Earvin Johnson III, Magic Johnson’s 20-year-old son better known as EJ, recently went public with his boyfriend while walking hand in hand on the Sunset Strip.

EJ, one of Magic’s three kids, has received nothing but support from his family. “Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way,” Magic told TMZ. “We’re very proud of him."

While this is the first time he’s been out in the open with a romantic relationship, there’s nothing to suggest that EJ has kept being gay a secret. Furthermore, back in 2008, Magic Johnson was a proactive opponent to California’s Proposition 8, which moved to ban further same-sex marriages.

“Prop 8 singles out one group of Californians to be treated differently — including members of our family, our friends, and our coworkers," he said in a recorded telephone message sent to California voters. "That is not what California is about. So this Tuesday, vote no on Proposition 8. It is unfair and wrong. Thanks.”

It appears as though EJ is fortunate enough to have his famous father on his side, which no doubt makes them closer. In August, Magic tweeted, “Thx to my son EJ for hosting me at NYU. Look forward to taking him to dinner tonight in the city.”

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