Magic Johnson Helps His Gay Son Come Out

5:19 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
Earvin "Magic" Johson (image by Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
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Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports

Magic Johnson has known his 20-year-old son E.J. is gay for nearly eight years. Earlier this week, after a TMZ video showed the Los Angeles Dodgers' co-owner and NBA Hall of Famer's middle child holding hands with his boyfriend, E.J Johnson's sexuality became public knowledge.

Magic Johnson sat down for an interview with TMZ to talk about his acceptance, love and support for his son.

"As time went on, I think he really wanted to be out but he was torn," Johnson said in the interview. "He really wanted to make sure I was OK. He wasn't worried about his mom. ... I think he was worried about what would I think. Am I going to change toward him or something like that."

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