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 three 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.
Behind the Scenes
Lontel has one daughter from a previous relationship.