Congratulations are in order for LL Cool J and his wife Simone - the couple celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary today. The couple have known each other for 31 years, and have 23 years of matrimony under their belts.
Simonae nad LL met when they were both just teenagers, and they immediately fell in love. Who would have thought that the couple 's love and friendship would have lasted this long.
MTO News can confirm that Simone and LL really do love each other also, it's not one of those "Hollywood" marriages. The couple have 2 daughters together - Samaria and Itali.
According to Essence, "Way back in the 80's, ladies were definitely checking for LL Cool J aka Todd James Smith, but the only woman he's been checking for is his wife. “I was just 19, something like that,” LL Cool J told host Jimmy Kimmel. “It was Easter and I was driving down the block in my mother’s car.” The rapper said it all started when he stopped the car to say hello to a friend. “He said, ‘Hey, you wanna meet my cousin?” At first, LL Cool J told his friend that he had somewhere else to go, but seeing Smith for the first time changed his mind. “I looked over and said ‘Oh yeah, I’ll meet your cousin.’”
LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album Exit 13 (2008), was his last for his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings. His latest album, Authentic, was released in April 2013. In 2010, VH1 placed him on their “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” list.