'Foreva eva,' LeBron James melts hearts with moving tribute to his 'forever Valentine'
LeBron James has never shied away from professing his love for his wife, Savannah James, and on Valentine’s Day, the NBA star did it again with a touching tribute.
LeBron took to Instagram with a picture of himself giving Savannah the look of love. The basketball player looked dapper in a blue suit, complete with a matching silk shirt.
His wife, meanwhile, rocked a black outfit with plunging neckline, and she accessorized with full makeup and blond hair.
Gushing over her in the caption, LeBron, 34, wrote:
“My forever Valentine!! Love you Queen. Foreva eva foreva eva!!”
LeBron and Savannah have been together since high school and now share three kids, sons LeBron Jr., 14, Bryce, 11, and daughter Zhuri, four.
Last September, the couple celebrated five years of being married, and the LA Lakers star went all out to make it memorable for his wife.
After an intimate live performance by Canadian R&B sensation, Daniel Caesar, LeBron threw a party for the occasion where he surprised Savannah with appearances by had rappers Travis Scott and Sheck Wes.
"You wouldn’t be talking to me right now if it weren’t for her.” ~ LeBron James
The same month, LeBron also opened up about his longtime relationship with his childhood sweetheart and mother of his children.
“We have been down since high school,” he said of Savannah, 32.
LeBron also referenced a line from Drake’s verse on Rick Ross’s 2012 song “Stay Schemin” to describe his wife’s long-standing loyalty:
“I listen to a lot of rap music, and a good friend of mine said, ‘You wasn’t with me shooting in the gym,’ but in all actuality, Savannah was with me shooting in the gym when I [had] absolutely nothing. [Savannah] was down when I was at my high school, no cameras, no lights. And she was there with me. You wouldn’t be talking to me right now if it weren’t for her.”
In a 2010 Harper’s Bazaar interview, Savannah revealed that they started dating when she was only 16. The pair attended rival high schools, and he was a basketball/football player while she was a cheerleader and played softball.
The couple conceived their first child in Savannah's senior year, and even though she was scared, Savannah said LeBron assured her:
"'It's not going to slow me down, and it's not going to slow you down. We're going to keep doing what we have to do.'"
It’s no surprise that the basketball star counts his wife as one of the black women who inspire him.
Here’s to many more happy years of love for LeBron and Savannah.