On her 50th birthday, DMX’s ex-wife, Tashera Simmons, remembers her best friend one day after his death.
In an emotional Instagram tribute, Simmons reflected on her life thus far as well as the time she spent married to the late rapper. The post itself was a montage of images of Simmons as a child and as an adult, featuring pictures of her and DMX’s wedding.
“With much prayer, pulling, crying, and a roller coaster of emotions. I couldn’t bring myself to just celebrate and close the last 50yrs of my life without celebrating the life of one of the most important person in the world to me, my Ex-husband,” Simmons wrote.
“I know today is my day. But I also understand that God is love,” she continued. “I am so grateful to God and Honored from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity while on this journey called life to join hands in marriage with a true disciple and Angel of God to do life with when we did.”
Married in 1998, the couple spent 14 years as husband and wife before divorcing in 2012. However, they became estranged many years prior – in 2005. Together, they have four children.
“Everything we went through was necessary. It made me the woman I am today. As I enter a new chapter in life, I don’t walk in it the same. Life is so fragile and special at the same time! My life lessons have raised me up to be a mighty warrior of God! Loving, resilient, and strong!”
At the age of 50, Earl “DMX” Simmons died on April 9, one week after suffering a heart attack.
“Thank you, everyone, for the over-poor of your love and concern. It’s a very tuff time right now for me and my family… but I learned from one of the strongest men I knew. We will get through. God bless you all. Happy birthday to me. Wow, the big 50,” Simmons ended her post with.