EJ Johnson Reveals The True Reason He Doesn’t Have A Boyfriend

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  EJ Johnson attends the Tom Ford Women's Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 8, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

EJ Johnson Reveals The True Reason He Doesn’t Have A Boyfriend

It’s not for lack of trying.

Published June 15, 2018

EJ Johnson rarely speaks on his love life, but the scion recently appeared on an episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook Watch talk show, Red Table Talk, and shared a few unexpected details about his dating history.

The 26-year-old, who came out as gay in 2013, explained that dating is a bit more difficult for him as opposed to the average man as most of his suitors seem more interested in his father's fame than getting to know him.

"It's always been a struggle," he said. "There's so many factors. First of all, the celebrity thing — Who are you here for? Are you dating me or are you trying to date my dad?"

Expounding on that point, Magic and Cookie Johnson's son added that he tends to always have to weed out the opportunists and "one-night-standers" from the commitment-oriented men.

"These men either just want to be there for one thing and then don't want to stay for the real relationship part, or they just want to ride the wave and be bougie and go out and have their picture taken and do all of that," he added.

When asked if he has ever gotten far enough in a relationship to introduce his partner to his family, Johnson quickly said, "I have not, because every time I would be ready to, something happens and then I'm like, 'OK.'"

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


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