LL Cool J first became famous as a rapper and singer with Def Jam Records in the 1980s and 1990s, releasing hits such as “Mama Said Knock You Out.” He also went on to become an actor, starring in the hit show NCIS: Los Angeles.
L.L. Cool J is known by his stage name, “Ladies Love Cool James.” However, he is actually a devoted husband to his wife, Simone Smith.
LL COOL J’S ELDEST
The couple has been married for over 20 years and they share four children. Their eldest child Najee is a professional photographer.
In 2015, Najee was arrested after getting into a fight outside a restaurant in Manhattan. The case was dismissed and sealed.
ITALIA ANITA SMITH
LL Cool J has a second child, Italia Smith, who is married to Lamar Cartez. She is a licensed realtor and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration.
This woman works with high-profile clients and is proud to be a mom to King James and Faith.
SAMARIA LEAH SMITH
Samaria Leah Smith is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the owner of a denim brand named after herself.
The brand was launched in 2019, and many loyal customers have stuck with it over the years. Some celebrities have even spoken highly of the brand’s comfort and style.
NINA SIMONE SMITH
Nina Simone is following in her father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry. She has released her very first single, “Call Me”, on her 19th birthday.
While the Smith siblings have the best things in life, their father was careful not to let them grow up spoiled. Instead, they are given things in moderation, especially when they are prospering.
LL COOL J AND SIMONE SMITH
James Todd Smith (the rapper’s real name) dated Simone for eight years before walking down the aisle with her in 1995, and the couple haven’t looked back since.
In 2004, Simon was diagnosed with stage III chondrosarcoma, an uncommon cancer of the bones. The “Doin It” singer stood by his ailing spouse while she underwent a 15-hour surgery and a two-and-a-half years of recuperation.
Fortunately, Smith beat cancer and has been cancer-free for 17 years. Now, she is living life to the fullest with her growing family.
The renowned rapper completely rejects the prevailing view that rap artists have little or no regard for their families, as he was regularly involved and present in his kids’ lives.
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