Jonathan Majors Reflects on Overcoming Homelessness, Preparing for Fatherhood

"Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania"
Jonathan Majors attends Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” at Regency Village Theatre on February 06, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

*Jonathan Majors is speaking out about how he overcame a troubled childhood, homelessness as a teen, and preparing for fatherhood after graduating college.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Majors recalls graduating college at the age of 22 and becoming a father shortly afterward. The “Creed III” has a daughter from a previous relationship.

“It’s relative, but I was young, I was 22. I’d just come out of college. I was coming from a sheltered institution into the world. And after four months in the world? I was preparing to be a father,” he explained. 

“I remember stepping out of the time we were in, which was not so good, and projecting forward to see the beauty of her life, and the type of father I wanted to be. I think it’s a survival mechanism. I think it’s probably a part of our spiritual makeup. Otherwise, you crumple and fall and fail. That wasn’t an option for me,” Majors said.

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Meanwhile, Majors, who can currently be seen in the new “Ant-Man” movie, has responded to criticism over his new  Ebony magazine cover. The publication’s Valentine’s Day issue features the actor shirtless and wearing hoochie-daddy shorts. A second cover shows Majors wearing an oversize pink fluffy coat jacket with a red beanie.

Black Twitter disapproved of the photos and noted that it’s another prime example of Hollywood’s ongoing agenda to emasculate Black males.

As Rolling Out reports, Majors responded to the backlash to Ebony at the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” premiere, he said, “I was actually in a photoshoot when my phone started talking, but I was like it’s cool. But there was a number, and when that number reaches 32, [I was like] something’s happened. And I got a baby, so I was like let me check, I looked and I was like, ‘oh no, oh yes.’ I think about the photo shoot and the folks that were there. I thought about all the wonderful folks and the culture, and it’s great. Beautiful Blackness, art, culture, and creativity; that’s what we are about. And it’s always good to make a ruckus,” Majors shared.

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