January 13, 2020 marked exactly one year since afro-pop stars Simi and Adekunle Gold tied the knot in Nigeria, and to celebrate the anniversary, they took to their Instagram pages to exchange sweet messages.
Simi wrote a long post about her experience so far but one important thing she has learnt, according to her, is ‘endurance’.
She wrote: “Pretty baby. The very thing that you mean to me, I doubt you’ll ever fully understand. I don’t like to share our best moments, because they belong to us – so people might never even know the level of your special. It’s a really high level that is higher than other levels. No one is more in sync with me than you.
“I love how you’re mindful of me. Nothing’s perfect. Not even with your Ikotun background – but I love how you deliberately want to be better. You will see something inside film and ask me at 2am how you can be a better man for me. Lol. So cute a man.
“Before we said I do, 95% of the advice I got was “Endure”. I was stumped cos I’ve never been able to relate. Endure? Forever and ever? Like till the end of your days? Lol. Quite rubbish. Thank you for never ever being someone I’ve ever had to endure.
“Don’t like it much when people “couplegoals” us – cos as far as I’m concerned, we, i.e me and you, are on a personal journey. Our ups our downs (Olorun o ni je ka rogun down), our growth, our learning and unlearning, our Love (aww) is our story. Everyone’s standard should be their best self. Thank you for being someone that makes me want to be my best self.
“Moruf, thank you for Year One. They said it’s normally hard. Again, I can’t relate because I loved it. I love you. I pray year two is even better by God’s infinite mercy and grace and love. I thank God for standing with us and giving us sense. And I thank you for being a man that makes loving you worth it.
“My beautiful dreamboat. My fellow feminist boyfriend. My husband. Ife mi. Onitemi. The love of my life. I will continue to eat your work in the eye of carton. to all the forevers we will spend together.
“PS: Year two is one or two sentences. I have what I’m doing.
“PPS: Everyone, please whatever chance you get today, say a prayer for us. I love those.”
Adekunle, on the other hand, kept his message short. The most important part of his message is Simi’s humour.
“1 year in and I can’t even begin to say how blessed I am that it’s you I am doing this love something with.
You amuse me, you make me laugh, hard, you are so beautiful, I am lucky I get to love you forever. Here’s to more beautiful memories together, doing great exploits and living our lives on our terms. Love you forever babe,” he wrote.