7 Little Johnstons fan-favorite Alex Johnston has come a long way ever since his debut on the show. From being the quiet and shy kid, he's now an active and dependable teenager, which fans adore.
Here are five facts about the youngest Johnston that you need to know:
7 Little Johnstons: Alex Johnston Was Adopted Out of South Korea
If you're new to 7 Little Johnstons, you probably didn't know about Alex Johnston's adoption. He is from Seoul, South Korea, and Trent and Amber Johnston adopted him in 2005 when he was only six months old.
His adoption wasn't easy compared to his sisters Anna and Emma Johnston, who were from Siberia and China, respectively. The couple had to pay $15,150 for the adoption fee before the process moved along.
At the time, the 7 Little Johnstons couple didn't have that much money to begin the process, and it would have taken them "weeks or months" before they could come up with funds and proceed with the adoption. Fortunately, a couple from their church helped out and wrote a check for the full amount.
Alex Survived Brain Surgery
It's no secret that Alex Johnston had some health issues. Amber and Trent Johnston knew about it when they were in the process of adopting him. In fact, they wanted to adopt Alex as fast as possible because he needed proper medical treatment.
The 7 Little Johnstons star was already ten years old when doctors diagnosed him with central sleep apnea. He had to go through brain surgery to fix the issue. Alex went under the knife in 2017 and has since fully recovered.
7 Little Johnstons: Alex Is a Businessman
Alex Johnston is already earning from his appearance in 7 Little Johnstons, but the 16-year-old is also busy with his own business. The TLC star makes origami crafts and sells them online through his online shop Alex Paper Co. As of this writing, he has sold 777 items and has an impressive 5-star rating.
His shop currently has 47 items available. Some of his more popular products include origami bookmarks, 10-inch ninja stars, pandas, a penguin family, and Timmy the Triceratops.
He Is a Victim of a Death Hoax
Celebrity death hoaxes are quite common in celebrities, and Alex Johnston was definitely no exception. The 7 Little Johnstons star was rumored to have passed away from complications while undergoing a routine MRI.
The truth is that Alex did experience a scary moment while doing the procedure back in 2015. He was sedated, and his "chest was pumping so hard," according to his mother, Amber. That was when they thought Alex wasn't breathing. Fortunately, he recovered from that medical scare. And just to be clear, Alex is very much alive.
Alex Johnston Is a Bulldog
The 7 Little Johnstons star goes to Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Georgia. That makes him a Bulldog.
His sister Emma is also currently enrolled in the public 9-12 high school. The two even shared a photo of them posing in their MP Bulldogs shirts for their homecoming in 2021.
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