Mahershala Ali Wished His Wife A Happy Birthday With the Sweetest Photo

Lauren Porter Jan, 25, 2018

Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali is a proud husband, and on his wife’s birthday he wanted the world to know.

On Tuesday, the Ali’s wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, celebrated another year of life and he shared the sweetest photo of the them together with a caption that read “Aquarius HBD” with a purple heart. 

Aquarius 💜 HBD

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Aww! While the caption was short and sweet, the photo said it all.

The couple first captured our hearts during the 2017 award season when a pregnant Amatus accompanied her husband on the red carpets as he brought home an Academy Award, Critics Choice Award, and SAG Award for his starring role in the hit film Moonlight.

During the experience, Ali always made it a point to thank his wife and even credited her strength for enduring the tough carpet schedule while expecting their first child. 

“I just want to thank my wife who was in her third trimester during awards season,” he said during his Oscar-winning speech. “I just want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process and really carrying me through it all.”

The couple tied the knot in 2013 after meeting as students at NYU in 2000. Just four days before Ali won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the couple welcomed their daughter, Bari Najma Ali.