In her new memoir, “Believing in Magic,” Cookie Johnson reveals that she had only been married to her NBA legend husband for six weeks, and she was pregnant with their first child, EJ, when she learned Magic Johnson was HIV positive back in 1991.
Cookie opens up in the book about how Magic couldn’t remember who he had sex with so he called each woman that he could recall being intimate with, to tell them the devastating news. During those days, the women had to wait nearly two weeks to receive test results. Cookie writes that for her, the waiting game was like being in her own ‘personal hell’ – one marked by “silence and darkness, numbness.”
Cookie Pens Memoir About Marriage To Magic Johnson was originally published on wzakcleveland.com