magic & cookie johnson

*Magic Johnson’s work schedule may be jam packed with balancing various task, but the former NBA all-star admits that his marriage is stronger than ever with no sign of the professional interfering with the personal. Johnson and his wife Cookie in a recent issue of Ebony as they address topics ranging from Donald Sterling to wealth building.

Regarding her marriage, Cookie Johnson is quick to admit that her and Magic have had “our ups and downs.”

“We had a period where we were about to separate,” Cookie revealed. “There was a point where I was home all the time; he was working. Sometimes you start growing apart a little because he’s seeing new adventurous stuff. He’s out in the world. He’s growing. [But] I’m stagnant.”

“If I had kept going [that way] and the kids left, we would probably be divorced,” Magic added. “Now we’re so connected to each other, but it took that situation to bring us back. I’ve always told Cookie, ‘The only thing I wanted was to grow old with you.’ [Now] we just look at each other and say how blessed we are.”