Magic Johnson's Oldest Son Andre Is Now a Handsome Man with a Beautiful Family

Monica Otayza
Aug 25, 2021
10:27 A.M.
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NBA legend Magic Johnson is the proud father of three kids. Two of them are known for their modeling and reality TV careers, but his eldest son Andre Johnson prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

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Former L.A. Laker point guard Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is known not only for his successful career as a basketball player but also for being a dedicated father and husband. He has three children named Elisa, EJ, and Andre. 

EJ and Elisa are Magic’s kids with his wife of 30 years, Cookie. They are no strangers to the spotlight, as EJ's made a name for himself in reality TV and on social media. Likewise, Elisa has also appeared on several shows and constantly updates her Instagram with modeling photos. 

The Johnson family on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

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MEET ANDRE JOHNSON

Ten years before getting married to Cookie, Magic welcomed his eldest son Andre with then-girlfriend Melissa Mitchell. Although he boasts over 20,000 followers on Instagram, he does not post as much as his other siblings.

He has a close relationship with the whole Johnson family, often seen spending time together on vacation. He now has a family of his own and is a proud dad to two kids.

Former NBA player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, his wife Cookie and their son Andre Johnson attend the USA TODAY Hollywood Hero | Source: Getty Images

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ANDRE'S YOUNGER YEARS

Although Andre was raised mostly by his mom because of Magic’s busy schedule, he has a strong bond with the 60-year-old icon and the rest of the family. They are often seen spending time together on special occasions and during summer. 

Andre graduated from Santa Monica College with an associate degree in Business Management in 2002. He soon after started working at his father’s company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, as Vice President of Business Development.

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HIS MANY VENTURES

He held that position from 2004 to 2010, and later on, was promoted to Executive Vice President of the company until 2014. From 2014 to 2018, he also had another venture called Love + Light, of which he was the co-founder. 

He then worked as a producer at Hydra-Entertainment before joining The Virtual Reality Company as head of Business Development. To date, he is the Vice President of Business Development for Mythical Games, a next-generation game technology studio. 

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ANDRE’S FAMILY

Andre is married to Lisa Meyers Johnson, and together they have two adorable children: daughter Gigi and son Avery. Like Andre, Lisa is also a businesswoman, but she’s more dedicated to giving back to the community through her efforts.

The mother-of-two is the co-founder of the Private School Village, a non-profit organization that seeks to connect and create a sense of community among the Black/African American families whose kids attend private schools in Los Angeles.

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HIS WIFE AND KIDS

According to their page, they “build community by organizing social events, sharing resources, and providing programs for Black/African-American families in independent schools.”

They also help students realize their maximum potential by working alongside parents, students, and private schools.

Avery and Gigi are often spotted hanging out with their grandparents, Magic and Cookie.

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HIS CHILDREN GIGI AND AVERY

Meanwhile, his daughter Gigi is a talented athlete, playing volleyball and basketball. She is also into acting, having starred in school productions of "Legally Blonde" and "Hamilton." 

Given her tall height and model-like figure, she has also done modeling such as walking on the runway of the Ladylike Foundation luncheon. Meanwhile, his younger son Avery is a sports enthusiast and plays baseball and basketball, like his grandfather.

NBA great Magic Johnson celebrates his birthday with his family before a Los Angeles Dodgers game | Source: Getty Images

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FAMILY TIME

Avery and Gigi are often spotted hanging out with their grandparents, Magic and Cookie. Despite their busy lives, Andre and Lisa also tend to make time to attend the kids’ individual performances or games at school.

They like going on vacations as a family, often sharing glimpses of their luxurious adventures on social media for their fans to see. In 2019, Magic and Cookie celebrated their 60th birthdays in a lavish celebration in St. Tropez, France. 

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STAYING CLOSE AS SIBLINGS

The Johnsons also spend the holidays together, and it seems uncle E.J. and aunt Elisa have an excellent relationship with Gigi and Avery, as seen in Andre’s pics. Although they are all busy individuals, they always make sure to spend time together whenever they can.

Cookie, the proud matriarch of the family, is always supporting and encouraging the individual endeavors of everyone in the family. Although Andre is not her birth son, she considers him as such.

Although no family is perfect, the Johnson family has tried to overcome all the challenges that have come their way. They set an example of showing talent, tolerance, and love regardless of the circumstances, and fans are happy to see them all thriving. 

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