Kimora Lee Simmons, Djimon Hounsou Confirm Split [Details]
Rucuss staffNovember 22, 2012
Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have called it quits after 5½ years together.
Simmons confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday after rumors surfaced that Hounsou was going public about their separation. Kimora wanted to get a jump on the story and tell her side so she posted her comments on the social media website.
“There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating,” she 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. #HappyThanksgiving”
Hounsou confirmed to People magazine that the couple was never married.
“Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5½ years,” Hounsou’s rep told People. “Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3½ years old.”
Kimora, who is the president and creative director of fashion line JustFab, also has two daughters with ex-husband Russell Simmons. The couple first met in 2007 following Simmons’ divorce.
Kimora and Hounsou’s break up comes on the heels of rumors that have been floating around for months that the couple were not together. Author Kola Boof claimed in June that she was the reason the couple split.
“I am the reason that they broke up,” Boof told the New York Daily News. “I have slept with Djimon Hounsou throughout his marriage to Kimora Lee Simmons. I don’t think it’s a secret to people in Los Angeles.”
Boof added, “I am not in love with Djimon Hounsou and he is not in love with me. The only reason I had sex with him was to get revenge on Kimora.”
Hounsou denied the allegations. The Oscar nominated actor told GlobalGrind that he didn’t know Boof without mentioning her name.
“It has come to my attention vicious lies and stories are being spread about myself and my family,” Hounsou told GlobalGrind. “I do not know, nor have I ever met this person. To that extent any and all claims are totally fabricated and for the press to be spreading these lies is irresponsible on their part. I am a man of integrity and would never betray my wife or my family.”
Meanwhile after news broke that Kimora and Hounsou split, Boof received a barage of questions from her Twitter follwers. She tweeted.
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