Honestly? I didn’t even know that I was into this couple until they went the way of dunzo. Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou always struck me as an odd couple but I guess they kinda grew on me! Which is why it sucks to report that the two have officially separated after five years (and one adorable baby boy) together… total bummer. Click inside to learn more.
People has the report:
“Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5½ years,” the actor’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3½ years old.”
“There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. The truth is Djimon + I have been separated for some time,” Simmons Tweeted Wednesday. “We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends + family. We all have much to be thankful for.”
The Amistad star, 48, first met Simmons, 37, now the president and creative director for JustFab, in 2007, following her split from husband Russell Simmons. She later said they were “kind of” engaged.
In 2009, they announced the arrival of their son, their first child together. Simmons also has daughters Ming, 12, and Aoki, 10, with her ex-husband.
Oh, man. I am seriously bummed out about this and I have no idea why! I guess dunzo news is a little sadder around the Holidays. But hopefully Kimora and Djimon will have an amicable separation (unlike some other celebrity couples who shall remain nameless). I know she and Russell Simmons (her first husband) have been able to maintain their friendship. Here’s hoping she and Djimon (who really needs to do more movies soon, please) will find a way to do the same.