EJ Johnson’s journey: From reality TV to LGBTQ icon

EJ Johnson’s journey: From reality TV to LGBTQ icon
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The personal identity and career journey of Earvin Johnson III, better known as EJ Johnson, have been subjects of significant interest across various media platforms and online discussions. Recognised for his work in television and his online presence, EJ Johnson has found fame as a reality TV personality and socialite.

Making his first appearance on the reality TV landscape in 2014, Johnson featured as a recurring member on E!’s reality series, ‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,’ during its debut season. He later graduated to a main cast member for the following three seasons until the show’s cancellation. His popularity led to a spin-off reality series, ‘EJNYC,’ making him one of the first young LGBTQ individuals of colour to headline a reality show.

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Beyond reality television, Johnson also made a name for himself as a regular on-air personality and commentator for E! News. His roles included covering high-profile events, such as the New York Fashion Week, offering commentary on ‘Fashion Police,’ guest appearances on ‘Hello Ross,’ and a guest-starring role on season 4 of ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’

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Johnson’s unique and stylish fashion sense, often bending traditional gender norms, has led to speculation about his gender identity. Despite the speculation, Johnson has clarified that he identifies as a man, albeit one who does not always conform to societal expectations. Upon Caitlyn Jenner’s public transgender revelation, Johnson considered a similar transition but ultimately decided against it. Today, he is confident in his identity as a gay man who occasionally defies traditional masculine norms through his fashion choices.

EJ Johnson’s sexuality was first revealed to his family at the age of 17 and later publicly confirmed in 2013 following a TMZ article. Despite the initial surprise, Johnson has received overwhelming support from his fan base. However, his relationship with his childhood church ended due to their stance on sexuality. Currently, Johnson appears to be single, focusing on his flourishing career as a television personality and internet celebrity.

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The son of renowned basketball player Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie, EJ Johnson was born in 1992 in Beverly Hills, California. His mother, Cookie Johnson, is known for her spiritual devotion, referring to herself as “God’s child,” and her achievements as an author, notably with her New York Times bestselling book “Believing in Magic.” Johnson, who grew up with an older brother and a younger sister, was raised in the Pentecostal Christian faith. He later went on to study hospitality and event planning at New York University.

An active Instagram user, Johnson frequently shares pictures of his family, including his mother, and has spoken openly about the support he received from his parents after coming out as gay.

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