Kimora Lee Simmons is denying rumors that she and Djimon Hounsou had a nasty break-up. In the summer of 2008, the JustFab President and Creative Director had a traditional Beninese wedding ceremony in Benin, West Africa with Hounsou. However, they never ceremoniously tied the knot in the United States.
“Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5-1/2 years,” the actor’s rep told People. “Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3-1/2 years old.”
Rumors of the couple parting ways have been going around for several months, but Simmons denied the stories on Twitter in June.
“Wow, I put 1 of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market and now apparently my whole life is fallin apart?! Rumors, Rumors …” she wrote.
Simmons, 37, and Hounsou, 48, began dating in March 2007 after Kimora and Russell split up.
Once news of the split broke, Simmons took to Twitter to address her followers.
“There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating,” Simmons wrote. “The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends+family. We all have much to be thankful for.”