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Magic Johnson’s Son, EJ, Opens Up About His Gender Identity

Magic Johnson's Son, EJ, Opens Up About His Gender Identity
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EJ Johnson, the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, addressed his gender identity Wednesday during an interview on E! News’ Just the Sip.

During the conversation, EJ, who came out as gay in 2013, told hostJustin Sylvester, “I like myself the way that I am. I’m very happy with myself.”

Since coming out and appearing on the reality series Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, the 26-year-old has made gender-defying fashion choices. He is often seen wearing high-end womenswear and high-heeled shoes, which led many to speculate that he is transgender.

Despite dressing in women’s clothing, EJ said he has no plans to transition.

“I always say that if you feel like you’re not in the right body, then, by all means, get to where you want to be; I don’t feel that I’m in the wrong body,” he said. “I feel like this is the body I’m supposed to be in. … I don’t feel the need to transition. I’m almost 100 percent positive I won’t. I’m just very comfortable in my own skin. I like my body.”

The reality star explained that fashion allows him to play up his feminity and masculinity.

“I can be [masculine], I can be [feminine]. I can do whatever I want with it and work with it,” he said. “If I want to [dress in drag], then I’ll do that. But I don’t want to do that all the time.”

Though others may be bothered by his choices, EJ’s father has accepted who he is. In June 2018, he told Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk about the emotional journey of his father coming to terms with his sexuality and gender identity.

Watch the full Just the Sip segment below.

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