Cookie Johnson, the wife of NBA legend
Magic Johnson, said in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey that her
son EJ's coming out was “very hard” for her.
EJ Johnson, the star of E!'s reality
series EJNYC, came out in 2013.
Cookie Johnson is on a book tour to
promote her memoir Believing in Magic: My Story of Love,
Overcoming Adversity, and Keeping the Faith.
She told Winfrey how she reconciled her
faith with her son's coming out.
“That was a very hard thing for me,”
she said during an appearance OWN's Super Soul Sunday. “So,
I had to pray about it.”
“This was one of those moments where
I had to go directly to God. And I prayed. The answer I got back
was love,” she
added. “That's when I knew I could love my son and support him
on who he was. And I was okay with it because I made peace with God
with it. So, I'm good.”
Johnson reveals he initially didn't want son EJ to be gay.)