your child because there are so many people who try to discriminate against them. They need you to be there for them. If you don't, who is going to support them and love them?
His mother, Cookie, on the other hand, had a tough time accepting the news. Being a firm believer and Christian, it was hard for her to reconcile the Bible's teachings with the reality of her gay son. She took to prayer and eventually, she said that God told her to love and accept her son no matter what.
In 2016, during an episode of EJNYC, Earvin booked an appointment with a gender therapist. He had been questioning his identity, not only because of his feminine choice of clothes but also because the Caitlyn Jenner transition story had made him question himself.
Eventually, Earvin decided that he did not feel like a woman, was comfortable in his own body and clothes and did not need the transition.
EJ Johnson boyfriend
In 2018, in an episode of Red Table Talk with Jada, Willow Smith, and his mother, EJ explained that although he puts himself out there and is open to love, it is difficult for him to find a boyfriend. This is so because many people try to use their relationships with him to get to his father.
EJ Johnson sister
Elisa Johnson is the younger sister to EJ and Andre Johnson. She is not related to any of the Johnsons by blood. Her parents, Cookie and Magic, adopted her in 1995. Despite this, she is very close to her family, most notably to EJ, her mother, and father.
She studied fashion business at the Fashion Institute of Technology and was signed to Wilhelmina Models in 2017. She is also a brand ambassador for Good American, a clothing company by Emma Grede and Khloé Kardashian.
EJ Johnson is proud of himself, his identity, and is not afraid to show it. With a great support system that includes his friends and family, he shall continue to openly and fearlessly represent the LGBTQ+ community.