For every Hollywood divorce scandal you read about that makes you cringe, there’s one that makes you smile. Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe’s love story is one of the great ones.

The couple met in 2003 on the set of their hit show Soul Food and quickly realized they shared chemistry both on and off screen. They welcomed their first child, daughter Sophie Tei Naaki Lee on March 5, 2005, and a few months later, on May 21st, they were married in Gundelfingen, Germany. Today, the proud parents of two, will celebrate seven happy years of marriage. As a special anniversary surprise, Boris penned this poem for his lovely wife Nicole, who’s been super busy starring in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway. (Warning: You may need a tissue, ladies!)

My Seven Year Itch

You’ve always been my itch, so many ways you’ve touched my body, mind and soul from the moment He designed our paths to cross, finally.

You’ve always been my itch, so good to me I’ve wanted you day after day, night after night, making me wonder how my body was able to be without you all this while, before our very first touch.

You’ve always been my itch, giving wings to my thoughts, encouraging them to unforeseen heights, where I would build our castle in the sky, fit for a king and his queen.

You’ve always been my itch, filling my spirit with comfort and peace like I hadn’t felt since a child in Oma’s garden, so familiar and yet so new.

You’ve always been my itch. My seven year, seven days a week, 24/7 itch I always want, desire, crave, and never ever want to be without.
Not for seven seconds.

Happy 7th anniversary
Let’s do this again
I love you more

Aww. Could these two be any more in love? Whenever the cameras catch the Kodjoe family, they’re all smiles – and that makes us smile too. Today, they’ll celebrate seven years of marital bliss and we’re wishing them many, many more. Join us in wishing the Kodjoes a very happy anniversary as we take a look back at their love in pictures.