Lontel Johnson was in a relationship with former Little Women: Atlanta cast member and current Little Women: Dallas cast member Emily Fernandez. They were together on and off for at least four years.
Fernandez and Johnson welcomed a son, Lontel "JJ" Johnson Jr. on April 27, 2016. Just like Emily, JJ was born with Achondroplasia Dwarfism. Unfortunately, JJ passed away on August 5, 2016 at 3 months old due to health complications.
In 2017, Emily and Lontel broke up. They remain good friends with one another, and see each other a lot.
Emily longed for another child--preferably a boy. She wanted her son to have the same father and DNA as JJ, so she decided to do IVF. Lontel said that he doesn't want to have another child, considering how he and Emily went through so much with losing their son JJ. After lots of thinking, Lontel agreed to be Emily's sperm donor, but not be in the child's life. Emily said she is fine with being a single mother.
In September 2018, Emily revealed that she is expecting a baby boy (who was named Zayne Odell Johnson). He was born in October 2018. His father is Lontel, and he was conceived through IVF. Lontel plans to be involved in his son's life.
Behind the Scenes
Lontel has a 6-year old daughter from a previous relationship.