Anthrax’s rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and lyricist, Scott Ian, recently posted a photo with his partner Pearl Aday on his Instagram account and celebrated their 21st Valentine’s Day together while saying that he fell in love with her since the first day they met.

As you know, Scott Ian is one of the most prominent figures of the metal scene and as a founding member of Anthrax, he’s credited as one of the pioneers who created thrash metal in the mid-1980s alongside Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth. Pearl, on the other hand, is a musician too and has shared the stage with Mötley Crüe as their backing vocalist.

Pearl not only has her own band named after herself, but Scott and she also co-founded a hard rock group named Motor Sister, in which they perform as backing vocals. Thus, there is no doubt why Scott and Pearl make such a perfect couple. As yesterday was Valentine’s Day, Scott wanted to take a moment and appreciate his amazing partner in life.

For Valentine’s Day, he posted a photo of himself and Pearl from 2000 when Anthrax was touring with Mötley Crüe and said that she arrested his heart the minute they met. He added that although it has been 21 years since they started celebrating Valentine’s Day together, there hasn’t been a day that he hasn’t felt in love with her.

Here’s what Scott Ian said in the caption of his recent post:

“21 Valentine’s Days since you arrested my heart. I am in love with you Pearl! – the pic of us is from the summer of 2000 on tour with Mötley Crüe. How could I not fall in love? Pearl Aday.”

Click here to check out the photo that Scott Ian posted on his Instagram account.