Real name Earletha Kelly, the bio of Cookie Johnson reveals her date of birth on January 20, 1959. She is best known for being the wife of NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. She is an entrepreneur as well who developed a jeans line named CJ by Cookie Johnson which proved to become a successful brand in the market for a long period of time. Her memoir entitled believing in Magic became so popular where she explained the moment when her husband gave her a chance to leave him after being diagnosed with HIV. She replied “Are you kidding me? No. I love you. I’m gonna stay here and help you live. I’m gonna stay here and we’re gonna beat this thing. We’re gonna figure out how to beat this thing” which shows how deep love she has for her spouse. Let’s explore in detail about Johnson’s wiki below:
Early Life and Education
Cookie Johnson was born as Earletha Kelly in 1959 in the United States. Her real name was named after her father’s name Earl. Similarly, her mother name is Cora. Talking about her siblings, Cookie is blessed with a younger brother named Harold and an elder sister named Pat. She spent her early days in Huntsville, Alabama. At the age of six, she moved to Detroit, Michigan. Talking about her education, she attended Michigan State University from where Cookie completed her graduation.
Career and Professional Life
Cookie Johnson has always stood alongside her husband who was diagnosed with HIV. Earlier, she launched CJ by Cookie Johnson, a jeans line for average sized women which operated for six years. She said that she was getting the problem in finding jeans that fit her body type which made her develop jeans for women of her size.
Apart from her entrepreneurial role, Cookie is active in combating HIV AIDS with her husband. For more than two decades, she has been contributing as an advocate for HIV. She is also serving for the Magic Johnson Foundation as the secretary of the Board of Directors. She is focused on achieving the mission, objective and goals pre-determined by the foundation and often address the health, educational and social needs of people from under-served communities.
Cookie Johnson married NBA star Magic Johnson in 1991. Their wedding ceremony was organized in Lansing which was attended by Herb Williams, Thomas and Aguirre. From their conjugal life, the couple welcomed their first child Earvin III (EJ) on June 4, 1992. Their son is a reality star known for Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and is an openly gay when it comes to describing his sexual orientation. The couple is also blessed with a daughter named Elisa born on December 21, 1994, who was adopted by them in 1995. Cookie and her husband currently reside in Dana Point, California.
Johnson is conscious of her health and gives special care to her workout and diet plan. She is blessed with a tall height possessing an appealing personality.
Salary and Net worth
The estimated net worth of Cookie Johnson is around 50 million USD. She is an entrepreneur and knows the best way to grab return from her ventures. Her husband has amassed a whopping net worth amounting 500 million USD. The couple is able to live a high-profile life with all sorts of luxury they want from their wealth.
Wiki and Facts
Johnson has a profile on IMDb but her profile is still unavailable on Wikipedia. Follow her on Instagram @thecookiej and on Twitter @cjbycookie where she has garnered more than 152k and 20k followers respectively. She describes herself as a God’s child, mother, wife, entrepreneur, author and a philanthropist on her social media description. You can also follow or like her official Facebook page reachable @TheCookieJ.