Boris Kodjoe Praises ‘Funny, Deep, Sexy AF’ Wife Nicole Ari Parker During 50th Birthday Bash

Actor Boris Kodjoe praised his “funny, deep, sexy, af” wife Nicole Ari Parker after she persuaded him to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Kodjoe celebrated in style at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles Saturday with family and friends, People reported. The Station 19 star said his “heart is so full” thanks to all the love that was in the room and thanked his “ridiculously amazing wife” for encouraging him to throw the birthday bash.

“Nicole insisted that I celebrated my 50th with the people who have been loving me all the way here,” Kodjoe said during his speech.

“Meaning from 50 years ago, all the way here today.”

He went on to express his gratitude for his wife of nearly 20 years.

“Babe, thank you. I’m grateful for you on so many levels, you’re just the most joyful, funny, deep, sexy AF person on the planet, you’re my person,” he told Parker.

“You’re my person. And I love you so much for loving me all the way here.”

He later shared his surprise with Parker getting so many of his family and friends to travel for the party.

“I have no idea how Nicole managed to get my favorite people there from all over the world,” he said. “I haven’t eaten so well, danced so hard, and laughed so much in my life.”

“I don’t think anyone actually left. They might still be on the dance floor. My heart is full, I’m so grateful. I love 50!”

Kodjoe and Parker tied the knot in 2005 and have two children: daughter, Sophie, 18, and 16-year-old son Nicolas. Both were in attendance for the birthday soiree.

“Soph, Nico, I love you guys so much,” he said during his proud dad moment. “You don’t even know. Until you have kids, then you know.”

Others in attendance included Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade.