Actor, funnyman and activist Terry Crews is presently celebrating 30 years of marriage with his love, Rebecca King Crews. Over the weekend, Crews threw a surprise soiree for Rebecca to commemorate the milestone, and it featured, in an epic appearance, Stevie Wonder singing “A Ribbon in the Sky” and getting on the harmonica to play “Superstition” for the couple’s guests.
But truly, no moment has been sweeter than the moment Crews shared the message he wrote for his wife and the mother to his five children.
“In the 30 years since we were first married, there were times it seemed life shifted into hyperspeed – our 5 children going from diapers to high school, the 7 year period in the NFL on 6 different teams, careers in music and entertainment that we started launched last week but in fact has crossed into 20 years,” he wrote. “But there were other instances time ground to a halt— moving to LA and sweeping floors to start over, battles with addiction and depression, losing our home, and actually breaking up for a time. Through all of this, these obstacles have actually made us stronger ….owning the realization that our feelings followed our decisions and not the other way around. Choosing to love each other year after year has proven to be the best decision we’ve ever made, and time has always had a wonderful way of showing us what truly matters.”
Terry and Rebecca originally wed July 29, 1989, and the actor has been honest about the ways in which Rebecca has stood by him even during the darkest times, including when he was open about his sexual assault at the hands of a Hollywood executive and through his past addiction to adult films.
“Now, my wife and I are better than ever,” he recently said about their bond. “We’re back together, super strong. It’s wild because you can’t keep secrets in a relationship. You can’t do it.”
All of that has helped their love last longer than most. Hit the flip to see photos of the pair in love and glowing up together over those many years.