LL Cool J's wife shares sweet photo and loving note as the rapper turns 51

LL Cool J turned 51 recently. To celebrate his birthday, his wife shared a sweet photo, shown below, with a loving note on Instagram.

Simone Smith, LL Cool J's loving wife took to Instagram recently to wish him happy birthday. Next, to a picture of the star, she wrote a loving tribute to her husband.

The couple, who celebrated their 23rd anniversary not too long ago, has never shied away from showing their love for each other. Simone wrote a paragraph long tribute before wishing her husband a happy birthday.

"Mr. Smith, May the favor of the Almighty GOD be upon you this special day and everyday. This is the season of GREATER so CLAIM it and EXPECT it!! We serve an awesome GOD who is WORTHY to be PRAISED ??HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!! I love you" wrote Simone in her tribute.

In the pic, LL Cool J is dressed in grey with a matching hat. He was captured blowing warm air into his hands.

The stunning image was taken through a window. It got over 22 000 likes in twenty-two hours and fans flooded the comments with wishes for the rapper.

"Happy belated birthday to one of the most handsome legends~LL Cool J. Black definitely don't crack. Keep jingling baby....go head baby!!!" said one excited fan.

Last year, the loving couple went all out for their 23rd anniversary. They wore identical outfits and showed off how in sync they are. The rapper’s wife used the lyrics from his song "Candy Girl" to dedicate a sweet post to her husband.

The couple had met when they were teenagers. A friend set them up in the early ’80s and by 1995 they were madly in love and married.

They share four children and a grandson. However, it wasn't always happy sailing and they've faced their share of tribulations.

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Happy 23 Baby!!! I’ll be your Candy Girl Forever 💜💜 #Myfavoritesong #blacklove #loveis #godisgreat #1987 ————————————————————— [Verse:2 LL Cool J] While you sucked caramel apple lollipops Rain sleet or snow I'm troopin' up the murdock We used to walk down the block hold hands I would get you after school 'cause I was your man And any guys that want to socialize Just know that I'm a flip on any cat that tries My peeps used to say I was whipped All your girls said since you got with him you flipped But uh they couldn't feel the feelings we felt Mirrors on the ceiling we melt I would look up at ya I remember The afternoon you surrendered We made love the temperature was high as could be You said "Todd promise you ain't lyin' to me" And as we went our separate ways you turned back Smiled, I remember all that ————————————————————— [Chorus: Ralph Tresvant & Ricky Bell] You will always be my candy One day we will start a family You will always be my candy girl (You'll be my candy girl forever) You will always be my candy Want your love girl, understand me You will always be my candy girl Candy girl You are my world Look so sweet You're a special treat Candy girl All I want to say I need your love Each and every day

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In 2004, Simone was diagnosed with bone cancer. She had discovered a lump on her leg and had went to the doctor to get it checked. The couple admitted that though it was tough, the experience made them even closer to each other. 

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