Magic Johnson's grandson just hit a new milestone and there is jubilation in the air as his father takes to social media to commemorate the day with a sweet caption and a family photo.
Magic Johnson's son, Andre Johnson, recently commemorated his son, Avery's birthday, with a cute family photo he shared via Instagram. He captioned the post,
"Happy Birthday, Avery. You're such a special person with a heart for helping other people and the best little brother to your sister."
Cookie Johnson & Earvin 'Magic' Johnson at Mercedes-Benz presents the Carousel of Hope Ball benefitting Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes on October 11, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images
The proud father ended the caption with a prayer and a fatherly declaration of love for his son. Fans took to the comments section to join him in wishing Avery a special day while offering prayers of their own.One fan wrote,
"Happy Birthday, young man, and may God continue to bless and protect you!"
Andre is the product of Magic's relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Mitchell. The pair welcomed Andre in 1981, and once they split, he lived with his mother out of the public eye.
He would visit his father occasionally, however, over the years, the two have maintained a solid friendship. Aside from doing business together, the pair have also been pictured on vacations together.
It was a rough time for Cookie [Johnson] who was just about two months into the marriage.
In 2016, he joined his father on a trip to Hawaii, and pictures from the day went viral. Andre and his Magic had been captured on the beach shirtless, and though Magic looked great at 56, it was Andre who caught people's attention.
Aside from Andre, Magic also has two other kids, one of which is adopted. He shares them both with his wife, Cookie Johnson. The pair had been expecting their first child, Earvin Johnson III when Magic discovered he was HIV positive.
It was a rough time for Cookie who was just about two months into the marriage. Thankfully their child arrived free from the virus, and the pair remained happily married.
However, not wanting to risk giving birth to an infected child, Magic's third child with Cookie, Elisa was adopted in 1995.
Magic and Cookie tied the knot in September 1991 at a small ceremony that took place in Lansing, Michigan, the NBA legend's hometown.
Cookie detailed all that happened in their 14-year courtship and 25 years of married life in her book, "Believing in Magic."