Tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt shares a sweet tribute to his wife Bec on their 16th wedding anniversary

‘You are the best!’ Lleyton Hewitt shares sweet tribute to wife Bec as they celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary and 38th birthday

Australian tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt shared a sweet tribute to his wife Bec Hewitt on Friday.

The 40-year-old posted a black and white photo next to his wife on Instagram, marking his 16th year as husband and wife.

Killing two birds with one stone, the sports champion wrote in the caption of the photo: “It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years… Happy birthday and happy birthday to my beautiful wife. You are the best!’

Double celebration: Australian tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt shared a sweet tribute to his wife Bec on Friday. He killed two birds with one stone and wished her all the best on her birthday and celebrated their wedding anniversary by sharing a photo of the couple on Instagram. Both pictured

In the photo, the couple are smiling from ear to ear as they enjoy a day out on a boat.

Bec, who was last seen in Dancing With The Stars, blew out 38 candles on Friday.

The couple tied the knot at the Sydney Opera House on July 21, 2005.

And 16 years after the couple said “I do,” the poem Bec recited at the ceremony has resurfaced — thanks to the snarky Instagram account Celebrity Spell Checker.

Wedded bliss: the couple tied the knot at the Sydney Opera House on July 21, 2005

Wedded bliss: The couple tied the knot at the Sydney Opera House on July 21, 2005

Earlier this month, fans went wild with Bec’s chilling poem, which features classic lines like, “Having a family with you makes me so happy / I know I’ll never be sad.”

“If your speech isn’t up to this standard on our wedding day, then I don’t want it,” one woman commented, tagging her fiancé.

Another added: ‘Bec, we get it. You are a lyrical genius. You don’t have to rub it in.’

'Lyric Genius': Fans went wild with Bec's hair-raising wedding poem, with classic lines like, 'Having a family with you makes me so happy / I know I'll never be sad

‘Lyric Genius’: Fans went wild with Bec’s hair-raising wedding poem, with classic lines like, ‘Having a family with you makes me so happy / I know I’ll never be sad

Love Story: Tennis champion Lleyton proposed to Bec just six weeks after they started dating.  Pictured: the couple, in May 2005

Love Story: Tennis champion Lleyton proposed to Bec just six weeks after they started dating. Pictured: the couple, in May 2005

At the time, radio and TV personality Kate Ritchie, 42, acted as one of the bridesmaids.

Tennis champion Lleyton proposed to Bec just six weeks after they started dating.

The couple are proud parents to daughter Mia, 15, Cruz, 12, and Ava, 10.

Bec told before children’s spot that she is a hands-on mother and that the family lives a normal life.

“Like Lleyton, Cruz is sports mad! Mia and Ava are very similar and have the same interests as I do,” she said.

“Cruz likes tennis, football and basketball.”

She added: “The girls love dancing, Mia loves fashion and Ava loves gymnastics. My time is spent on children’s activities and walking our dog Bux!’

Family Matters: The couple are proud parents of daughter Mia, 15, Cruz, 12, and Ava, 10

Family Matters: The couple are proud parents of daughter Mia, 15, Cruz, 12, and Ava, 10

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