Rap legend-turned-actor James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, opened up to talk show Diva Oprah about the darkest days of his childhood and the abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.
LL, 45, and Oprah, who turns 59 tomorrow, are soon joined on the couch by LL’s devoted (and long-suffering) wife Simone, 43, who remained with her wayward husband all those years while he sowed his wild oats — because that is what a wife and mother is supposed to do.
Simone said “Putting God first” and “Praying grandmothers” helped to keep their marriage together. Simone added: “A lot of compromise, picking your battles and, you know, respecting each other,” also helped to keep their marriage on an even keel.
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