EXCLUSIVE: Magic Johnson Says Son EJ Always Looks 'Fabulous,' Asks Him for Fashion Tips
By Antoinette Bueno
Magic Johnson is more than happy to take a backseat to his son EJ when it comes to fashion!
Johnson, his wife Cookie and EJ all attended the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, where the family dressed to impress. Johnson and EJ both sported head-turning Tom Ford looks, and the legendary athlete told ET that his 24-year-old son is always taking his fashion to "a whole 'nother level."
"I used to set the tone, Cookie and I, but now EJ has taken it to a whole 'nother level and we have to follow him and ask him fashion tips," Johnson told ET's Kevin Frazier. "EJ, as he always does, looks fabulous, and he takes it to another level so I just take a step back and let him do his thing."
"Normally I'm taking the lead in this family, but tonight I gotta take a step back," he added.
The family was there to support host Tina Knowles and her husband, Richard Lawson, who are longtime friends. Cookie even had some advice for pregnant Beyonce, who also attended the gala in support of her mother.
"I've never had to deal with twins before but all I know is, Beyonce, lean on Tina a lot cause I know she's gonna be there to help you!" Cookie said.
"I think it's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be, or what you want them to become," Johnson, 57, stressed. "It's all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him, and happy for us as parents -- and we love him, and EJ is amazing."