When I wrote about this rumor yesterday I was hoping it would turn out not to be true, but as forecasted, Djimon Hounsou has put out a statement on his relationship with Kimora and the final word is that they are a done deal. The actor’s rep told PEOPLE:
“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.”
The actor didn’t give a reason for the split — because he doesn’t owe us all that — but it makes me wonder whether those infidelity tales he disputed this summer were actually true.
Djimon, 48, and Kimora, who’s either 37 or 42 depending on the source (SMH), got together in 2007 while things were apparently on the rocks between her and Russell. Kimora didn’t file for divorce from her ex-husband until March of 2008 and their divorce was finalized the following January. In May of 2009, little Kenzo was born.
Disregarding the current messiness, I have to say I don’t expect news to get much juicier than it currently is when it comes to these two. From the outside looking in, Kimora and Russell have handled their breakup and co-parenting relationship quite well, with the father of Kimora’s two daughters even blending into Kimora’s new family with Djimon. I would expect she and the actor will be able to do the same raising their little boy apart. Best of luck!