Confirmed! Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou Have Separated

The rumors hit the net just days ago but now there’s confirmation, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have parted ways.

The couple have decided to split after 5 1/2 years together and has confirmed the news exclusively with People. A rep for the couples says, “Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5½ years. Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3½ years old.”

To further confirm the news Kimora herself tweeted, “There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. 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. #HappyThanksgiving”

In 2008 the couple exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony in Hounsou’s native country of Benin but never pursued a marriage license in the states and was never legally married.

Kimora Lee Simmons also has two daughters, Aoki, 10, and Ming, 12, with ex-husband Russell Simmons.

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