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Happy Anniversary! Kirk and Tammy Franklin celebrate 23 years of marriage (Credit: Getty via EEW Magazine)

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After more than two decades of marriage, GRAMMY® Award-winning composer, Kirk Franklin, continues to shower his bride with affection in the most creative and romantic ways.

To celebrate the couple’s 23rd wedding anniversary, he surprised Tammy Franklin with 23 dozen roses, which she absolutely adored.

“Y’all he continues to blow my mind with his thoughtfulness towards me,” she wrote on Instagram, showing off the gorgeous stems sitting in vases on a dining room table. “It hasn’t always been extravagant (in fact for me it doesn’t have to be). There was a time when we were dating when he came to pick me up from work (in a borrowed car) and he had one red rose because that’s what he could afford.”

But these days, the CEO of Fo Yo Soul Recordings, who has a massive catalogue of hits under his belt, is in a much better position to splurge on the woman he says makes him a better man.

Kirk and Tammy Franklin on their wedding day January 20, 1996

Kirk and Tammy Franklin on their wedding day January 20, 1996

In his own heart-warming anniversary tribute online, the internationally known artist, who took Tammy as his bride on January 20, 1996, said, “23 years ago, I made a decision that changed the trajectory of my life. My life was headed down a dark road… a road my father, and grandfather traveled down that did not reflect the type of man I desired to be. I was afraid I was going to fail like them.”

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