Cookie Johnson On Son EJ's Coming Out: 'It's All About Loving Your Child'

Cookie Johnson On Son EJ's Coming Out: 'It's All About Loving Your Child'

Cookie Johnson, wife of Magic Johnson, joins Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to discuss AIDS awareness and World AIDS Day. What advice does she have for young people? Plus, how did her son, EJ Johnson, come out to her and Magic? And, is EJ really going to be on a reality show called “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”? Finally, how is she raising money for the Magic Johnson Foundation?

welcome back to "access hollywood live". Cookie johnson is with us. If the statistics are staggering. Ritz of diagnosis of hiv and aids in 2006 to 2009 increased. Actually went up 70% of hiv diagnosis among 13-year-old african american boys. Young people are not, they are not afraid any more. And when my husband announced people listen and they were really actually getting active bit and going out and getting tested but now it has gotten very quiet. You rarely hear much about it any more. So if you think about it, these kids knew nothing about when he announced. Even the 21-year-olds out there, they were babies when he announced. So you know we need to start making more noise about it. So kids, kids just don't think. They think they are invincible. They don't think anything they think they know everything and they don't think anything could happen to them. What do you say to your son ej. Same thing. I say ej if you are out there and young man out there you are active and sexually active so make sure you get tested every year. And he does. Every year when he gets his physical he gets tested with everything else. No need to be afraid. Ej. Amazing. He came out to you guys when he was 13 years old. He was, it wasn't like that. I talked to him. As a mom you kind of notice things and then you think they are going to grow out of it and they don't. At some point I'm like I think I need to talk to him busy don't want him to think that he has to hide from us. You know. We love him. He should know that and he should know that we is standby him. Did you feel release giant release from him. Yes. When you finally. Yes. He totally said that. You could just see it come over all over him and then he had the conversation with his dad. That's even. Harder. Harder. But you know you just go through that mourning period when that kid is not the child that you thought that they were going to be that doesn't mean they are not going to be amazing. Ej is fabulous and amazing. He is going to do some amazing things out there. How did magic take it. I this is magic I don't know soychbility typical dad in sports but at first again you go through that period of wait the. I thought my son was going to be this and do this. But once you get over that then you really, you know, realize that it's all about just loving your child. Yes. And being there to support them. Yes. Wait a minute. Do fabulous things. Is it true he may make some appearances on a new reality show called rich kids. Yichlt of beverly hills. Yes. Now cookie can you talk to him again about this? Tell him this is a terrible idea. Don't do it. The name kids of beverly hills. That's really what it should be but because it really isn't about that. They are actually doing fundraiser as part of the show. They better. Yes. So they are doing some positive things and I talked to him long time about that. He assured mom it's not about that. It's not abothat. It's not about all partying and all that. Good. So they are doing some great things. What you are wearing today. I created. This is a charity t-shirt and charity sdwreens raise money for hiv and aids. Yesterday was world aids day. These jeans will be sold from now until february. You canyou can get them at nordstrom's. Zappos amazon.Com all the proceeds go back to hiv and aids foundation. For more info on the magic johnson foundation 20 million so far raised go to our web site. Still to come. Kardashian christmas card unveiled but which family member didn't make the cut that's next. You are watching "access hollywood live". Oh, the christmas card. You you are still on the air cookie don't curse now. You are on live tv. The jeans right here all proceeds good to the foundation. Part of the proceeds. Amazing. Okay. Do you have them in men. No. I'll bring you some one day when I do. I have big thigh. We will have your jean collection you have been doing this for awhile. 4 years now. Magic was instrumental in the purchase of the dodgers. Wondering about that. I was hailed as great, is he going to be at all the baseball games. Yes he is. He i yes he is. He is part owner. Never show him in the box. Really? Oh, yes. Then we went all the way to almost to the times. We got. Michigan state magic party at our house if they go. Rose