LL Cool J He is a man of many talents. 54 year old multihyphenate star (born.) James Todd Smith) has taken over Hollywood as a hip hop artist, record producer and an actor. halloween h2o) Now he’s adding the award show host to his resume because he’ll be involved in 2022 MTV Video Music Awards together jack harlow And Nicki Minaj on 28 August. Although the gig is new to LL, he is no stranger to the phenomenon, winning the statuette of Moonman for his iconic hit “Mama Said Knock You Out” in 1991 and the Video Vanguard Award in 1997.
NCIS: Los Angeles The star has had incredible success in her personal life as well. Beating the Tinseltown Odds, LL has been married to his wife, Simone South, for over 25 years! Find out all about their fairytale romance below.
ll and simone meet cute
Having one of the longest relationships in Hollywood raises the question “where did it all begin?”. LL and Simone met in 1987 as a teenager. “I was just 19, something like that,” LL recalled jimmy kimley in 2012. “It was Easter and I was driving down the block in my mom’s car.” Starr said that he stopped to talk to a friend when the friend asked if LL wanted to meet his cousin Simone. At first, LL was cool at the idea – but then he caught a glimpse of Simone. “I looked up and said ‘Oh yes, I’ll meet your cousin.'”
After eight years of dating, the couple made it official and married on August 8, 1995. As for the reason behind their enduring union, Simone married once. Oprah Winfrey, “We both come from spiritual backgrounds, putting God first. And compromise, a lot of compromise. Choose your battle; respect each other.”
Simone is a cancer survivor
In 2004, Simone was diagnosed with stage 3 chondrosarcoma after discovering a knot in her foot. After a 15-hour surgery and a recovery process of more than two years where she had to learn to walk again, Simone has now been able to remain cancer-free for more than 14 years. And LL was with her the whole time. “You don’t leave anyone in that fox hole,” LL tells Oprah of her dedication. “You have to be in that fox hole with them.” Now the couple help others fight the disease as supporters of the “Beat Cancer Like a Boss” campaign.
Beyonce and Rihanna are fans of Simone’s jewelry line
Simone beat cancer and started her own jewelry line. He teamed up with his pal Mary J Blige to make a line love to flow And then launched a separate line for Walmart called “Simone I Smith for Walmart”. Beyoncé, Cardi B and Rihanna have all been Simone’s clients! Talk about a boss!
she is a proud mother of four
Simone and LL are proud parents of four amazing kids! His elder brother includes a son Nazi Laurent Todd Eugene Smith32, and daughters, Italia Anita Maria Smith31, Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith26, and Nina Simone Smith22.