EJ Johnson is as fabulous as they come, but his mom Cookie Johnsonrevealed that dealing with her son’s sexuality hasn’t always been easy.
In an upcoming Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey, the entrepreneur and wife of NBA legend Magic Johnson dished on the steps she took to fully accept her son’s sexuality. Winfrey asked, “You’re Christian, you believe in the word, you live by the word. How did you reconcile what Christianity says about being gay with your loving of your son … and still remaining Christian?”
Cookie replied, “That was a very hard thing for me. That was a very, very hard thing for me. I tried everything, but finally I just said to myself, ‘This child is innocent. He was like this when he was a baby, it can’t be wrong. It can’t be wrong.’”
Johnson said she turned to a higher power for strength, revealing, “This was one of those moments where I had to go directly to God and I prayed and the answer I got back was love. And he said, you know, ‘I give you all great gifts and the greatest of that gift is love. And so, that’s when I knew I could love my son and support him on who he was and I was okay with it.”
The interview airs Sunday, September 25 at 11 a.m. EST on OWN.