How ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star LL Cool J Met His Wife, Simone Smith

by Jeremy Spirogis
Simone Smith and LL Cool J

NCIS
Los Angeles
star LL
Cool J
and his spouse, Simone Smith, have been married for greater than two
a long time. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of about how LL Cool J met his
spouse.

How lengthy LL Cool J and Simone Smith have been married

Simone Smith and LL Cool J | Dan MacMedan/WireImage
Simone Smith and LL Cool J | Dan MacMedan/WireImage

LL Cool J and Simone Smith have been married since 1995.
They have 4 kids collectively. Although the couple seems to be extra in
love than ever, they’ve had their share of tough patches. At one level, shortly
after they had been married, Simone
stopped talking to LL Cool J
for 2 weeks. During an interview with Oprah
Winfrey, she revealed the explanation for her silence was as a result of she was upset
concerning the racy music video he made for “Doin’ It.”

How LL Cool J and Simone Smith met

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LL Cool J and Simone Smith met in 1987. A friend of LL Cool J requested him if he want to meet his cousin. At first, LL Cool J declined. ‘I said, ‘Nah, nah, nah,’ he advised Phil Donahue and Marlo Smith of their guide What Makes a Marriage Last. “And then I appeared over and noticed Simone and I used to be like, ‘Alright, I’ll meet your cousin. Bring her over.’ So, I mentioned hey to her after which we form of vibed—we had a pleasant second of eye contact. I mentioned, ‘You should come around.’ She mentioned, ‘You come round.’”

LL Cool J and Simone Smith’s first date

LL Cool J and Simone Smith | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicLL Cool J and Simone Smith | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
LL Cool J and Simone Smith | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

When LL Cool J requested Simone for her quantity, she didn’t suppose
he would name her. “I mentioned to him, ‘Well, you’re in all probability going to take my
quantity and throw it within the nook with a bunch of different numbers,” mentioned Simone
in Donahue and Thomas’ guide. “And he was like, ‘No Shorty, I’m going to name
you.’”

Simone didn’t suppose LL Cool J would keep in mind her, however he
proved her improper. LL Cool J and his buddies got here to Simone’s home and requested
her to exit to eat. They determined to choose up Chinese meals and convey it again to
Simone’s house. “That was our first date, and pretty much the rest is history,”
says Simone. “We frolicked nearly on daily basis till Todd
had to return out on tour.”

Simone mentioned LL Cool J tried to interrupt up together with her on the
time, however she requested him why. According to her, he was involved she would meet
another person whereas he was away. Simone assured him she wasn’t going so far
another person and she or he advised him they weren’t breaking apart.

How LL Cool J and Simone Smith maintain their marriage robust

Simone says faith retains her grounded and is the middle of
her life. “My faith performed a giant function in my childhood, in our marriage, and
in elevating our youngsters,” she says. “Absolutely.” Simone says one other key to a
robust marriage is compromise.

“I’d say that being married to Todd requires numerous
compromise. In any marriage there’s numerous compromise, however in our marriage,
one individual compromises greater than the opposite.” Simone tells Donahue and Thomas
she needs to be versatile for her husband due to the character of his job, however
she additionally says she is a powerful lady. LL Cool J agrees, saying compromise is
vital.

“I feel you will have a greater likelihood of maintaining issues intact
if you happen to simply loosen up a bit bit and be assured within the relationship,” says LL
Cool J. “If you don’t get too caught up on this stuff, I feel you will have a
higher likelihood of issues lasting.”

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