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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