Samuel L Jackson and wife Latanya celebrate 40 years of marriage

Samuel L Jackson and wife Latanya celebrate 40 years of marriage

Samuel L Jackson surprised fans with some sweet words for his wife LaTanya on their 40th wedding anniversary. The pair have been together for half a century.

In an Instagram post, Jackson looked back at their 50 years together and gushed about his wife.

50 years ago we started dancing, it was all fun & games. 40 years ago today, shit got real! The slow drag of our lives pressed together, I led sometimes, sometimes she did. We finally found that rhythm where there was no leader, we moved as one,” he wrote.

“We’re still glued together, hip to hip, a holding each other up, not covering as much of the floor, but owning & loving the space that’s ours. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY @ltjackson_ Love 💕 You for keeping me on my toes & on the beat for 18,250 days. You make my soul 🎶 sing‼️Don’t change the tune, we’re not done dancing🖤🖤🖤🖤💗”

The actors met pre-fame, back when Samuel attended Morehouse College. They tied the knot on August 18, 1980. Together, they have one daughter named Zoe (38).

In an interview with Essence, LaTanya says the secret to their success is love has been their faith.

“You have to have a big heart and the Lord. You can’t do this without the Lord. You’re going to have to turn to somebody, something — because men, they are different. They’re cut from a different cloth.”

She adds that they’ve had a personal mantra that has kept them together.

“I’m telling you, we were revolutionaries. We used to say the most revolutionary thing was to keep a Black family together. So that became our mantra.”

Feature image: Instagram / Samuel L Jackson

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