While I may be bad at more things than a scientific calculator can count, the a something I’m exceptional for is giving gifts. My mom once taught me many moons ago that creating moments for loved ones is always better than just lavishing material goods on them, so I always make it a point to go get the enthusiasm and do just that. Apparently, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson received the same lesson once because LORD JESUS had this man brought to this man on his 30th birthday.
Gasoline reports that to commemorate their decades-long union, he – no, I’m just going to let Essence explain it:
He made her believe they were just going to dinner, and they did, enjoying an eight-course meal at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. But the evening culminated with an epic private concert hosted by none other than Frankie Beverly & Maze. The couple literally sat on stage in the beloved Wilshire Ballroom, but not for long. They got up and started dancing together to their favorite songs, even doing the electric slide at one point on “Joy and Pain”.
A PRIVATE CONCERT BY FRANKIE BEVERLY AND MAZE? !!?!?
Do you know how broke I feel now ?!
“Last night was amazing !!!” Cookie shared on Instagram. “When your husband says we’re going to dinner to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, I had NO IDEA what to expect, just the two of us, with an amazing eight course meal followed by Frankie Beverly & Maze !!!! They are our favorites, the soundtrack of our lives and the best surprise I could have imagined !!! Grateful for all who were separated [sic] of this incredible evening. Earvin, thank you for a lovely evening and I can’t wait to ride the electric toboggan with you for another 30 years😘😍🥰 ”
LOOK AT THIS SHIT !!!
I WANT TO MARRIAGE MAGIC !!!
On his own Instagram account, the three-time NBA MVP took the time to thank his team for helping him achieve such a nice surprise. He also has shared videos of the delicious feast he and Cookie indulged in – another timely reminder of the poverty of my Chick-fil-A and I – and expressed her dedication and gratitude to the woman who has been there for him both in her higher and lower.
“Cookie, our 30 year marriage was the best time of my life,” he wrote. “Already [sic] Since the day I laid eyes on you in 1978, I’ve known you were made for me. I thank God every day for you and for bringing you into my life! You made me a better man, person, husband, father and businessman.
He continued, “Thank you for your love, support, dedication, loyalty, trust and for believing in my dreams. You play a big role in helping all my dreams come true! Thank you dear for me. bringing back to church, strengthening my love for the Lord and finding us an amazing pastor, Bishop Blake, in our church in West Angeles COGIC. You are my everything, I love you !! Thank you for 30 years and I can’t wait for 30 more!
Phew. Not nothing strike like black love, all of you.
Congratulations again to Magic and Cookie for their beautiful union. However, if things don’t work out, Magic already knows who to contact if you need a private gig buddy.