Magic Johnson says that getting married to “his wife Cookie was” “one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

In a heartwarming celebration of love, loyalty, and excellence, Magic and Cookie Johnson mark their 28th wedding anniversary, reflecting on the endearing moments that have defined their journey.

Magic, the basketball Hall of Famer, took to Instagram to express the profound decision to marry Cookie 30 years ago, just three months into their courtship. He shared a touching message, acknowledging that marrying her was one of the best decisions of his life. Expressing gratitude for her role as a mother and now a grandmother, Magic declared his happiness in calling her his wife, expressing a desire for many more years together.

In a nostalgic nod to the ’90s, Magic posted a throwback photo of them standing in front of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, adorned in FUBU attire. Complimenting Cookie’s timeless beauty, he showered her with praise, capturing the essence of their enduring love.

Cookie reciprocated the affection with a delightful set of “then and now” pictures, commending Magic as the most romantic person she’s ever met. She expressed gratitude for the surprises and joy he brings to their relationship, emphasizing the uniqueness of their love, rooted in their shared faith.

The couple revisited their wedding memories in Lansing, Michigan, in 1991, where they tied the knot. Despite the changing styles over the years, their love remains constant.

To celebrate their anniversary, Magic and Cookie enjoyed a sumptuous meal at the upscale Tao restaurant in Los Angeles, surrounded by friends like Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, and MLB Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and his wife, Tonya Winfield.

Reflecting on their journey, the couple, who met as college freshmen in 1977, weathered ups and downs, including Magic’s revelation of HIV shortly after marriage. In a poignant interview, Magic credited Cookie’s love as the reason he persevered. Cookie, in turn, emphasized their enduring bond, stating, “I know I’m not Magic when I come home. My name is Earvin. We’re still those Michigan kids. Only Cookie is better than me.”

The Johnsons, celebrating a remarkable 28 years of marriage, exemplify a love story grounded in resilience, mutual support, and enduring commitment.