Simone Smith, the wife of famous rapper and actor LL Cool J, has hit a significant milestone in her life. Earlier this week, she hit the big 50.
Like a lot of us do, Simone took to her Instagram page to share a throwback picture of herself. However, she also added a note to herself, which she claims is from God.
Simone Smith and actor LL Cool J attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater | Photo: Getty Images
The letter included some of the most notable events in her life – both the positive and the negative. However, through it all, she's been able to stand tall. The sweet letter read,
"You, Simone, you are a light as you embark on the fifth decade of your life. Know that you are loved and that your steps are guided. So, continue to walk tall and keep your head lifted. And PRAY always."
Through all the challenges, however, they've been able to stay healthy for each other. Two years ago, Simone shared a sweet tribute to him, where she claimed that she would be his "candy girl" forever.
Last year, however, the Smiths teamed up with the American Cancer Society for the "Beat Cancer Like a Boss" campaign.
Of all the challenges they've faced, perhaps none can compare to 2004 when Simone found out she had stage III chondrosarcoma.
The diagnosis for the rare bone disease came after she discovered a lump on her leg. While they've made significant success with treating it, she did admit in her letter that it was a devastating experience nonetheless.
The couple has also been able to channel their experience into activism. In 2011, Simone – who works as a jewelry designer – created her jewelry line and donated a portion of her profits to fighting the dangerous disease.
Last year, however, the Smiths teamed up with the American Cancer Society for the "Beat Cancer Like a Boss" campaign. he campaign has got some famous endorsers, including Remy Ma, Mary J. Blige, Jhene Aiko, Salt N' Pepa, and Jordin Sparks.
LL Cool J also explained at the time that the entire experience taught him what it means to be a supportive husband. By supporting his wife, he's been able to bring her out of that dark phase of life. What a man!