MC Hammer Celebrates 35 Years Married!

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California, on March 30, 1962, MC Hammer has been around the block more than once and has seen a thing a two. He’s had over 30 million dollars, sold over 50 million albums, he’s been on top and he’s been at the bottom. He’s now a businessman, tech entrepreneur and start up investor and pitch man. But through it all, there has been one constant, his wife Stephanie.

The couple have been married since 1985, before he came out with his groundbreaking first album, “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em.” She’s seen it all right there with him, but their marriage almost didn’t happen. As a matter of fact, Hammer was being set up to marry the legendary Whitney Houston (yes, THAT Whitney Houston).

Hammer says that while at Super Bowl XXV, where Houston gave her memorable rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, the late singer’s father, John, attempted to play match maker for the two stars.