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June 10, 2020

Magic Johnson Poses with Sons and Wife at EJ's Birthday Party in a New Photo

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EJ Johnson enjoyed his 28th birthday with his family, and his father, Magic Johson, has the perfect image to prove it.

Earvin "EJ" Johnson III turned a year older on June 4 and to celebrate the occasion he had a small party that included just the members of his family. 

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His proud father, Magic Johnson, took to Instagram to share an image that featured him, his wife, Cookie, his son, Andre, and EJ, smiling at the camera.

On an episode of "Red Table Talk" with Jada Pinkett Smith, EJ recalled that his famous father initially didn't do too well with the news of his sexuality.

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The photo showed the birthday boy rocking a leather ensemble and heels while the other Johnsons opted for sporting outfits and sneakers. 

It didn't take very long before the basketball legend's fans like the image and camped in the comment section to drop their birthday wishes for the celebrant.

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The Johnson clan appears to be in a better space come a long way since 2013 when EJ publicly came out as gay.

According to Nicki Swift, the former "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star came out shortly after photos and a video of him and his best friend, Alessandro Monetti, holding hands was released online.

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The site added that following the incident, his family showed their unwavering support for the then-20-year-old when Magic issued a statement that partly read:

"Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way. We're very proud of him."

That wasn't the only hurdle that the family had to overcome as Heavy made it known that EJ had learned of his father's HIV status while doing a book report in elementary school when he found a book that talked about his father in the library.

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With his experience as a father to a gay son, Magic has become a source of information for parents who have gay children whom he once advised to "lead with unconditional love." 

People disclosed that the piece of advice had come during a 2017 appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" where he stated:

"It's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be or what you want them to become — it's all about loving them no matter who they are."

Meanwhile, Page Six added that on an episode of "Red Table Talk" with Jada Pinkett Smith, EJ recalled that his famous father initially didn't do too well with the news of his sexuality.

EJ had first come out to his mother during his teen years after she took note of him and a friend while they were on a family trip to Hawaii.

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