It’s not every day you see some of your favorite rappers hit major milestones in their marriage, but Bay area legend E40 real name, Earl Stevens has just entered his 29th year of marriage with wife, Tracy Stevens.
In a post shared to Instagram Stevens captioned,
Married in 1991, the couple met in high school in California and became sweethearts. They have been together for 35 years.
In a 2013 interview with XXL, the rapper discussed how communication and shared interests were a major factor in their relationship.
“It’s always good when two people like the same things,” he said. “The conversation has to naturally happen. That’s when you get into “what you like” and “what are you in to.” Me and Her [Tracy] we love bowling, me and my wife. Any relationship, I’m talking about even with your kids, when you got something they can relate to both of y’ all—it helps. Otherwise, it’s going to be like, “what’s up? What’s up.”
“It’s good to adjust to each other liking because you might like something that she don’t like and vice versa,” he continued. “Communication, that keeps everything cool. Not holding anything back, you got to tell each other what’s on your mind, that’s really it. Otherwise, when one gets mad at one, it can burst, and you just let it out, and it can just come out wrong.”
We wish the couple many more years of happiness in their marriage.