7 black celebrity couples you probably didn’t know were high school sweethearts

Theodora Aidoo Sep 19, 2019 at 05:00pm

September 19, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

September 19, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

LL Cool J and Simon Smith
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LL Cool J and Simon Smith

The rapper, songwriter, and reality TV star was about 19-years-old when he met Smith, who was only 17. The pair were married in 1995 after dating for eight years, and have four kids together.

LL Cool J and his wife of 24 years recently teamed up for a new campaign with American Cancer Society dubbed: “Beat Cancer Like a Boss.” In 2004, Simone was diagnosed with stage 3 chondrosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer found in her right tibia bone. The treatment involved a 15-hour surgery to replace the bone and intense rehab. Today, Simone is celebrating almost 15 years of being cancer-free.

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