Today NBA legend Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie Johnsom celebrate 28 years of marriage. Their union have survived many trials and tribulations, like when the former Lakers player revealed his HIV status to the world in 1991 or even when their son EJ came out as gay. The lovebirds took to Instagram to share touching messages to each other on their special day while also posting the ultimate throwback pics.
“Ours is an undying love that is hard to describe but is uniquely ours because God is all in it and I love every minute of it,” Cookie Johnson wrote on Instagram.
Mr. Johnson posted his own heartfelt message as well, revealing he knew he would marry Cookie three months after meeting her.
“I told you and my parents after three months of dating that you were going to be the one I was going to marry.),” he wrote. “And by far, marrying you was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The job you’ve done as a mother, and now a grandmother, has been an honor to witness and I am so proud to call you my wife. I look forward to many more years together. I love you dearly… Happy Anniversary!”
They have their share of rough times and they almost divorced at one point.
“We had our ups and downs. We had a period where we were about to separate,” Cookie told Black Doctor. “There was a point where I was home all the time; he was working. Sometimes you start growing apart a little because he’s seeing new adventurous stuff. He’s out in the world. He’s growing. [But] I’m stagnant.”
Through prayer and faith, they have been able to maintain their union for almost three decades. Happy Anniversary!